College Rep Visits @ FTHS

Representative visits usually cluster around early fall and late spring.  Please check back for updates.  Sign up sheet is in the Media Center.

Upcoming College Visits at FTHS

California Aeronautical University.  December 9, 2016   11:30-2 p.m.  They are bring a flight simulator.

Prepare to meet with visiting reps:   A summary from http://professionals.collegeboard.com/guidance/college/reps

 Benefits of college rep visits for students:

1.   Students have a chance — in their own town — to meet face-to-face with a rep and ask specific questions.

2.   Students can let the college know they are seriously interested.

3.   In many cases, the reps are admission officers from the college, so students have a unique opportunity to make contact with a person who may be evaluating their application in the future.

4.   The meeting provides students with a specific contact at the college to whom they can send questions.

5.   Sometimes reps, particularly ones from state universities, will give an early read on students’ transcripts, test scores and course selections during their visits. This helps students assess their fit at that institution and figure out what they can do to improve their chances of getting in.

 Who should attend the college rep presentations?

Students:  Juniors and Seniors have priority at our school site, but if space is available, we welcome sophomores as well.

Parents:  Parents can learn more about colleges that their children are considering.  College rep visits allow parents to ask questions and gather additional information that enables them to make educated decisions together with their child.  Students should join in when their parents meet with the reps; this is a decision that affects their future.

Benefits for college rep visits for colleges:

Colleges have reasons for sending reps to high schools beyond simply advertising to prospective applicants. The reps have a chance to evaluate the high school and see if its students are a good fit for their college.

The reps may assess “demonstrated interest,” judging which students are most interested in attending their college, and may admit applicants partially on that basis. This is one way to increase a college’s yield (the number of students accepted who actually enroll), which gives them a higher ranking on some scales.