by Ward Mullens, Published October 13, 2010
YPSILANTI - High school and transfer students will have the opportunity to "Explore Eastern," Saturday, Oct. 16.
The event is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and begins at the EMU Student Center. To register, go to www.emich.edu.
Participants will be able to speak to faculty and representatives from each of EMU's five colleges - arts and sciences, business, education, health and human services, and technology. Representatives from career services, financial aid, housing and dining also will be on hand.
Families are welcome and tours of the campus will leave every 15 minutes from the Student Center.
"This is a great opportunity for students and families to learn more about Eastern and the reasons why our enrollment has increased more than 7 percent over the last two years," said Walter Kraft, EMU vice president for communications. "EMU has had the lowest tuition increases in the state for the last two years. That includes a 0 percent increase this year. We are helping to make higher education accessible and affordable. Plus, the tour of campus will show the unprecedented $195 million investment we are making in providing outstanding academics in new and renovated buildings."
All students attending Explore Eastern will be able to apply for admission, free of charge, and will be eligible for a drawing to win 12 free credit hours of in-state equivalent tuition for Fall 2010.
One transfer student who enrolls at EMU will receive 6 FREE credit hours of in-state equivalent tuition for Fall 2010.
High school students, who bring their official high school transcript in a sealed envelope, along with official ACT or SAT scores, can receive a priority admissions decision.