College Representative Visits
Here’s your chance to talk directly with admissions officers from different schools. It’s never too early to meet with a college representative. They can help you with questions about your major, admissions requirements, and much more. Have questions about scholarships and grants or housing and employment? Ask a representative.
With so much information already available on college websites and in catalogs, your students may wonder why they should attend these in-person sessions. Below are five reasons to encourage students to meet with college representatives.
- Students have a chance — in their own town — to meet face-to-face with a representative and ask specific questions.
- Students can let the college know they are seriously interested.
- In many cases, the representatives are admission officers from the college, so students have a unique opportunity to make contact with a person who may be evaluating their application in the future.
- The meeting provides students with a specific contact at the college to whom they can send questions.
- Sometimes representatives, particularly ones from state universities, will give an early read on students’ transcripts, test scores and course selections during their visits. This helps students assess their fit at that institution and figure out what they can do to improve their chances of getting in.
SIGNING UP TO SEE A COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE
Students wishing to visit with a college representative should come to the Guidance Office and sign up in the college visit binder. Students fill out a pass for themselves for the college(s) that they wish to meet with. Students must have this pass in order to attend the college visit and should speak to their teacher prior to the visit. The college representative visit will usually last about 30-45 minutes. If the student is unable to meet with the college representative, materials can be left with the guidance secretary for the student.