EMU will be one of 25 schools that will take part in the 16th annual Virginia Private College Week, July 28 - August 2. (Photo by Michael Sheeler)

EMU to host Virginia Private College Week, July 28-Aug. 2

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is inviting students to discover the educational opportunities available in their own back yard.

EMU is among 24 schools participating in the 18th annual Virginia Private College Week, July 28 – August 2, 2014, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV).

Students who visit at least three institutions during the week will receive three application fee waivers. Students may use these waivers to apply to any three participating CICV colleges for free.

EMU will offer a campus tour and information sessions about admissions, financial aid and academic programs.

On Monday-Friday (July 28 – August 2), there will be a morning (9 a.m.) and afternoon (2 p.m.) session. On Saturday, August 2, there will be a morning (9 a.m.) session only. Each session includes information on admission application, financial aid, majors and minors and core curriculum.

“Visiting campuses in person is one of the most important steps in the college search process,” said Robert Lambeth, president of the CICV.

CICV was founded in 1971 to promote the interests of nonprofit, independent higher education in Virginia. The Council was also instrumental in starting the state’s TAG program.

“I encourage parents to explore which college will be the best fit for their son or daughter, and I want to reassure them that a quality education at a Virginia private college is affordable and within reach.”

More information

For more information on Virginia Private College Week, contact the CICV at 540-586-0606 or visit cicv.org/.

The admissions office at EMU can also provide details at 1-800-368-2665 or e-mail: admiss@emu.edu.