Visiting college campuses is the best way to discover if a college is the right fit for you. While many factors go into your decision about which college to attend, the way you feel when you step foot on campus should be a good indicator as to whether or not that particular school will be a good fit for you. It is highly recommended that you visit colleges prior to your senior year. Juniors and seniors are each allowed 3 excused absences for visiting colleges. Just make sure to bring back some kind of proof that you were on campus on the day you were absent from school. Below you will find a link that contains dates, times, and registration information for college Open Houses in North Carolina, South Carolina, and surrounding areas. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of schools. If you do not see a school listed that you are interested in, visit their Admissions website, or call the school to see when they will be offering an Open House event.
College Visits: Colleges from around the state and country will be visiting CATA throughout the school year. This is a great time for students to learn more about which school(s) might be a good fit for their college experience.
Students will use Naviance to view which colleges are visiting CATA and to register for a visit they would like to attend. Most visits happen during class time. It is the teacher's discretion as to whether the student can attend. Some teachers may require prior notice if you are interested in attending a college visit. Passes will be handed out the day of the visit. If you did not register for the event by the deadline then you will NOT get a pass on the day of the event. Please follow the steps to access the College Visits section in Naviance:
1. From the Naviance homepage, click "Colleges", then click "Colleges Home"
2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see the College Visits section. Click "Register Now" to sign up to attend.
Are you interested in SPCC's Career and College Promise Program? Then check out the Career & College Promise Program Guide to learn more!