Keep in Touch With Admission Officers
After you apply to a college, you get assigned an admission officer. You will receive an e-mail soon after applying that will tell you the name of your admission officer, as well as how to contact them. They are very important.
What is the job of an admissions officer? Have you ever been to a college fair? The people standing behind the tables and telling you about their school are the admissions officers. They’re the ones you go to when you have a question about the school, and most importantly, they evaluate your application.
It’s important to keep in contact with them so they do not forget who you are! You want to make a lasting impression on this person because ultimately, they’re your golden ticket! Asking questions about the school shows interest. Asking questions about finances or certain classes shows how serious and dedicated you are to your decision.
Another reason why you want to keep in touch is that you may not know much at all about this college! The only reason you might have applied is that you know the basics – academics, cost, and average salary after graduating. Admissions officers are there to answer any questions you may have. Of course, you want to do your research before-hand. If you ask questions that could be answered by a simple google search, you could be seen as ignorant or that you may not have cared enough to do your own research.
This is the place that you will most likely be spending 4 years of your life. Make sure you find out as much as you can about your potential new home! There are several things admissions officers wished you knew about before applying to college. These are just a few things they wish you knew.
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Sources: http://study.com/articles/Admission_Officer_Job_Duties_Career_Requirements_and_Salary.html ; http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/tip-sheet-8-things-admissions-officers-wish-you-knew-about-applying-to-college/?_r=0