As the parent of a prospective college student, we know that you have many concerns and questions. At some point during the admissions process you will wonder everything from "how do we even begin?" to "when should we visit campus?" from "when will all this college mail stop?" to "when will the mail get here with a decision?" from "what do we do after she gets accepted?" to "what kind of computer should he bring for his room?"
The links on this page are intended to be resources for you as you experience the challenges and thrills of go through the college application process as a parent. You will find both specific information about Stevenson and general information about the college admissions process. Please explore what's here, check back regularly for updates, and contact us should you have any questions that aren't covered.
Information on Stevenson
A Message to Parents and Prospective Students from Our President
Dr. Kevin Manning, the institution's fourth president, joined the University in 2000. His visionary leadership has fostered a time of transformation and growth. Click the link above to learn more about Dr. Manning and read his message for parents and prospective students.
History of the University In the 60 years since Stevenson was founded, the University has undergone many exciting changes. Whether you grew up in our backyard or are just hearing our name for the first time, understanding our history will help you appreciate the Stevenson community.
Plan a Visit
The best way to know for sure if Stevenson is right for your student is to visit campus. We would love to have the opportunity to talk to you more about our programs and and tour you around our campuses. Use the link above to check out visit opportunities and register for a visit online.
At Stevenson career preparation is woven throughout the curriculum, and is something we encourage our students to think about as early as freshman year. Our unique Career Architecture program headed up by our Career HQ office will help your student prepare for life after graduation.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Financing your student's education requires planning and attention to important deadlines. Directions on how to apply for financial aid and information on the types of aid available to SU students are detailed on the site linked above.
First Year Experience (FYE)
We are committed to helping all of our new students succeed academically, personally, and socially on campus. Heather Bray, Director of First Year Experience, works with our first year students to ease their transition to college and connect them with the resources they need.
Parents of Accepted Students
So your student has been accepted. Congratulations! Now What? Pertinent information for accepted students is linked above.
General Information related to College Admissions
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is the professional organization governing college admissions. NACAC's membership includes high school guidance counselors and college admissions professionals. The NACAC website highlights current news related to college admissions and has resources for students. The following two NACAC brochures are particularly informative:
College Board (SAT)
College Board administers the SAT. The College Board website offers admissions information for students and parents. The website is also a convenient way to have your student's official SAT score report sent to Stevenson.
If your student has taken the ACT and needs to have an official score report sent to SU, the ACT website it the place to visit. ACT also offers college planning, financial aid resources, and career-related resources.