Area high school students, parents and members of the community are invited to visit Glen Oaks Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 11th for the 26th annual St. Joseph County College Night. Representatives from over 50 colleges and military organizations will to be on hand to meet prospective students and share information on their institutions. The event will be held in the college gymnasium from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
“This is an opportunity for students and parents to meet and speak directly with college representatives throughout the evening, without having to visit various campuses, make telephone calls, or search the web for information,” said Adrienne Skinner, Glen Oaks Director of Admissions.
College representatives will answer questions about the admission process, entrance requirements and programming. Students will have the benefit of exploring higher education options available to them, all in one convenient location.
Centro Vida will offer a free presentation in Spanish to Hispanic students and parents from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Dresser Business Development Auditorium.
A free Financial Aid Information Session will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Nora Hagen Theatre, Room D235 at Glen Oaks. Jean Zimmerman, Glen Oaks director of financial aid, will discuss how students and families can take advantage of federal and state grants, scholarships and loans. Zimmerman will also address the application timelines and deadlines critical to the overall financial aid process.
In addition to Glen Oaks, the list of colleges and U.S. military agencies expected to participate are listed below:
|Ball State University|
|Central Michigan University|
|Eastern Michigan University|
|Ferris State University|
|Ferris State University – Dowagiac|
|Grace Bible College|
|Grand Valley State University|
|Holy Cross College|
|Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis|
|Indiana University South Bend|
|Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)|
|Kalamazoo Valley Community College|
|Kellogg Community College|
|Lake Michigan College|
|Lake Superior State University|
|Lawrence Technological University|
|Michigan Colleges Alliance|
|Michigan State University|
|Michigan State University – Institute of Agricultural Technology|
|Michigan Technological University|
|Northern Michigan University|
|Saginaw Valley State University|
|Saint Joseph’s College|
|Saint Mary’s College|
|Siena Heights University|
|Southwestern Michigan College|
|Spring Arbor University|
|United States Navy|
|University of Evansville|
|University of Michigan|
|University of Michigan-Dearborn|
|University of Michigan-Flint|
|University of Saint Francis|
|Western Michigan University|
|WMU Army ROTC|
In order to make the most out of the event, Skinner recommends that students and parents prepare to ask questions of the college representatives. Some questions to consider include the following:
- What are the admissions requirements?
- What assistance is available if I am undecided about my career goal?
- Do you offer the program of study that interests me? Are there special requirements for admission to that program?
- What deadlines should I be especially aware of as I consider applying?
- How do I arrange a campus tour and a meeting with a college advisor?
- What employment assistance do you provide prior to and after graduation?
- What kinds of support services do you offer?
- Do you have on-campus housing? What other living arrangements do you offer?
- What student organizations or activities does the college offer?
- Can you provide me with information about tuition and fees?
- How do I apply for financial assistance? Am I eligible for scholarships?
For more information, contact the Glen Oaks Community College Admissions Office at (269) 467-9945, Ext. 253 or toll free (888) 994-7818.