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Lyndon State Hosts Northeast Kingdom College Night for Parents & Students

VSAC will offer free college planning workshops

LYNDONVILLE (March 20, 2014) – The annual Northeast Kingdom College Night for high school students and parents will be held on Monday, April 7 on the campus of Lyndon State College.

The free college fair, sponsored by Lyndon Institute, Lyndon State College Upward Bound, and St. Johnsbury Academy, runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. High school juniors, sophomores, and their parents are particularly encouraged to attend to meet admissions representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities from New England and across the U.S. offering liberal arts as well as technical and business-oriented studies.

New this year, the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) will offer free college planning workshops before (starting at 4:15 p.m.) and after the college fair. Topics include SAT/ACT test prep and strategies, writing an admissions essay that sets you apart, finding colleges that fit, and navigating college costs & financial aid. Free food will be provided to workshop attendees. For more information, visit www.vsac.org/CollegePathways.

Students and parents say the workshops offer important information and insights to the college process.

“It’s awesome to see all these people here because they’re all going through the same steps as me and I know everyone’s feeling the same,”said a junior at Mount Mansfield Union High School after recent workshops in Chittenden County.

Added a parent of a junior: “Excellent conference. Very helpful information … even with this being my second time around at the college admission process. So glad I decided to come.”

Don’t miss this great opportunity — a double feature with two programs in one night — for Northeast Kingdom students and families to get information and resources needed for applying and preparing for college.

 

About Lyndon State College

Lyndon State College balances liberal arts and nationally recognized professional programs that integrate theory with hands-on experiences to prepare individuals for success. Nestled in northeastern Vermont, this college of 1,450 students is well known for its tradition of enthusiasm, community service and friendliness. Lyndon State College offers two- and four-year degrees and graduate degrees in education and liberal arts. You also can take many courses from our comprehensive course selection without being enrolled in a degree program. Visit us at www.lyndonstate.edu.

 

About VSAC

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is a public, nonprofit corporation created by the Vermont Legislature in 1965 to help Vermonters plan and pay for education or training beyond high school. VSAC administers Vermont’s 529 college savings plan; career and education outreach services to encourage first-generation and low-income students to aspire to and prepare to succeed in postsecondary education; career exploration and college-planning resources for all Vermonters; need-based state grants for full-time, part-time and non-degree study; scholarship programs; and private education loans. Find us at www.vsac.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VermontStudentAssistanceCorporation.

 

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