College Visits and Fairs


College Campus Visits

College visits are an important part of the college search process, helping to identify what your son or daughter values in a college campus. To schedule a campus visit search online for the college's admissions page. Find out what types of tours, sessions and activities may be available. During your visit, try to meet with someone from the admissions office or attend an information session. Ask if they can arrange for you to meet with a professor or representative from the department in which  you are interested. Take a tour of the campus, talk to students, have a meal in the cafeteria, and pick up copies of the student newspaper. Some colleges also can arrange for you to sit in on a class or stay overnight in a residence hall. 

Students may be excused from high school for a college visit if a parent calls the JHHS Attendance Office in advance to report the absence and the student returns to the Attendance Office with evidence of the visit, such as an admissions representative's business card or a brochure.    

Planning for Campus Visits 

Making the Most of a Campus Visit

**Please check with the college to make sure they are offering in-person visits during the Fall of 2020. Most colleges now offer virtual visits!

College Rep Visits to the CCC

Typically, more than 120 college admission representatives visit JHHS each year. This is a great way for you to meet in a small group with admissions officers from your colleges of interest. Visits occur mainly in September to November and again in February through April. Visits are announced on the morning announcements, posted outside the CCC, listed in Naviance, and posted on social media (find us @LifeAfterHersey).

For the Fall of 2020, all college rep visits will be virtual. Hersey, along with the other 5 high schools in District 214, will sponsor virtual rep visits during Zero hour. JHHS students can attend a college rep visit hosted by any of the 6 schools. View the full schedule, including the links to attend, HERE.

Students will also be encouraged to participate in other virtual college admissions programming throughout the year on their own time.

College Fairs

All college fairs for the Fall of 2020 will be virtual. This is a great way to build your college search. 

Check out the NACAC Virtual College Fairs this fall:

District 214 College Fair

The postsecondary counselors of District 214 host a College Fair each March/April with representatives from more than 200 campuses across the U.S.The District 214 College Fair is currently scheduled for April 6, 2021. Please check back closer to the date to see if it will still be held or not.


Tips on Going to a College Fair 


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