• College Admission Rep Visits


    Representatives from over a hundred colleges and universities visit Grosse Pointe South High School annually.  Seniors and juniors are invited and encouraged to meet with these admission reps.    All visits take place in the Counseling Center Conference Room.  (unless noted otherwise)  Ms. Naps Helpful Tidbits: Please sit up straight, don't chew gum, no earbuds/phones in sight, make good eye contact.  Treat this like an interview!! Oftentimes, these representatives help make admission decisions...so let's put our best foot forward.  South Pride!!!
    **Check your Naviance account for the most up-to-date list of college visits.  Please go see Ms. Nap in the Counseling Center for a "pass" if you would like to attend a visit. Your excused absence will be taken care of by Ms. Naporano in the College Resource Center.  
  • Sample Questions to Ask
    General Information
    • How many students attend this college?
    • Is there a cap of how many Grosse Pointe South students are accepted each year?
    • What percentage of first year students return?
    • How safe is campus?
    • What is the biggest safety issue on campus?  Bike theft?   Car break-ins?  Ask about the surrounding towns.
    • If I am at the library and it is late does the University provide free transportation if I do not want to walk back alone?
    • What makes the college unique?
    • How much does it cost to attend?
    • What are your college's academic specialties?  Which are your strongest programs or most competitive?
    • How large are most classes?  Introductory Math? English? Science Lab?
    • Is it hard to get into the classes you need?
    • Is tutoring available?  Is it free?
    • What is the percentage of classes that are taught by professors and what percentage by teaching assistants?
    • Are there study abroad opportunities?
    • Which admissions criteria do you consider most important (GPA, ACT/SAT scores, etc.)?
    • What are the deadlines for applications and financial aid?
    • What types of scholarship opportunities are available?
    • Are there specific requirements for my major?
    Student Life
    • Where do students live?
    • How many years do you require students to live on campus?
    • Do the residence halls have air conditioning? Wi-Fi? Phones? How many students in a room?
    • What is the food like?  Are there healthy choices?
    • Are there meal plans with many options?
    • When parents and friends come to visit are there restaurant options?
    • Can students have cars if they live in the dorms?  Is there a fee to park? 
    • Will I have to walk a long way from the parking lots to classes?
    • How do students get around campus? 
    • Will I have to walk a long way from my dorm to classes?
    • Is there a reliable bus system? (if the campus is large)
    • What activities do students participate in?
    • Do most students stay or leave on weekends?