College visit presentations during first semester Multiple advisers scheduled to visit throughout the fall for seniors

As time dwindles down and deadlines approach, several different colleges will be sending out a representative to inform seniors as well as juniors about what their respective schools have to offer. Dates have been scheduled throughout the first semester. “We have around six colleges where the college reps come to visit us, and speak to (students) about what to expect in college,” College Center adviser Rosemarie Yadao said. “They will go step by step telling the students what they need to do, deadlines and questions for them.” Photo Credit: Cassie Valdez

Several colleges have coordinated with College Counselor Elana Clavel and will be sending a representative to talk to seniors starting on Sept. 6. in the library.

“One of my new responsibilities this year  is College Counselor, and so far I have set up a couple of visits for Sept. and Oct.,” Clavel said. “Many of the colleges reached out to me via email and we’ve coordinated the visits this way.”

In-state and out-of-state schools scheduled to visit, include the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Southern Utah University (SUU), John Hopkins University and the University of Nevada Reno (UNR). The first events planned will be during school hours, meaning students must sign up in room E136 to be excused from class for the designated time.

“We will be having sign-ups through our website soon,” College Coordinator Rosemarie Yadao said. “We will let the students know once it’s up and running.”

To prepare for the informational meetings, coordinators suggest seniors to bring pen and paper to take notes and keep an open mind. The individual schools will be handing out brochures with more information about their school and certain deadlines.

“I really want to learn as much as I can about UNLV since it’s my main focus for college and I really want to learn more about how to plan my future classes,” senior Tiffany Ceria said.

Some of these colleges offer students admission into an honor’s college. Opportunities include advanced classes, priority registration and eligibility to select scholarship funding. Specifically, UNLV will be holding an individual college seminar Oct. 5 for those who qualify with the minimum grade point average.

“The qualifications for the honor’s college is a bit more rigorous than your ‘normal’ requirements,” Clavel said. “For most honor’s college, they are looking for a student with a minimum 3.75 unweighted gpa.”

The College Center and Yadao’s office have been moved to E136. All students are encouraged to email Clavel or Yadao with any further questions.

“College representatives have been coming to visit Southwest for a few years now,” Yadao said. “Most students pick which colleges they would like to hear and can decide from there which is their best fit.”

UNLV Presentation September 6, 2017Library9:00 a.m.
College Readiness Boot CampSeptember 9, 2017UNLV Student Union8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Southern Utah UniversitySeptember 12, 2017Library9:30 a.m.
University of Nevada, RenoSeptember 13, 2017Library9:00 a.m.
John Hopkins UniversitySeptember 19, 2017Library12:00 p.m.
UNLV Rebel InterviewsSeptember 27, 2017Library8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
UNLV Honors College October 5, 2017Library9:30 a.m.
ACCESS College FairOctober 17 & 18 , 2017Library5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
CCSD College FairOctober 17, 2017Rancho High School6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
CCSD College FairOctober 18, 2017Faith Lutheran High School6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
CCSD College FairOctober 19, 2017UNLV9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
& 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Johnson & WalesOctober 19, 2017Library11:00 a.m.
USCOctober 19, 2017TBD12:00 p.m.
UNLV Rebel InterviewsOctober 25, 2017Library8:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m.
UNLV Rebel InterviewsNovember 14,2017Library8:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m.
UNLV Honors College PresentationDecember 11, 2017Library9:30 p.m.
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