College Visits and Open Houses

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October 20, 2021

College Visits - Zoom Meetings

Spartanburg Methodist

Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 2-3pm

This is an online event.

Visit with Emily Bishop from Spartanburg Methodist. She will talk to you about the college and answer your questions.

Zoom Link:

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Winthrop University

Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 3-4pm

This is an online event.

Visit with Kim Foster from Winthrop. She will talk to you about the college and answer your questions.

Zoom Link:

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

Agnes Scott College - Decatur, GA

Agnes Scott is offering a scholarship called Agnes Assurance Scholarship. All students who are admitted to the college by January 15, 2022 will receive the $22,000 Agnes Assurance Scholarship.

Need more information? Attend one of their Open Houses (in-person or virtual). All members of the Class of 2022 who attend one of the meetings will receive an additional $1,000 Great Scott Grant.


In-Person Dates:

November 13

Virtual Dates:

October 23

November 20

American College of the Building Arts - Charleston, SC

The American College of the Building Arts invites you to visit us on campus this academic year! A number of schools across South Carolina and beyond have scheduled a field trip visit of our campus in Charleston in the past and we'd love to host you as well.

Our recruitment team also travels to visit high schools to talk about our programs, and sometimes we bring our current students for demonstrations! We are a non-profit private college in Charleston, SC that offers a Bachelor (or Associate) of Applied Science in the Building Arts degree with 6 specializations:

  • Architectural Carpentry
  • Architectural Stone Carving
  • Blacksmithing
  • Classical Architecture & Design
  • Plaster
  • Timber Framing

In addition to the liberal arts classes that any traditional college has, ACBA's students spend two and a half days each week in the apprentice labs learning the artistry and hand skills in one of the six areas of craft specialization.

Our faculty and students have been featured on This Old House and PBS NewsHour. Those linked videos are a great showcase of our unique college.

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:

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

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

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:

October 16, 2021

November 6, 2021

November 13, 2021

“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.

Personal Virtual Visit

Schedule your Virtual Visit

Preview Event | Saturday, October 23

Join us on-campus to experience firsthand how CIU will help you identify your calling, equip you for your career, and provide an environment for friendships that will last a lifetime. Attendees will have a chance to win a helicopter ride over Columbia, SC!

CIU is also offering up to $200 gas reimbursement.

Register for the Preview Event

Info Session Webinars

We know you have questions and we're ready to answer. Our webinars will cover topics such as student-athletes, dual-enrollment, and financial aid.

Register for Info Webinar

Rachael Trunnell

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Admissions Office

(803) 807-5097 (Office)

Duke University

I wanted to share some information about these upcoming programs and how your students can access them. A full list of programs, with registration links, is available here:

· Live Virtual Information Session (English)

· Live Virtual Information Session (Spanish)

· Live Virtual Campus Tour, led by students

· Live Virtual Pratt School of Engineering Tour, led by students

· Live Duke Community Panels (panels of students, faculty, and alumni)

· Live Q&A with Admissions Officers

· Live Guide to Applying (including financial aid information)

· Webinars

· In-person campus tours (seniors only)

Duke will remain test-optional for the 2021-2022 cycle. Our deadlines are November 1 (Early Decision) and January 4 (Regular Decision). Comprehensive information can be found on our apply page: and our FAQ page:

Students can sign up for our mailing list here:

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

Campus Tour

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.).

Gardner-Webb University

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

Phone: (704) 406-4000

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 843-349-5287 and speak with Aleya Tylinski, Recruitment Coordinator.

James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA

JMU is a public, four year institution offering programs on the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels with its primary emphasis on the undergraduate student. 88% of classes have fewer than 50 students. Average Class Size is 25. 90% Freshmen Retention Rate.

Academic Open House is November 13, 2021 and a Virtual, October 23, 2021. To register, visit:

Lander University

Ryan Murdockl is the Freshman Admissions Counselor for our area. He is very interested in talking with you about Lander. The link for their campus is

Phone: (864) 388-8068

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.

Limestone Open House:

Friday, November 12, 2021
Friday, April 8, 2022

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

Day Admissions Representative - Allen Coor



Phone: 864-488-8450

Limestone University Virtual Tour

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

Nick Ketaner is an Admissions Counselor for our school. If you need any information about MTC please contact him at anytime.

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

Here is the application waiver code being used until December 1, 2021 - CAM2021

Use this code instead of the one listed in the MTC video.

Phone: 803.822-3390

Presbyterian College

As a Blue Hose, you can expect...




Enjoy the virtual tours of the campus at Presbyterian College

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Courtney White '21 | Admissions Counselor
503 South Broad St, Clinton, SC29325
Text or Call: (864) 808-6150

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

Spartanburg Methodist College

Your 3.0+ GPA automatically qualifies you for SMC's Full Tuition Scholarship. Go to to get started.

Fall Open House - Saturday, October 23, 2021

Browse the Schedule and save your seats today 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.

Phone: 843-208-8133

University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing

The College of Engineering and Computing will prepare you to develop new, innovative technologies that will improve our lives and the world. USC's undergraduate degree programs offer the training and hands-on experience you need to have a profound impact on the world. The College offers 10 bachelor's degree programs, six minors and several accelerated graduate degrees. For more information about the college go to

Big Friday Open House

October 22, 2021

November 12, 2021

More information and register at:

University of Virginia

Here is a link to UV's Peer Financial Counseling video . It includes important information, data, and updates that will be useful in answering questions you might have about the University of Virginia.

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 January 3, 2022 is the final deadline for all applicants. For more detailed information that may help you assist your students, please visit our Student Financial Services website.

Visiting UVA Information
Information sessions provide prospective students with a chance to learn more about the Virtual Visits

In person tour

A Virtual Event Series will be held October 18-21, geared toward prospective students. Students may view the calendar and register for events here.

Phone: 434-982-3200

Winthrop University

Eagle STEM Scholars Program at Winthrop University

As for what I think it would be helpful for you to know about Eagle STEM:

  • Looking for incoming freshman in STEM majors:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer science
    • Environmental science
    • Math
  • Our focus is on these groups of students but this is not required:
    • Underrepresented
    • First generation
    • Have unmet financial need (based on FAFSA)
  • Minimum Math SAT 590/ Math ACT 25 – this is suspended while Winthrop is admitting with test scores optional but if students have scores, we want to know them.
  • Looking for students who hope to earn a PhD or masters in STEM or a health profession
  • Application available at
  • Priority deadline by February 1
  • Qualified applicants will have an interview

Walking tour of the campus.

Meet Four Top Liberal Arts Colleges!

We invite you to join representatives from Bates, Davidson, Oberlin, and Occidental to learn more about academic opportunities, financial aid, and the student experience at these top liberal arts colleges.

In addition, we are offering three sessions geared towards prospective students. Please feel free to share these dates with any of your students who may be interested! Student registration is also available online.

  • Wednesday, October 13, 8 pm EDT
  • Tuesday, October 26, 8 pm EDT


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.