Questions to ask before your student begins classes at SJSU . . .

  • Discuss academic expectations ahead of time.
  • What are your student's academic goals? Do they match yours?
  • Remember, most students do not do as well as they did in high school.
  • Is there a plan for financing your student's education? Discuss budgets and realistic expectations for work.
  • Have you developed a communication plan with your student? Discuss expectations about phone calls, texts, e-mails, and letters. Have a contingency plan in the event of a local or national emergency. Even if you never use it, you'll feel better for having a plan.