Member Login

NKU Faculty & Staff to Visit 3 NKY High Schools for "NKU Day"

Northern Kentucky University’s Office of Admissions is partnering with the School-Based Scholars Program (SBS) to host an inaugural “NKU Day” at three local high schools on November 10.

NKU faculty and staff will visit Campbell County High School in Alexandria, Cooper High School in Union, and Simon Kenton High School in Independence to share information on admissions and scholarships at NKU. The SBS Program enables students to earn college credit before graduating from high school, and it is designed to make taking the courses convenient.

“We want to make their first exposure to college as smooth as possible. Students can take their NKU courses at their high school, our main Highland Heights campus, the Grant County Center or even online,” said Melissa Gorbandt, director of undergraduate admissions. “The SBS program also helps students think long-term about their future while laying the groundwork for the collegiate careers. This NKU Day is another step in that path, moving from the SBS program to applying for admissions to NKU.”

In an effort to showcase NKU’s diverse programs, a faculty member will present at each high school. Campbell County will hear from Jeffrey Fox, from NKU’s Department of Communication, on the Crossroads of Computation, Information and Communication.  Anthropology Professor Dr. Thaddeus G. Bissett will speak at Randall K. Cooper High School on 21st Century Archaeology in Rescue Archaeology. Simon Kenton students will learn about Excavating the Past, Reflections on the Present in Southeast Asia from Anthropology Professor Dr. Judy Voelker.

The cost for a SBS Program course is $54 per credit hour with no additional course fees. Kentucky public school students may receive scholarship money to cover the cost of up to two courses. In the fall 2017 semester, more than 1,300 students enrolled in NKU courses from 29 high schools.

-Staff report