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College Application Week

Both Heritage and E. C. Glass high schools are central Virginia’s centerpieces for College Application Week in Virginia 2013—November 18-22. The goal of the program is to get more students applying to Virginia colleges early in their senior year. During this week, students may apply to any of Virginia’s 24 two-year colleges, 33 independent colleges, and 15 public universities in which they are interested. Guidance and Future Center staff at E. C. Glass and Heritage will be onsite working with students to complete applications, forward transcripts, and even begin the financial aid process.

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (November 19, 20, and 21), Admissions representatives from the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, James Madison University, Lynchburg College, Randolph College, CVCC, Liberty University, Sweet Briar College, Emory and Henry College, University of Richmond, Eastern Mennonite University, Hampden-Sydney College, Centra College of Nursing, Hollins University, Roanoke College, Jefferson College of Arts and Sciences, Virginia State University, Ferrum College, Longwood University, Averett University, and other local colleges, will be on site at BOTH Heritage and E. C. Glass, waiving application fees, providing admissions tips, and helping each senior to complete at least one college application, and in some cases offering on-site direct admissions for students. For specific college attendance, click here for LCS’s College Application Week schedule.

In 2012, Heritage High School was chosen as a one of 11 high schools in Virginia that piloted College Application Day. The impact of the Day at HHS last year was so significant that Beacon of Hope and LCS are bringing College Application Week to both Heritage and E. C. Glass in 2013. In 2011, the post-secondary matriculation rate for Lynchburg City Schools was 57%. In 2013, more than 92% of seniors at Heritage completed a college application and in May 2013 more than 70% of Heritage seniors and more than 75% of E. C. Glass seniors indicated post-secondary plans for Fall 2013.

Maggie Davis, Future Center director at Heritage High School, expects more than 90% of ECG’s and HHS’s nearly 700 seniors to have completed a college application at the end of the week on November 22nd. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to stop by during College Application Day to glean more information about the college admissions process and about the specific Virginia colleges in which their seniors are interested.

This event is made possible through the support of dozens of volunteers from local colleges, Beacon of Hope Foundation and both Heritage and E. C. Glass high schools’ faculty, administration, and guidance staff. College Application Week in Virginia is sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) and The Secretary of Education’s office.

 For more information:
Contact: Laura Hamilton, Beacon of Hope Executive Director
Phone: 434.515.5082, laura@beaconofhopelynchburg.org

 

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