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Regional colleges reach out to Mid-Continent students

Staff report

Three regional colleges will hold sessions in the next week for displaced Mid-Continent University students.

Murray State University will host two events today. There will be an open house for all incoming freshmen, transfer students and graduate students interested in attending the university from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the community room at West Kentucky Rural Electric, 1218 W. Broadway in Mayfield. Admissions, financial aid and scholarship representatives will share information and answer questions.

Members of the Murray State transfer center staff will visit Mid-Continent from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the classroom building to assist students. Murray State has plans in place to assist students, including waiving application fees. For more information, call the college at 270-809-3350 or 1-800-669-7654.

University of Tennessee at Martin is hosting an information night, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Tuesday at the Commerce Center at 201 E. College St. in Mayfield.

School officials will be on hand to discuss undergraduate and graduate programs, both traditional and online and financial aid options. The university offers a bachelor of interdisciplinary studies, designed for working adults.

Students in Fulton, Graves and Hickman counties can attend the college without paying out-of-state tuition and the application fees will be waived for all Mid-Continent students. For more information, call the office of admissions at 731-881-7020.

Kentucky Wesleyan College will offer a Residential Scholarship to students transferring from Mid-Continent.  The scholarship will be to assist in their transition to campus life at KWC.

Students can learn more about  opportunities at KWC on Monday when representatives from the school will host an event from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Los Pinos restaurant, 1106 Cuba Road in Mayfield.  Representatives from Admissions and Financial Aid will explain the admissions process, scholarships, transferring of credits, online degree options, and information on the academic majors and pre-professional programs available.

Kentucky Wesleyan has a rolling admissions deadline and there is no cost to apply. Prospective students may apply online at www.kwc.edu/apply or may call the Admissions Office at 270-852-3120.

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