Upper School seniors have begun the process of narrowing down their list of potential college choices, working with St. Margaret’s college counselors to put together their plans and decide on early applications that often are submitted by November.
A part of the process for Tartan seniors is the opportunity to visit with admission representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities, who will travel to St. Margaret’s over the next two months and meet with students.
Representatives from Southern Methodist University, Loyola Marymount University, the University of Oregon, The Ohio State University and Lehigh University are among those who have visited St. Margaret’s in the last week. They shared insight into their school to interested students, answered questions about academic programs and student life, and provided tips specific to their school’s application process.
Often, the representatives visiting St. Margaret’s are among the first to read a student’s application, which gives a sometimes-stressful process a more personal touch.
Future visits are scheduled for schools like New York University, University of Michigan, University of Colorado at Boulder, Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, University of Notre Dame, Boston College and Northwestern University over the next two months. The colleges and universities are of all different sizes, private and public, across the United States and even several from Europe. While the visits are popular among St. Margaret’s seniors, they are open to all Upper School students.
Senior Shaudeh Farjami plans on attending the visit of every college on her application list coming to St. Margaret’s. She attended a visit last week, and found it especially valuable since she hasn’t been to the school’s campus yet.
Shaudeh and the other attendees asked questions about the different application options like early decision and early action, the different schools at the university to apply to, and even questions about student housing.
“The small group and intimacy made it more personal and easier to ask questions,” Shaudeh said. “There were about 12 students there and it was a great size.”