TERRE HAUTE, Ind. 9WTHI) - September is an important month for high school junior and seniors considering college as their career path of choice. The State of Indiana is helping to better prepare Hoosier high schoolers for the college experience.
Beautiful days on the Indiana State University campus as college students make their way to class. This month, you'll also find plenty of high school students visiting ISU as part of a program called "College Go Week." The Indiana Higher Education Commission came up with this idea a few years ago to help better prepare high schoolers for life after high school.
"Whether that be attending a community college for a two year degree, attend a four year institution, or even look for some certificate or training opportunities,” said ISU’s Richard Toomey. “We want them to further beyond the K-12 experience."
Some seniors in high school still may not have their college or university of choice picked out yet. That's why some Indiana schools are waiving application fees for this week. ISU's taking that a step further… waiving the fee for the entire month of september. The application fee at Indiana State University is $25, so waiving that fee may not sound like much. But for ISU, it's an incentive that's proven to be effective.
"Historically we see about 3000 students apply for admission during the month of September, which gives us a great opportunity to talk with them, to communicate with them throughout the year about their options and to prepare them for their ultimate college enrollment," Toomey points out.
It's also helped ISU's enrollment. The university welcomed its largest freshman class since 1972. ISU gives College Go Week its due, not only helping the institution, but also with helping high schoolers becoming Sycamores.
"All of this is because over the last few years, we've benefitted from and have taken advantage of the opportunity the higher education commission has given us to really promote college go week and really introduce students to a college experience they otherwise may not be exposed to,” said Toomey.
If you want to take advantage of this opportunity to apply to ISU for free, click here.
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