MTSU waives application fee on preview day

Prospective students tour the MTSU campus outside the Student Union on Oct. 1. Hundreds more are expected to attend the second True Blue Preview on Saturday, Nov. 5. (PHOTO CREDIT: James Cessna for MTSU)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — College is expensive. On Saturday, prospective Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) students will get an opportunity to have their application fee waived as part of a free workshop, the True Blue Preview recruiting event scheduled for November 5. The free Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) workshop and individual help for families will be available at the preview day.

Hundreds of prospective students from across the region and state will be attending the upcoming events. To register in advance, visit The free preview events start at 9 a.m. and end mid-afternoon in the Student Union Commons, weather permitting. In case of rain, it will move to the Student Union.

True Blue Preview allows high school and potential transfer students to enjoy the full campus experience. Top university officials will also be available to answer questions.

Visitors can participate in academic and departmental presentations, receive financial aid and scholarship information, and choose from many different special interest sessions that are customized and based on the prospective students’ needs.

“Preview day is an exciting event for prospective students where they can come learn more about MTSU and attend information sessions for their intended major,” said Tony Strode, interim director of Admissions. “Students will also have an opportunity to tour the campus and see some of our housing options.”

The agenda includes True Blue Browsing with many departments on the Student Union’s first floor and in the second-floor ballroom, the welcome from MTSU officials at 10 a.m. in the ballroom, taking campus tours (10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m.), and housing tours (12:15 and 1 p.m.), lunch from noon to 2 p.m. and more.

Prospective students and their family members can attend a special 10:45 a.m. sessions with most of the university’s academic colleges and at 12:15 p.m. with the Honors College.

Six student support services will be available including the MT One Stop for help with financial aid and scholarships.

To see the full agenda, visit the Admissions webpage.

MTSU offers daily campus tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the fall. Self-guided tours also are available. For more information, call 615-898-5670.

Admissions is located in Room 120 in the Student Services and Admissions Center, or MT One Stop, 1860 Blue Raider Drive. For more information, call 615-898-2333. •

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