MGCCC holds Parents of Prospective Students night

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College held the annual Parents of Prospective Students night on April 10 at the Jackson County, Jefferson Davis and Perkinston campuses and the George County Center.  Almost 125 parents and prospective students attended the events, which are designed to provide information to them about registration, programs of study, financial aid, scholarship opportunities and residential housing.  College representatives were available to answer questions, alleviate apprehensions, and help participants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and college admissions application. Campus tours, refreshments and a scholarship drawing were also included.

“We are working to make college entry at Gulf Coast as easy as possible and one the ways we are simplifying the process is by working individually with students and family members,” Dr. Susan Scaggs, vice president of Student Services and Enrollment Management, said.  “And though the POPS event is past, parents and potential students are encouraged to call the main college number for more information or to set up a campus visit.  Gulf Coast representatives are always ready to help.”

Registration for summer classes will be held on May 23 for short-term and full-term summer classes.  First-term classes begin May 27. Registration for second-term classes will continue through June 27.

Registration for fall 2014 first-term and full-term classes will be held on Aug. 19-20. Classes will begin Aug. 21. Registration for second-term classes will continue through Oct. 16.

For more information about admissions, registration, financial aid, residential housing or MGCCC programs of study, visit or call 1-866-735-1122

Kathy McAdams is an award-winning journalist who has worked at weekly newspapers in Mississippi and the Press-Register in Mobile, Ala. A native of Gulfport, McAdams attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, William Carey University, the University of South Alabama and The University of Southern Mississippi. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and journalism and a master's degree in education and English. She has worked at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College since 2005.