During the coffee morning parents and students gets to meet Representatives from different university admission offices so as to present informational programs to prospective students, parents and counselors.
Benefits of university representative visits for students
During their visits, reps meet with interested students in small groups to discuss topics such as the academic programs, campus life, financial aid and admission procedures of their university. They also answer students’ questions.
With so much information already available on university websites and in catalogs, you may wonder why they should attend these in-person sessions.
Below are six reasons to encourage parents and students to meet with college reps.
Students have a chance — in their own town — to meet face-to-face with a rep and ask specific questions.
Students can let the university know they are seriously interested.
In many cases, the reps are admission officers from the university, so students have a unique opportunity to make contact with a person who may be evaluating their application in the future.
The meeting provides students with a specific contact at the university to whom they can send questions.
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.
It’s an opportunity for you, as a counselor, to bring to your students’ attention a university that you think is a good fit but that the student may not have considered.
Who should attend the university rep presentations?
Parents can learn more about university that their children are considering. Some parents play a very influential role in the final decision a student makes about university. university 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. Schedule meetings during the evening for parents who cannot make it to school during the work day.