College Visits

Exploring College Options: Student Parent Information Seminar

Mark your calendars!  Exploring College Options is a special recruitment program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country’s leading universities: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. At each event, representatives from the five universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institution and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.

Register online for the Mobile, AL session at


Many colleges and universities visit Pensacola High School’s IB Program to exclusively recruit our students from the Florida Panhandle.  These college representatives are often the same admissions officers that review our students’ applications, which provide a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet face to face with these individuals and gain a personal connection to their application.  We encourage junior and senior students to attend these college visits to learn more about a college or if they will be applying to the college as many times the admissions offices keep record of interested students.  Please see Mrs. Gilson, IB Secretary, to receive a pass to attend a college visit.

Dates and Times of Visiting Colleges and Universities


College/University City Visit Date Visit time Location
Tulane University New Orleans, LA Aug. 30 8:20 am Media Center
New College of Florida Sarasota, FL Sept. 12 10:00 am Media Center
Florida State University Tallahassee, FL Sept. 12 11:10 am Gym
Florida Polytechnic University Lakeland, FL Sept. 12 11:10 am Gym
Oglethorpe University Atlanta, GA Sept. 12 11:10 am Gym
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL Sept. 12 11:10 am Gym
University of Southern Miss Hattiesburg, MS Sept. 12 11:10 am Gym
Lynn University Boca Raton, FL Sept. 12 2:00 pm Media Center
University of Tennessee Knoxville TN Sept 13 8:20 am Media Center
Auburn University College of Engineering Auburn, AL Sept. 14 10:45 a.m. Media Center
Notre Dame University Notre Dame, IN Sept. 18 11:00 am Media Center
University of Alabama/Huntsville Huntsville, AL Sept. 25 11:40 am Media Center
North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC Sept. 28 8:20 am Media Center
University of Miami Coral Gables, FL Oct. 6 9 am Media Center
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN Oct. 11 11:10 am Media Center
Furman University Greensbville, SC Oct. 17 9:30 am Media Center


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