December 3, 2012
Piedmont Technical College offered its fourth Instant Admissions Day recently. Admissions and financial aid counselors were on hand to help students through the entire enrollment process in just one day.
“We wanted to provide students with a one-stop option to enroll in classes,” said Tanisha Latimer, dean of enrollment management.
During the Instant Admissions Day, students can apply, take the placement test, complete the FAFSA for financial aid and register for classes with a counselor. The idea for a one-day event came about from an admissions counselor who saw numerous students who had expressed an interest in classes at Piedmont Tech, but had not yet applied for admissions or registered for classes.
“Some prospective students can find the process a little overwhelming,” said Latimer. “We wanted them to see that they are not alone.”
The one-stop option has caught the eye of other area technical colleges, who sent representatives to observe the process and take the concept back to their schools.
The day allowed students to register in an enjoyable environment and included tours and the opportunity for students to meet with faculty from the areas they are interested in pursuing.
“Enrolling was really confusing since I just graduated from high school,” said Katelyn Herrington of Laurens. “Today answered most of my questions. I’m super excited to be starting classes in January.”
“Our goal here at Piedmont Technical College is to help students transform their lives,” Latimer said. “Admissions is designed to help students move on to the next step – to achieve their goals.”
The application deadline for Spring is January 9. Classes begin January 16. For more information, contact admissions at (864) 941-8369.
Photo Caption: Piedmont Technical College recently offered its fourth Instant Admissions Day. Admissions and financial aid counselors were on hand to help students through the entire enrollment process in just one day. Counselor Dianne Gortney, left, assists Katelyn Herrington of Laurens with registration for her spring classes.