College admissions representatives (reps) often visit high schools to provide informational programs to students. Done in small groups, these visits include information on academic programs, admissions requirements, financial aid/scholarships, and campus life. In some cases, reps will evaluate a student's credentials and offer on-the-spot admission or can provide students with a point of contact with whom they can send questions. A college visit can also convey to reps that a student is seriously interested in their school.
The following schools are scheduled to visit Ewing High School. Space is limited for each college visit and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Juniors and Seniors (only) must sign-up for all visits in the Guidance Office or on Naviance under the College tab. Most visits will take place in the EHS Guidance Office Conference Room from 8:50am - 9:30am (location and specific time will be noted on student's pass*).
Below are the colleges scheduled to visit Ewing High School:
October 1, 2019: Academy of Art University Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA)
October 2, 2019: Salisbury University (Salilsbury, MD)
October 3, 2019: Ramapo College (Mahwah, NJ)
October 4, 2019: Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)
October 7, 2019: New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark, NJ)
NJIT Admissions Office Events: https://events.njit-admissions.org/
October 8, 2019: Arcadia University (Cheltenham Township, PA)
October 10, 2019: Rutgers University, New Brunswick Campus (New Brunswick, NJ)
October 11, 2019: Towson University (Towson, MD)
October 14, 2019: Rider University (Lawrencville, NJ)
October 15, 2019: University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (Bradford,PA)
October 17, 2019: University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
October 18, 2019: Bloomfield College (Bloomfield, NJ)
October 21, 2019: Automotive Training Center (Warminster, PA)
October 22, 2019: Innovative Salon Academy (Ewing, NJ)
October 25, 2019: Drew University (Madison, NJ)
October 28, 2019: The College of New Jersey (Ewing, NJ)
October 31, 2019: Delaware Valley University (Doylestown, PA)
November 1, 2019: Caldwell University (Caldwell, NJ)
November 4, 2019: Georgian Court University (Lakewood, NJ)
November 6, 2019: Alvernia University (Reading, PA)
November 11, 2019: Cedar Crest College (Allentown, PA)
November 20, 2019: Immaculata University (Malvern, PA)
December 6, 2019: Johnson & Wales University (Providence, RI)
*Juniors and seniors only. Students will receive a pass in their block 1 class the morning of the visit.
College Fairs provide students and parents/guardians with an opportunity to gather information about several different colleges at once. Typically, there are rows of college tables staffed by representatives (reps) to answer your questions about admission requirements, academic programs, student housing, and campus life. Additionally, many college fairs have special workshops on financial aid or admissions testing (SAT or ACT).
While attending a college fair be sure to:
- Bring a pen and notebook and take notes
- Pick up a bag to hold any applications or brochures or bring your own in case none are provided
- Check out the floor plan and map out a route to make sure you visit all of the colleges on your list
- Note when and where information sessions are being held (attend any that could be useful)
- Have a list of specific questions ready to ask college reps; be sure to thank them and ask for a business card (you may have questions after the fair is over)
- Ask about application fee waivers when speaking with reps (many colleges will waive their application fee just because you visited their table)
After the fair:
- Look through your notes and eliminate the colleges that are not a good fit
- Do more research on the schools left on your list
- Contact the college reps if you still have questions or would like additional information
- Plan to attend an open house
The following links provide information on upcoming college fairs. We encourage you to take advantage of these often free events and remind you to check the various websites, as registration may be required. Enjoy the fairs!
NACAC New Jersey College Fair*
Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadow (Secaucus, NJ)
Visit www.gotomyncf.com for a list of attending colleges and to register for this FREE event.
*National Association for College Admission Counseling
An open house or campus visit/tour can often help answer important questions during your college search. Scheduled several times throughout the year, these information sessions and opportunities offer a more comprehensive look at the college or university you are considering and a great way to learn if a potential school can help you reach your goals.
During these events you can:
- Meet members of the admission staff and review the application process
- Tour campus building, dorms, computer labs, recreation facilities, and dining halls
- Meet current students and/or alumni
- Obtain information on Scholarships/Financial Aid
- Meet with faculty to discuss academic programs
- Learn about student life, athletics, and extracurricular programs
The following links provide information on upcoming open houses/tours. We hope you make the most of your college visit and wish you well on your college search journey.