College visits are now virtual

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Grace Montgomery

A GHHS student fills out a google form to sign up for a virtual college visit. The form includes a place for your name, an email address, a student ID and a list of college visits you can choose from.

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor

Due to COVID-19, all college visits are now virtual through Zoom and military visits are one-on-one or outside after school. 

“College visits are scheduled right now mostly through October and a couple scheduled in November,” Student Services secretary Barbara Berko said. “There’s also a virtual college fair that students can sign up for.”

Students can go to the GHHS website and sign up for virtual meetings with colleges through a google form. Once signed up, a link will be emailed to you regarding a Zoom meeting with the college you signed up to visit with.  

“These visits help students get questions answered about the university that they’re interested in,” Berko said. “They can get connected with the admissions rep for this area.”

Students are able to get answers about financial aid, SAT and ACT testing, what’s needed to apply and more. 

“I think they’re beneficial to the students because it gives them a personal point of contact at a university,” Berko said. “This gives them a personal connection.”

Berko encourages juniors and seniors to take part in these visits.

“I think it’s a good way to narrow down maybe what you’re looking for,” Berko said.