Tennessee Pathway Day Soon Offers First Statewide Virtual College Fair and Southwest Tennessee Community College Will Participate

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Robert Miller

Planning a path through college just got easier with the first statewide virtual college fair for Tennessee students on March 16 from 1 to 6 p.m. (CST).

The event, billed as Tennessee Pathway Day, also helps current community college students learn more about transferring to a university in Tennessee.

During the five-hour live event, prospective and current students can chat with representatives from more than 25 Tennessee colleges and universities, including Southwest Tennessee Community College, from home using their computers, tablets or smartphones. Participants can ask questions, search for scholarships, download information and explore the Tennessee Transfer Pathway program that guarantees credits to transfer from community colleges to universities. Interested students are encouraged to register ahead of time at www.tnpathwayday.org (opens new window).

"This is the first statewide college fair offered entirely online in Tennessee," said Dr. Tristan Denley, vice chancellor of academic affairs for the Tennessee Board of Regents. "It's an incredible opportunity for students to discover what opportunities are out there, whether looking at colleges close to them or across the state."

During the event, Southwest will have live representatives available to chat online with students who are just starting to plan their college experience or current college enrollees who are interested in transferring to a four-year university. Students also will be encouraged to consider following a Tennessee Transfer Pathway to help them navigate their way to a degree with credits designed for a smooth transfer.

For additional details, contact Vanessa Dowdy at 901-333-4399 or by email at: vdowdy@southwest.tn.edu.