College 101: Parent Night
1 Ivy Tech Way
Logansport, IN 46947
KOKOMO and LOGANSPORT, Ind. — Know what community college can mean for your high school senior? For many, it can mean academic success, an important transition, and a launching pad to a great career … or transfer to a four-year university.
And, says Marcia Worland, vice chancellor for Enrollment Services for Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo, it can mean great value. Parents who want to learn more to help their children move ahead in life are invited to attend Ivy Tech’s “College 101: Parent Night” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at its Kokomo and Logansport campuses.
“College 101” is an evening dedicated to helping high school students and parents with all things related to college. “We’ve been communicating about this event directly with parents of high school juniors and seniors,” Worland said. “Parents of eighth-graders also can benefit as they consider the educational path their youngsters will take in high school, whether technical honors, Core 40, or honors.”
At both campuses, the evening will begin with an overview session covering financial aid and the support services available to help students be successful during their academic career. The discussion will include the two pathways the college offers – short-term programs that prepare graduates to quickly enter the workforce and two-year degrees designed to transfer into bachelor degree programs at four-year schools.
Speakers also will cover the State of Indiana’s innovative Workforce Ready Grant, which can cover tuition and fees for eligible students in selected programs. The state program now covers students with “dependent” status, meaning that recent high school graduates may be eligible for the funding.
Breakout sessions will follow and parents can choose those that interest them. Subjects include opportunities for students taking dual-credit classes that earn both high school and college credit, as well as transfer options for students seeking bachelor’s degrees, including Ivy Tech’s ASAP program, which allows motivated students to earn an associate degree in one year.
At both sites, the Express Enrollment Centers will be open with staff members available to answer additional questions relating to financial aid and college admission. Faculty members will be on hand to answer questions about Ivy Tech’s wide range of programs.
“A college education is a huge investment – and not just in money,” Worland said. “It’s also an investment of the time and effort the students put into attending class and studying, transitioning from high school to college-level coursework and expectations, and for many, living away from home for the first time. Parents can help their children make good decisions by knowing all the options – including community college.”
Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Campus is located at 1815 E. Morgan St. and the Logansport campus at 1 Ivy Tech Way (Ind. 35 at 18th Street). For more information, contact Carlee Cook, assistant director of admissions based in Kokomo, by email at email@example.com or by calling 765-252-5487 or Jovita Flores, assistant director of admissions based in Logansport, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 574-398-6097.