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High School Students, Parents Invited To Explore Anderson University Programs At Special Event

A year following the launch of Anderson University's Mobile Learning Initiative in which all incoming freshmen receive and use the latest iPad in specially designed courses, professors say students are more excited about what they're learning—and some are earning higher grades.

AU freshmen use iPads in courses from biology—where they make stop-action animated films to describe biological processes—to Christian studies, where they use an iPad app for in-class, collaborative research to deepen their understanding of the Bible. High school students and their parents are invited to learn more about such AU initiatives and programs Sept. 28 at First Glance, an afternoon of tours and information at Anderson University.

The free program runs from 12:40 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. at 316 Boulevard in Anderson. And besides valuable information about the university's academic programs, attendees will receive a free, AU t-shirt.

At First Glance, prospective students and parents can tour campus and learn about AU's 36 majors, 38 concentrations, and 25 minors, and applying for admission and financial aid. Anderson professors also will meet with prospective students to discuss the students' interests and explain the path to different majors. The event, which draws an average of 30 families, gives prospective students an intimate look at Anderson University. "First Glance is an event but usually the number who attend is small enough to keep it intimate," said AU Director of Admission Pam Bryant-Ross. "It just feels very personal."

In addition to the scheduled program, prospective students can request to stay overnight in a residence hall, sit in on a class, and meet with a coach to learn about AU's intercollegiate teams. Here's the schedule for First Glance:

12:40-1:00 P.M.
ARRIVAL AND CHECK-IN
AU's admission team meets prospective families and gives them agendas for the day.

1:00 – 1:45 P.M.
A LOOK AT WHAT ANDERSON UNIVERSITY HAS TO OFFER
Prospective families receive an overview of academic programs and life at AU.

1:45 - 3 P.M.
CAMPUS TOUR
Prospective families take a student-led tour in which they see residence halls, AU's new library, classrooms, the varsity athletic center, the student center, and other campus attractions.

3 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Prospective students meet with a professor for their prospective major and learn details about the course of study at AU. Families gain insight into the classes, internship opportunities, and job placement.

3:35 – 4 P.M.
STUDENT PANEL

Prospective students can ask current students about their experiences at AU.

4:00 - 4:30 P.M.
ADMISSIONS & FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION

From applying to enrolling, AU's admission team explains the process of becoming a student at AU. Families also discover the financial aid opportunities that give 90 percent of AU families financial assistance, making it one of the most affordable, independent colleges/universities in South Carolina.

4:30 – 4:45 P.M.
T-SHIRTS, OTHER QUESTIONS, AND NEXT STEP
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The AU admission team will answer remaining questions about AU and give out t-shirts. To register for the event, visit www.andersonuniversity.edu/visit or call Anderson University at (864) 231-5780 or (800) 542-3594.

Anderson University is a selective comprehensive university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees on campus and online. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier of US News and World Report's Best Colleges and is on that publication's list of 49 "Up & Coming" universities in America. It is also ranked as one of America's "100 Best College Buys."



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