It is that time of year again, the leaves are beginning to change, the weather is getting colder…and college admissions representatives are out on the road. One of the main reasons why we travel all over the country is to visit your high schools. In fact, that is what we spend the majority of our time doing during the fall months. Although you can gain useful information about the colleges that you are interested in through looking at their website or requesting information from their office or stopping by a table at a college fair, one of the best ways to demonstrate your interest in a college is to come to a rep’s visit. The high school visit is your opportunity to learn a little more about the college, ask the rep questions, and truly get a better understanding about what the college is really all about. Since we spend months planning these visits, it’s really nice to come to a high school and have students who are interested!
What typically happens during a high school visit is the representative is placed in a conference room or at a table in your guidance or college counseling office and usually meets with students for about thirty to forty-five minutes. Students are able to ask questions of the representative or the representative will give a brief overview of the college if students have not been able to visit yet. The representative will hand out useful information about the college and usually have you fill something out, such as an inquiry card, which says you attended a visit. These high school visits are important for you to attend because not only do you typically get to meet with a representative in a smaller group and be able to ask specific questions that you might not feel comfortable asking in a tour group or information session, but you demonstrate your interest in the college and we as representatives will remember that you took time out of your busy schedule to come down and see us.
Find out when a Holy Cross representative is visiting your high school.
Lauren D. Thornton