COLLEGE PREVIEW DAYS - 2019-2020
Juniors and Seniors have two days each year to use for campus visits and college recruiting trips. You can go anywhere! Just make sure to let the office know in advance as well as your teachers and coaches when you will be gone for a college day. You must bring back your excuse from the visitor's center or tour guide to turn in to Ms. Corbell upon your return to school! Each day will count as an excused absence for exemptions.
Visit the Counselors’ Corner College Information page for links to research colleges and for links to specific colleges/universities for Admissions Requirements, Admissions Applications, Catalogs, etc.
Virtual College Campus Tours:
If you are unable to physically visit a campus, you could take a virtual tour.
Many college campus website have virtual tours (See College Information page).
Most colleges host Preview Days – see the campus, learn about the departments/majors, admissions, financial aid, etc. Here is information about SOME of the colleges.
If you don’t see one that you want to explore, please visit that college’s website to find out when their Preview Day/Event is scheduled. Many require you to preregister for their event.
Abilene Christian University
--Wildcat Preview Day – Wildcat Preview Days are an exciting time to visit campus! These large visit days are designed for high school students to spend a full day on campus. Students can go on a campus tour, eat lunch on campus, visit with an academic department, see a residence hall, and visit with our admissions staff. Wildcat Preview Days are a great way to get an overall feel for campus life. Check-in takes place between 9-9:30 a.m. and the event concludes at 3 p.m. More information available at http://www.acu.edu/undergraduate/admissions/visit.html
--High School Scholars Day – Developed for high school students in 9th,10th, or 11th grade, High School Scholars Day leads students in discovering more about their strengths. This workshop experience can be helpful in choosing a possible major and career path. The day also includes a campus tour and lunch. There is a fee to participate in the workshop. Check-in takes place between 8-8:30 a.m. and the event concludes at 3:30 p.m. More information available at http://www.acu.edu/undergraduate/admissions/visit.html
Angelo State University
--Experience ASU – Specifically designed for high school seniors, immersing yourself in everything our current students have access to every day is exactly what Experience ASU is all about. More information and registration at https://myfuture.angelo.edu/content/profiles/5071-experience-asu/Templates/event-details.php
--Senior Visit Days – Choosing your college is one of the most important decisions affecting your future. To accommodate busy schedules, our Senior Visit Days are held on select Wednesdays in September and October to help high school seniors who want to visit campus and finalize their college choice. More information and registration at https://myfuture.angelo.edu/content/profiles/5072-senior-visit-days/Templates/event-details.php
Art Institute of Houston
--Open House – Open House will give you an idea of what it's really like. See the school up close, including tools nad technologies students use every day; learn more about the programs; find out what it’s like to be a student there; connect with other creative people; learn about financial aid and payment options, get answers to questions, and apply for admission. More information available at https://www.artinstitutes.edu/houston/admissions/visit-us/open-house
Austin Community College
--Admission Preview – You can interact with members of the campus community and experience various aspects of the college for yourself. Previews may include opportunities to tour campus; learn about different college programs in sessions presented by faculty, staff, and students; and visit with coaches. Class visits are also available at select events. See the list below for tentative schedules. More information and registration available at http://www.austincollege.edu/admission/visit/preview/
--Campus Tours - Prospective students and their families can schedule a campus tour Monday-Friday. Customize your visit to maximize the experience and register at http://www.baylor.edu/admissions/index.php?id=872101
--Premiere - Premiere is an all-day Saturday event designed just for prospective freshmen and transfer students. Parents are welcome, too! It’s a great time to explore campus, experience college life in person, and ask any questions you might have about Baylor. More information and registration at http://www.baylor.edu/admissions/index.php?id=872124
--Brenham Campus and Bryan Campus – Find out more about attending one of the nation’s most affordable colleges, with tuition and fees about 1/3 the cost of most public four-year institutions. Learn why Blinn College is one of the top community colleges in the state of Texas and recognized for our high transfer rate. Preview Day is a great way to learn more about what Blinn has to offer, whether you want to enter quickly but effectively into a career, or you want to eventually earn a Bachelor’s degree. These fun-filled days feature information sessions about the admissions process, enrollment services, financial aid, housing, and student life. Tour campus, view all of the dorms and apartments on the Brenham Campus, speak to representatives from many organizations and departments about programs you may be interested in joining. Register online at http://www.blinn.edu/future-students/preview-days.html.
East Texas Baptist University
--Tiger Day – Tiger Day is a FREE preview event open to prospective high school and transfer students and their families. Join us for a Saturday filled with activities: Departmental/Campus Life Expo, Q & A Sessions, Admissions & Financial Aid Presentations...plenty of opportunities for you to have your questions answered! Registration and more information at https://www.etbu.edu/admissions/visit/tiger-day
--Premiere Day – Premiere Day is an event designed specifically for prospective freshmen and transfer students. (Parents are welcome too!) This is a great time to explore campus, experience college life in person, and ask any questions you might have about attending East Texas Baptist University. More information at https://www.etbu.edu/admissions/visit/etbu-preview-day
--Visit ETBU – Visiting the campus is the best way to determine if a university will be a good fit for you! Let us customize an individual campus visit to meet your specific needs or come and experience one of our preview days. Come see for yourself what ETBU has to offer and the exciting experiences that await you! More information at https://www.etbu.edu/admissions/visit
Howard Payne University
--Yellow Jacket Mondays – Prospective students and families can learn about academic and social life on campus. This Christian university offers more than 100 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs. To register, visit www.hputx.edu/visit
Houston Baptist University
As a future HBU student, you can attend information sessions, spend the night on campus, sit in on classes, meet other future students and explore the campus. Schedule your visit at www.hbu.edu/visit
--Experience HBU (juniors and seniors) – Come be an BHU student for a day.
--Husky Preview (All prospective students) – Find out everything you need to know about HBU in one day...or make a weekend out of it!
Lamar Institute of Technology
--Cardinal View Day - Students and their families learn about academic majors, student life on campus, a host of student-driven organizations, financial aid opportunities and scholarship potential. It is the time to get that all-important head start. Register at beacardinal.lamar.edu/cardinal-view
--Saturday Tours - If future Cardinals cannot visit on weekdays, Saturday tours are available by appointment at www.beacardinal.com/visit
--Engineering Tailgate Day – Learn about Engineering at one of the top schoolsin the state. Meet faculty and students. See student projects and tour facilities. Register at https://www.lamar.edu/engineering/engineering-tailgate.html
--Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) - CURRENT 10TH GRADERS - Are you interested in completing your last two years of high school concurrently with your first two years of college? Attend presentations on the academic and social life at TALH, residence hall living and security, financial aid, and the benefits of a TALH education. Hear presentations from administrators, students, and parents. Find out what we are all about! Specific admission requirements, information on the program and registration for the event can be found at www.lamar.edu/texasacademy.
Lamar State College-Port Arthur
--Open House – During this one day event, meet faculty, staff, and students; attend a departmental showcase and have an opportunity to check out on-campus apartments, experience a mock classroom, and take a campus tour. During check-in and the showcase, speak with admissions, financial aid, and our enrollment service team. While here, explore the different student groups and learn about student activities on campus. One awesome day awaits to explore the campus and get answers to questions. Register at http://www.lamarpa.edu/Future-Students/openhouse
Louisiana State University
--Kickoff LSU - Kickoff LSU is a day-long open house for high school seniors, as well as their parents or guardians. Register at https://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/admissions/visit-lsu-2/kickoff-lsu/
--Campus Tours – Campus Tours provide an overview of academic life at LSU. Tours are offered every weekday, excluding holidays. Register today! https://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/admissions/visit-lsu-2/daily-campus-tours/
Louisiana Tech University
--Each College – Applied & Natural Science, Business, Education, Engineering & Science, Liberal Arts – has its own registration link and date. Discover the excitement of Louisiana Tech University as you attend a weekday campus visit. Each campus visit features a campus tour, residential life tour, admission conversation, and department visit. Choose between a morning or afternoon session. Register at http://admissions.latech.edu/visit/index.php
--Saturday Visits - Can't schedule a visit during the week? Schedule a Saturday Visit! https://latech.askadmissions.net/Portal/EI/GroupUrl?gid=5304598c0857ad50544806b97343f79e54d407
--Time Out for Tech - Time Out for Tech is the Saturday Visit Program for Louisiana Tech University. At this event you will have a chance to check out the three key components of college life: Academics, Activities, and Athletics. More importantly, you will get to see campus alive with activity! Time Out for Tech is designed to give you and your family a chance to visit campus, academic departments, and even a Louisiana Tech football game. Please join us, other families, and future Bulldogs for this informative, once-in-a-lifetime Tech experience. More info and registration link at https://www.latech.edu/toft/
--Spring Training - Spring training is preview day for all admitted students.
Lubbock Christian University
--Chap Day – Chap Day is a group campus visit which includes a department fair, chapel, campus tour, lunch, and much more. You will also meet fellow students interested in LCU – possibly your future roommate! For more information on how to register, see https://lcu.edu/admissions/ways-to-visit/
McNeese State University
--Fall Preview Day - Take a campus tour and find out about your academic interest and student organizations. Preview days are self-guided programs where YOU plan your schedule. Check out event offerings online and attend the sessions that interest you. To register, go to https://www.mcneese.edu/admissions/mcneese_preview_days
--McNeese State University Honors College Open House – Come and Go format; Drew 130 – See here or counselor for more info or scholarship application.
--Spring Preview Day - For high school, transfer and graduate school students interested in visiting McNeese's campus. This is also your opportunity to visit with faculty/staff. Come get your questions answered! Take a campus tour and find out about your academic interest and student organizations. Preview days are self-guided programs where YOU plan your schedule. Check out event offerings online and attend the sessions that interest you. To register, go to https://www.mcneese.edu/admissions/mcneese_preview_days
--Explore Rice – Fall (September) open house program for high school seniors. Students and families will have the opportunity to interact with current faculty and students in ways that go beyond a normal campus visit. Best time to visit campus before applying. More info at https://admission.rice.edu/explore-rice
--Preview Rice – A campus visit opportunity for students in grades 10 - 11. This is a short half-day program packed with must-have information for students starting their college search. Scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving to accommodate high school calendars. More info at https://admission.rice.edu/preview-rice-0
Sam Houston State University
Saturdays@Sam - While on campus prospective students, families, and friends will be able to tour the campus, browse Student Organization booths, preview the academic program(s) in which you are interested, visit with faculty, and speak with representatives from Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, and Residence Life (to name just a few). Register at http://www.shsu.edu/dept/visitors/saturday.html
Southern Methodist University
--Mustang Days – Mustang Days give you a 360° view of SMU in a more formal group setting. Get the inside track on admission, scholarships, financial aid and campus life. Throw your toughest questions at our student panel, and let our deans and professors tell you everything you want to know about our academic programs. Maybe even bring a friend or two! Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. (an optional early bird tour departs at 7:45 a.m.) and the program concludes at 3:00 p.m. Parents are welcome. Register at https://admission.smu.edu/portal/mustangdays
--Springfest – SpringFest is an introduction to SMU and the college admission process designed exclusively for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and their families. This one-day event starts at 8:30 a.m. with a light breakfast and concludes around 3:30 p.m. after a campus tour. Lunch in the dining hall is included in the program, and students may bring up to four family members. Register at https://admission.smu.edu/portal/springfest
Stephen F. Austin State University
--Showcase Saturdays - Showcase Saturday isn’t your typical college visit. Sure, you’ll get to see the SFA campus and take a tour of our residence halls. But depending on the time of year you attend Showcase Saturday, you’ll get to do much more than that. Check out SFA’s performing arts scene or cheer on the Lumberjacks or Ladyjacks at one of our many sporting events, from football games in the fall to basketball in the spring. Information about Showcase Saturdays: http://www.sfasu.edu/admissions/visitsfa/showcase.asp Directions from major Texas cities: http://www.sfasu.edu/admissions-and-aid/visit-campus/getting-to-sfa
Tarleton State University
--Texan Tour – Texan Tour is a one of a kind campus preview day that happens twice a year - designed for you to explore our many academic opportunities, visit with current students and see first-hand the spirit of Tarleton. Speak with representatives from academic departments, undergraduate admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and resident life. Can tour the campus and resident halls. Register at http://www.tarleton.edu/welcome/texantour.html
Texas A&M University
