College Visits

A topic of major importance during the the 11th grade school year is COLLEGE VISITS. Career and future planning should take place throughout high school, but during the junior year students and families should work toward finalizing post secondary plans, or WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO AFTER HIGH SCHOOL!

If you are planning to go to college, it is important that you select the school that is right for you! That means many things. You want to find a school that offers you the program of study you're interested in, but you also must consider the size of the school, the location (Urban, Suburban, or Rural), the distance from home, the dorm and dining facilities (if you plan to live on campus) and anything else that is important to YOU!

The very best way to answer these questions is to take a campus tour. Once you have identified a college you think would be of interest, you should make an appointment with an Admissions Counselor and go for a visit!

I have located several virtual tours on YouTube.com of local colleges. Virtual tours can give you an initial feel for the campus, but always follow up with an actual tour if you really think you want to attend that school!


Why is Your 11th Grade Year So Important?

  1. It is the last year of grades on your transcript that colleges will see.
  2. You should take the PSAT in October to get experience on standardized tests.
  3. You should take the SAT or ACT in May or June so you will have test scores ready in the fall of your senior year. This is when you need to be applying to college.
  4. You should be making decisions about what you would like to do after high school.
  5. You should be making a list of colleges and visiting the campuses you're most interested in.
  6. You should do a job shadow with someone in a career field that interests you.

If you need help with any of these things...


 Take a Tour of UB

Take a Tour of SUNY Brockport

Take a look at Monroe Community College (MCC):

Here is an amateur video tour of Buffalo State:

Take a look at Cornell University:

Visit Daemen College:

Visit Canisius:

Learn more about D'Youville

Check out University of Rochester:

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