Watervliet High School hosted a successful Instant Admissions Day on Thursday, Dec. 1, as slightly more than half the Class of 2017 met with admissions representatives from Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC). View photo gallery
Approximately 55 seniors scheduled appointments to meet with college admissions representatives from HVCC and were “accepted on the spot” to the two-year community college in Troy. Each participating senior had an opportunity to discuss academic programs the school offers and ask questions about financial aid. Students also received a welcome package, which included a symbolic letter of acceptance; a formal letter will be mailed in January.
Instant Admission Day offers students a valuable experience with the college interview process and is often the most convenient way for students to apply for college.
“HVCC Instant Admission Day is unique because representatives visit the high school,” said David Olszewski, guidance counselor. “This alleviates the need for students and their families to travel to the campus.”
He added that during Instant Admission Day, the college also waives its $30 application fee, which is another benefit for students.
Several seniors who are currently enrolled in the HVCC College in the High School courses will have accumulated credits toward their two-year associate’s degree when they begin classes next fall.
Automotive Technical Services, Business-Marketing, Criminal Justice, Digital Media, Exercise Science, Individual Studies and Nursing are a few of the programs Watervliet seniors expressed an interest in pursuing at HVCC.