Seniors favor on-site admission
Emily Alaniz, Managing Editor
For seniors this time of year can be full of overwhelmingness due to college visits and application processes, one of the few colleges that provides on-site admission decisions is Michigan State University.
An admissions representative from Michigan State University came to Roosevelt at the beginning of October to pitch why students should apply and want to attend. That same day, the representative asked the students to have a copy of their SAT and ACT scores and their transcripts turned into CRC Advisor, Michelle Morris, by October 25.
He then followed up with Morris and received all the information of the students interested to get an overview for the on-site admission interview day, October 31.
About twenty five seniors signed up for on-site admission interviews that were held from 8am to noon that day.
“I wish every college gave students this opportunity. I thought it was great and I was super excited for it to come,” senior Taylor Amos said.
Along with Amos, many seniors were glad to be able to apply on-site and receive an acceptance or denial.
“I personally really liked it because I was able to ask any questions I had about the school and was told right away if I was admitted or not,” senior Brooke Madgwick said.
The on-site admission option is often preferred also due to nerves about being admitted or not.
“Before having the on-site interview, I was very stressed because I didn’t know what it would be like. I was mostly scared for the questions he was going to ask, but it went really well,” Madgwick said.
Both Amos and Madgwick were happy with their on-site admission results.
“I had already planned on applying to Michigan State, but this gave me a way of not having to wait twelve weeks for a response, and we also go to ask questions and receive help afterwards,” Amos said.
Other students prefer the on-site admission for a variety of reasons.
“I decided to the on-site admission because it’s fast, easy, and face to face. I didn’t have to wait forever to find out if I made it in or not; I brought in my information and I found out one week later if I got accepted,” Cholette said.
The on-site admission also differs from the traditional paper or online applications, most think for the better.
“A lot of applications are done online where you don’t get to meet the person who’s admitting you. The on-site admission gave me an opportunity to exemplify who I am as a person and show what a test score and GPA can’t,” Cholette said.
The on-site admission for Michigan State had a good turnout with twenty four senior applicants and most being admitted.