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Prospective Students get a Preview of C.W. Post

Dorianna Valerio

Almost every week during the course of the semester, the halls of C.W. Post are open to students looking to enroll.  Students take campus tours, attend information sessions hosted by the Admissions Office, and try out classes.  Last week, on October 10th, a Post Preview Day was held in Humanities Hall, attracting high school juniors and seniors, transfer students and parents looking to get a glimpse of everything Post has to offer. Students from all over New York and as far as Virginia gathered together on campus.

Director of Freshman Admissions Dave Follick presented the program.

It began with a slide show presentation that included an overview of Post, academic programs and schools, honors programs, academic counseling, internships, student life, living and dining on campus, sports, admission requirements, and financial aid, including a special slideshow about “financing your post-secondary education”.

Follick answered questions about club sports, S.C.A.L.E scholarships, early decisions and housing opportunities for late applicants. Faculty and staff members were available after the presentation to answer further questions from prospective students and family members.

High school senior Tori Gonzalez, who will be applying to Post in the fall as a Forensic Science major, took courses at Post this summer and liked the campus. Gonzalez thought the presentation was “very informative, especially the information about the S.C.A.L.E scholarships.” High school senior Celia Quintero said she is considering the campus. Quintero visited four other campuses as well, stating she liked “the scholarships available for different areas.”

Another, high school senior Miranda Higgins said she “loves the vibe of the campus.” She said she will apply to Post for the fall 2012 semester as an English major.

The recent Post Preview Day concluded with a walking tour of the campus, which included visiting resident halls. A second program was held on the same day in the Tilles Center.

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