Common questions students asked were about SAT or GPA requirements, nursing and engineering programs, success rates of going into industries, and, in the case of some religiously affiliated schools, any requirements regarding religious affiliation.
Some students found that they might not fit certain admissions criteria or that their school of choice did not offer programs that they wanted. For example, Edward Jaimes, a senior here at CMHS, said, “Some colleges don’t have an ROTC program, so you can ask if you can attend a nearby college with an ROTC program while being enrolled in the college you want.” Colleges are willing to work with students so that they can attend.
As students walked into the building, they were given a list of all the colleges and universities that planned on attending. Some colleges had not attended, however. Eric Medina, a senior from CMHS, had something to say about this: “I’m a little bit bummed because CSU Long Beach isn’t here and it was my first choice, but I got plenty of good information everywhere else.”
When asked whether he would rather go to College Night or online for information, junior Chris Torres said, “It’s easier coming here because you get to talk to people face to face and they’re people who actually go there.”
For some students like Chris Torres, it was their first time coming to College Night. For some like Edward Jaimes, it was not. Some had attended for their second or third time. Some students had come because their teachers suggested them. “College Night was well worth it; I wish I had taken my teacher’s advice all those years ago,” said Eric Medina.