Students and Families Invited to Meet with Private Colleges Sept. 13

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Students and Families Invited to Meet with Private Colleges Sept. 13

GREENSBORO, NC (September 6, 2016) – Guilford County Schools’ students considering applying to a private college or university can meet with representatives from over 40 schools during a free reception and forum, hosted by Say Yes Guilford, from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesday, September 13 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Representatives from the colleges and universities in attendance are all part of the Say Yes Higher Education Compact, which includes over 100 partner universities that offer last-dollar tuition-only scholarships to Say Yes students.

In addition to an opportunity to meet with representatives from the universities, the Say Yes Guilford Private College Forum and Reception will also feature panel presentations with expert advice on the financial aid and admissions processes. Admission to the event, parking and food are free. Students and families can RSVP for the event online at www.sayyesguilford.org. Attendees will also receive complimentary vouchers for admission to the Central Carolina Fair, occurring at the Greensboro Coliseum September 13-18.

Say Yes Higher Education Compact partners provide scholarship assistance to pay for tuition and fees for students whose household income is less than $75,000 and who meet residency and other requirements. For students whose household income is greater than $75,000, Say Yes Guilford offers a Choice Grant of up to $5,000 per year for students to attend a private college or university in the Higher Education Compact.

“Among the assets that the Say Yes National organization brings to a partner community are its relationships with the more than 100 private colleges and universities in its Higher Education Compact,’’ says Say Yes President Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey. “The event hosted by Say Yes Guilford on September 13 provides an unparalleled opportunity for students and parents from Guilford County to meet representatives from Say Yes colleges and universities from around the nation, and to learn valuable information on the admissions and financial aid process.’’

Local Say Yes partners like Greensboro College, High Point University, John Wesley University (formerly Laurel), Salem College, and Wake Forest University will be among those in attendance, joined by representatives from other North Carolina private schools including Davidson College, Duke University and Wake Forest University. Meanwhile, colleges and universities from 15 other states and from as far away as the West Coast will also be represented (the complete list below includes Rice, Princeton, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Southern California, Vanderbilt and Yale).

“From the beginning of Guilford County’s partnership with Say Yes I have been beyond impressed, as the energy, appreciative spirit, attention to detail and professionalism have been Say Yes Guilford’s hallmarks,” says Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Davidson College Christopher Gruber.  “Having witnessed that, I look forward to this program on the 13th and meeting the students and families of Guilford County and celebrating the great opportunities before them.”

Students and families who do not have transportation or families that would like to ride a bus to the Greensboro Coliseum can use one of four satellite park/ride locations available throughout Guilford County. Buses will offer free travel to and from the Coliseum. The park/ride options are available at the following locations:

Andrews High School, 1920 McGuinn Dr., High Point (bus departs at 4:45 pm)

Northeast High School, 6700 McLeansville Rd., McLeansville (bus departs at 4:45 pm)

Ragsdale High School, 1000 Lucy Ragsdale Dr., Jamestown (bus departs at 5 pm)

Smith High School, 2407 S. Holden Rd., Greensboro (bus departs at 5:10 pm)

The following private colleges and universities are scheduled to have representatives attend the September 13 reception*:

Bates College

Bennett College

Boston University

Bucknell University

California Institute of Technology

Colgate University

Colorado College

Cornell University

Davidson College

Duke University

Franklin & Marshall College

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Greensboro College

Guilford College

Hamilton College

High Point University

Johns Hopkins University

John Wesley University

Lycoming College

Northeastern University

Oberlin College

Pomona College

Princeton University

Reed College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rice University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Salem College

Scripps College

Sewanee: The University of the South

Syracuse University

Texas Christian University

Trinity College

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Rochester

University of Southern California

Vanderbilt University

Wake Forest University

Washington University in St. Louis

Wellesley College

Williams College

Yale University


*Note: Final list subject to change


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