Wednesday, October 15, 2014

[118] As MTSU preview days approach, officials push Dec. 1 scholarship deadline

MURFREESBORO — In the midst of a busy fall campaign to recruit students for 2015 and beyond, Middle Tennessee State University officials want people to be aware of a key date along the way.

It’s Monday, Dec. 1 — the deadline for prospective students and their parents or guardians to complete and send in their admissions application to be fully considered for major scholarships.

“It’s important for students to come out and visit early and make their decision,” said Laurie Witherow, associate vice provost for enrollment at MTSU. “We encourage students to apply early to be fully considered for the scholarships we are offering.”

Scholarships available to MTSU students can be found at

MTSU is in the middle of its annual statewide fall True Blue Tour. MTSU officials and academic staff already have visited Chattanooga, Johnson City and Knoxville. MTSU’s Caravan visits Nashville Tuesday, Sept. 30. The final swing will be to the west, visiting Memphis and Jackson.

Saturday, Sept. 27, marks the first of two Fall Preview Days on campus, and students and their parents have time to register by going to

“People can still register,” said Melinda Thomas, director of undergraduate recruitment in the Office of Admissions, “and we encourage them to get there early (Saturday).”

The preview day starts at 8 a.m., but participants can arrive as early as 7:30 to check in inside the Student Union on the east side of campus. To find parking and MTSU buildings, a printable campus map can be found at

Campus and housing tours and academic sessions will be available throughout the day. Lunch vouchers will be provided to registered students. The preview day ends at 3 p.m.

Any student already admitted to MTSU will receive an “I Choose True Blue” T-shirt, Thomas said.

MTSU recruiters are trying to meet with students earlier in the recruiting process, Thomas said, adding that financial aid and application workshops are being conducted in different regions across the state. This includes the recently announced scholarship incentives promoting the “Graduate in 4 (years) and Get More” offerings. Learn more at

Other upcoming on-campus recruiting events will include:

• Oct. 17 True Blue Experience Day for students who will be part of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences;

• Nov. 1 Fall Preview Day;

• Jan. 23 True Blue Experience Day for prospective students who will be in the Colleges of Behavioral and Health Sciences and Liberal Arts; and

• Jan. 30 True Blue Experience Day for prospective students who will be in the colleges of Mass Communication, Business and Education.

Daily campus tours also are held. Call 615-898-5670 or visit to find available dates and to register.

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