The event will give area residents who are considering taking classes this fall the opportunity to “get on the fast track for fall enrollment,” university officials said.
“College Express allows all persons, regardless of age, to explore the possibility of attending college and complete much of the preliminary process in a single evening,” explained Dr. Herb Lunday, dean of student services.
Those attending will have the opportunity to visit the campus, learn more about the benefits of higher education, talk to faculty members and advisers, preview academic programs, apply for admission, begin the financial aid application process, discuss student housing options, learn more about academic services and student life, and reserve a time to schedule classes either through a one-on-one visit with an adviser from the Advisement and Academic Coaching Center for Empowering Student Success (AACCESS) or an upcoming STudent Advising and Registration (STAR) Orientation session.
Information about the university’s new Evening College, which begins this fall, also will be available, officials said. The Evening College gives students the opportunity to complete one of four different degree programs during evening hours by following a routinized schedule of classes required for each degree. Degrees that will be offered include the Associate of Arts in General Studies, the Associate of Science in Business, the Associate of Science in Nursing (LPN-to-RN bridge program) and the Associate of Applied Science in Child and Family Development.
“College Express will significantly condense the usual enrollment processes and provide personal assistance in a very comfortable setting,” Lunday explained. “It may be especially appealing to persons who are only now becoming fully committed to attending college.”
Complimentary pizza and soft drinks will be provided, and prizes will be given away throughout the evening.
Missouri State-West Plains is a teaching and learning institution providing quality post-secondary educational opportunities to the communities it serves. Missouri State-West Plains offers associate degrees and credit and non-credit courses and serves as a delivery site for bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered by Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo.
Pre-registration for the College Express program is encouraged. To do so, call the Missouri State-West Plains admissions office at 417-255-7955 or toll free at 1-888-466-7897. For more information about the campus, visit wp.missouristate.edu.