Congratulations on being the parent, family member, or support system of a Moraine Valley Community College student! Parents, families, and support systems are an integral part of Moraine Valley. We understand the adjustments involved in sending students off to college and offer helpful resources to help navigate your new journey. The goal of this program is to help acclimate parents and families to Moraine Valley and all the support we offer. Students are not required to attend the Parent and Family Orientation, they must register for and attend their own New Student Orientation.
Join us for our Parent and Family Orientation to learn about the programs, resources, and services that Moraine Valley has available for you and your student.
Virtual Parent and Family Orientation Sessions
Family and student supporters are encouraged to watch our parent and family orientation sessions to get a first-hand look at the tools and resources available to your student.
You can get helpful information on a variety of topics that will assist in navigating the college experience by viewing the Parent and Family Orientation video and downloading a resource guide below.
Topics that will be covered include but are not limited to:
Topics Covered Will Include:
- Financial Aid Deadlines
- Tuition Refunds
- Requirements to Keep Your Financial Aid
- Payment Deadlines
- Tuition Calculation
- Types of Financial Aid
Get an up-to-date calendar of important college dates and closures.
Review Important Resources Like:
- College Catalog
The official source of information regarding academic programs, policies, facilities, services and staff at Moraine Valley.
- Career Program Worksheets
Detailed course load by semester for certificates and Associate in Applied Science degrees.
- Educational Planning Guide
Detailed course requirements for the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degrees.
- Transfer Guides
Course requirements specific to individual universities and their programs, course articulations.
- Important Forms
Includes Transcript Request, Graduation Petition, and others.
Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) and occupational certificates
This option is designed for students who desire immediate employment upon program completion.
• Is NOT designed to transfer
• Can be completed at Moraine Valley Community College
• Will prepare you to enter the workforce
• Examples include automotive technology, criminal justice, phlebotomy, nursing, mechanical design, software developer, iPhone developer, Android developer, welding, etc. See the following website for a full list of degrees and certificates:
Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.), Associate in General Studies (A.G.S.)
This option is designed for students who wish to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university.
• Is designed to transfer
• Completion of general education requirements at Moraine Valley
• Graduation after a minimum of 62 credit hours with an A.A., A.S., A.F.A., or A.G.S.
• Once completed, you will transfer to a four-year institution into the major of your choice
• Completion of major courses at a four-year institution
• Graduation after a minimum of 120 credit hours with a Baccalaureate in Arts (B.A.) or Science (B.S.)
Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP)
GPA below 2.0 places students on academic restriction preventing them from registering or withdrawing from course until meeting with counselor takes place.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
As a college student, all information, records and correspondence are directed only to you as the student according to FERPA. Therefore, prior written consent from the student must be obtained before information may be disclosed to
a third party.
Moraine Valley’s Academic Integrity Policy
Academic Integrity serves as the foundation to the learning process that enables the open exchange of ideas among students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Cheating and plagiarism does not promote academic integrity. Therefore, there are sanctions for multiple violations for cheating and/or plagiarism.
Smoke-Free Campus Act
Smoking is prohibited on all state-supported campuses of higher education in Illinois. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the Moraine Valley campuses except inside personal vehicles in parking lots. Persons found in violation will be ticketed and subject to student or employee discipline.
Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
As an academic community, Moraine Valley is committed to providing an environment where learning and scholarship can flourish. The abuse of alcohol and other drugs by students, regardless of age and location (on or off campus) is prohibited by the Code of Student Conduct.
How Can We Help?
Let us know if you have questions about your student's onboarding.