Way2GoMaryland College Preparation Event Comes to Universities at Shady Grove on May 7
Representatives from USM Institutions, College Savings Plan of MD will
be Present to Offer Guidance
Adelphi, Md. (April 5,
2016) - Way2GoMaryland, the University
System of Maryland's (USM) campaign to encourage students and their families to
begin preparing for college early, holds its next free-of-charge event from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) in
Rockville, MD. The event is designed for sixth- to tenth-grade students and
their parents and guardians who live in and around Montgomery County.
The event will take place in Building II on the USG campus,
located at 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, Md. Current college students and
admissions and financial aid representatives from USM institutions will speak with
students and their parents/guardians about preparing and paying for college.
Event attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from the College Savings
Plans of Maryland about saving for college. In addition, they will have chances
to win door prizes and will be treated to light refreshments.
Visitors may park at no cost in any of the lots designated
for general student parking. A map of the USG campus, with a link to
directions, can be accessed here. Online
registration is available through Wed., May 4. Registration details can be
Students and their families may also attend by registering
on the day of the event, beginning at 9:30 a.m. However, pre-registration is
strongly encouraged. For further details
about the event and pre-registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-445-2756.
part of its 2020 Strategic Plan, USM is committed to helping Maryland
achieve its goal of 55-percent college degree completion (either a two-year
associate's or four-year bachelor's degree, attained by 55 percent of the state
population 25 years and older). Toward that state goal, USM seeks to increase
student enrollment and expand baccalaureate degree production by an additional
continues to work toward its pledge of cutting by at least half the gaps in
college-going and college-completion rates that separate low-income and
underrepresented students from other young Americans. Way2GoMaryland is part of this effort, encouraging more students,
especially those in middle school, to begin preparing for college early.
early start on the path to college can help students:
- pursue the right mix of
secondary school coursework;
- prepare for the college
search and application process;
- gain access to adequate
financial aid; and
- complete undergraduate
degrees and prepare to enter the workforce and/or pursue graduate and
For more information about Way2GoMaryland, please click here.
Contact: Jennifer Rose