--Aggieland Information Day - Prospective students, specifically high school seniors (who have submitted their application to Texas A&M University for Fall 2020) and transfers, interested in attending Texas A&M can experience all that we offer during Aggieland Information Day. Formerly Freshman Information Day and Transfer Information Day, Aggieland Information Day is a combined event held in the fall that complements our largest event of the year, Aggieland Saturday. During Aggieland Information Day, participants will learn about the admissions process, opportunities for financial aid and our academic colleges. Additionally, participants will tour campus, view the residence halls and learn more about the history and traditions that make our university so unique. During the day, participants will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff and academic advisors, as well as have access to resource tables where they will learn about our majors and resources on campus. Registration and more information at http://admissions.tamu.edu/infoday
--Aggieland Saturday - During the annual one-day campus-wide open house for prospective students and their families, you can meet current students, tour the dorms, visit libraries and computer labs and see what Texas A&M has to offer you. You can also learn more about our colleges and majors, get information about admission and pick up some financial aid and scholarship information, too. Registration and more information at http://admissions.tamu.edu/aggielandsaturday
--Texas A&M Corps of Cadets (Juniors and Seniors)
“Spend the Night with the Corps” – The Spend the Night Program is offered most weeks during the fall and spring semesters. Check-in for the SNWC Program is at the Sanders Corps of Cadets Center from 4:15 – 4:45 p.m. on your scheduled date of arrival. The program concludes the following day at approximately 12:30 p.m.
“Spend the Day with the Corps” – The Spend the Day with the Corps program is an official campus visit to Texas A&M University offered each summer for rising high school juniors and seniors and their parents https://corps.tamu.edu/spend-the-day-with-the-corps/
Call 1-800-TAMU-AGS or visit https://corps.tamu.edu/
Texas A&M University - Commerce
--Mane Event Preview Days - A&M-Commerce will showcase various areas of the University ranging from academics to campus activities. You will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from Undergraduate Admissions, Residential Living and Learning, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Veterans & Military Services, Hispanic Outreach & Retention, and a multitude of student organizations. Faculty have also prepared interactive sessions that will provide a glimpse into the 140+ degree programs and majors offered. Register at http://www.tamuc.edu/admissions/oneStopShop/orientation/NewStudentOrientationProspectiveStudentExperience/CampusVisits/ManeEventPreviewDay/default.aspx
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
--Island Day – Tour the campus, learn about degree programs, get help on application and fnancial aid forms, and learn about housing and student services. For more information and to register, go to http://www.islandday.tamucc.edu/
Texas A&M University - Galveston
General Visits – http://www.tamug.edu/admissions/Visit.html
* Different majors have different days
Texas Christian University
--Monday at TCU! The day includes a campus tour, residence hall tour, breakfast and lunch on the campus, special interest sessions and meetings with faculty and financial aid representatives. For more information and to register, to go https://admissions.tcu.edu/visit/#visit-events
Texas Lutheran University
--TLU Preview- Dog Days are pre-planned visit dates open to all prospective TLU students. In addition to meeting potential classmates, you will also get to know what it means to Learn Boldly and Live to Inspire, learn more about the admissions & financial aid process, tour our campus, hear from TLU professors and current students, and check out our academic majors and programs. For more information and to register, go to http://www.tlu.edu/admissions/visit-programs/
--Bulldog Bound - Bulldog Bound is a special day for admitted students. You can attend a class, meet with professors and current students and learn about first-year campus life. Parents are also encouraged to join us to learn about services and programs available to future Bulldogs. For more information and to register, go to http://www.tlu.edu/admissions/visit-programs/
Texas Southern University
--Tiger Day – Activities include admissions and financial aid sessions, academic department presentations, student and Greek-life organizational showcases, and campus tours. Lunch Provided. Preregister at http://www.tsu.edu/admissions/university-days-events/tiger-day
Texas State Technical College
– To learn more about their more than 90 technologies, hands-on learning, and cutting-edge technical expertise, tour a TSTC campus – https://www.tstc.edu/campuses/tour
* TSTC Abilene, * TSTC Breckenridge, * TSTC Brownwood, * TSTC Ford Bend County, * TSTC Harlingen, * TSTC Marshall, * TSTC North Texas,
* TSTC Sweetwater, * TSTC Waco, * TSTC Williamson County
Texas State University
--Bobcat Days - See the campus and residence halls, visit with faculty and advisors, learn about admission policies and talk with current students. Pre-register at www.admissions.txstate.edu/bobcatdays.
