College-bound high school seniors can tour the Barton Community College campus, and will also have a chance to win one of two $500 BCC scholarships, during Senior Day. This free program starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. Students need to sign up online at www.bartonccc.edu/prospective by Feb. 17.
Director of Admissions Tana Cooper said participants will be grouped with other students who have similar majors.
“It’s nice for students to have a head start on knowing some of the students that they will have classes with when they attend Barton,” she said.
All seniors in the Golden Belt are encouraged to attend, even if they aren’t considering going to BCC and even if they intend to go straight to a four-year school, Cooper said.
“Barton offers the same classes as four-year schools, but at almost half the cost. If they fill out the form before the March 15 Academic Scholarship deadline, we will set aside scholarship money for those students until the fall semester begins,” she said. “We know that ‘life happens’ so it’s nice to have this scholarship and Barton as a safety net.”
The annual senior day will feature campus tours, sessions with advisors and admissions representatives, and housing and student life information. Students and parents can learn the benefits to attending Barton prior to attending a four-year college or, if they choose a career path, before entering the workforce.
Some of Barton’s career and technical programs take only a year to complete, and can lead to an entry level position and the beginning of a rewarding career.
Following the afternoon of events, participants will be given free admittance to the evening’s basketball games against Colby Community College. The games are also part of Sophomore Appreciation Night for Barton students.