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Discover Your Options: Indiana Private College Week, July 17-21

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

From Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21, Indiana’s 30 private, non-profit colleges and universities welcome students, parents, and others interested in learning about the college selection process and experiencing the unique personalities of each campus through tours, informational sessions, and conversations with current students and staff.  All activities are free of charge.  To learn more about visiting Grace, go to

New to Private College Week this year is 21st Century Scholars Day on Wednesday, July 19.  Scholars, as well as all other students, are invited to visit ICI institutions hosting special activities designed to help complete requirements of the Scholar Success Program. The program includes twelve college-prep activities, mandatory for Scholars but recommended for all students, including visiting a campus, estimating the costs of college, searching for scholarships, and submitting a college application.

Visitors between the ages of 16 and 20 touring Grace and other ICI campuses during Private College Week will also have the chance to enter a drawing for one of two Microsoft Surface or Apple iPad mini tablets.  Entry forms and rules will be available at each campus.

“Private College Week is the perfect time to check out Grace and discover what makes our campus unique and whether it could be the right fit for you,” said Dr. Bill Katip, president of Grace College and chairman of the board of directors for Independent Colleges of Indiana.  “We’re eager to share with high school students and their families how we are striving to provide excellent, Christ-centered education at a price you can afford,” he added.

“We want all students and families to discover that an Indiana private college education is within reach in terms of affordability,” says David W. Wantz, president & CEO of the Independent Colleges of Indiana. “In addition to federal and state grants, including the 21st Century Scholarship, ICI colleges and universities make millions of scholarship dollars from their own funds available to students, making a top-flight college degree a dream come true for tens of thousands of students.”

The Princeton Review cites campus visits as the “most important part of your research” when deciding which institution to attend.  Students are better prepared to decide what university is right for them by getting to know how the campus feels and where they best fit into the picture. Although Indiana’s private colleges encourage and welcome visitors throughout the year, this concentrated week offers students an opportunity to visit as many campuses as they would like without missing school.  Individual tours may also be scheduled upon personal request.

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