--Academic Visit Days – A variety of campus Academic Visit opportunities that cater to more specific interests. They will help you learn about majors, departments, your admission options and more. Academic Visit Days provide opportunities for interaction with students, faculty and staff, as well as interactive activities and classroom experiences. For more specific information on each Academic Visit Day, visit http://www.admissions.txstate.edu/visit/academic-visit-days.html
--Applied Arts, Biology, McCoy College of Business, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Clinical Lab Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Information Management, Honors College
Texas Tech University
--Preview Days – Get the full Red Raider experience during Texas Tech Preview! You'll feel the spirit and excitement that permeates campus. Learn about our rigorous academic programs that can prepare you for nearly any career. Most importantly, make new friends and have your questions answered. Read more about the event at www.admissions.ttu.edu/preview.
The University of Texas at Austin
Visit the Forty Acres and learn about the university, colleges and programs, tour the campus and residence halls. Register for these ongoing events at https://admissions.utexas.edu/visit
--Texas Preview offers an opportunity for prospective freshmen and their families to learn more about The University of Texas at Austin, academic opportunities and the admissions process. Attendees may choose from a variety of campus tours and presentations on our academic colleges and schools, scholarships and financial aid, and living on campus. https://bealonghorn.admissions.utexas.edu/portal/texaspreview
--Prospective Freshmen Campus Visits – An admissions counselor shares details about the university, after which current students lead a campus walking tour. Select a date to see available sessions. https://bealonghorn.admissions.utexas.edu/portal/campus_visit
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's School of Health Professions
Discover your pathway to a rewarding career in the health care professions. We invite students, counselors and educators to our Open House to learn about our bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Health Professions. MD Anderson combines medical care, research and education under one roof and the School of Health Professions is a vital part of our mission. Discover your pathway to a rewarding career in the health care professions. We welcome college transfer students, post-baccalaureate students, graduate students, high school students and MD Anderson employees. For more information or to register: https://www.mdanderson.org/education-training/degrees-programs/school-of-health-professions/prospective-students/open-house.html
The University of Texas at Arlington
--Maverick Experience – UT Arlington's Maverick Experience Preview Day programs give you the opportunity to get a close-up look at what UT Arlington has to offer, and to get answers to your questions about all aspects of the University. You'll get general information about Admissions criteria for Freshman and Transfer students, as well as financial aid and scholarship presentations. During the day you'll have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff and students, visit with representatives of many activities and organizations, and take a tour of our campus and housing facilities. You'll be able to get general information about academic departments, but you won't be able to receive any program-specific academic advising at Maverick Experience. More information available at https://www.uta.edu/admissions/events/maverick-experience/index.php
The University of Texas at Dallas
--Visit https://www.utdallas.edu/enroll/visit/events/ for variety of activities.
