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By Tiffany Gregory, a junior from Baltimore, Md.

WILMORE, KY—The College is hosting an ACCESS Day, Jan. 29-30. This is a time for prospective students to come and see what being an Asbury College student is really like.

Director of Admissions Lisa Harper, said, “Could you live in our residence halls, eat in our cafeteria, enjoy our chapel services, engage our professors, converse with our students and participate in classes? All of these questions can be answered during this weekend.”

“Sometimes you can tell right off the bat if a school is a good fit for you or not,” said freshman Amy Jones, from Salida, Colo., talking about her visit. “I got a better feel for what college life was really like, and I learned about the types of students who go here.”

On ACCESS Days prospective students get to meet approximately 70-80 other students interested in Asbury, get an idea of what the current Asbury students are like and may possibly meet many of their future classmates.

Regardless of where students attend college, a campus visit is imperative before making a final decision. Where students spend four years of college can have a large impact on the rest of their life from friendships and relationships to lifestyle, career, and most importantly, lifelong values.
Senior admissions counselor and Asbury alumnus, Brad Camilleri, said the best part about visit weekends is that, “you can talk to actual students here and learn why they chose to attend the school.” Camilleri wanted to attend a college that was the No. 1 choice of the current students and where his classmates were genuinely seeking a deeper and more meaningful faith commitment. “All of these things can be seen in just one visit, and can make all the difference in your decision,” Camilleri said.

Daniel Osborne, a freshman from Union, Ky., said about his campus visit, “Visiting Asbury is the only way to get a real feel of community. People can talk about it on Web sites and in reports, but until someone visits, they can’t really grasp how powerful the communal aspect of college is.”

Schedule a campus visit online by going to our visit page. Future ACCESS Days are April 16-17, 2009. Students can also schedule a private visit according to their schedule by going to our visit page.