Potomac State College to Host Open House November 12

College-bound students of all ages, parents and other guests are invited to experience Potomac State’s Fall Open House to be held Monday, November 12th on the campus of Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University. Registration for the Open House will begin at 8:30 a.m. with various events running throughout the day until 1 p.m.

Senior Admissions Counselor and coordinator of the event, Christine Hess had this to say, "Participation in a Potomac State Open House event is a great step in ensuring success as a college student. Our Open House event gives prospective students and their families the opportunity to gather first-hand information about our programs and our facilities. They will be able to interact with our faculty, staff, administrators, and current students to get a glimpse of the total PSC experience."

"PAWS" welcomes you to Potomac State College

The day kicks off with registration and refreshments from 8:30 to 9 a.m. in the Church-McKee Arts Center, Students will can have an optional photo with our mascot “PAWS.” A general welcome will take place from 9 to 9:15 a.m., at which time various information sessions will be available.

For an application review and on-the-spot admission decision, bring a copy of your high-school transcript.  

A campus tour and complimentary lunch will be held from 10:50 a.m. – noon.   Guests will split into groups; while some tour the campus, others will have lunch (and vice versa) in the University Place Commons or Rapids.

An Academic/Student Services Fair will follow lunch from noon to 1 p.m. in the Davis Conference Center where faculty representatives will be on-hand to meet with students and their families. Information will be available regarding the Academic Success Center, athletics, academic programs, financial aid, WVU referrals, residence life, health services, University Police, disability services, and dining services.

All students who attend the open house are eligible to participate in a drawing for a $500 book scholarship. Guests must be present in order to claim the scholarship.

An optional tour of the College’s agricultural/forestry/farm facilities will be available at 1 p.m.

Potomac State College is a division of West Virginia University offering 56 majors in a wide variety of liberal arts and pre-professional programs. Students can earn an associate of arts degree which will transfer to a four-year degree program, or a two-year applied science career and technical degree that can fast-track them into the job market.

Students can also start and finish at Potomac State earning a Bachelor of Applied Science degree with an emphasis in business management or criminal justice. Additionally, the College offers WVU's Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) degree, which allows non-traditional students (or anyone who has been out of high school for at least five years) the potential to earn credit for life/work experience in conjunction with college courses.

The College offers six residence halls, as well as an honors program, clubs, intramural sports and a winning athletic tradition in seven intercollegiate varsity sports.

According to Director of Enrollment Services Beth Little, "Our goal with Potomac State’s Fall Open House is to showcase everything the College has to offer and to allow prospective students to experience the benefits of our campus first-hand."

For further information or directions, call 1-800-262-7332 or 304-788-6820. Prior registration for Potomac State’s Fall Open House is not required.