More than 100 students and their families from all over the Midwest attended KU’s Junior Day today.
Students got the opportunity to visit dorms, sit in on a mini-lecture, take a campus tour and experience sports traditions at Allen Fieldhouse to get a glimpse of an ordinary day of college life at KU.
Alyssa Champlin from Concordia, Kan. already knows as a high school junior that KU is the only school she’s considering.
“I’ve always been someone to plan my future ahead of time,” Champlin said. “And I kinda just wanted to look at where I was hoping to go and see if it was something I really wanted to do with my future.”
Admissions Director Lisa Pinamonti Kress said it was never too early to start the college search.
“Starting the college search process is very important,” Kress said. “In fact if you’re just starting as a junior that’s a little too late.We encourage students to check out and start the college search process as freshmen. You have to learn about the college prep curriculum, you have to learn about admission requirements.”
Kress said the goal for the day was to hopefully move KU to the top of the list for high school juniors visiting, helping them to make the right choice- to be a Jayhawk.
To make the most of a college visit, Kress has one piece of advice.
“Talk to current KU students because admissions representatives will provide you the basic information and give you an overview of the University of Kansas, but to actually get a perspective from a student is really important.
Visit admissions.ku.edu for more information on upcoming campus visit opportunities.