College Visits and Open Houses

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April 14, 2021

College Virtual Tours

Visiting colleges may look a little different this year. This newsletter will give you the name of the college, the date and time of the college zoom meeting and the link to the meeting. You can visit with a college recruiter right in the comfort of your home.

This newsletter will also give you information about colleges and the admissions process.

South Carolina ecampustours

Benedict College

A rich history and tradition as one of the oldest HBCU's founded in 1870.

Preparation for workforce through internship opportunities

An urban community with lots of amenities

Small Class sizes


Completed Benedict application

Grade Point Average of a 2.0 or higher

SAT or ACT scores

Official transcript

You can schedule a campus visit, go to

You can apply online at

CIA Culinary Institute of America

Open House for High School Underclassmen

We’re launching a new, online event and want you and your students to join us! Come along for this interactive Open House for high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors:

  • Learn more about our New York campus—academic programs, application process, campus life, and scholarships
  • Meet Associate Dean of Campus Life Dr. J.J. Manley—he’ll introduce you to college life with a culinary twist
  • Get a sneak peek of the hands-on learning at CIA with a live demonstration by a CIA graduate
  • Special application workshop for juniors, too

Students will get answers to their questions in real-time. We hope you can join us on Thursday, May 13 at 4 p.m. ET.

Sign Up Here

“Top 10 Things to know about CIA.”

If you are interested in viewing the webinar recording, it can be accessed here. The webinar answers all your questions about CIA.

The CIA Admissions team is here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions, you can e-mail us at and someone will reach out as soon as possible.

CIA Admissions
The Culinary Institute of America
1-800-CULINARY (285-4627)

CIU - Columbia International University

CIU is offering On-Campus and Virtual tours if you are interested in their University.

Go to and view all they have to offer.

On-Campus Preview Event - March 20, 2021

Virtual - March 24, 2021 - Financial Aid Made Easy

Apply for FREE! Waiver Code: COLLEGECREDIT


CIU students from South Carolina may be eligible for state-funded grants and scholarships that range from $2,800 to $7,500 per year. For a complete list of available scholarships and grants and eligibility criteria, visit CIU.EDU/FA.

Francis Marion University

Francis Marion University is offering online applications for FREE up until May 1st, so please take advantage of that. After you have applied, the only thing you will need to receive a decision is your high school transcript. We are test optional this year, so students don’t need test scores to be admitted into the university.

Francis Marion is having in person tours of the university, Monday - Friday. The appointment times are 9:30; 11:00; and 2:00. Call for an appointment, 843-661-1231

If you would like to speak to a recruiter, you may email Richard Cue at

Furman University

The links below outline Furman’s virtual events & COVID-related updates. Also outlined below are changes to the Furman 2020-2021 Application Process. And attached is a digital brochure covering all the basics. Please feel free to pass along this info/my contact info to any students for whom Furman might prove to be a good fit.

Furman Virtual Event Offerings

Furman COVID Changes

· Highlights all the safety measures taken in response to COVID-19.

Furman COVID Weekly Updates

· Outlines Furman and Greenville COVID-related stats.

Changes to the Application Process

· No Application Fee

· Self-Reported SAT/ACT Test Scores

o Accepted for admission

o Official Score Report needed to enroll

· Application Essay:

o Coalition Application – No Essay

o Common Application – Essay Optional

Note About Test Optional

· Furman will continue to be test optional this year. We have been test optional for about 10 years.

· Test optional Furman applicants are still eligible to be considered for all of Furman’s scholarship opportunities.

· There is no additional application requirement associated with being test optional (no extra essay/interview, etc.).

Horry Georgetown Technical College

HBTC, Conway, SC offers over 70 different degree, diploma, and certificate programs. Some of HGTC's newest programs include Cybersecurity, Outboard Marine, Teacher Education, Diesel Engine Technology, Vascular Sonography, and Machine Tool Technology. HBTC also offers the Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach. The college recently constructed two new Advanced Manufacturing Centers where you will train using real world, high precision tools and machinery.

For a virtual tour of the campuses, visit and if you have any questions please call 843-349-7131 and speak with Ellen Grooms, Recruitment Coordinator.

Auburn University

Lenzy Borden is an Admissions Advisor for Auburn. The link below will give you access to set up a 30 minute phone call with her to talk about college life at Auburn.

Augusta University

The recruiter for Augusta University is Daniel Browning. You can reach him at:

USC Beaufort

USC Beaufort will be offering virtual and in-person tours, information sessions and events. Their visits for the fall semester are posted here:

Kristen Vannoord is the Admissions Advisor for USC Beaufort.

Bob Jones University Music Department

Apply today to arrange an audition for a music scholarship and join a community of musicians.

Audition dates are listed at

For more information about Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC visit their website at

Or Call 1-800-252-6363

Missouri State Scholarship

Incoming freshmen for the fall 2021 semester who have a GPA of at least 3.7 will automatically receive a scholarship worth up to $2,000 per year, regardless of whether they submit an ACT or SAT score. The existing scholarship program for students who provide an ACT or SAT score remains in place. For scholarship consideration apply by February 1, 2021.

A spring admissions utube video will be shown here after February 4, 2021.

University of Virginia

Here is a link to UV's 2020 Counselor Profile. It includes important information, data, and updates that will be useful in answering questions you might have about the University of Virginia. If you have questions, concerns, ideas, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact Greg W. Roberts. The Counselor Profile says "not found" but if you click on the tabs, they do work.

Students who submit all necessary financial documents by the priority deadline will receive their financial aid package upon release of their admission decision. Please note that March 1, 2021 is the final deadline for all applicants — Early Action and Regular Decision — who wish to receive financial aid. For more detailed information that may help you assist your students, please visit our Student Financial Services website.

Information sessions provide prospective students with a chance to learn more about the School of Architecture and their programs of interest.

  • Friday, March 19
  • Friday, April 16

All Information Sessions will be held from 11AM – 12PM (ET).


Lander University

Elizabeth Rowell is the Freshman Admissions Counselor for our area. She is very interested in talking with you about Lander. The link for their campus is and

Lincoln Tech of Nashville

The recruiter for Lincoln Tech is Charlie Caldwell. You can reach him at

Lincoln Tech Campus Tour

Lincoln Tech Overview

Midland's Technical College

Matthew Corbacho is the new Admissions Counselor for our school. If you need any information about MTC please contact him at anytime at his Calendly account.

Here is the link for that:

Video on how to apply to MTC can be found here.

Here is the application waiver code being used for the week February 8 : WR010421812​

Limestone University Open House

Visiting our beautiful campus is the best way to gain valuable insight to the unique advantages of Limestone University. We welcome the opportunity to meet you in person, tour you and your family around campus, introduce you to our faculty and staff, and discuss those things you feel are most important to your personal happiness and future success.

Friday, April 16, 2021

The link to the open house registration and tours of the campus:

Gardner-Webb University

For events such as Dawg Days, Scholarship Events, Virtual Events, Nursing Preview Day go to:

Seton Hall University Virtual Open House

Seton Hall announces that they will be test optional for students applying for the fall 2021 semester. Learn more about the policy by visiting


Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints. The Chief Human Resources Officer handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX. The Director of Middle Schools handles inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504. The Mathematics Coordinator handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title II. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number (803) 821-1000.