Parents - Clarks Summit University

Just for Parents

You want your child to succeed. We do too.

Whether your student is now attending CSU or you’re in the middle of a college search, we’re happy to partner with you and help you along the way.

Is CSU a Good Fit for your Student?

CSU Prepares Christ-Centered, Career-Ready Graduates
Your child will be immersed in career-skills training from many angles of campus life, from academics to leadership opportunities to co-curricular activities. Many of the more than 40 majors have hands-on learning experiences built right into the program, such as internships, practicums and student teaching.

The entire CSU experience is centered on the Word of God. Your child will learn from caring professors and have the opportunity to be mentored by resident directors, coaches and other staff members who truly care about the spiritual health of your child. Each is class taught from a biblical perspective, and the biblical worldview is reinforced through weekday chapels, service opportunities and intentional relationships.

CSU Works to Provide a Safe and Nurturing Environment
Your child will reside in one of our residence halls, intentionally designed to make it easy for them to form positive, God-honoring relationships. He or she will live in a three-bedroom, one-bathroom suite with up to five other students. Students benefit from this small-group atmosphere and the live-in adult mentorship provided by his or her resident director.

Trained guards provide 24-hour campus coverage, so grounds and buildings, including residence halls, are continuously patrolled day and night. Read more about safety and security.

CSU will Take the Guesswork out of Planning and Finances
We want to make sure you and your student have the tools you need to map out the undergraduate experience from start to finish.

Our team of professionals can help your student select a career path that matches his or her God-given passions, personality and goals, and then match that path to the academic program that will get your student there.

We’ll help you navigate the costs of higher education and establish a personalized financial plan to help your student earn a degree with minimal debt.

Your student will benefit from locked tuition rates at CSU. Instead of increasing with inflation, your student’s tuition rate will remain the same for his or her entire residential undergraduate experience.

Schedule a visit for you and your student to meet with CSU representatives, and discover how we could help your student meet his or her career and life goals.

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“Everyone is so nice, and we couldn’t be more thankful that our son is there. He was all settled in and making friends and having a great time when we left. We can’t wait till we get to come back for a visit! We love Clarks Summit University and would be perfectly happy to just move right on campus!”

Cheri Pannebaker
CSU Parent

We believe the environment at CSU is perfect for our daughter. God has a wonderful plan for all of our children, and if a group of godly men and women at CSU are used to mold and shape them into who they out to be, then glory to God!”

Brett & Nicole Bixby
CSU Parents

For Parents of Current CSU Students

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Tips for Sending Your Student Mail

Student mailboxes will be assigned during Welcome Weekend. It is important that you include your son or daughter’s box number on your letters or packages for prompt delivery. REMEMBER: this is your student’s mailbox number, NOT a P.O. box number.

Please use the following address format for letters or packages:
John R. Doe, Box #111
Clarks Summit University
538 Venard Road
South Abington Twp., PA 18411

Questions? Contact the mail center coordinator at 570.585.9365.

Visiting Your Student

Limited on-campus guest housing, including single rooms and family suites, is available at a reasonable rate. Make a reservation.

Some hotels provide discounts to guests of CSU. Find hotels near campus here, and be sure to inquire about a CSU special rate.

Resources for You

  • Watch Chapel
    Watch most chapel sessions live on CSU’s Facebook page, and learn along with your student! 
  • Campus and Region
    Get familiar with our beautiful campus and surrounding neighborhood.
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