Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is inviting students to discover the educational opportunities available in Virginia.
The university is among 24 schools participating in the 2018 Virginia Private College Week, July 23-July 28, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV).
Any students who visit EMU can apply for free.
Students who visit three or more participating colleges will be eligible to receive three application fee waivers to use at any participating institution. 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,” said Matt Ruth, director of undergraduate admissions. “We’re very excited to welcome students from throughout Virginia for these special sessions.”
On Monday-Friday (July 23 – July 27), there will be a morning (9 a.m.) and afternoon (2 p.m.) session. On Saturday, July 28, there will be a morning (9 a.m.) session only.
“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 Tuition Assistance Grant 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.