Catholic College Night
Putting Faith In Action Through Education
Student and/or Family Registration Form
Tips For Attending
“Catholic College Night can be confusing. With more than 45 colleges and universities represented, the auditorium can become crowded and the experience can become overwhelming. Planning ahead will allow you to go directly to the information you need the most.”
Before Catholic College Night
- Narrow your focus to those schools you think may be right for you. Think about schools you have heard of and that might be right for you. Consult with your parents, your high school career specialist, and others for ideas and suggestions. Look for the types of schools that offer preparation for the careers you have in mind. Make a list.
- Preregister for Catholic College Night at http://www.catholiccollegenight.org/register
- Research each college on your list ahead of time at http://www.catholiccollegenight.org/colleges
- Then visit the Admissions representative at Catholic College Night and ask them any remaining questions you have.
At Catholic College Night
- Visit the college representatives of your choice.
- Remember to bring your list of unanswered questions.
- Take notes
- Socialize and have fun
- Eat Free Pizza
Typical questions that help you choose a college:
1. Is it a professional school (Nursing), a 4year college or a university? What kinds of degrees or certificates do they offer?
2. Will the courses transfer to another college if you change your mind?
3. Do they offer the programs of study that interest you?
4. What grade point average or SAT/ACT scores do you need to be accepted? Do you meet the minimums? Do your grades and test scores fall into the range where students are typically accepted?
5. Will you need to write an essay for admission?
6. How far away from home is it? Where will you live? How will you get there and how often will you be able to come home?
7. Is it in a city, suburban or rural, country setting?
8. If you plan to participate in sports or other extracurricular activities, do they offer the ones that interest you?
9. Are classes mostly online, in large lecture halls or in small classrooms?
10. Are most classes taught by graduate Teaching Assistants or by the actual professors?
11. Do you often need tutoring or other support? If so, do they offer it?
12. Do you need any special services such as notetakers, physical accommodation, interpreters, TDD? How easy will it be to get the help you need?
13. Will you need financial aid to afford it? If so, how much financial aid do they typically offer?
14. What are the admission and financial aid deadlines?