December 9, 2013

High School Seniors Prepare for College

CHS students enter WNC campus at College Day.
CHS students enter WNC campus at College Day.

High school seniors received a taste of college life during a recent visits to Western Nevada College. Seventy-five Carson High School students spent Nov. 22 attending information sessions led by faculty members and asking questions about college and WNC. Nearly 300 high school seniors from Dayton, Douglas, Silver Stage, Yerington, Smith Valley, Pioneer, Sierra Lutheran and Virginia City attended a second College Day on Friday, Dec. 6.

“College Day allows faculty to introduce their programs, and helps students have a better understanding about the academic paths at WNC,” said WNC Counselor J.W. Lazzari. “Students want to see their options; visiting campus gets students excited.”

It is the first step in WNC’s Bridge to Success program, which brings access and awareness of postsecondary educational opportunities to high school students and their parents.

In addition, WNC Fallon campus will host up to 150 seniors from Churchill County, Fernley and Mineral County high schools.

After applying to WNC, students will visit with a counselor and take a placement test. Then, they can apply for financial aid, register for classes and attend an orientation session.

“The college has made some exciting enhancements to the Bridge to Success program that allows faculty to play a greater role in outreach efforts,” Lazzari said.

During last week’s event, students learned about specific programs of interest, including nursing, American Sign Language, geology, anthropology, welding, electronics, education and more.

Lazzari said that seniors who were unable to attend the College Day events can still participate in the Bridge to Success program to prepare them for enrollment.

Contact the WNC Counseling Services office at 775-445-3267.

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Biophysical Sciences Professor Steve Carman visits with students.    
Biophysical Sciences Professor Steve Carman visits with students.    
For additional information, please contact:
WNC Information and Marketing Services
2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198

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