These visits are mainly for seniors, but if you’re a junior, you can make a special request to your guidance counselor. Your counselor can invite you and you’ll meet with the representative. With these privileges, come responsibilities. You can’t attend college rep visits if you have missed classes or if your grade in the class being missed is below a C. You are responsible for the work you miss. To be able to attend a visit go on naviance to sign up for the college visit you’d like.
So how exactly does it work? The guidance department sends out information inviting different college representatives from all over the country to come visit our school at various times. They encourage students to come with email reminders. According to guidance counselor, Ms. Kimmich, “When we meet with seniors we let them know that they should sign up for the college visits, but I think many students don’t sign up.”
You may be wondering if it's worth it to go. The answer is always yes. it can help you figure out what college you want to go to, what college is right for you, as well as hear about colleges you wouldn't normally hear about. It might actually interest you. Students are encouraged to ask questions. The admission process can go a lot smoother and faster if you know what colleges interest you. It’s a good chance to get information directly from the college. Kimmich also states that, “It is an opportunity for students to also present themselves to what often is a college admission representative.”
Tiana Delvalle (‘19) has been to many college visits in guidance. She takes advantage of this opportunity. She stated that, “I went to the Uconn one and the Norwalk Community College one.”
If you think that it’s too late to visit more colleges, it’s not. Check your naviance out and sign yourselves into the ones you want to go to. Give each college a chance and remember that it always helps out with the college process. Take advantage of this opportunity.