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GOCC to host College Night


Admission representatives from over 50 colleges, universities and military agencies will gather for the 22nd Annual College Night from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the gymnasium at Glen Oaks Community College (GOCC) in Centreville, Mich. The event is free and open to the public.

College representatives will answer questions about the admission process, entrance requirements and programming, and the event is framed as a night for students to explore higher education options available to them.

“Students and parents will have the opportunity to speak directly with college representatives throughout the evening, without having to travel to various campuses, make telephone calls, or search the Internet for information,” stated Tonya Howden, GOCC director of admissions.

As part of the event, there will be a free Financial Aid Information Session from 6-7 p.m. in the Nora Hagen Theatre, Room D235 at Glen Oaks. Jean Zimmerman, GOCC director of financial aid, will discuss how students and families can take advantage of federal and state grants, scholarships and loans. She will address application timelines and deadlines as part of the overall financial aid process.

In addition to GOCC, the list of colleges and U.S. military agencies expected to participate include: Adrian College, Alma College, Aquinas College, Baker College, Ball State University, Calvin College, Central Michigan University, Columbia College Chicago, Concordia University, Davenport University, Defiance College, Eastern Michigan University, Everest Institute, Ferris State University, Finlandia University, Goshen College, Grace Bible College, Grand Valley State University, Great Lakes Christian College, Holy Cross College, Indiana Tech, IPFW, Johnson and Wales University, Kellogg Community College, Kendall College of Art and Design, Lake Superior State University, Lawrence Technological University, Lincoln College of Technology, Madonna University, Manchester College, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, Northern Michigan University, Olivet College, Olivet Nazarene University, Saginaw Valley State University, St. Mary’s College, Siena Heights University, Southwestern Michigan College, Spring Arbor University, Trine University, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, University of Michigan, University of Michigan-Flint, University of St. Francis, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University, and WMU-ROTC.

In order to make the most out of the event, Howden recommends that students and parents ask the college representatives:

·        What are the admissions requirements?

·        What assistance is available if I am undecided about my career goal?

·        Do you offer the program of study that interests me? Are there special requirements for admission to that program?

·        What deadlines should I be especially aware of as I consider applying?

·        How do I arrange a campus tour and a meeting with a college advisor?

·        What employment assistance do you provide prior to and after graduation?

·        What kinds of support services do you offer?

·        Do you have on-campus housing? What other living arrangements do you offer? What type of transportation will I need?

·        What kinds of activities can I be involved in at your college?

·        Can you provide me with information about tuition and fees? How do I apply for financial assistance?

·        Are there any scholarships which I may be eligible for?

For more information, contact the GOCC Admissions Office at 269-467-9945 ext. 253 or toll-free 1-888-994-7818.