Explore All Bucks Has to Offer at Fall Open House

Free event Sat. Oct. 19 in Tyler Hall features representatives from six academic departments, campus tours, and more.

Bucks County Community College is hosting a free open house for prospective students and their parents Saturday, October 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 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.

The open house event is a way to introduce the community to the public, two-year college. It has been well attended each semester, according to college officials.

We’re very pleased that our open houses have been so well-received,” said Marlene Barlow, Director of Admissions. “We’ve had more than 300 students and parents attend each event, and the feedback from the public has been very positive.” 

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.

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 spring semester classes. Tuition is only $123 a credit for Bucks County residents. To learn more, visit www.bucks.edu/admissions.  

The Fall Open House takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 19, on the campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa., 18940. Admission is free, but registration is requested. For information or to register, visit www.bucks.edu/admissions/events, call 215-968-8112 or e-mail admissionsevents@bucks.edu.  

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations