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Senior Specialty Visit 

We are thrilled that you considering Wofford as one of your college choices. A Senior Specialty Visit is an opportunity for you to explore our campus on a deeper level. Please familiarize yourself below on how to make the most of your visit. When scheduling your appointments, please note how long each will take and make sure there is no overlap. 

Spending the Night

You will be matched with one of our Wofford Ambassadors as an overnight host. Please make sure you fill out the form completely because we will use that information in order to best match you with one of our students. We take into consideration your academic area of interest, desired involvement at Wofford and your hometown. You will meet your overnight host in the admission office at 4:45 pm, the night prior to your visit. So if you have signed up for a visit on Thursday, October 4th, you will spend the night on Wednesday, October 3rd. We offer overnight visits Sunday – Thursday nights. We hope that you get insight into how our students spend their evenings here at Wofford. You will be given a meal pass to eat dinner on campus.

How to prepare: 

  • Most of our students have futons but please bring a sleeping bag and a pillow. Please let us know in advance if you can’t bring this with you. Come with questions about living on campus, the dorms and overall day to day life as a Wofford student.

Attending Class

This is an opportunity for you to experience the classroom climate. We would encourage you to choose the class that interests you the most from our list, even if it is outside your academic area of interest. The chance to go to class is about experiencing the classroom setting. Please also choose the class that works best for all the other appointments that you have selected.

How to prepare: 

  • While in the classroom, ask yourself the following questions:
    • Do I like how the professors interact with students?
    • Do I like how engaged the students are with one another and the professor?
    • How do I feel in a class this size?
    • What is the general attitude towards academics? 
     

Lunch with a Current Student

We want you to experience our many dining options on campus. Typically, your lunch host is a different student than your overnight host. Our hope is that you will gain a different prospective on campus and you get a chance to ask any additional questions. You will be given a lunch pass to eat on campus.

Interviews

An admission interview is not a requirement for your application to Wofford. The purpose of an interview is to help our counselors better assess you as a candidate and get to know the person behind your grades and test scores. It is to your benefit to interview, as it allows you to express a strong interest in Wofford and tell them about the ways you would like to positively contribute to our campus. Additionally, it can also serve as a chance for you to tell us about extenuating circumstances that may have affected your academic performance. If you would like an interview, please indicate that in the special requests section at the bottom of the form. You will be emailed directly with times that are available.

How to prepare:
 

  • Come ready to talk about your high school experiences and how that has prepared you for the rigors of higher education. Talk about what makes you unique and your future goals. Practice basic interviewing skills before you arrive such as making consistent eye contact, smiling and shaking hands.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Appointments
Financial Aid appointments will provide general information and are intended for the family to understand the various resources available to students to help pay for college. Financial Aid Packages are composed of Merit and Need-Based Awards. Upon review of a student’s application, grades, test scores, essay, etc., the Admissions Office sends Merit Scholarship notifications along with the student’s acceptance letter.

The Financial Aid Office takes the recommendation of Merit Scholarships and combines any other federal, state, and/or institutional need-based grants and loans to compose a student’s complete award package. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is strongly encouraged so the Financial Aid Office can best help families. The FAFSA becomes available to students January 1st of their senior year in high school. Wofford’s priority deadline to complete this application is March 1st. We do our very best to send complete award packages to Early Action students by mid-March and to Regular Decision students by early-April.

How to prepare prior to receiving an award package 

  • You may complete the Net Price Calculator to get an idea of costs and financial aid opportunities.
  • Begin researching outside scholarships.
  • Ask questions and understand your payment options for covering any balance owed (i.e., payment plans, parent loans, other student loans).
How to prepare after receiving an award package
  • Make sure you review your award letter and write down any questions you may have regarding the awards.
  • Begin researching outside scholarships.
  • Gather real out-of pocket costs.
  • Ask questions and understand your payment options for covering any balance owed (i.e., payment plans, parent loans, other student loans).

International Programs

Are you interested in studying abroad while you are at Wofford? Then set up a meeting with the Office of International Programs to learn more about our programs.

How to prepare: 

Meeting with a Professor

If you would like a few minutes to sit down with one of our professors in your academic area of interest, please include this in the “special requests” box at the end of this form. These meetings will be set up separately with individual professors and you will be notified of the meeting time. If you don’t have a lot of questions and you are attending class, the professors are typically available before and after class to speak with you.

How to prepare: 

  • Come with questions specific to your area of study.