We've moved!

We're happy to announce that with the change to Pine Technical & Community College, our website has moved to www.pine.edu!

We recommend updating your bookmarks to the new domain. We'll be phasing out our pinetech.edu domain in the coming months and the information below may not be current.

Go to the new website now!

For Parents

For Parents

As a parent, you want your child to grow and succeed in college. Here are a few tips and important information you should know as the proud parent of a PTC Pine.


PTC does not provide on-campus housing; however, many rental properties are available within walking distance. Students and their families are encouraged to visit Pine City and arrange for housing ahead of their anticipated semester start dates.

Student Life

It's not just all work and no play at PTC! Opportunities for socializing, leadership and networking abound. From the CEO Club to Student Senate, PTC encourages students to get involved in Student Life.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) prevents PTC from sharing a student's academic record with anyone (including his or her parents, even though the student's parents may be financially supporting the student's academic pursuits). Unless the student completes a Release of Information Form indicating PTC may share information, no information will be disclosed to parents (or anyone), except in certain emergency situations. PTC may consider doing so on a case-by-case basis. PTC recommends students and parents discuss ahead of time what level of disclosure is mutually expected and acceptable.

Contact with Parents in Certain Situations

PTC will not contact parents or provide medical, academic or disciplinary information without the student’s permission. In the case of an extreme emergency, where the student’s health is in serious jeopardy or if there is a concern that the student poses a threat to himself or herself or to someone else, PTC may contact parents. As a general guideline, if the student is able to communicate about the situation, it is up to the student to decide whether and how to discuss any issues.