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Partnering with Parents

Welcome to SBU! We know choosing a college is one of the biggest decisions an individual will make, and as a parent, you play a vital role in your student’s decision.

For some of you, this may be your first experience interacting with colleges and others of you may have gone through this process several times already. Wherever you may fall along this spectrum, our caring admissions staff wants to be there for you in any way we can. We know you have questions and concerns, and we will do our best to answer in a timely and considerate manner.

We value each and every family with whom we are blessed to interact, and we want you to be confident that your student will continue to have that same experience once they step foot on campus for classes.

Our ultimate goal is to continue the work you have already started with your student and to aid him or her in growing spiritually, socially and intellectually while at SBU. We want to prepare your student to be a servant leader in the global society we live in today. Our prayer is that when they leave the doors of SBU, they will have a strong desire to fulfill the Great Commission in whatever career path the Lord directs them.

As a parent, I value the total Christian environment at SBU, from the professional education of authentic Christian instructors, to being surrounded by Christian peers of which to experience the campus life. I encourage parents to prayerfully consider SBU; I feel SBU is as safe an environment you can find, both physically and spiritually.

Keith Martin, parent of London (Martin) Humiston '16 and current student, Ian Martin
Keith Martin, SBU Parent

Resources

The resources we have listed below will help you get a better picture of SBU as you support your son or daughter through the application and enrollment process at SBU. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at (800) 526-5859 or admissions@SBUniv.edu.

ViSit Campus

Spending time on our campus is the best way for you and your student to learn more about SBU.

During a campus visit, you can:

  • Learn about admissions and financial aid
  • Meet with a faculty member
  • Interact with current students
  • And so much more!

Schedule a campus visit

Admissions and Financial Aid

At SBU, we are committed to providing one-on-one guidance and attention for your family throughout the entire admissions and financial aid processes. Your admissions counselor will walk with you through each step of the process and is here to answer any questions you may have about the admissions process, financial aid, and more.

Meet your admissions counselor

Academics

SBU offers more than 80 areas of study and provides one-on-one academic guidance for your student. Explore our academic programs and discover how SBU can help your student achieve his or her goals.

Explore our programs

Campus Life

SBU also is committed to your student's spiritual and social growth and provides a wide variety of opportunities to get involved on campus. Learn more about campus life, student activities and organizations, spiritual life and residence life at SBU.

Learn about campus life

Student Services

You can rest easy knowing SBU is intentional about your student's health, security and success.

Learn about student services