Parent & Guardian Information and Resources

The Center of Academic Performance and Persistence Office offeres a holistic approach to supporting students in their academic journey at the College of Charleston.

Our staff, faculty fellows and student mentors help students navigate and overcome academic obstacles, social challenges, and address any other concerns. We understand the importance of parental involvement as a key piece to overall student success. 

Consent for Release of Confidential Educational Records (FERPA)

In order for the Center for Academic Performance and Persistence to share confidential education records (e.g., grades, status of withdrawal petition, etc.) with a parent, guardian, or other third party, the student will need to submit a signed FERPA Form to our office granting us consent to do so.

The form can be submitted either by presenting the form in-person or sending via email from the students College of Charleston email account. A student's written consent may be obtained by using the consent form available for download below.

College policy requires students to sign a separate FERPA Form for each office in order for educational records to be released to a third party. 

For more on FERPA and the release of student educational records, please visit the Office of the Registrar. 

Download Student Consent Form


CampusESP is a new way to stay involved with your students and many of the activities happening at the College of Charleston.

This communication platform is provided to keep parents and families engaged and informed about important announcements, dates and events throughout your student's time at the College of Charleston.

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Proxy Management Service

Your College of Charleston student can electronically share certain academic and financial aid information with you as a parent or guardian. (Newly-admitted students receive access as soon as they register for courses.

By setting up proxy access, your student is giving consent for you to view academic information from their student record online.

Students may select any or all of the following information items with a proxy: 

  • Financial Aid Information (Aid Status, Academic Progress, Award Offer, Notifications) 
  • Student Profile Information (Majors, Minors, Emergency Contact Information, Hours Earned, GPA)
  • Student Detailed Schedule 
  • Student Records Information (Midterm Grades, Final Grades, Holds) 
    NOTE: Proxy access does not authorize College of Charleston personnel to communicate with authorized proxies. To authorize this type of communication, students must complete a FERPA Consent Form
More Information on Proxy Access