Enrollment Night Makes It Easy for Parents and First-Time Students to Get Started at Rose State Published April 6, 2017

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Going back to school can be a daunting task. Just the thought of registering for classes can be overwhelming. At Rose, we know that taking that first step toward continuing your education can be intimidating, and we want to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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Coming up on Tuesday, April 11, Rose State will host its first Enrollment Night on campus – a time for first-time students, non-traditional students, and anyone else to enroll in one of Rose’s 60+ degree programs , with helpful staff available to walk you through the process. The event will run in the Rose State main dining room from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate work schedules and daytime commitments, and kids’ activities will be provided on-site. For older and younger students alike, Enrollment Night will offer a friendly environment with everything you need to get started at Rose State.

Monique Bruner, Enrollment Night organizer and Director of Degree Completion and Student Retention at Rose State, says the goal is for anyone interested, especially older or non-traditional students, to have the assistance they need to navigate the first steps of enrolling in college classes.

“This event is open for everyone. You can meet with an academic advisor, a graduation advisor, a financial aid advisor – you can get a feel of all the services we have to offer,” Bruner says.

More Details for Enrollment Night

Organized and hosted by the Office of Degree Completion and Student Retention, Enrollment Night grew out of a need to serve non-traditional students who want to get back in the game and return to school, but aren’t sure where to start or how to make college classes fit into their already-busy schedule. Rose State’s EmPower and EmPower Works programs for under-employed individuals, as well as the SMART Program for single-parent students, are also helping to host Enrollment Night.  

“We’re here to help,” Bruner says. “They can essentially do everything they need to get started, all in one night, with people right there to help them along the way.”

This event is open to all majors and programs. Whether you’re interested in nursing, geology, or business, now is the time to jump in.

What to Bring to Enrollment Night

Rose State will have several computers and laptops in the room to complete the necessary forms right there on-site. Enrollees will need to bring their ID, but shouldn’t worry about bringing their checkbook or debit card. The event is completely free and a financial aid representative will be available to talk to folks about future payment options and any scholarships available.

“In order to be enrolled, you first have to be admitted. So to do that, you’ll need to bring any transcripts from high school or college. Whichever transcripts you have, bring those along. Otherwise, you don’t need to bring anything else,” Bruner says.

Kids Are Welcome

“We’ll have an area for the kids to hang out while moms and dads get enrolled. They’ll have coloring, face paint, and cookie decorating,” Bruner says. “We’ll also be giving away prizes, including Kids College scholarships for the summer for elementary, middle, and high schoolers.”

Kids College and Teen Scene at Rose State offer classes and camps to young students after school, on Saturdays, and during the summer. Ask a representative at Enrollment Night for more information about registering your child for these programs.

Don’t Miss Enrollment Night

If going back to school has been on your mind but you’re not sure how to make the leap, you don’t want to miss Enrollment Night on April 11. Rose State will provide all the resources you need to begin your journey into higher education. Remember, Rose offers a 20-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio in our classes and awards $30 million in scholarships every year. Plus, 95 percent of our graduates find jobs upon completion of their degree. Going somewhere starts here, and now is the time to begin!

Have questions? Contact the Office of Degree Completion and Student Retention at (405) 733-7524.