||Discover how Centre "fits" at open house event
on Nov. 14
RELEASED: November 5, 2009
By Leigh Ivey
DANVILLE, KY—Ask almost any Centre College student, and he or she will tell you that his campus visit played a significant role in his decision to attend the College.
"There's no substitute for actually visiting a college," admission counselor Dawn Brown-Piatt '04 says. "It's the best way to find out if it's a good fit for you."
Prospective students will have a chance to discover if Centre is the college for them at an open house event held on Saturday, Nov. 14.
This event, the fourth to be held this fall, allows prospective students to tour the campus, learn about the many exciting additions and improvements underway and get a taste of the Centre experience.
"Students will be able to tour our campus and speak with faculty," Brown-Piatt says. "We'll also have student panels where current students will discuss their experiences at Centre; these will be open for questions from prospective students. And Admission counselors will be available to discuss and answer questions about the admission process."
Open house events are different from standard campus visits, which are individually scheduled and are tailored to a prospective student's interests.
During standard visits, prospective students can tour the campus, eat lunch with a student host, sit in on classes, meet with faculty and talk with a member of the admission staff. They can also choose to spend the night in a residence hall.
Although a more fixed schedule is used for open houses, these events give prospective students the opportunity to hear from a wide variety of current students and to meet with faculty from a variety of disciplines.
Below is the schedule for the Nov. 14 open house:
"We've had more than 160 visitors this fall attend our open house events," admission counselor Ali Hamilton '08 says. "They've been a big success, and we look forward to our last open house in November. We hope those students who have applied to Centre and those who are considering applying will sign up and visit soon!"
To learn more about Centre College and to register for an open house event, contact the admission office at (800) 423-6236 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out the Centre Admission page on Facebook.
And be sure to check out the new Admission Centre blog!
For directions to Centre's campus in Danville, Ky., click here.
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Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Consumers Digest ranks Centre No. 1 in educational value among all U.S. liberal arts colleges. Centre alumni, known for their nation-leading loyalty in annual financial support, include two U.S. vice presidents and two Supreme Court justices. For more, visit http://www.centre.edu/web/elevatorspeech/
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