Calling future college students: Gear up for Private College Week

SALEM, VA-Summer is a busy season for college campus visits, and for the 14th year, some Virginia private colleges are offering incentives for high school students who stop in for a visit this month.

The week of July 25 through 30, deemed Virginia Private College Week, encourages rising college students to choose from 25 independent institutions, including Roanoke College, for campus visits.

Participating colleges plan special information sessions each day. At Roanoke, campus tours and information sessions will be held at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 25 to 29 and at 9 a.m. on July 30. Visit the admissions website to register.

Also, students who tour at least three different campuses during the week receive three application fee waivers. The waivers apply to any Virginia schools that are members of the Council of Independent Colleges.

"This is a great time to have families come out and experience our campuses," said Brenda Poggendorf, vice president for enrollment and dean of admissions and financial aid at Roanoke College.  "A campus visit is the single best way to learn what a college campus is really like."

Private College Week, one of the busiest six days of the summer for Roanoke College campus visits, is sponsored by the Virginia College Savings Plan and hosted by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia.

Click here to find out which colleges and universities are participating in Private College Week.

Released: July 13, 2011
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