Fall is the time when college admissions officers hit the road and make their way into high schools around the country to recruit students. Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with the colleges you are interested in!
A few important steps to remember:
1. Find out when the colleges you are interested are visiting.
Check with your high school counseling office for the visit schedule (or Naviance account if you have one) or look on the individual colleges website to see if you can locate the admissions office travel schedule.
2. Make sure you will be able to attend the visit!
Get instructions from your counseling office for how to sign up for the individual visits and how to get excused from class.
Get any necessary approval from your teachers if the visit requires missing class.
3. Make a connection during the high school visit with the admissions representative
Introduce yourself to the college representative by name.
Fill out your contact information for the college during their visit.
Remember, the admission officers are on a tight schedule as they fit in multiple visits in one day. If you don’t have time to ask your questions during the session ask them for their contact information so you can follow up with an email or phone call.
Good luck during this admissions season!