College Visits and Fairs


College Rep Visits to the CCC

More than 140 college admission representatives visit PHS each year. This is a great way for you to meet in a small group with reps from your colleges of interest. Visits occur mainly in September to November. Visits are announced in Schoology and listed in Naviance.

College Fairs

The college counselors of District 214 host a College Fair each April with representatives from more than 200 campuses across the U.S. This is a great way to begin your search. 

District 214 College Fair                      
Tuesday, March 31, 2020                      
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm                                   
Forest View Educational Center

Going to a College Fair 

College Campus Visits

To schedule a campus visit, see the admissions section of the college website. Find out what types of tours, sessions and activities may be available. During your visit, try to meet with someone from the admissions office or attend an information session. Ask if they can arrange for you to meet with a professor or representative from the department in which you are interested. Take a tour of the campus, talk to students, have a meal in the cafeteria, and pick up copies of the student newspaper. Some colleges also can arrange for you to sit in on a class or stay overnight in a residence hall. 

Students may be excused from school if a parent calls the PHS Attendance Office to report the absence.      

PDF Making the Most of a Campus Visit

PDF College Comparison Chart