Susquehanna University to Host “Choosing the Right College”
Published on April 10, 2014
Susquehanna University will welcome high school students and their families to campus at its “Choosing the Right College” open house on April 26. The special event will help high school sophomores and juniors and their parents get answers to common questions related to narrowing down college choices, the application process, financial aid considerations and more.
“It’s never too early to start planning a college career,” Director of Admissions Chris Markle said. “Many students and parents experience a fair amount of stress as they begin thinking about colleges, so we’ve designed the open house to provide helpful information and demystify the process for them. Susquehanna’s goal is to help relieve some of their anxiety.”
The day will begin with registration and refreshments at 8:30 a.m. in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center, and will include a student services fair showcasing the services available to students on campus; a faculty mix and mingle so students can meet with experts in their area of academic interest; sessions to navigate the admissions process and make the most of the college search; a session regarding the financial aid process; and information on college athletics.
Campus tours will be available at 8:45 a.m. and again at lunch, which will take place in the campus dining hall. Students will also learn about unique opportunities such as Susquehanna’s nationally recognized Global Opportunities (GO) program, in addition to internships and career services.
“The stakes are high, both personally and educationally, when choosing a college,” said Susquehanna’s Vice President for Enrollment Madeleine Eagon Rhyneer. “The challenge is not to get into the ‘best’ college, but rather to find the college that is the best for the student. I tell students that your goal is to find the place where you will be encouraged to learn and where you can develop your full potential.”
To join Susquehanna for an exciting day of discovery aimed at helping students and their families where to begin the search for the right learning environment, go to www.susqu.edu/admissions.
There will also be important programming available for seniors who have been accepted to Susquehanna, but who have not yet visited campus.