College rep visits: easy as sign up, grab, sign, and go! With the prospect of college quickly approaching, both junior and seniors are attending various college rep visits. Here at CB, we are extremely privileged to have the opportunity to consult with college representatives from various universities from across the country. College rep visits encourage […]
College rep visits: easy as sign up, grab, sign, and go!
With the prospect of college quickly approaching, both junior and seniors are attending various college rep visits.
Here at CB, we are extremely privileged to have the opportunity to consult with college representatives from various universities from across the country. College rep visits encourage student to acquire information on the different aspects of a variety of universities.
The process is fairly easy. By just picking a college that interests you and signing up you have completed step one. Step two is to pick up a yellow slip and ask for permission from the teacher of the class that you will be dismissed from. Juniors and seniors are given five college rep visits per school year.
Michael Klein (’13), who has taken full advantage in going to his allotted five college rep visits and has asked various questions to the different representatives.
“Holy Names [University] for instance, I asked what the percentage of students living on campus compared to not living on campus [was], the senior said. “[The college rep] was very informative and interesting to talk to,”.
Asking questions face to face rather than over e-mail or on the telephone gives a certain connection with those representatives that will be reviewing applications.
Attending three college rep visits gave Sarina Munoz (’13) a different perspective of a school that she often overlooked.
“I really liked the representative from the University of Portland because he [emphasized] the importance of a community,” the senior said. “I also really liked how he acknowledged one student with a hand delivered acceptance letter.”
Although it is very common for seniors to take full advantage of these visits, juniors also have the option to participate in these visits. The visits allow them to feel at ease about the future and to think about academic and athletic scholarships.
Molly Paris (’14) describes her visits as, “really informational.” Molly continued to say that she is certain that she wants to attend Texas Christian University after attending the visit and plans to inquire about possible soccer scholarships they may offer.
College Counselor, Ms. Melissa McClellan encourages both juniors and seniors to attend college rep visits, but,in the unfortunate event that a student cannot attend a visit, Ms, McClellan says, “I usually get the reps business card and I can always give out email addresses and often times the reps leave extra handouts that can also be distributed.”
College reps are highly encouraged in our CB community and very informative. Check one out to see what they are all about!