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Parents and Guardians

Information for Parents and Guardians of First-Year and Transfer Students

The first year of college is a time of transition, not only for students but also for their families. So, too, is a transfer student’s first year at a new college a time of adjustment and acclimation. The first year of college is also a time of growth. Students move from dependence on others to greater independence—resolving their own issues, making important choices and decisions, and so on. Lycoming College recognizes the importance of the continuing role that parents and guardians play in your students’ lives, especially during the first year. With that in mind, here are some of the ways that we connect with you.

Early Assessments

Early assessments are unofficial grades that are released before the mid-point of the semester. These are simple indications of how a student is doing at that point. These are available to first-year and transfer students. After the conclusion of the first-year, students will receive early assessments during their first semester as sophomores, when they are on academic probation, when their GPAs dip below a 2.2, or when their GPA within their declared major is below a 2.0. Students are able to see their early assessments by logging into their WebAdvisor account. Early assessments are mailed to parents of students who have granted Lycoming College permissions to release information about academic progress, in accordance with FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974).

Questions or Concerns

Dean Weymer can be reached at or 570-321-4349.