Northwest announces Early Bird Admission Days for adults and Veterans
It would be a lot easier for busy adults looking for the skills they need for a new or better career if they could apply, get admitted, get help with Financial Aid and sign up for associate degree level or career certificate classes—all in one stop. Northwest Mississippi Community College is offering exactly that option during Early Bird Admission Days for adults and Veterans every Tuesday from July 23-August 6 with extended hours from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at the main Senatobia campus for students planning to attend any Northwest location or take classes online.
“It is our mission as a community college to give the people in our district the educational means to a better future by arming them with skill sets needed in today’s workforce. Early Bird Admission Days will make that process as fast and easy as possible for adults and Veterans looking for work or a better job to support their families,” said Northwest President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears.
Interested adults and Veterans must bring the following documents in order to participate in Early Bird Admission Days: official high school transcript or GED, official college transcript(s) (if they have previously attended any other college) and completed 2012 tax return. Veterans should also bring their Certificate of Eligibility. Transcript requests from colleges and high schools can often take up to two weeks, so interested participants should request official transcripts as soon as possible. Any Mississippi residents with out-of-state transcripts will need to provide proof of residency.
From 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., admissions staff will provide and process admissions applications and evaluate transcript(s) upon participants’ arrival. Financial aid advisers will help participants file a FAFSA with their 2012 tax return to estimate any Federal grants or loans they are eligible for. Advisers will sign them up for classes. The Business Office will mail participants a statement indicating their payment due before August 14. Once the student’s financial aid has completely processed, they should return to the Business Office on August 13 or 14 to lock in their schedule and settle their bill. Classes begin August 19.