Nashville students learn about MTSU's 150 programs

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Heather Matthews, left, 17, of Franklin, Tenn., a senior at Centennial High School in Franklin, learns about teaching at the elementary school level from College of Education Dean Lana Seivers Nov. 1 during the True Blue Tour visit in Nashville at the Renaissance Hotel. (MTSU photo by Randy Weiler)

High school and community college students and their families from Nashville and Middle Tennessee attended the annual Middle Tennessee State University True Blue Tour Tuesday (Nov. 1) at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.

Students from Gallatin, Franklin, Nashville and other Midstate cities showed up to learn about MTSU's 150 undergraduate programs that include business, education, concrete and recording industry, history and more.

Nashville was the seventh of 11 True Blue Tour stops as the Murfreesboro university recruits prospective high school and transfer students for 2017 and beyond. MTSU travels from Memphis to Johnson City in Tennessee, and also ventures to Atlanta, Huntsville, Alabama, and Bowling Green and Louisville, Kentucky.

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MTSU officials said the turnout included 165 students and nearly 350 people altogether

Earlier in the day, high school counselors and community college staff were treated to lunch by MTSU as a thank-you for sending their students to MTSU.

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MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, interim Provost Mark Byrnes and other administrators and deans from the university's eight academic colleges, advisers and counselors from the admissions and financial aid offices answer questions from prospective students, transfer students and their parents at the tour.

Preview days will be held on campus Saturday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, March 18, 2017. For students who meet the criteria and complete their application for admissions, Dec. 1 is the freshman scholarship deadline.

To learn more about the admissions and recruiting process, call 615-898-2233 or visit http://mtsu.edu/how-to-apply/.

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