LNESC College Tours are designed to encourage high school juniors and seniors to enroll into post-secondary education by exposing students first-hand to a college campus. The college campus tours will provide students, in select sites, with the opportunity to learn more about the college admissions process, financial aid, campus life, the ROTC program, as well as degree and career opportunities in the STEM fields. Speakers include university faculty and staff, Army ROTC members, and college students. LNESC College Tours improve academic performance, increase graduation rates, and help students pursue and successfully complete a post-secondary education.
The College Tours are designed as a one-day event for 100 high-achieving Latino high school juniors and seniors with an interest in the STEM fields. Students are provided information on admissions, financial aid, and campus life during designated 30 to 45 minute sessions. Each session offers students the opportunity to interact directly with university faculty and staff, and college students to help them achieve a better understanding of how to apply to college, for financial aid, and explore different degree/career opportunities. In addition to the information sessions, students will tour the university campus and engage with students from various departments.