Guidance plans tour of college options for seniors

Senior year, students are allowed two college visits within the year that do not impact the seven days of excused absences. New to this year, PHS seniors are going to have the opportunity to attend a college visit with guidance counselor Brandon Crowder.
“At the beginning of the year, students were sent an email and asked what college they would like to attend,” said Crowder.
Based on the survey, students voiced that they would like to attend Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana University Bloomington, Vincennes University and the University of Louisville. The most plan, is to attend IUS this fall and the other three during the spring of 2015.
“The college visits will include either a half or full day visit,” said Crowder. “The visit will include, at minimum, an admissions session, as well as a campus tour.”
The whole senior class will not be attending these trips. The trip will include less than 14 students per trip.
“These visits are on a first come, first serve basis, but priority will be given to students with financial or time constraints that would otherwise be unable to visit a campus,” said Crowder. “I would also ask that students who have already been to a particular campus or planned a visit to one of our selected campuses, not sign-up as to give those without the same opportunity a chance to see each campus.”
These trips will be considered a field trip for the day out. Because of the limited number of students allowed to attend, Crowder asks that those who sign up make a commitment to attend the trip.
The first scheduled trip will take place on December 2 to Indiana University Southeast.
“Sign-ups will be available approximately two weeks before the trip,” said Crowder. “The trip will be advertised when it is time to sign up and sign-ups for the trip will be sent via email.”

Story by: Bailey Rankin