--Discover UT Dallas – Come discover UT Dallas, where we offer innovative multidisciplinary research, internationally renowned faculty and housing options that range from apartments to state-of-the-art residence halls. Students and families attending the presentation learn about life at UT Dallas. Pre-admissions counselors will be on hand to answer questions about academic programs, campus activities, financial aid, scholarships and the admission process. See https://www.utdallas.edu/enroll/visit/events/discover-ut-dallas/
--Scholars Day – High school seniors, community college students and their families are invited to visit and explore the UT Dallas campus on Scholars’ Day. Students who attend may receive application fee waivers for the upcoming school year. Space is limited and registration is required. See https://www.utdallas.edu/enroll/visit/events/scholars-day/
--Comet Sneak Peak – Comet Sneak Peek introduces high school juniors, seniors and their families to UT Dallas. The event gives guests a chance to learn about the University through campus and housing tours, information fairs showcasing academic departments and student life, and a sample of the more than 300 student organizations at UT Dallas. Space is limited and registration is required – see https://utdallas.tfaforms.net/217862
The University of Texas at San Antonio
--UTSA Day is the perfect opportunity to see what it's like to be a Roadrunner. Spend the day exploring our scenic campus, bustling with student activities and excitement. Some of the exciting activities that you can be a part of include Welcome Sessions; Academic Presentations; Information Fairs; Recreation, Housing, and Campus Tours; and Signature Experiences (Career Center, Scholarship Office, One Stop Enrollment Center, etc.). More information at https://www.utsa.edu/admissions/utsaday.html
The University of Texas at Tyler
--Patriot Premiere Days - Visit the campus; meet the faculty, staff and students; and ask the college-related questions you need answered! Hear from advisors within the academic department of your intended major - various degree offerings, the programs in general, and requirements. Register at http://www.uttyler.edu/previewday
Tyler Junior College
--Apache Preview Day – Tour the main campus including residence halls, meet with academic advisors, financial aide, scholarships, and student life, get tickets to a TJC event (subject to available and athletic schedules) lunch (for student and guests) and a TJC T-shirt (for student). For more information and to register, go to http://www.tjc.edu/previewday
University of Houston
--Cougar Preview - Cougar Preview is designed as an open house that allows prospective students and their families to explore the campus, departments, and programs accessible to students. This is an all-day program filled with answers for prospective freshmen and transfer students about admission requirements, information about various academic programs, scholarships and financial aid opportunities, and campus housing. At Cougar Preview, you'll have a chance to see for yourself the excellent academic and recreational facilities, as well as meet with faculty, staff, and student leaders! To register (at least one week prior preferred), go to http://www.uh.edu/admissions/connect/schedule-visit/cougar-preview/index.php.
--Explore UH – Explore UH is an event designed to showcase the University of Houston, allow you to connect with your academic college, and give you a chance to explore Houston as a city. During your visit, you’ll have an opportunity to visit with an Admission Counselor, tour UH’s beautiful campus, and meet with an academic college. Colleges are available on specific dates. Check link below. http://www.uh.edu/undergraduate-admissions/visit/explore-uh/
University of Houston - Clear Lake
--Open House - Freshman Open House allows students to attend admissions and information sessions, learn about financial aid and scholarships, meet faculty and advisors, explore the Student Organization Fair and enjoy food and fun. Students who submit an application during Open House will not be assessed the college application fee. Register for the Freshman Open House at https://www.uhcl.edu/admissions/events/open-house.
--Hawk Premier – Register for Hawk Adventure at https://www.uhcl.edu/admissions/events/hawk-adventure
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
--Cru Kickoff - Cru Kickoff is a special one day visit designed for students who want the experience of a campus tour and information session all combined with a Crusader football game in our beautiful Crusader Stadium. Some of the things you will be able to take part in are UMHB 101 information session, tour the beautiful campus, visit with current UMHB students, and attend a CRUSADER football game. To register, go to http://future.umhb.edu/cru-kickoff
--Crusader Preview Weekend - During UMHB Preview Weekend, you will personally experience the life of a "Cru" member. You will also have the chance to spend the night on campus, sit in on college classes, and meet professors, coaches, and current students. Students pay registration fee that completely covers all meals, admission into various special events and a souvenir t-shirt. We will be waiving the application fee for students choosing to apply for admission during this weekend. For more information and to register, go to http://future.umhb.edu/preview
>University of North Texas
--UNT Preview - UNT Preview is your opportunity to get a sneak peek at campus life and your future Mean Green family. This university-wide open-house showcases the whole spectrum of campus units, including Admissions, Academics, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Housing, Student Activities and the UNT Community. Bring your family and your friends, and allow our students, faculty and staff to help you discover why UNT is the right place for you. Preregister at https://untpreview.unt.edu/
--Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (at UNT)
Preview Days are for parents, educators, and students in grades 7–10. This residential program allows 10th grade Texas students who are high achievers and interested in mathematics and science to complete the 11th and 12th grades. Gather details on the curriculum and research opportunities, meet staff and students, and tour the residence hall and facilities. Register at http://tams.unt.edu/admissions/visiting Webinars are available if you cannot attend a Preview Day.
--Preview Days for 7-10th graders and families