High school sophomores invited to try early taste of college life at K-State

K-State Alumni Communications

Current Student Ambassador Mandy Marchesini (second from left) interacts with high school students during the 2015 For Sophomores Only event. (Photo: Katie VanDever)

Do you know a high school sophomore who would make a great future Wildcat? If so, you can encourage him or her to participate in For Sophomores Only, a special K-State Alumni Association event that gives high school sophomores a chance to learn about college life. The program is planned and hosted by Student Alumni Board, and all high school sophomores are invited to attend.

“Sophomore year is the best time for high school students to start their college search, and we want K-State to be a part of that process,” said Jessica Elmore ’06, ’15, associate director of diversity programs for the Alumni Association.

For Sophomores Only, which takes place April 15-16 in conjunction with Kansas State University's All-University Open House, provides an interactive approach for parents and students to experience the K-State campus firsthand. The program includes small-group activities and discussions, a skit by Student Alumni Board students and a dance/social Friday evening. The students also will participate in a two-hour simulation of a year as a college student while their parents attend a separate seminar about admissions, financial aid and scholarships. Parents also are able to speak with parents of current K-State students about preparing for college. 

The cost for students participating in the Friday and Saturday activities is $35. Each attendee receives a T-shirt and a three-ring binder full of information about college planning. Parents may attend for free.

For more information about For Sophomores Only and registration, visit www.K-State.com/FSO. Registration is due by March 30. The annual All-University Open House will be April 16, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Manhattan and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Olathe and Polytechnic campuses.  
 

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