COLLEGE VISITS

Last Updated: 8/23/2019 6:25 PM

Students can gather information on colleges/universities in several different ways.  It is never to early to begin exploring.  We encourage all students grades 9 -12 to use the resources below (# 2 is limited to juniors and seniors only.)

1. Naviance Student: Log into your account and click on the "College" Tab.  

  • Naviance Login (Username = Student ID/Password = same password when you login to computers at school)
  • Use the "Supermatch" tab to select criteria to narrow down your college search OR search for specific colleges using the search box.

 

2.  College/University Representatives Visiting South:  Starting in September and continuing through November, college representatives will host informational meetings in the Guidance Office. Juniors and Seniors, please go to Naviance Family Connection to see which reps will be coming and to sign up. (www.succeed.naviance.com/westervillehsoh).  Please ask your teacher for permission before signing up. All college representative meetings will take place in the Guidance Office. At this time, we have over 60+ colleges that will be traveling to South to visit with students.  

 

3.  Attend College Fairs:  

COLUMBUS SUBURBAN COLLEGE FAIR

Sunday, October 13 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Otterbein University 

(Clements Center)  http://www.college-fair.org/

This College Fair is a must for juniors and most seniors. This program is also good for 9th and 10th grade students who are thinking about colleges. Each group will have different goals:

  • freshmen just looking around
  • sophomores beginning to identify some schools of interest
  • juniors being much more specific (and prepared)
  • seniors finalizing plans or getting specific answers

Be sure and take advantage of the resources available on this site and the college reference sites listed on the page bottom.

College Participant List

Click HERE for more information

 

LEARNING DIFFERENCE COLLEGE FAIR at Gahanna-Lincoln HS (Cafeteria)   Date and Time TBD

Representatives from numerous universities and colleges, including: The Ohio State University, Newark Campus; Central Ohio Technical College; and, Muskingum College will be on hand to discuss their programs and answer questions about services available to accommodate incoming college students with learning disabilities to achieve their career goals.

The event focuses on post-secondary educational opportunities for students with learning differences; however, all high school students and their parents are invited to attend to talk to college representatives.

Learning differences can include ADHD, Dyslexia, as well as other auditory and visual processing difficulties.

For more information, contact 614-478-5500 or the GLHS Guidance office, 614-478-5508.

 

Additional Fairs:

Columbus Kiwanis College Fair

Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
Monday, October 7, 2019

9 am-12:30 pm  &  6 pm-8 pm
Visit http://kiwaniscollegefair.org for more information

 

Cincinnati Performing & Visual Arts College Fair

Xavier University – Cintas Center

Monday, September 30, 2019 
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Visit https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/pva/cincinnati-performing-and-visual-arts-college-fair/  for more information

 

NACAC Columbus National College Fair

Columbus Convention Center

Sunday, February 09, 2020 
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/columbus-college-fair/ for more information

 

4.  Schedule a Visit:  If you have serious interest in a college/university, it is very important that you get on campus.  One of the most important factors in selecting a college is finding the right fit.  Walking on campus and feeling like you belong is extremely important.  Call the admissions office of your designated college/university to schedule an appointment.  Make sure you submit a note to Attendance from the admission office stateing the date that you were in attendance for your visit.

 

5.  Participate on 2018 College Bus Tours (for juniors and seniors):

College Bus Trips (Sign up information will be given via announcements)

November 29th:  Otterbein Junior Bus Visit

6. Fly-in Programs:  

When we meet with students and discuss college planning, we often talk about finding the right fit.  Many colleges and universities offer free fly-in programs, travel assistance scholarships, overnight programs, and diversity programming that comes at little or no cost to students accepted to their programs! -

See more at: http://blog.collegegreenlight.com/blog/college-fly-diversity-programs-2016-2017/#sthash.V2RNBUzr.dpuf


ATTN: College Admissions Officers   

Westerville South High School welcomes your visit this fall!  In order to streamline the scheduling process, we are using RepVisits.com. Please go to RepVisits.com to schedule your visit with us. If you cannot find a date or time that works for your schedule, please contact Charlie Runyan (school counselor) at 614-797-6022 or fergusoj@wcsoh.org.