Parents and Families

Learn More About Your Student's Guilford Experience

Guilford students come from all walks of life and every type of family, and with each entering class the Guilford community grows richer and more diverse. We count the family — parents, grandparents, caregivers — of our students among our living community and invite you to stay engaged with your student's education by exploring all that Guilford offers.

Academics

Read Up On Our Programs

Guilford provides students with the choice of more than 40 majors and more than 50 minors. Learn about degrees, program-related news and events and "After Guilford" alumni stories.

Check Your Child's Progress

Learn more about the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and how you can gain permission to discuss grades with a Guilford dean or other faculty or administrator.

College Catalog

A Guilford education is distinguished by practical experience and a focus on what's needed to thrive in today's ever-changing job market. Discover the full scope of our coursework and what we require for graduation.

Honors Program

For students seeking an enhanced academic experience, we've created a supportive series of seminars and milestones that includes active involvement in research projects, national conferences and distinctive leadership training programs. 

Career Planning

It's never too early to start preparing for a successful future.


At Guilford, rigorous academics and career planning work hand in hand to prepare students to make an impact on Day One after graduation. The advisers at the Career Development Center will meet with your child to explore possible majors, internships, graduate school and career options, résumé writing and so much more.

Financial Information

Scholarships and Grants

Did you know that 100% of Guilford undergrads younger than 23 receive financial assistance? We can also proudly say that 100% of students showing financial need receive some type of need-based aid.

How to Apply for Aid

Let us guide you step-by-step through the financial aid process to ensure that your student receives the funding they require to complete their education.

Tuition and Fees

Your tuition costs will never increase during your time at Guilford. Connect with one of our financial aid counselors for further assistance about tuition, housing, dining costs and other fees.

Quaker Card


Your child can use their Quaker Card on campus for meals in the Founders Hall Grill or Quakeria. This convenient payment method also allows you to add value directly through our secure website.

For Parents of Prospective Students


Looking for information about how to apply? Want to know about housing and dining options for your future Guilfordian? Find all the facts specific to first-year student newcomers to the College. Stay informed by signing up to receive updates, notes and news put together especially for Guilford parents.

Health and Safety

Student Health Services

Basic health care and medical services, including confidential mental health and counseling, are provided to traditional students by Eagle Physicians at no charge.

Public Safety

The Guilford College Office of Public Safety preserves peace, reduces crime and maintains a safe environment. Report emergencies at 336.316.2909.

Living and Eating

Getting a good night’s rest and eating well are essential parts of our supportive and healthy learning environment. Learn more about our living and dining options.


Parent Giving

Support Guilford by Giving

We rely on Guilford parents for their generous contributions made in annual gifts, such as those donated through the Parents Fund. Please consider investing in our ongoing efforts to provide a learning community that changes lives and affects positive change in the world.

PAVE — Parent and Alumni Volunteers for Enrollment

Parents can serve the College by joining PAVE. Host a tea for admitted students and their parents, provide an information session for families of prospective students, represent Guilford at a college fair or come to campus to serve on a student-parent panel during new student orientation or open house sessions.

Give Career Assistance

Help give Guilford students a leg up in their internship and job searches. Parents can volunteer their time at the Career Development Center or even post an available career opportunity for current students and alumni.

83% Employed or Enrolled

– in graduate school within a year of graduating. During the last six years, Guilford graduates have outpaced the national average by as much as 14%.

Healthy Numbers

With 70% of Guilford-graduated applicants accepted to medical school, 75% to physician assistance programs and 100% to vet school, they surpass national averages by 29%, 48.5% and 50%, respectively.

A Future without Borders

Guilford graduates have embarked on successful teaching fellowships in France, Germany and Honduras, researched ethnomusicology in China, worked with and founded nonprofit organizations in Mexico and Guatemala, played pro basketball in Israel and even interned at The White House.

Making a Major Impact

Community and Justice Studies majors have used the program's focus on public service strategy as a basis for continuing studies and employment in policy: Tiffany '12 received a Master of Law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law, and Sarah '09 became director and staff attorney at the Freedom Center for Social Justice.

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