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MTSU to host June 17 ‘Finish Your Degree’ Q&A event in Mt. Juliet

MT. JULIET, Tenn. — Adults looking to return to college to finish their degree or considering attending college for the first time will have the opportunity to have their questions answered by MTSU representatives next week at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet.

As a part of the university’s Finish Now event series, representatives from MTSU’s University College will be on hand from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Mt. Juliet Community Center inside the park.

In this file photo, Danielle Fowler, right, coordinator for recruitment and corporate outreach for MTSU University College, talks to a prospective student at a “Finish Your Degree” Q&A event held at Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce in Murfreesboro, Tenn. MTSU is hosting another event on June 17 in Mt. Juliet. (MTSU file photo by Cat Curtis Murphy)

In this file photo, Danielle Fowler, right, coordinator for recruitment and corporate outreach for MTSU University College, talks to a prospective student at a “Finish Your Degree” Q&A event held at Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce in Murfreesboro, Tenn. MTSU is hosting another event on June 17 in Mt. Juliet. (MTSU file photo by Cat Curtis Murphy)

Degree coordinators, academic advisers and admissions counselors from MTSU will talk with attendees one-on-one to answer questions about transferring prior credits, choosing a degree program, getting admitted to MTSU, and enrolling in courses to get started. Staff from Volunteer State Community College will also be there to explain how students can start their journey to a bachelor’s degree at Vol State.

The MTSU College of Graduate Studies will also be on hand in order to help those interested in furthering their education with an advanced degree.

Those in attendance will also have the chance to win one of several partial scholarships as well.

“We are thrilled to be in Mt. Juliet for our Finish Your Degree event,” said Danielle Fowler, coordinator for recruitment and corporate outreach at MTSU. “This city is growing so fast and we see a lot of opportunity here to help people accomplish their educational and professional goals.”

MTSU offers several flexible degree options that are specifically designed for working adults with demanding schedules. The degrees can be completed online at the student’s pace, and students can even get college credit for some of their previous work.

Cathy Delametter, manager, Prior Learning Assessment, University College

Cathy Delametter

Danielle Fowler, recruitment coordinator, University College

Danielle Fowler

Using Prior Learning Assessment, working adults may be able to earn college credit for learning acquired from work and training. In the PLA course, students create a detailed portfolio of their professional competencies, training and certifications, and other experiential learning. On average, qualifying students earn 22 hours of credit for the time and cost of a three-hour course.

“Prior Learning Assessment can be a huge advantage for our adult students,” said Cathy Delametter, PLA manager and instructor. “If a student puts in the effort and time in the PLA course, there’s no question they will find value in it and finish their degree faster because of it.”

To learn more about the event and to get updates, attendees can RSVP on the MTSU Online Facebook page. An RSVP is not required to attend but is appreciated.

— Hunter Patterson (Hunter.Patterson@mtsu.edu)


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