Dear Juniors and Sophomores (and your parents):
Spring break is almost here. Of course, it’s important to rest and recharge our batteries during the break, but for juniors and sophomores, it’s also a great time to get some work done on the college search. In addition to resting and recharging, here are two more ideas for your spring break:
Spring of the junior and sophomore years is a great time to visit colleges. For most sophomores, it’s a first serious look at a college campus, and the tour and visit can help focus a student’s attention on getting good grades. Juniors are developing a list of prospective colleges. Spring break is the perfect time to visit a few schools.
Can’t visit any colleges? Check out the virtual tours of the colleges on your list. Most admissions offices will offer such a tour on their web site. You cna also check out CampusReel, which is building a collection of online student-led campus tours.
Consider attending a National College Fair near you. During spring break, there are thirteen national college fairs taking place around the country. You might combine the college fair with a campus visit of a nearby college. Read more about how to make the most out of your visit to a national college fair.
Here’s a list of national college fairs during Northwood’s 2019 spring break:
- Boston National College Fair: April 4 – 5, 2019 | Boston, MA
- Prince George’s County National College Fair: April 5, 2019 | Landover, MD
- San Francisco Bay Area National College Fair: April 6, 2019 | Santa Clara, CA
- New York National College Fair: April 7, 2019 | New York, NY
- Springfield National College Fair: April 8, 2019 | West Springfield, MA
- Greater Los Angeles National College Fair: April 9, 2019 | Pasadena, CA
- Providence National College Fair: April 9, 2019 | Providence, RI
- Greater Memphis National College Fair: April 11, 2019 | Memphis, TN
- Ventura / Tri-County National College Fair: April 11, 2019 | Ventura, CA
- Orange County National College Fair: April 14, 2019 | Anaheim, CA
- Inland Empire National College Fair: April 16, 2019 | Ontario, CA
- San Diego National College Fair: April 18, 2019 | San Diego, CA
- West Michigan National College Fair: April 22, 2019 | Grand Rapids, MI
Updated February 2019.