7th Graders Become College Students for a Day

About 130 students from Jefferson Intermediate will experience “College for a Day” this week at Bethel College. Half the 7th grade class will visit on Thursday, March 29 and the rest will visit on March 30. The schedule includes visits to various classrooms, information sessions about applying to college and financial aid as well as a campus tour and even graduation at the end of the day.


8:45-9:00 Arrive and Welcome (Wiekamp Gym)
9:00-9:35 Apply to College / Calculate GPA
9:35-9:45 Financial Aid
9:45-10:00 Penny Simulation / Receive grant "money" and award "scholarships"
10:05-10:50 Campus Tours
10:55-11:15 Bethel Student Panel (Wiekamp Athletic Center)
11:20-11:50 Lunch (Wiekamp Athletic Center)
12:00-12:25 Class #1 (various classrooms across campus)
12:30-1:00 Class #2 (various classrooms across campus)
1:05-1:30 Graduation (Wiekamp Athletic Center)
1:35 Leave for return to Jefferson

Washington High School students will visit Bethel for a similar experience on April 11.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.