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College Visits

Looking for more information about a particular college or university?  While our campus visits will be limited this year, there are LOTS of online opportunities to learn more!  Below will be info and links to anything that comes across our desk - but remember you can always search a colleges website for opportunities too!

On Campus College Visits - updated 10/14


All Campus Representative Visits will be held during LUNCH in the Media Center!  Open to all, no sign up needed!

Monday, October 17th USC

Tuesday, October 18th UC Riverside

Monday, October 24th Northern Arizona University

Tuesday, October 25th UC Irvine

Wednesday, October 26th Scripps College (Part of the Claremont Colleges)

Tuesday, November 1st  HLPUSD Career Technical Education Programs

Wednesday, November 2nd Otis College of Art and Design

UC Campus Fall Events for Prospective Students

This fall, campuses are offering a variety of events for prospective students, including events for first-year, transfer and out-of-state/international applicants. Each campus continues to work closely with state, federal and local agencies to ensure the safety of the campus and community. Therefore, events may be offered in-person or virtually and could change depending on current guidelines. Be sure to check with the campus for more information on the full schedule and format of events as well as registration information.  Campuses may offer a range of virtual opportunities, including college fairs, appointments, admissions sessions, tours and videos on admission, housing and/or financial aid and scholarships. Some will be hosted in person, while others will be offered virtually. 

UC Berkeley: Open House, October 8; programming throughout September and October

UC Davis: Open House, October 3–31; programming for counselors, families and students offered throughout the fall quarter

UC Irvine: Discover UCI Preview Day, October 15

UCLA: Fall Open House, Saturday, October 8 (in person); recorded presentations available

UC Merced: Discover UC Merced virtual series, beginning September to November 2022

UC Riverside: Discover UCR Day. October 22 (in person).

UC San Diego: Fall Showcase, October 1st; additional virtual programming throughout September, October and November

UC Santa Barbara: Virtual programming throughout October and November

UC Santa Cruz: Fall Spotlight (in person), Saturday, November 5; virtual workshops throughout September, October and November

Demonstrated Interest

Demonstrated interest is one of the admissions criteria used by many competitive colleges - usually private.  The term refers to ways that an applicant shows he or she is serious about enrolling at a given college. An applicant who calls with questions about a particular program is more valued than one who doesn't communicate beyond applying. An applicant who visits shows more demonstrated interest than one who doesn't, and so forth. Some colleges factor in demonstrated interest to admissions and aid decisions, wanting to admit applicants who will actually end up enrolling. The idea is to have better planning and to improve the yield, the percentage of admitted applicants who enroll. 

The College Tour is a TV series on Amazon Prime that tells the story of colleges and universities around the world.​ Each episode of The College Tour will focus on a single college or university.   

From campus life, academics, housing, sports, activities, and much more… each student driven segment will give young people an inside look at what it’s truly like being a student at the featured college or university.  Check it out!


Exploring College Options is a special recruitment program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country's leading universities: Duke UniversityGeorgetown UniversityHarvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. During the Exploring College Options event, representatives from the five universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institution and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions.  You will learn what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.  This fall presentation is scheduled in San Bernardino on Thursday, September 15, 6:00 PM.