Wednesday, April 2, 2014

LOS takes students to UIC for a tour

On Friday March 28, L.O.S sponsored a tour to UIC.  The students that attended represented four different schools: Catalyst Maria H.S, Argo Community H.S, Pathways H.S, and Richard J. Daley College, and the students’ academic range is from high school freshman to college freshman.

The students were attentive to the admissions presentation in which the presenter informed the students of the enrollment requirements such as the ACT scores, GPA’s, and Financial Aid responsibilities.

The students liked the information that was given to them; specially, because one student is thinking of going into Bio-engineering and UIC has the college that deals with that field.  After the information session, we were given a tour of the campus which lasted approximately forty-five minutes.  The area that all the students liked was the recreation center where there is a three-story rock-climbing wall and a swimming pool with a lazy river.  On a not-so-good note, all the eateries on campus were closed due to spring break; we did not have time to go out to eat lunch anywhere else because the bus pick-up time was close.  Next time we go to tour during spring break, we know to pack our lunch, oh well, lesson learned.

Overall, I believe it was a productive day in which we learned something new.

--Luis Munoz, Higher Education & Job Readiness Coordinator

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