Potomac State to hold Open House for prospective students

College-bound students of all ages, parents and other guests are invited to experience Potomac State’s Open House for future students to be held Monday, February 18th 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.

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.

Potomac State Open House
Potomac State Open House February 18th

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 and administrators in order to get a glimpse of the total PSC experience."

The day kicks off with registration and refreshments at 8:30 a.m. in the Church-McKee Arts Center, where students will get a chance to meet PAWS, the PSC mascot.  That will be followed by a general welcome at which time the following informational sessions will be available: financial aid and scholarships, residence life, admissions counselors, and Academic Success Center. Additionally, there will be a question and answer session.

Students and parents are invited to take a campus tour and enjoy a complimentary lunch in the College’s dining facility. An optional tour of the College’s agricultural/forestry/farm facilities will also be available.

The Academic/Student Services Fair will follow 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 athletics, academic programs, WVU referrals, health services, University Police, disability services, and dining services.

Potomac State College is a division of West Virginia University offering 54 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 Open House on February 18th 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 or click here. Prior registration for Potomac State’s upcoming Open House is not required.

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