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Posted Date: 02/02/2024


In order to encourage student aspirations for postsecondary education, it’s vital for students to be able to see themselves as college students. College campus visits are one way of encouraging this college-going identity. On-campus experiences have been shown to increase both college aspirations and knowledge. Even one day visits have the power to inspire students and inform them of the many possibilities.

Campus visits can also help reinforce key concepts about the application and financial aid process and provide an opportunity to build relationships with college students and staff. Research shows the importance of starting college and career planning and awareness in middle school (or earlier!). Early exposure to a college campus makes a difference, especially for rural students who have little opportunity to visit colleges.

Clarksville ISD students toured Texas A&M University - Commerce on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. Students were told about the many opportunities and organizations offered on campus. They also had the opportunity to visit with other college students including many from Clarksville.