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Transfer Day at Mississippi College Offers Extra $500 Scholarship Award

May 2, 2013

Free money! That’s always a good thing, especially during these tough times for the USA economy.

At Mississippi College’s Transfer Day on May 14, prospective students attending will become eligible to receive a nice scholarship bonus of $500.

That amount will go to transfer students who live on the Clinton campus and have all of their paperwork completed at the university’s admissions office by June 14. A $250 stipend will go to transfers who submitted all their information by that date, and decide to live off campus.

Why do the bonuses?

“The purpose of the financial rewards for transfers is to give them an incentive to come to this great event,” says Michael Wright, the assistant director of admissions. “The transfer day will be a one-stop-shop to get everything taken care of for the fall.”

It’s also a terrific opportunity for MC transfer students to get to know one another before fall classes begin in late August.

Transfer Day begins with a check-in and lunch at the B.C. Rogers Student Center at 11 a.m. that Tuesday.

At 12:30 p.m., Brandi Chancellor, coordinator of transfer recruitment and special event, will kick things off with a welcome address to the visitors. Mississippi College senior Charise Scott will discuss the transfer experience at the Christian university, the state’s largest private institution.

Other speakers lined up include admissions director Kyle Brantley, Vice President for Academic Affairs Ron Howard, Karon McMillan, financial aid director and Joseph Odenwald, associate dean of students and director of student life.

There will be time for class registration, campus tours, and opportunities to visit with leaders of student clubs. MC officials will share information on scholarships and financial aid, and help students finalize housing plans before the activities wind up at 4:30 p.m.

Transfer students are always a big part of Mississippi College’s enrollment picture. About 40 percent of the incoming class consists of transfers from other institutions.

There are other key dates for incoming MC students to circle on their calendars.

Booked June 20-21 will be the first freshman orientation session of the summer. The event will attract up to 200 students. Activities begin that Thursday afternoon with a 3:30 p.m. check-in at residence halls. A welcome from President Lee Royce, academic break-out sessions, a dinner, worship time for parents at Provine Chapel, and a party on the Piazza are a few of the activities.

A second summer orientation for freshmen is set for July 11-12. A mini-orientation for freshmen and transfer students is scheduled for July 29. Students will hear from President Royce, Brantley and other university leaders.

The move-in day for students on the Clinton campus will be August 24. Day classes for the fall semester will begin on Wednesday August 28.

For additional information, contact the Mississippi College admissions office at 601.925.3800 or admissions@mc.edu.                  

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