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Shenandoah University to take part in Virginia Private College Week

shenandoah universityShenandoah University is one of 23 higher education institutions that will participate in Virginia Private College Week, hosted by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia, from July 25-30.

Shenandoah University and other participating institutions will offer campus tours and information sessions about academic programs, admissions, financial aid and student life. College officials will address some of the common myths about the cost of a private college education.

“VPCW is a terrific week for families to visit and get a feel for different colleges and universities. College campuses are beautiful right now, and a little quiet, so high school students and their parents can get a great initial look and learn more about the colleges they visit,” said Jean Swartz, Shenandoah University senior executive director of new student enrollment. “The campus tour is usually a big plus for families who just want to get a ‘feel’ for different colleges and begin that college search process.”

Swartz said that Virginia Private College Week is designed to allow families to easily visit multiple colleges.

Prospective students who visit at least three institutions during the week will receive three application fee waivers. Students may use these waivers to apply to any three participating CICV colleges for free. In addition, those who visit at least three colleges will be entered in a drawing to win one of five $100 Amazon gift cards.

“Visiting campuses in person is one of the most important steps in the college search process,” said Robert Lambeth, president of CICV. “I encourage parents to explore which college will be the best fit for their son or daughter, and I want to reassure them that a quality education at a Virginia private college is affordable and within reach.”

Shenandoah is offering twice-daily sessions Monday-Friday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., and one session at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 30.

Register to visit Shenandoah University at su.edu/admissions/future-first-year/visit/vpcw/.

For more information about CICV and Virginia Private College Week, visit vaprivatecolleges.org

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.