Students from the four county high schools were given information to help them prepare for the college application process during the annual College Summit at Tusculum on Friday, March 10.
Eleventh graders from North Greene, South Greene, West Greene and Chuckey-Doak high schools attended the event at Tusculum, hosted by Advise TN. Students also attended a College Fair at Walters State Community College in Greeneville as part of their day.
Advise TN is a college advising and capacity building program developed by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and the Office of Governor Bill Haslam. Advise TN aims to increase the number of Tennesseans accessing higher education by partnering with high schools and providing college advising services to up to 10,000 junior and senior students across Tennessee.
“The ultimate goal of the program is to develop a college-going culture in the Greene County School System,” said Ruth Ann Tipton, a college advisor for Advise TN. “We want every high school student to know they can go to college and that through Tennessee Promise, the financial resources are available to them to make it happen.”
Welcoming the high school students to campus, Tusculum President Nancy B. Moody encouraged the juniors to pursue education following graduation whether it is at a technical school, a community college, a state university or a private college.
Following the opening session, the students met with enrollment representatives who discussed college admission test preparation, college interviews, financial aid and admission processes and college life.
The students were then treated to a tour of the Tusculum campus.