Western to hold information sessions across N.C. for prospective students

CULLOWHEE – This is one power trip that prospective college students will want to take.

It’s the Western Carolina University ’04 Power Trip, a series of receptions designed to provide information about the college admissions process to prospective students and their families and give them the power to make one of the most important decisions in their lives – where to go to college.

“The receptions are structured so that students and parents can chat individually with university representatives who will listen and answer questions,” said Phil Cauley, director of admissions at Western. “Participants will meet experts and get clear directions so they can start moving on the right path.”

High school seniors who bring a completed application for admission, $40 application fee, official high school transcripts and SAT scores will be eligible for an instant decision on admission. High school underclassmen can get an early jump on the admissions process.

Each reception, to be held from 6 until 9 p.m., will include information stations covering admissions, financial aid, orientation, computer requirements, campus housing, scholarships, and fields of study. The schedule:

Monday, March 8, Hickory, Holiday Inn Select, 1385 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd. S.E.
Tuesday, March 9, Charlotte, Sheraton Airport, 3315 Billy Graham Parkway.
Wednesday, March 10, Greensboro, Sheraton at Four Seasons, 3121 High Point Road.
Thursday, March 11, Raleigh, Marriott Crabtree Valley, 4500 Marriott Drive.

On-campus open houses in Cullowhee are set for Friday, March 19, and Saturday, April 17.

For more information about the ’04 Power Trip or to register, call the Office of Admissions toll-free at (877) WCU-4YOU, or visit www.poweryourmind.com and click on the “Power Trip” button.