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Seminar helps educate high school students and their parents about admissions process

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Date(s) - 02/27/2014
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

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Mississippi University for Women

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COLUMBUS, Miss. – High schools students, their parents and other interested individuals are invited to attend a free seminar at Mississippi University for Women to learn about the admissions process.

The Columbus/MUW branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is teaming up with The Princeton Review to offer the seminar titled “Getting in to College” Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the Kossen Auditorium, Poindexter Hall.

In addition to learning more about the admissions process, the seminar will focus on preparing for the ACT and understanding how to apply for financial aid and student loans.

According to Violet Tremblay of The Princeton Review, this workshop “will demystify the admissions process and give you insider advice on how to choose and get into the best schools for you.” Among the topics to be covered are smart ways to narrow down to a list of “best-fit” schools, tips about what colleges are really looking for in their applicants, information about how your ACT and SAT scores affect your admissions and financial aid chances and tips to help you raise your test scores.

“The W Admissions team is excited about hosting an event like this on our campus,” said Shelley Moss, director of admissions at The W. “We hope that students and parents will come out and learn more about the college admission process and also learn more about what makes The W a special place.”

Dr. Amber Handy, vice president of the Columbus/MUW AAUW branch and assistant professor of history at The W, said this workshop is in line with the AAUW mission to advance opportunities for women and girls in education.

She said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for the AAUW to help clear up some of the confusion that surrounds the college application process and to help more Mississippi students, both women and men, to succeed in their college search.”

A second free Princeton Review workshop is being planned for later in the spring semester. The second workshop will focus on preparing current college or university students for the GRE exam, which is a requirement for admission into many graduate school programs.

Attendance is free of charge but pre-registration is required. To register online, visit PrincetonReview.com. Under the “Attend a Free Practice Test in Your Area” menu, choose “ACT” and then enter the zip code 39701. For further information call The Princeton Review at (800) 273-8439 or email InfoLou@review.com.