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          Prospective students, families invited to explore Edinboro University at Spring Open House

          April 03, 2018

          Prospective students, families invited to explore Edinboro University at Spring Open House

          Kelly Krechowski remembers her first visit to Edinboro University.

          Krechowski, a sophomore speech and hearing sciences student from Ellwood City, Pa., recalls her campus visit experience, beginning with walking through the doors of Academy Hall, which houses Edinboro’s Admissions Office. During her visit, she was struck by the charm of the campus and welcoming spirit of the faculty, staff and students.

          “When I first toured Edinboro, I felt so welcomed by everyone involved in my visit. I couldn’t resist attending a school where everyone was so kind to me,” Krechowski said. “The beautiful campus, kind faculty, quality education and affordability made it a no brainer to attend EU. I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else.”

          Edinboro University will open its doors to prospective students and their families Saturday, April 14, for the annual Spring Open House. Students will have the opportunity to explore Edinboro and learn about our exceptional, affordable and engaging education that has led directly to successful careers.

          “This is truly a day to explore the many opportunities that await our future students. Our nurturing environment will assist our students as they continue to learn and grow at Edinboro University,” said Dr. William Edmonds, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Edinboro. “Each year, we welcome a remarkable class of students, and this year is proving to be impressive as well. Our goal is to inform and guide our prospective students and their families as they prepare for this major transition to university life.”

          Scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon in McComb Fieldhouse and Frank G. Pogue Student Center, Spring Open House is designed primarily for high school juniors and sophomores, as well as transfer students. Prospective students are invited to speak with faculty members and representatives from the Admissions Office, Financial Aid and Residence Life and Housing.

          Current Edinboro University students will guide tours for visiting students throughout Edinboro’s picturesque 585-acre campus, residence halls, dining options and classrooms.

          Diane Raybuck, Edinboro’s Director of Admissions, and her staff will be available throughout the day to answer questions about the application process and how high school students become Fighting Scots. During Open House, application fees will be waived for all prospective students who attend.

          “We know that choosing a college is a major life decision, and we want to provide the information students and their families will need to make that decision,” Raybuck said. "Edinboro University is a great option with great programs and outcomes.”

          Pre-registration for Open House is available on the Edinboro University website at openhouse.edinboro.edu.

          Once on campus, students and families can check in at the McComb Fieldhouse beginning at 8:30 a.m., with the welcome presentation being provided at 9 a.m. Then, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Financial Aid and Admissions representatives will be available in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center to speak with students and provide campus and residence hall tours. Representatives from the academic departments also will be available to speak with students and families from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

          Admissions representatives will explain the academic criteria, which includes high school grade-point average and standardized test scores. Edinboro University’s first-year admission criteria is weighted more heavily on the student’s high school GPA than on the standardized test scores.

          For current high school juniors, the application window for fall 2019 admission at Edinboro University opens on July 1.

          There’s still plenty of time to register for fall and summer classes at Edinboro. Information about how to enroll in programs is available by calling (800) 8GO-BORO or visiting www.edinboro.edu.

          Photo caption: Interested in becoming a member of the Edinboro University community? Visit our Spring Open House on April 14 to learn about becoming an EU student. Visit openhouse.edinboro.edu to register.