Parent Support

Contact Information

Felicia R. Bohanon, Director
Office of Precollegiate Program
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone:  815-753-1867
Fax:  815-752-1868

Parents are an integral part of all program activities. The Parent Advisory Group works closely with the Program Director to plan program activities and chaperon cultural enrichment activities and college visits. Staff meet with parents regularly to discuss their child's Individual Academic Plan (lAP) and program activities. Staff are available upon request to attend meetings with parents when speaking with teachers or counselors.



The Office of Precollegiate Programs conducts workshops throughout the year for parents of sixth through tenth grade students not participating in a particular program to discuss topics which include:

  • Understanding the Education System
  • The Importance of Attending Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Course Selection for College Bound Students
  • Financial Aid
  • Adolescent Behavior
  • College Test and the Transition from Middle School to High School and the Transition from High School to College
  • As well as other topics selected by parents