College Visits and Open Houses
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October 20, 2021
College Visits - Zoom Meetings
Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 2-3pm
This is an online event.
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Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 3-4pm
This is an online event.
College Virtual Tours
This newsletter will also give you information about colleges and the admissions process.
Agnes Scott College - Decatur, GA
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.
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
- Classical Architecture & Design
- 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.
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
You can schedule a campus visit, go to www.benedict.edu/campus-tours
You can apply online at www.benedict.edu/admission
Bob Jones University Music Department
Audition dates are listed at music.bju.edu/apply
For more information about Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC visit their website at www.bju.edu.
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:
“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 email@example.com and someone will reach out as soon as possible.
The Culinary Institute of America
CIU - Columbia International University
Go to ciu.edu/visit and view all they have to offer.
Personal 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.
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.
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
(803) 807-5097 (Office)
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: https://admissions.duke.edu/visit/
· 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)
· 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: https://admissions.duke.edu/apply/ and our FAQ page: https://admissions.duke.edu/faqs/.
Students can sign up for our mailing list here: https://admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/register/inquiry
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
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.
· Highlights all the safety measures taken in response to COVID-19.
· 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
For a virtual tour of the campuses, visit hgtc.edu/virtualtour and if you have any questions please call 843-349-5287 and speak with Aleya Tylinski, Recruitment Coordinator.
James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA
Academic Open House is November 13, 2021 and a Virtual, October 23, 2021. To register, visit:
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
Midland's Technical College
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.
As a Blue Hose, you can expect...
Enjoy the virtual tours of the campus at Presbyterian College
PC Admissions Presentation = https://vimeo.com/481381142
Get Involved at PC! = https://vimeo.com/437136308
A Day in the Life – Cassy = https://vimeo.com/405998955
PC Cribs (Housing Video) = https://vimeo.com/398240624
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 www.shu.edu/testoptional
Spartanburg Methodist College
Fall Open House - Saturday, October 23, 2021
Browse the Schedule and save your seats today at SMCSC.edu/openhouse
Kristen Vannoord is the Admissions Advisor for USC Beaufort.
University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing
Big Friday Open House
October 22, 2021
November 12, 2021
More information and register at: www.cec.sc.edu/visit
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
A Virtual Event Series will be held October 18-21, geared toward prospective students. Students may view the calendar and register for events here.
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:
- Computer science
- Environmental science
- Our focus is on these groups of students but this is not required:
- 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 www.winthrop.edu/eaglestem
- Priority deadline by February 1
- Qualified applicants will have an interview
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