Frequently Asked Questions for Parents (pdf)
Adjustment to university life and expectations is not always easy for students or parents. Parent Orientation is a time when we can discuss this transition and explore the challenges and opportunities that may present themselves, as well as the resources that are available to assist in this exciting process. Follow this link to obtain a copy of Frequently Asked Questions for Parents.
Advice From Dr. Young and Dr. Henning (PowerPoint)
Academic administrators present some advice for new university students that might be instructive for parents as well. Follow this link to view a PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Robert Young and Dr. Volker Henning.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
An important educational right that is given, by federal statute, to students who are enrolled in higher education, is the right to privacy with reference to their educational records. This benefit applies to college/university students regardless of whether they are at least 18 years of age or not. You may review a summary of the law by following this link to the FERPA General Guidance for Students page provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
Southern Adventist University FERPA Policy
In accordance with the requirements of the law, Southern Adventist University has developed a policy outlining how our institution will apply the law.
Student Information Access Matrix (pdf)
This matrix identifies which student information Southern Adventist University automatically makes available to which parties.