Sikeston Campus Hosting ‘Bridge-To-College Day’ May 2

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A “Bridge-to-College Day” for prospective students is being offered by Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston on May 2.

SIKESTON, Mo.,

March 21, 2007 – A “Bridge-to-College Day” for prospective students is being offered by Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston on May 2.

The day, scheduled for 8 to 10 a.m. at Southeast’s Sikeston campus, will allow current high school sophomores and juniors to learn about opportunities for dual credit and early college credit, both at Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston and online, said Kim Madigan, coordinator of academic programs. High school seniors interested in attending Southeast at Sikeston are also encouraged to participate, she said.

David Fuemmeler, director of dual credit programs, will conduct a session on dual credit and early college credit, covering such topics as course availability, enrolling in and paying for courses, getting textbooks, course expectations, and the importance of attendance. He will also discuss the Accelerated College Education Program, which provides students the opportunity to earn a $2,000 per year renewable scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University.

Madigan says she will conduct a session for current high school seniors who are interested in attending Southeast at Sikeston. These students will learn about admission criteria and processes, placement testing, enrollment, scholarship availability (including the Southeast A+ Scholarship), course offerings and advising processes.

“We welcome and encourage all high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to attend,” Madigan said. Students are asked to contact their high school counselors regarding event attendance. The deadline to RSVP is April 20.

High school counselors, parents and administrators are also invited and may attend the session of their choice.  Refreshments will be provided.

Anyone with questions can contact Southeast Missouri State University – Sikeston at (573) 472-3210.