Note this calendar is updated frequently during the fall semester.
1. Information for College Admission representatives who visit ASFA
College admissions representatives: We welcome you to schedule a visit to ASFA through Scoir.
At the bottom of this page, please download "Information for College Admissions Representatives Visiting ASFA" for details about parking, our class schedule and coming soon, a list of nearby schools and dining and lodging recommendations.
2. ASFA Students: Meeting with College Visitors at ASFA
Visits with college representatives are a great way for students to ask questions and to establish relationships with admissions officers who are often responsible for reading/advocating for our students' applications. Some colleges track students "demonstrated interest," so attending a visit with a college representative could be beneficial.
Of course, it's not always feasible for students to miss class to meet with college representatives. If students can't meet with the reps from colleges in which they are especially interested, they are encouraged to contact the college admissions officer to ask if s/he may be available to meet at another time, such as after school at a safe public location (e.g. bookstore or coffee shop), leave a note with Mrs. Kennedy or Mrs. Rutsky to pass on to the reps, and/or stop by after the meeting to pick up materials.
Most college visits are schedule during Homeroom A or Lunch B so that juniors and seniors may attend without missing class; however, depending on the college representatives' schedules, sometimes visits must be scheduled at others times. You must have your teacher's permission in advance if you are missing class time to attend a college visit (including Homeroom.)
If you need/want to bring your lunch and eat during a college visit, feel free! Just remember to take your tray and silverware back to the cafeteria afterward.
List of Visiting Colleges and Other Off-Campus Events
ASFA Students Visiting College Campuses
College visits may be excused only with pre-approval from the student’s Specialty Chair and a note from the parent. See the Student Handbook for details about excused absences.
The National Society for Student Engagement makes a great Pocket Guide to Choosing a College: Questions to Ask on Your College Visits and Frequently Asked Questions for Parents & Students Exploring Colleges. At the bottom of this page is a link to more tips for college visits.