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Rutgers Advising Day?

Pratik94Pratik94 Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
edited May 2012 in Rutgers University
Just wondering what its like.

Do kids bring their parents?/Are they suppose to come?
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Replies to: Rutgers Advising Day?

  • bonanzaebonanzae Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    You can bring your parents. They can come if they want to see the atmosphere of College Ave, get to hear some people talk, etc. Plus, they get some food, too.

    Kids are directed through a separate schedule than parents though. Parents stay in the gym that you start off at. I was at the first SAS APA day and the parents sit in the balcony of the gym while the kids are on the floor. You hear some people talk, and then you go off down the street to where a few buildings like Scott Hall and Van Dyke Hall are. You get a schedule for the day that starts off with a Dean's talk, then you get to choose which informational sessions to go to - Health Professions, Business, Law, etc where they tell you the basics you'll need to know for college for whatever post-grad interests you might have. Then you go to lunch with an orientation leader and a group. Then you go to an informational session for whichever major you'd like. Then Deans come in and help you choose your classes. It's pretty well-organized. It's pretty helpful if you, like me, were also confused about the Core Curriculum. And if you're in the Honors program, you go to a scheduling session for Honors Kids. You can a bunch of informational booklets too. Depending on the weather, I would bring a sweatshirt or something. It's not a lot of walking, but the weather could be annoying.
    Also, they stress that the emphasis of the day is to get to know what is expected of you in terms of requirements and classes and what your plans are. Not necessarily to meet professors and make friends.
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