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Will attending an open house give you an edge?

Posted By Katie Szalda | September 29, 2014

You’ve no doubt been inundated with invitations from colleges asking you to visit their campus. As hard as it may be to find the time to attend admissions events, it’s so important that you do. We can’t stress enough how campus visits can really be the deciding the factor—the edge you need—to get ahead of the application process and choose where you want to go. It can also help your parents feel good about your decision. How about a little proof of the influence an admissions event can hold? 

group_visitsOn Move-In Day this year, we asked parents who accompanied their kids to an open house at Siena last year about their experiences. Here’s what they had to say:

“There was a huge difference between Siena and the six or seven other colleges we visited. Maybe it was the smaller size, but it felt like they cared more. There was more of a family feeling.” — Kevin Stinton, Medford, N.Y. 

“A professor from the computer science program sat with Robert and me for forty-five minutes discussing the program and its robustness. I think that had a lot to do with Robert’s decision to attend Siena.” — Charles Bebber, Mt. Sinai, N.Y.

“Open House lets you be part of the Siena community for a day. It was organized, it was fun, and the students were enthusiastic. Walking around the campus made a big difference, too. It just felt so comfortable, and I knew my child would be going someplace safe.” — Lori Blanchard, Loudonville N.Y. 

Now it’s your turn to see if an open house will end up being your first ‘date’ with the college you ultimately enroll in. Register for our next one, which will take place on Sunday, November 9!

And just for fun, here’s a video from Move-In Day… 

 

TOPICS: Admissions Info & Advice, About Siena

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