Florida A&M University will be hosting its annual Spring Preview this Saturday at the Lawson Center.
Spring Preview is an opportunity for prospective high school juniors and seniors as well as transfer students who want to learn more about the opportunities that await them at FAMU. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for those prospective students to learn about the university's degree programs, meet with high-quality faculty, administrators and current students, as well as tour the campus.
Within the preview there will be designated times students and parents get to meet with the different academic departments, student service areas which include: financial aid, admissions, and housing, student organization representatives, receive a full campus tour, and on the spot admissions will be available for qualified students who have completed an application, have their official transcripts with test scores and application fees. Scholarships will also be awarded on the spot to qualifying students.
Spring Preview is one way that helps FAMU get its retention rate up. Currently there are 2,126 students registered for this year’s event compared to last year’s 2,020 students.
“Typically we always get a little over 2,000 students that register for the preview and between 1,200-1,300 students end up coming here for their studies,” said Andre Green, director of New Student Orientation.
Each semester New Student Orientation hosts a preview and students can either attend a football game in the fall or N.S.O host a softball game in the spring.
“When the students come to visit in the fall we always take them to one of the home football games and in the spring we let them have a softball game. Unfortunately, this year we don’t have anything like that planned but the students are welcome to attend the Kappa probate afterwards,” Green said.
Although Spring Preview is all about business, students still get the opportunity to experience life on campus by witnessing the world renowned Marching 100 perform as well as attend the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity probate.
Students will be allowed to bring in any information needed to help with their admissions process. They should bring a sealed copy of their high school transcripts, personal statement, $35.00 application fee, two letters of recommendation, and their ACT or SAT scores.
The schedule for the day’s activities is as follows:
8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Registration/Departmental Exhibits
Academic and Student Services Sessions
10:30 a.m. to 11:00a.m. Welcome to FAMU
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn more about FAMU's programs: Student & Parent Workshops
12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. FAMU Academic Programs/Campus Tours
For more information, contact Andre Green, Director of New Student Orientation at (850)-599-3869