Thursday, October 01, 2015

[117] MTSU recruiting message includes guaranteed scholarships if requirements, Dec. 1 deadline met

Prospective students await Sept. 26 Fall Preview Day, True Blue Tour

MURFREESBORO — There’s a message prospective Middle Tennessee State University students and their parents will be hearing during upcoming preview days, the nine-city True Blue Tour and other recruiting-related activities.

MTSU admissions and academic staff will be informing them guaranteed scholarships will be available for freshmen who meet the requirements and apply by Dec. 1.

For prospective students who achieve minimum ACT scores and achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher in high school, there will be guaranteed scholarships for students awarded Chancellor, Presidential, True Blue, Provost, National Merit and Achievement and National Hispanic Recognition Program Semifinalist scholarships.

The Buchanan Fellowship, DREAM (Diverse Representation and Educational Access at MTSU) and MTSU Foundation and departmental scholarships are competitive awards. To learn more about the guaranteed and competitive scholarships, visit

Hundreds of prospective students and their families will be visiting campus starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in the Student Union for the first of two Fall Preview Days and major recruiting events scheduled well into 2016. To find parking and building locations, a printable campus map is available at

Students and their families are welcome to register for either the Sept. 26, Nov. 7 or March 19, 2016, preview days by visiting

“The fall is a fantastic time to visit the MTSU campus,” said Wendi Pelfrey, interim director of undergraduate recruitment. “Not only is it a lively campus environment with our new and returning students, but it also gives prospective students plenty of time to research the institution and learn about deadlines such as Dec. 1.”

Winfrey added that fall preview days “give students plenty of time to get to know the MTSU campus and plan for the financial cost of college.”

The Department of Admissions website includes options for the annual True Blue Tour recruiting caravan, which will be visiting six Tennessee and three out of state cities between Sept. 29 and Nov. 11.

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, college deans, counselors, advisers and personnel from virtually every campus department will visit Chattanooga Sept. 29; Atlanta and north Georgia Sept. 30; Johnson City and the Tri-Cities and Knoxville Oct. 19-20; Nashville Oct. 22; Huntsville and north Alabama Nov. 4; Memphis Nov. 9 and Jackson Nov. 10; and Bowling Green, Kentucky Nov. 11.

The preview day agenda has been altered from past years “to provide a more in-depth experience within each academic college within the university,” Pelfrey said.

Prospective students will have the opportunity to visit various facilities, tour labs and classroom spaces, take a campus tour and check out simulators, including those in aerospace and the Jennings A. Jones College of Business Trading Room.

Special Saturday campus tours are available Nov. 21 and Feb. 27 and April 16, 2016.

Daily campus tours also are available. Visit to find available dates and to register or call 615-898-5670 for more information.

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