Wolverines, Spartans, and More!

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New universities and colleges are constantly being scheduled and added to the online calendar.

New universities and colleges are constantly being scheduled and added to the online calendar.
New universities and colleges are constantly being scheduled and added to the online calendar.

As the days press on, seniors continue to complete the much talked-about college applications to submit for “early action” in the fall or later in the wintertime. Many juniors are vigorously preparing for ACT testing by taking classes or individual tutoring. All actions are being taken to plan for college, and essentially the future.

As upper-classwomen make preparations, so are colleges. Many universities and colleges are planning for the next academic school year by visiting high schools across the nation. Several will be paying a visit to Mercy High School this fall.

During September and October, about 30 to 40 colleges will be visiting. Juniors and seniors are able to attend these college visits as long as they sign up for a session at least two days prior on Naviance. Visits are scheduled throughout the day and students are able to miss up to three classes to attend.

“I’m probably planning on going to a couple college visits so I can learn more about some schools I’m interested in,” said Junior Hannah Madill. “I think it would be a good educational experience.”

Aside from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, which receive the top visit attendance from Mercy girls, several new colleges are visiting because they received applications from students in the past year. Some of these schools include Williams College, Saginaw Valley State University, and Ohio Northern University. A full schedule of college visits can be found on the Mercy High School website.

Attending a college visit can be very beneficial. Mercy Counseling Secretary Mrs. Jennifer Burek explains that more questions can be answered in person and more information can be provided than what is found on a website.

“The reps that come to do the visits here are the ones that will be looking at your applications, so it’s nice to have a face with a name on both ends,” said Mrs. Burek.

If one decides to attend any college visits, Mrs. Burek offers a tip. To present yourself professionally, she says to be attentive and make eye contact.