Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Seniors to Get a Head Start on College


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        3/22/2012

                                                                                                (By Lisa Garrett)

            ANDERSON --- Area high school seniors who have been accepted to Tri-County Technical College this fall have the opportunity to attend a freshman orientation session during their spring break to learn about the college and get their academic schedules in hand.

            Tri-County's enrollment deadlines have changed this year, with July 30 being the last day to be accepted to the College. Students must submit an application fee and proof of a high school credential before being admitted.  The financial aid process must be completed by July 30, also.

            Crescent and Belton-Honea Path high school seniors accepted to Tri-County will meet April 6 at Tri-County's Anderson Campus for orientation sessions. "After attending an overview of the College's services and resources, they will meet with their academic advisors and then go back to the computer lab to register for classes," said Renee Frazier, director of recruitment and admissions at Tri-County.

            "Registering earlier than later increases your chances of getting the classes you want," said Frazier.  "By attending orientation, these students can have the best selection of classes and can leave that morning with a class schedule in hand," she added. 

            Orientation sessions are scheduled on days that students are out of school on spring break or holidays, she added.

            With earlier deadlines in mind, the Office of Recruitment and Admissions has been conducting enrollment workshops at the 15 service area high schools this year to assist those interested in attending Tri-County.  Enrollment counselors meet with high school students who have applied to the College and work with them on enrollment steps and discuss programs of study. When these steps completed, the seniors can attend a Tri-County orientation session.

            Tri-County's fall semester in Pendleton and at its three community campuses in Anderson, Easley and Seneca begins August 20.

            Enrollment counselors will be in high schools in April and May to talk to students about opportunities and being proactive in the enrollment process.  Memorial Day is another orientation day reserved for high school students.

            "With our new admissions deadline of July 30, we are approaching processes faster than in the past.  We continue to communicate this at high school workshops and encourage students to meet all enrollment deadlines," Frazier added.

            For more information, contact Renae Frazier at 646-1551 or


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