Parents

Welcome to Ambrose Parent Engagement

The Parent Engagement office is here to encourage and support you as families as you navigate through these University years. Please do not hesitate to contact my office if there is any way that we can assist you. Take a minute to look through all the information that is attached as I’m sure that you will find it very informative.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT PARENT ENGAGEMENT:

1-800-461-1222
1-403-410-2911
parents@ambrose.edu


May 2018

Bike rack at Ambrose
Hello Parents,

I was recently asked if I am enjoying having my University students living back at home, and I believe that I responded with “the novelty has worn off”. As I am sure that many of you are also finding, with the return of these adult children from school there has been an increase in the grocery bill, laundry, volume of conversation around the dinner table and shoes at the front door. Although having the dinner table full again can be a wonderful thing, this season of life can also bring about feelings of loneliness and questions of uncertainty for your student: Am I in the right program? Will there be a job available in my field when I graduate? And the inevitable question of, will I be able to make enough money to return to school in the fall?

As a parent of young adult children I do not have all the answers. But I do want to encourage my fellow parents who are navigating life with young adults to stay the course. Be a listening ear, provide words of encouragement and, when needed, perhaps even words of redirection. One of the ways that we as a family not only survive, but also thrive during these summer months is by having clear household expectations and responsibilities.

Last month I had the privilege of attending a seminar given by our president Dr. Gordon T Smith. His seminar addressed the issues today that our young adults are facing while trying to determine their next steps. Dr. Smith broke it down into 6 questions to ask when discerning your vocations. He challenged the students to think about what they are passionate about. He went on to talk about what are you afraid of? What is holding you back? For me being in my mid 40’s and my 3rd career this was a real "Aha" moment. As I thought back on my adult life I could pinpoint times when out of fear of the unknown that I chose not to take the next step professionally.  Much of what he talked about was taken from his book Consider Your Calling. As I listened I just kept thinking, I wish I’d known this 30 years ago. I was so challenged while listening to him speak that I made the decision that this book would become the summer reading assignment for all those living in my house rent free.

Fellow parents enjoy these days of summer, no matter how few and far between they may be. And know that the days of having a full dinner table, deep and not so deep conversations, and the mounds of shoes at the front door are coming to an end in the not so distant future.  I look forward to seeing you on campus in the fall. Be sure to keep an eye out for our fall tailgate barbeque September 28th as well as our Golf Tournament September 20th, 2018. All these events will be on our parent page on our website at ambrose.edu/parents.

Marva Goertzen
Alumni & Parent Engagement Office
Ambrose University
parents@ambrose.edu
403.410.2000 ext. 2923

See these articles about your student’s new life on campus:

The 14 Habits of Top College Students
 

UPCOMING DATES & EVENTS

See Important Dates on the Events Calendar


FINANCIAL AID & AWARDS

The Financial Aid & Awards Office is pleased to offer financial aid counselling by:

  • Partnering with Momentum and Credit Counselling to provide money coaching to our students
  • Helping students to develop a spending plan of action
  • Strategizing for scholarships, bursaries and Financial Assistance
  • Helping students leverage provincial scholarships
  • Accessing federal government grants and helping apply for student loans and hosting repayment webinars

Be sure to remind your student to make an appointment with Financial Aid & Awards Coordinator Hannah Temple (Hannah.temple@ambrose.edu), if they have not already done so, to discuss financial aid and scholarship options.


STUDENT SERVICES

Deadlines

Tuition and Fees 
Fall 2018 – August 31, 2018

Add/Drop Classes without Financial Penalty

September 16, 2018

Payment Methods and Balance Due

Statement of accounts can be found via the student registration system: https://students.ambrose.edu.

  • Click on billing once logged in.
  • Changes to registration are not immediate.
  • Updates are uploaded several times a week.

How to pay your student account 

Information Regarding Health and Dental Plans

All health and dental plans are voted in by the student body and administered by a 3rd party. All questions or concerns need to be directed to the respective student council.

For more information see the Additional Costs section on the Tuition & Fees page.


Student Development

As students start to think about what's after Ambrose, remind them of that life and career coaching is free and available to them.

Learn more about Ambrose Career Services


OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

The Office of the Registrar provides service to all students in the areas of registration, transfer credit, academic records, and graduation, as well as in the interpretation and application of academic policies and procedures.

Academic Calendar
Forms

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