Representatives from more than two dozen colleges and universities, as well as the Armed Forces, will gather at Lake Superior State University on Sept. 20 for the annual Eastern Upper Peninsula College Night. Admission is free.
High school students and parents interested in learning more about post-secondary educational opportunities are invited to attend the event, which will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Norris Center's Bud Cooper Gymnasium at LSSU.
"College Night is an excellent opportunity for not only students, but for their parents, as well," says LSSU Assistant Director of Admissions Ruth Ransom. "Representatives will be on hand to answer any questions concerning several areas of college life, including academic programs, admissions criteria and financial aid, in addition to any other questions students or parents may have."
Ransom said new to the fair this year is a partnership with the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District‘s (EUPISD) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). The federally funded program provides students in grades 7-12 with netbook computers that are used by students during the day and are taken home after school, when family members may use them during the evenings and summers.
"One component of the grant is that adult community members are offered the opportunity to learn about online education sources where they can enhance their own education and careers," said Paula Ramelis of the EUPISD. "We have asked colleges and universities who plan to attend the EUP College Night to bring any information that will allow the participants to find out more about their online courses."
College life is constantly evolving with new opportunities, requirements, deadlines and programs. The amount of information students and parents should know may seem overwhelming, Ransom said, but this college night can help. She also said LSSU will have forms with frequently-asked-questions available for students and parents looking at post-secondary options.
The annual event is in accordance with Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) guidelines.
The list of organizations being represented at the fair includes, so far: Algoma University, Alpena Community College, Aquinas College, Art Institute of Michigan, Central Michigan University, EUP CAN, EUPISD BTOP, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Great Lakes Christian College, Hillsdale College, Kendall College of Art and Design, Kirtland Community College, Lakeland College, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, North Central Michigan College, Oakland University, Paul Mitchell The School Escanaba, Rutgers University, Sault Tribe Higher Education, Sault College, United States Naval Academy, University of Michigan, Valparaiso University, Western Michigan University, as well as LSSU.
College Representatives Return to LSSU For College Night
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