Monday, September 19, 2011

RHS hosts successful college day

By: Lynzi Acree

College and Career Day was held September 13 in the Chancy Walker Facilities Building. Seniors were allowed to participate before juniors between 1 and 3 pm.

The day was an excellent opportunity for juniors and seniors to meet with college representatives. All West Virginia public and private colleges and universities attended. Every branch of the military as well as several out of state colleges were also present.

One example is, Marietta College has a great leadership program. This college does not look at just your ACT or require applicants to have above a certain score, but the average score is 24. Their next open house will be October 1, and their representive advised that campus visits are extremely important. The school has a rolling admission, which means they don’t have one specific deadline for applications. The total cost for this school is around $39,000.

Another example: Glenville State College is known for education and have been nationally accredited. They have a minimum ACT score of 18. Their next open house is in April. They continue to accept applications until the week before classes begin. The total cost for this school is around $13,400.

Counselor Bea Isner said that she hoped students would gain helpful insight for college majors, admissions, scholarships, and other post secondary options.

College and Career Day was organized by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission for high schools all over the state.

Isner summerized, "The main thing [about this event] is that people take advantage of this opportunity.”

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