Prescott College Hosts Preview Day, Saturday November 9th
Prescott, AZ: Prescott College will host a Preview Day on Saturday, November 9th to introduce prospective students and families to all Prescott College programs—Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate. Having just launched a major tuition and financial aid initiative; The Prescott Plan: Value, Honesty and Simplicity, which deals with the spiraling upward cost of private college education and the complexity around financial aid, the College is eager to discuss the details. Many scholarships are available and all awards are open to Dream Act eligible students.
With all programs based in the liberal arts, the environment and social justice, Prescott College’s small class sizes and award-winning experiential and practical based learning approach offers an option otherwise not available in Arizona or much of the Nation. With programs in a wide variety of disciplines and the ability to construct a highly personal course of study, Prescott College students have value built right into individual programs. Prescott College offers unique and traditional undergraduate degrees with multiple degree completion options (resident and limited residency) including life experience credit, graduate degrees in such disciplines as Social Justice and Human Rights, Education, Humanities, Counseling Psychology and a PhD in Sustainability Education.
The Preview Day will run from about 9AM until 2PM and include introductions, tours, meeting with faculty, students and staff including appointments with financial aid, tours and a free lunch. The entire family is welcome. Prescott College is located at 220 Grove Avenue in Prescott with additional Centers in Tucson and Kino Bay, Mexico. Visit the Prescott College websitewww.prescott.edu to register for Preview Day or call (928) 350-2100.
About Prescott College:
As a nationally acclaimed institution of higher education located in the central highlands of Arizona, Prescott College offers competency based programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines with a focus on interdisciplinary and experiential education in six general areas: Environmental Studies, Human Development and Psychology, Education, Arts and Letters, Adventure Education and Cultural and Regional Studies. A private, non-profit, four year college, Prescott College offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in an on-campus and limited residency format.
Founded on the premise of what college should be and funded by a Ford Foundation grant in the mid-1960s, a symposium attended by luminaries from within and outside higher education (including Henry Luce of Time/Life fame) met to create the ideal college—one which should focus on competency and breadth, experiential, self-directed hands-on learning, a focus on narrative evaluations and a pedagogically focused orientation process. This meeting resulted in developing a unique schedule (the on-campus program while semester in tone, includes a one month block class followed by more extended class periods for the remaining 12 week semester), an acknowledgement of lifelong learning and the importance of life experience (resulting in the development of one of the first hybrid distance education programs and prior learning assessment), an immersion in environment (resulting in “The Southwest is Our Classroom” where all classes immerse in the subject under study including field classes in all areas) and a respect for theory and application (all students create a capstone project which contains a thesis and a practical application of that theory).
Consistently named one of the top campuses in the nation for environmental initiatives by the Princeton Review Green Schools, enrollment is approximately 500 resident students and 700 limited residency students. www.prescott.edu