In the Admissions world we’re always looking to the future. My colleagues and I were at Orientation this morning welcoming our incoming Fall class, but we’ve also begun working with rising high school seniors. In the Spring we hosted a program for high school juniors and saw many students come through our office for campus tours. Junior year of high school and early in the senior year is a great time to make campus visits and start to learn about the schools you may apply to in the coming academic year. During the Fall we’ll host several open houses but if you’re looking to get an early start you can also attend one of our Summer Preview Days. It’s a bit quieter on campus during the summer, and you won’t see as many of our student groups and activities, but Summer Preview Day is a nice introduction to UMBC. During the program you’ll have chance to meet with staff from offices across campus and even take a tour of UMBC.
Even though campus visits are an effective way to learn about a school we understand it may not always be possible. A recent article in the education section of U.S. News provided some great advice on what to do if you can’t visit a school. If you can’t visit UMBC you can come see a representative at a college fair in your area or at a high school visit. We will also offer chances to chat online in the Fall, or you can keep checking in with the Admissions Counselors’ blog or our Twitter account.
Enjoy your summer, hope to see you around campus!