Applied week pushes students to plan for college

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Cameron March

The banners hanging in student services represent a variety of colleges in Michigan and out of state as well.

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

The only way to find out if college is the best fit for students is to go on college visits. 

“I like the idea that you’re looking at a college to see if they have majors, strong majors that suit you well,” counselor Steve Evink said.

If unable to visit colleges on your own, students can stop in student services and check out the binder in Student Services which has information about colleges visiting the high school. When the school’s representative visits, they pitch the strengths of the school and the basics they’re looking for in terms of accepting students.

“I think another really good thing I’m thinking about is a nice connection that you can make with the university,” counselor Angie Preditis said.

Making college visits on your own can end up lasting all day. Some colleges may even offer to let you stay the night. At school, visitations typically last about 30 minutes to an hour, but it depends on the number of students that attend. 

“I think finding out a lot about the behind the scenes stuff is really valuable,” Evink said.

Students are allowed to take two excused college visits each semester. Students must get a special form from the attendance office to be able to take part in a visit. 

“It’s a valuable part of kids post secondary plan,” Evink said. “Get an opportunity to go and visit.”