EMU, BC Prep For Private College Week

Students Can Get Look at 25 Schools

Posted: July 13, 2013

HARRISONBURG — Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University and other private schools in Virginia will try to bust long-held myths about their institutions during the 17th annual Private College Week starting later this month.

Registration is now open for the program, where prospective students can receive information and tour the schools they’re interested in.

Twenty-five private colleges and universities are participating in this year’s program. If participants visit at least three of the schools, they will receive three application-fee waivers for the state’s private colleges and universities.

The event, which runs July 29 through Aug. 3, is sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia.

The goal of the weeklong event is to dispel myths about private colleges, according to a press release, including the misperception that they are unrealistically expensive, don’t prepare students for good jobs and do not have top-notch science programs.

Each institution will host two informational sessions per day July 29 through Aug. 2. On Aug. 3, only a 9 a.m. session will be offered.

Sessions at Bridgewater College include information  about campus financial aid, admissions and curriculum, and program overviews. Tours will also be given.

At EMU, students will get to see the dorms, labs and arts and athletic facilities on campus tours.

For more information and to register to visit EMU during Private College Week, visit www.emu.edu/admissions/vpcw . To register for a session at Bridgewater, call 828-5375, or go online to www.bridgewater.edu/admissions/visit-campus .

Contact Emily Sharrer at   574-6286 or esharrer@dnronline.com

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