College Bound Students Shop Around at WSU Tri-Cities
College bound high school seniors are narrowing down their choices of which campus to attend.
RICHLAND, WA - College bound high school seniors are narrowing down their choices of which campus to attend.
More than 400 high school students from throughout the Mid Columbia and Yakima Valley explored their options Friday at Washington State University Tri-Cities. Representatives from more than a dozen colleges and universities in eastern and western Washington pitched their respective schools to the college bound students at the Washington Council College Planning Day.
Some students have specific priorities, while others are still shopping around. Diana Torres, a student in Toppenish, says her top priority is that the school must be close to home.
"This one, WSU in the Tri-Cities, and Gonzaga, Eastern, or any college I can get into," Torres says.
The college shopping fairs are being held at other campuses across the state. WSU Tri-Cities will send representatives to the west side next week, hoping to convince college bound seniors there to become a cougar in the fall.