Way2GoMaryland Open House Offers Walk-In Registration May 7 at College of Southern Maryland
Md. (May 4, 2011) -- Way2GoMaryland,
the University System of Maryland's campaign to encourage students and their
families to begin preparing for college early, holds its next outreach event from 10
a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the College Southern Maryland in
La Plata. Although advance registration has closed, students and their families
still may attend by signing in at the "Walk-Up Registrations" table during
check-in, beginning at 9 a.m.
Students and their families will hear USM students discuss their own
paths to college. They will also be able to gain critical information from USM admissions experts.
The college fair will include door prizes. Complimentary refreshments
will be available until 12:30 p.m.
The campus is located at 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD. For
driving directions, visit http://www.csmd.edu/About/campuses/laplata/directions.html.
Way2GoMaryland is part of USM Chancellor William
E. "Brit" Kirwan's Closing the Achievement Gap Initiative launched in November
2007. National statistics show that first-generation, underrepresented, and
low-income students are finding it harder to afford and complete a college
degree, limiting their chances for success in the expanding global knowledge
the year 2015, USM has pledged to cut 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 will be part of this effort by encouraging more
students, especially those in middle school, to begin preparing for college
earlier. An early start on the path to college can help students:
- pursue the right mix of
secondary school coursework and be successful;
- prepare for the college
search and application process;
- gain access to adequate
- Complete undergraduate
degrees successfully and prepare to enter the workforce and/or pursue
graduate and professional studies.
For more information about Way2GoMaryland, please see http://www.way2gomaryland.org/.
Contact: Mike Lurie