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Online College Fair to Help Adult Students Complete Degree

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is teaming up with Kentucky public colleges and universities to offer a statewide, virtual college fair for former students and other adults who are close to completing their college degrees.

The Project Graduate online college fair is set for Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. 8 p.m. The fair will connect prospective students to college advisors who can answer questions via text and video chat, and help get the adults on a path to finish their degree.

To qualify for Project Graduate, students must have earned 80 or more credit hours toward a bachelors degree or 30 or more credit hours toward an associate degree.

Many people in our area lack only a few courses to complete an associate degree. We want to help that person take the next step in selecting a career and finishing a degree, said WKCTC President Barbara Veazey. It is the perfect time to reenroll, and finish a credential necessary for the job market.

All public colleges and universities are participating in Project Graduate, including:

  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Kentucky State University
  • Morehead State University
  • Murray State University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • Western Kentucky University
  • WKCTC and the other 15 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System

The four-year institutions will waive application fees for qualifying students who both attend the fair and register for classes in the spring 2015 term. KCTCS colleges do not charge application fees.

Students can log in to register at projectgraduate.org through the day of the fair.

The Council on Postsecondary Education launched the nationally recognized program in 2007, in collaboration with the states public four-year universities. More than 1,500 students have earned their bachelors degrees through the program, and another 1,000 were preparing to participate in the program last fall.

For more information about the fair, visit projectgraduate.org. Follow Project Graduate college fair on Twitter at #kyprojectgrad.

To learn more about the programs offered at WKCTC, visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu or call 1-855-GO-WKCTC.