Preview Days / Open Houses
Open Houses / Preview Days are great ways to get an overview of a school in which you might be interested. These are great to do during your junior year as you start to build your list of schools to which you would like to apply. These don't take the place of a "solo visit", but offer a good introduction to a campus and what is offered there. September and October are busy months for events like this. Listed below are some I know in which TA students might be interested. If there are other schools whose Preview Days you would like to find out about, Google it or let me know and we can look for it together!
Mississippi State's Fall Preview Days are October 11 and October 25. The registration goes live on Monday, September 13 at 9:00 am here: https://www.admissions.msstate.edu/visit/preview-days
The University of Alabama is hosting several University Day's by college. Go here to see dates for the different colleges / areas of study: https://visit.ua.edu/university-days/
GIRLS... Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is hosting MADE@AU on November 13. While this program is open to all students, MADE (Making A Difference in Engineering) is aimed to promote and foster support for women in engineering. You'll have the opportunity to hear from female faculty and staff, meet succesful alumni, interact with current students, etc.Registrants also have the opportunuty to purchase football tickets for the Novmeber 13th game vs. Mississippi State at a discounted rate. For more information, please visit our website. Registration is open now!
Auburn University's Department of Aerospace Engineering is hosting an open house event on Friday, September 24th. Students will be able to tour facilities, learn about student organizations, curriculum, meet with current students and faculty, etc.Go to https://auburn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8xjidEEX6Q9rgPQ to register.
The University of South Alabama is holding preview days by college / area of study. Go to https://explore.southalabama.edu/portal/prospective-student-programs to see the dates for each department.
Ole Miss has Visit Days on September 25 and October 30. Find out more information at https://admissions.olemiss.edu/visit/
Samford University's has Preview Days in September, October, and November. Go to https://www.samford.edu/admission/preview-days for more information.
The University of Montevallo is hosting a Preview Days on September 24 and October 16. They are also hosting Exploring Mass Communications Day on October 29. Workshops include TV production, TV newscasts, bloggings, newswriting, interview skills, audio editing, and virtual reality. Find out more at https://www.montevallo.edu/admissions-aid/undergraduate-admissions/events/
Troy University's Trojan Day is October 16. Find out more at https://www.troy.edu/applications-admissions/trojan-day.html
Jacksonville State University's Preview Days are September 25 and October 30. You can register at http://www.jsu.edu/admissions/preview-day/index.html
If you are interested in a school, but it's too far away for a quick visit for a preview day, The College Tour is a great resource. The College Tour is a TV series brought to you by Emmy-nominated and multi-award-winning producers.Hosted by Alex Boylan, each episode of The College Tour tells the story of a single college through the lens of its students.It is a truly one-of-a-kind series featuring colleges and universities in a way they have never been seen before! This is a great way to get a more in-depth introduction to a school beyond just looking at their website. If you are still interested after viewing a specific school's episode, then you may want to plan a more in-depth visit.