College Week up and running
October 30, 2018 By:MHS Piper
By Alan Torres
McNary’s annual college week has just started. There will be a string of college related events from Monday, October 29, through Thursday, November 2. The week features a Salem Area College & Career Fair, scholarship workshops from Western Oregon University, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and University of Oregon, and normal visits from George Fox University, California Baptist University, and University of Puget Sound.
The Salem area College & Career Fair took place 6-8pm on Monday at Chemeketa. Representatives from universities, technical schools, community colleges, and military branches, were there to provide information on their programs, including financial aid. A total of $3000 in scholarships were awarded to seniors at the event. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors could attend as well and enter raffles to win technology, gift cards, and college gear.
The four admissions workshops will be during the school day throughout the week. Western Oregon’s was 9:30 on Monday, Oregon State’s is 9:00 on Tuesday, Portland State’s is 1:00 on Wednesday, and Oregon’s is 8:15 on Thursday. Western Oregon and Portland State’s are both instant admissions workshops, meaning students can be admitted on the spot, however it is too late to sign up for these events.
Oregon State and Oregon’s events also just closed. Keep in mind the early action deadline to apply for both these schools is November 1. Portland State’s is December 1. Western Oregon’s is February 1.
There are also be informational college visits during this week. George Fox University presented at 8:25 on Monday. California Baptist University will present at 10:30 on Tuesday. University of Puget Sound will present at 1:30 on Tuesday. These events also just closed.