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K-State Today

January 30, 2017



High school sophomores get an early taste of college life at K-State

By Tim Schrag

The For Sophomores Only program gives high school sophomores a chance to learn about college life at Kansas State University. The K-State Alumni Association encourages K-State faculty and staff members who are parents or guardians of high school sophomores to participate.

"Sophomore year is when most high school students start their college search, and we want to make sure K-State is a part of that process," said Jessica Elmore, associate director of alumni programs for the K-State Alumni Association.

The program, which takes place March 31-April 1 in conjunction with K-State's All-University Open House, provides an interactive approach for parents and students to experience the K-State campus firsthand.

Members of Student Alumni Board, a student group coordinated by the K-State Alumni Association, plan and organize the program, which 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 participate in a separate seminar about admissions, financial aid and scholarships.

Parents will be 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, visit k-state.com/forsophomoresonly.