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Prospective TCNJ Parents

TCNJ will help guide and develop your son or daughter while paving their way toward a bright future. Parents play an important role in the college process, but a strong component of a TCNJ education is an environment that promotes independence. Our goal is that your child evolves into an intelligent, accountable adult capable of practical decisions and ambitious exploration. That said, we encourage parents who wish to receive updates on TCNJ and our admissions processes to join our parent e-mail list.

Suggested Readings for Parents

The National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) has published some highly-informative Steps to College Newsletter about assisting your children through the college search process. They have also provided a list of books that parents may find useful.

Parent & Family Programs

TCNJ has developed programs for parents of first-year students to assist in the transition to daily life without mom or dad. They are designed to provide parents with a sense of connection to the campus community and its social, cultural, and intellectual offerings. Take advantage of our experience in supplying families with meaningful information that eases the process of sending your child to school. [Learn More]

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