College Tours Back for High School Students

10th graders gather at UNC's famed bell tower

As part of the college preparedness program in the high school, grade levels typically visit approximately eight colleges before graduating. A grade level rotation has the freshman class taking its first tour in the spring semester; the sophomore class taking a tour each semester; and juniors visiting at least four campuses during the school year. Seniors also have small group tour opportunities in addition to their own colleges/universities of interest. There have also been summer opportunities during which any high school students can join a tour to schools not in the normal rotation. 

Rynn Nicks, College Liaison, is happy to be able to begin scheduling college campus tours again after two years of pandemic cancellations. The sophomore class toured UNC Chapel Hill on Monday, March 24. The freshman class will travel to Campbell University on April 20th. The junior class will tour UNC Greensboro and Guilford College, both in Greensboro, on April 29th.

Sophomores larning the history of UNC's legendary Old Well
Sophomores learning the legend of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Old Well.

“We feel the group tours are invaluable to our students as they explore what they are ultimately looking for in a college. By visiting multiple schools, they see campuses of different sizes and types with a variety of programs and non-academic opportunities. Location, college environment, student life, and cost are also aspects we discuss,” explained Mrs. Nicks.