If you are thinking about starting college for the first time, or going back to school to upgrade your job skills, this Thursday is your lucky day.
Beaufort County Community College is hosting an event Thursday called Free Day at BCCC, opening its doors to prospective students ages 16 and above.
At the event, prospective students will have the chance to attend actual classes and meet potential instructors in their classrooms for no charge.
Attendees of Free at BCCC can also chat with BCCC staff about admissions, financial aid, career planning, college transfers and academic counseling.
Twelve classes of various disciplines are available to take, including allied health, arts and sciences and business and industry.
Guests can register to attend as many courses as they want, but the only requirements are the courses cannot overlap and, out of respect for the instructor and other students, the guests should be present the entire time.
To attend Free Day at BCCC, participants should follow these three steps:
1. Click on the Free Day at BCCC icon on the BCCC website at www.beaufortccc.edu and look over the schedule of classes to find a class of interest.
2. Complete the registration form.
3. Arrive at the registration desk at Building 1 on the BCCC campus on April 10 about 20 minutes before the first class to pick up a Free Day badge, a campus map and other information about the day. Participants can make an appointment for an academic advising, career planning, or financial aid session at that time.
The event is a great way for prospective students to get a glimpse at what college life is all about and find out what career sparks their interest.
Free Day at BCCC is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Beaufort County Community College.