EMU to host prospective students during Virginia Private College Week July 24-July 29

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is inviting students to discover the educational opportunities available in Virginia.

The university is among 24 schools participating in the 21st annual Virginia Private College Week, July 24-July 29, 2017, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV).

Students who visit EMU can apply for free.

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. In addition, students visiting at least three institutions will also be eligible for a drawing for a $500 Amazon gift card.

EMU will offer daily campus tours and information sessions about admissions, financial aid and academic programs.

“Virginia Private College Week is a great opportunity that provides prospective students and their families the chance to easily visit multiple schools over a few days and get a head start on the college search process,” says Matt Ruth, director of undergraduate admissions. “We’re very excited to welcome students from throughout Virginia for these special sessions.”

On Monday-Friday (July 24 – July 28), there will be a morning (9 a.m.) and afternoon (2 p.m.) session. On Saturday, July 29, there will be a morning (9 a.m.) session only. Each session includes information on academic programs, financial aid opportunities and the admissions process.

“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,” said Lambeth.

More information

To register for Virginia Private College Week at EMU, go to emu.edu/vpcw or contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-368-2665 or admiss@emu.edu.

For more information on Virginia Private College Week including a list of participating colleges, contact the CICV at 540-586-0606 or visit www.vaprivatecolleges.org.

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