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College Visits Inspire Cavaliers
The CHS Guidance Department has arranged for visits from more than 21 colleges and universities during the course of the fall semester. According to Counselor Deanna Devine, the purpose of the visits is to give students opportunities to meet directly with the admissions counselors who would be reviewing their completed applications and get one on one contact with university representatives.
Juniors and seniors are invited to sign up for the visits in the guidance suite and then meet personally with the speakers on assigned days. “We have averaged about 30-40 students in each session,” said Ms. Devine. NC State was represented through a Skype session in the Media Center with over 40 students in attendance. Among the schools being represented are East Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke, Queens, Pfeiffer, and UNCC. Out of state schools are involved as well with visits scheduled from such schools as Virginia Tech and University of Alabama. North Carolina Central plans a visit during which students can actually apply, get scholarship information, and get a decision all on the same day
Representatives have told the students about programs offered; requirements for admission; tips for SAT and ACT testing; housing options; activities to get involved in both on and off campus; scholarships; open house dates; dining hall and food options; and much more. Students have question and answer sessions at the end of each presentation.
“I attended the East Carolina session,” said senior Alexa White. “The counselor was really nice – she told us about admissions and the courses they offer - but also some funny things about college life and what she learned living in her dorm.”
Senior Michael Proctor, who attended the NC State skype session said, “I came to learn more about the application process. The counselor had a lot of information and answered questions about the admissions process and the ACT and SAT and such.”
“I have attended just this session so far,” said senior Taylor Ann Wade, referring to the NC State visit. “I plan to go to others too. I came because it puts a face from the application with a person who is actually there. I found out answers I’d only find out from an admissions counselor.”
Ms. Devine said, “The role of the guidance department is to connect students to resources for college selection and career selection.” For more information on the college visits or to sign up, please contact the CHS Guidance Department at 704-296-0105 or your counselor: Kurt Miller - students with last names A – G; Deanna Devine - students with last names H – O; or Kym Whitecar - students with last names P – Z.
Written by: Paula White
Posted: Oct 04, 2012 by Paula White