While students aren’t even three months into the new school year, some students in West Haven got a clearer picture of their college plans on Tuesday.
In West Haven, Tuesday was called On Site Decision Day, where admission counselors from six Connecticut universities all met with dozens of students who were getting accepted to college on the spot.
"It was a bit nerve wracking because the college rep reviewing your application is right in front of you, but was a really great experience,” said Stefania Vendrella, of West Haven.
"To get accepted, she told me right away. I had a sigh of relief immediately knowing I got into my first school, my first acceptance,” said Alexandra Marron, of West Haven.
Roughly 40 students took part in West Haven’s first On Site Decision Day.
Typically each school gets a day, but this year, West Haven decided to bring in admissions counselors from the six Connecticut schools all at once.
"You're always wondering, am I going to get in? Are my scores good enough,” said West Haven senior Jay Silver, who didn’t have to worry after getting the good news from the University of New Haven.
In order to participate, students needed a certain GPA and test scores, along with a recommendation from a school counselor.
Students also found out more about scholarships and merit money.
"To see the emotion and the tears, the happy and the joy for the students and all their hard work, there is no words,” said Rose Paolino, chair of the school’s counseling department.
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