Pottstown High Students Explore College Options

POTTSTOWN PA – With college application and attendance decisions awaiting Pottstown School District high school seniors within months – and for some, only weeks – its students are already scouting their options, the district reported Monday (Nov. 8, 2021).

High school Counselor Kelly Leibold and College and Career Counselor Susan Pritt recently led seniors on visits to the campuses of Lincoln University (at top), Drexel University (below), University of Pennsylvania, Ursinus College, and Alvernia University. At each they met with admissions counselor to ask questions, explored the layout of each campus, and learned more about what each institution offered.

Pottstown High Students Explore College Options

Later during November, the district added, they’ll be similarly bound for Kutztown University and Montgomery County Community College.

The excursions “give our students an opportunity to be on a college campus in person, and see first hand what to expect when they make the transition to the next level of their school education,” Pritt said.

Pottstown hopes to fully prepare as many students as possible for Dec. 15, when it conducts its second annual “Instant Decision Day.” It’s a free and voluntary affair during which students can make early declarations on where they’re headed for post-secondary education.

The benefit, according to the district, is that students can see their hard work pay off with the possibility to acquire several acceptance letters before year’s end. That takes some of the worry and stress off students and families, and allows them to concentrate their focus on making the final high school year even more successful.

Colleges and universities view decision day as an opportunity too … to make the best possible impression on future enrollees. The district said more than 20 post-secondary options will be on-site at the high school three days ahead of the event, giving seniors the chance for interviews and more exploration.

Photos provided by the Pottstown School District