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College preps for Admissions Week

Sampson Community College’s Admissions Week will serve as a one-stop shop for students who are seeking enrollment into the local institute.

This event, to be held June 25-28, will allow students to complete the admissions application, attend new student orientation, meet with an academic advisor and register for class all in the same day.

“Admissions Week makes it more convenient than ever for students to enroll at Sampson Community College,” Holly Brewington, director of admissions, said. “We encourage prospective students to attend during this week.”

Throughout the week, Brewington said staff will be on hand to answer questions about how to get the application process started, the next steps for admission, programs, services and financial aid.

“Though Sampson Community College subscribes to an open door admission policy, completing admissions and financial aid is a process,” Brewington explained. “For new students, completing the admissions process means completing an online admission application, applying of financial aid, submitting official high school transcript, complete a placement test, if needed, and attend a new student orientation.”

Admissions Week will run Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the SCC campus, located at 1801 Sunset Ave. in Clinton. Interested students are encouraged to visit student services, located within the North Building, to begin the admissions process.

Admissions week will ensure that prospective students have the opportunity to begin the admissions process and learn about financial aid opportunities before the fall semester begins.

“It is always important to do admissions early so students can make sure everything is in place to begin in the fall,” said Perry Gillespie, career specialist at Sampson Community College. “It allows students to check their status in admissions and financial aid.”

“Students can apply for admissions at any time, but we encourage those who are interested in the fall semester to apply now so that they have enough time to complete the admissions and financial aid process,” Brewington explained. “Program advisors will help new students select classes that are of interest to them and applicable to their desired program of study. Students who are unsure of what degree to seek are welcome to take general education courses that will get them started on a path while they explore a variety of opportunities for their major.”

The priority deadline to complete admissions and financial aid is July 14.

“Although we will continue to admit students after July 14th, these students risk the chance of not have enough time to complete the admissions and financial aid process,” Brewington noted.

Financial aid

Federal Pell Grant Funds may be available for students during the fall semester. If a student has not previously applied for financial aid for the 2017-2018 academic year, they will need to apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Before students can be awarded Federal Pell Grant funds, they need to make sure that they have successfully completed all admission requirements.

Students who are planning to begin attending SCC in the fall will need to complete a 2018-2019 FAFSA.

Prospective students are encouraged to stop by Sampson Community College, meet staff and faculty and begin the admissions process to be ready for fall classes. For more information about Sampson Community College, visit sampsoncc.edu or call 910-592-8081.

Student counselors assist students of Sampson Community College in the application process, as well as applying for financial aid.
https://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_Admin1.jpgStudent counselors assist students of Sampson Community College in the application process, as well as applying for financial aid.
Holly Brewington and Perry Gillespie talk with students about the admissions process.
https://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_Admin2.jpgHolly Brewington and Perry Gillespie talk with students about the admissions process.

By Kristy D. Carter

kcarter@clintonnc.com

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