How Parents Can Help Their Children Succeed In College
Encourage your child to use the resources on campus. Their student fees pay for these services and they are entitled to them.
Let your child know that they are responsible for understanding and following the policies and procedures written in the catalog, OCC website and the Student Handbook. Encourage your student to seek advising if they are unclear or need additional help.
This may be the first time that your child will have to balance work, school, and the social aspects of their lives. As parents, you can help them develop better time management skills.
Help your child to understand that more independent work is expected of them. The rule of thumb is that for every hour in the classroom, expect two to three hours of homework.
Encourage your child to connect with an advisor or faculty member on campus who may serve as a mentor.
Approximately 85% of OCC graduates transfer to four-year colleges. Encourage your child to start exploring his or her transfer options early. Visit our Transfer Services page.
OCC encourages all students to apply for financial aid. It is the only way to explore if funding is available to your family.
According to FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), OCC cannot share information about a student's progress with anyone other than the student without written consent from the student. Therefore, as a parent, communication is an important aspect of your relationship with your child.
OCC offers a diversified program of student activities with a variety of clubs and organizations to suit the needs, interest and backgrounds of our students, and we sponsor a variety of athletic programs.
Many collegiate athletic programs have one trait that continually fuels successful seasons: the Viking's have a time honored tradition of achievement both in the classroom as well as within our sports programs. Quality teams have been the backbone of the college since its inception as the first county college over 40 years ago. More...
Ocean County College's online book store provides quick and easy access to purchase the correct books and supplies for your course. We also offer a wide variety of gifts, greeting cards, computers, tablets, software, school supplies, clothing, art supplies, general books, reference books, educational materials, snacks and beverages. More..
The Library supports the instructional and research needs of our students, faculty, and staff. The Library's collection contains over 80,000 books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, and online resources. Staff is always available to acquaint you with the resources and services available and to assist you in locating the information you need.
The Novins Planetarium is one of the largest and most active planetariums in New Jersey. New technology provides Planetarium staff with exciting new ways to bring you the wonders of the universe and you'll find a variety of programs for all ages.
The Arts Center programs include Premier Performances, Aspiring Artists with a Meet-the-Artist Reception, Young People’s Productions, and a MidWeek Jazz Series, bringing acclaimed artists playing classic jazz and swing in a single 90-minute set. More...