TODAY: Bucks Hosts Spring Open House for Potential Students

Free event from 6 - 8 p.m. in Tyler Hall features representatives from six academic departments, campus tours, more.

Bucks County Community College is hosting a free open house for prospective students and their parents Wednesday, April 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. It takes place in Tyler Hall, the French-Norman mansion on the college’s Newtown campus that’s on the National Register of Historic Places.

For the first time, the semiannual event will include proud parents of Bucks graduates, who will be on hand to share stories of their students’ success at the public, two-year college. 

“We’ve had many parents tell us how well their students did at Bucks, which helped them to succeed at a university or in starting a career,” says Marlene Barlow, Director of Admissions. “So we’ve invited a couple of them to join us for the evening.  They’ll be at the welcome table and would probably love to share their child’s success story to any potential Bucks parent who has questions.”

Barlow notes that the open house is a great opportunity to learn how Bucks can help you reach your educational goals. Representatives from six academic departments, which offer nearly 80 majors leading to either a two-year associate degree or shorter-term certificate, will be available for questions and information. Officials from the college’s financial aid and other student-services departments will also be on hand. Professors and students will be in attendance to answer questions as well.

Pastries made by Chef Apprenticeship students, studying with Professor and Chef John Angeline, will be served, while student musicians will entertain.

After attending Bucks, most students transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree, while others directly enter the workforce and launch a career. Courses can be taken at the original campus in Newtown, the Upper Bucks Campus in Perkasie, the Lower Bucks Campus in Bristol, and online through the college’s award-winning “virtual campus.”

Bucks, which has maintained an open-admissions policy for 48 years, is accepting applications for summer classes and the 2013-14 academic year.  Tuition is only $117 a credit for Bucks County residents. To learn more, visit

The Spring Open House takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Tyler Hall on the campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa., 18940. Admission is free, but registration is requested. For information or to register, visit, call 215-968-8112 or e-mail

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations