Senior Reflections on College Admissions: Hanna Morgan
I knew at a young age that I wanted to be an athlete at the collegiate level.
With that goal in mind, the schools at which I visited needed to have a major in which I was interested in, which is physical therapy.
After talking to several coaches and researching majors and campus life, I compiled a list of schools I wanted visit.
Because each of my visits were primarily centered on playing lacrosse, each coach set up my admissions visit for me. Everything was personal to me, which is different from typical visits, as they are mostly group based.
At each school I visited, I received a personal tour and got to meet with my admissions counselor.
Members of the team would also show me around the campus and answer any questions about student athlete life.
I found that assistance very helpful because I got special attention and found out much more about the school because of those with whom I talked.
After comparing visits with my friends who were not athletes, I felt as though I was more informed about each of the schools I visited.
Since I was going through the admissions process as an athlete, my coach did much of the work for me as she also made arrangements with admissions regarding my scholarship package.
I found it easier and more helpful to get the information I needed through my coach and future teammates, rather than going to admissions counselor for everything.
I think participating in athletics at the collegiate level helped me considerably because I gained more insight through not only the admissions, but the athletic department, as well. It was comforting to have so many people caring about my well being on that college campus and wanting to become a part of their family.