The second annual What’s Next Open House will be held at Tri-County Community College’s Peachtree Campus in Cherokee County on March 26, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
“This very popular event gives area high school students and their parents a chance to ask questions about any and all aspects of the college experience, no matter where they are planning to enroll,” said Samantha Major, Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention at Tri-County Community College (TCCC).
“We can also show them how to save thousands of dollars if they choose to attend TCCC,” said Major. “Juniors and seniors, for instance, can utilize the Career and College Promise Program to take college classes for free, while earning credits from the college and their high school at the same time.”
Dotie Stafford-Ortega, TCCC Marketing and Communications Specialist agreed. “We offer local high school students the opportunity to earn their two-year college degree without ever leaving home. That saves a family a lot of money in tuition and housing costs,” said Stafford-Ortega.
Tours of the Peachtree campus will be given, students and faculty will be available to discuss their programs of study, and representatives from the TCCC Financial Aid Department will be there to explain the many incentives and opportunities available, including federal and state financial programs. Light refreshments will be provided.
A new aspect of this year’s What’s Next Open House is the inclusion of sophomores and their parents in the evening’s activities. This will allow the tenth-graders to get an early jump on their planning for a college career.
The registration deadline has been extended, due to recent inclement weather. Parents and students are urged to RSVP as quickly as possible.
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