This event is especially for current high school seniors that are interested in applying to Hampton University for the 2017-2018 academic year. Students whom submit all required submission materials will be interviewed and receive an admission decision. High school faculty, youth organization leaders, and parents are encouraged to share this information. Exact location on Columbia's campus will be sent to RSVP'd attendees.
What should I bring to the event?
Applicants should bring an official high school transcript, SAT/ACT scores, Hampton University Application Signature Page, $35 Admission fee (Cashier's Check or Money Order, no personal checks), copy of SSN card, 1 letter of recommendation from a high school guidance counselor or teacher, an authobiographical essay or a 250-500 word essay for a topic listed on HU admissions website.
What should I wear to this event?
Applicants should dress appropriately for their interview. Remember, this is your chance to make an amazing first impression. Please wear business professional/business casual attire. Wear something you will be comfortable in for 2+ hours.
Will I have to stay for the whole 6 hours?
No, you should not have to stay at the event for the entire 6 hours. Applicants will be seen in the order they arrive for the event, via sign-in sheet. It is best to arrive early.
What kinds of questions can I expect in the interview?
To prepare for your interview, think about your personal strengths. Be prepared to explain what you can contribute to the university (academically, socially, and otherwise). Also, if your grades/test scores are below the minimum requirements please prepare an explanation and reasoning for why they should be overlooked.
Who can I bring with me?
You may bring whomever you'd like to the on-site admissions event. Most students find it helpful to bring a parent, older sibling or guidance counselor for emotional support. This is a good time to ask any questions you have about Hampton, so most parents find it beneficial to attend with their child.
What should I do if something comes up and I can no longer attend?
There will only be one On-Site Admission event in the NYC area. If something comes up and you can no longer attend, apply online or mail all of your application materials to Hampton University and await the regular decision.
Who should I contact with questions about this event?
First, read the FAQ above to ensure your question has not already been answered. If you have questions about this event, please email email@example.com with the subject line 'On-Site Admissions Question'. You can also find us on Facebook (New York Hampton Alumni), Twitter (@nyhac), and Instagram (@nyhac).