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What to expect from HBCU open house events?

Hey guys! I'm planning to attend an open house at a couple of HBCUs. Anyone who's been to one, can you tell me what it's like? Are there any specific questions I should prepare or things to look out for that would help me in the admissions process?

7 months ago

Hi there! HBCU open house events can be incredibly informative and a lot of fun! You can expect a warm welcome and a day filled with activities designed to give you a taste of campus life.

They usually kick off with a general introduction session where you're given an overview of the school, its history, and its programs. You'll then break out into smaller groups for more specific presentations related to different academic departments or student services. There will likely be a campus tour, which may include dorms, dining halls, and student centers. Pay special attention to the vibe on campus and see if you can picture yourself there.

Regarding questions, think about what matters most to you. Ask about support services for students, internship opportunities, and what sets their programs apart from other schools. Also, inquire about scholarships and financial aid specific to HBCUs. It's useful to understand the admissions process from their perspective, so don't hesitate to ask about what they look for in a candidate.

Take notes and gather contacts. Following up after the event can help your admissions efforts by showing demonstrated interest. Most importantly, enjoy the experience and use it as a chance to learn as much as you can about each institution. Best of luck!

7 months ago

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