Colleges Want You To Like Them...To Really, Really Like Them
Not all schools consider demonstrated interest, so you should check individual websites to understand a particular college's policy. Should you wish to demonstrate your interest in a school, here are a few ways to do it: Contact the admissions officer-College websites list admissions officers. Email or call the person who will be reviewing your application and get on his/her radar. Briefly introduce yourself, and ask a few smart questions. Visit the campus/schedule a tour-Campus staff will make note of your visit. If possible, while you're there, schedule an interview with or introduction to your admissions counselor. Attend your school's college info sessions-Most high schools host visits from myriad college reps. Make a point of attending the sessions of any schools in which you are interested, and introducing yourself to the admissions representatives. Hit the college fairs-Again, this is a chance to introduce yourself to the person who will be evaluating your application, and make a favorable impression. Use social media-Colleges interact with potential students through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Use social media as an opportunity to connect with college staff. Apply Early Action-While it is non-binding, applying EA telegraphs your serious interest to college admissions officers.