During its second Admissions All-nighter, an all-night extravaganza that begins Thursday, August 30 at 9:00am and lasts through Friday, August 31 at 1:00pm, Monroe College will feature jazz guitarist Lou Volpe, a caricaturist, Hollywood Krieg Lights, a quality buffet provided by Salsa Caterers, t-shirt giveaways, and more.
The event will take place in King Hall on Monroe’s Bronx campus at 2501 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY.“Even though our focus is on the serious business of giving students every opportunity to enroll in college by staying open literally all night,” said Monroe Director of Admissions Evan Jerome, “it’s actually going to be a lot of fun!”
Once again, Monroe College is “pulling an all-nighter” in a 28-hour show of commitment to its new students and in support of working adults who want to be sure to be registered in time for the Fall Semester that begins on September 11.
During the Admissions All-nighter, new students, students returning to Monroe, and transfer students can complete the entire admissions process– application, placement testing, transfer credit evaluation, acceptance, financial aid, and registration – and still have the rest of the Labor Day weekend to enjoy one last blast of summer.
A recent study by the nonprofit Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy and the Center for an Urban Future reported that the number of New York’s working adults enrolled in college fell by 20% between 1995 and 2005, when the comparable figure increased by 4% nationally.
“We know that working adults are eager to go to college and we need to cater to their needs and sometimes unusual work schedules,” Mr. Jerome said. “We want them to know that Monroe knows how to accommodate them.”
At the all-nighter, the college will be talking about its flexible schedules that include day, evening, and weekend classes. This allows adult students to build schedules that work around their career and personal commitments. Also, Monroe boasts of an Online Learning program where students can earn their degree by taking courses over the internet, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.
Many adults also apply previous or current work experience toward their Monroe degree as life experience credits.
Like all colleges, Monroe has been feverishly working to get students, particularly time-pressed adult students, registered with the financial aid and schedule of classes they need to launch their college education.
For more information about enrolling in Monroe College call 800-55-MONROE or visit www.monroecollege.edu .