SM COLLEGE VISITS
During the fall, over 150 colleges and universities will register for a 50 minute visit to give our students an opportunity to learn about the academic programs, scholarships, and unique aspects of a particular college. Students are able to meet the college admissions representative who is often the application reader for our SM students. Juniors and seniors are invited to attend 10 visits during the fall. Please see the registration procedures and specifics detailed below.For the 2018-19 school year, our college visits will take place from 9/4 through 11/14.Colleges will continue to sign up for a visit throughout the fall so be sure to check Naviance on a regular basis. Visits are advertised during the weekly announcements and in the Eagle Update. If you add colleges to your prospective list on your Naviance account, you should get an email if that particular school registers for a visit. Please let talk to your counselor if you have any questions!
- College Rep Visit Procedure for Students
- What should I do during a college visit?
- Sign up for college visits
- Frequently check the visit schedule that is listed in the "Colleges" section of your Naviance account. The schedule changes daily so make sure to keep checking throughout the fall.
- Sign up for visits (10 max) at least 48 hours in advance in Naviance. Make note of when and where the visit will take place.
- Acquire the College Visit Request Form (located in the Counseling office). Fill out the required information and have your teacher sign it 48 hours before the visit is to take place. Do NOT run into your teacher's classroom right before the visit and ask if you can attend.
- If you can't miss class, you can stop by before or after the visit and briefly meet the college representative OR send an email letting them know you are interested in the college and could not attend the visit. They can leave materials for you in the counseling office or the library.
- Place the signed College Visit Request Form in a safe place and again, make note of the date, time and location of the visit.
- When the visit arrives, report directly to the visit location and NOT to your classroom. Present the signed form at the visit check in.
- Please make sure to follow up with your teacher on work that was missed as it is your responsibility to have this discussion with your teacher. You are not excused from the work for that day.
A college visit gives our students the opportunity to learn more about particular schools, gain specific admissions information, and meet face-to-face with a college admissions counselor to ask questions.
Tips to Get the Most Out of These Visits:
- Research the college PRIOR to the visit and make a list of questions.
- During the presentation, ask a question and be attentive.
- Make sure to fill out the registration form from the college.
- Here is a link to sample questions you may want to ask....... 20 Questions
- Introduce yourself, say thank you, shake their hand, and take their business card.
- You can always send a thank you note or additional questions (electronically or hand written) to the college representative after the visit.