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Hundreds of students to visit Central College during Iowa Private College Week

July 14, 2014

IPCW Iowa Private College Week (IPCW) will bring hundreds of high school students and parents to visit Central College in the first full week of August.

Each day from August 4-8, guests can learn about Central by attending sessions that begin at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Graham Conference Center.

While visiting Central, students will be invited to tour academic buildings, residence halls and athletic facilities. They can also meet faculty members, coaches and directors to discuss opportunities on campus, as well as internships and studying abroad.

Central is one of 26 colleges and universities participating in IPCW, and more than 500 visitors attended sessions last year.

Carol Williamson, vice president of enrollment, said the week helps high school students take the next step toward college. “It helps students get a head start before the busyness of their senior year,” Williamson said, “and it helps families see that private colleges are comprehensive in their offerings and that they are affordable.”

Visiting students will learn more about majors that interest them, as well as Central’s numerous scholarships. Guests will also receive information about possible careers and hear from a panel of current students who will answer questions about college life.

The daily sessions end at noon and 4:30 p.m., when visitors are invited to enjoy a buffet lunch or ice cream sundae bar at the award-winning Central Market. All visiting students will also receive a free Central Dutch T-shirt, and Central will waive their $25 application fee.

Interested high school students can register to visit Central during Iowa Private College Week at www.central.edu/admission/events/iowa-private-college-week.