Narrow your College List

As you continue your college exploration, there are resources that can help you to narrow and refine your list.

Visiting a campus is an invaluable way to get a feel for the school and all that it has to offer. In addition to taking the general tour, you may want to attend an information session and/or arrange to speak with a member of the school’s admission staff. A campus visit and a meeting with an admissions rep, will allow you to assess whether the school is a ‘good fit’ for you and also demonstrates your interest to the college. If you are unable to physically attend a campus tour, virtual options are available on the college’s admission website.

College research Questions

Each April, BHS hosts over 200 college and university reps at our annual regional college fair. Sophomores, juniors and their families are encouraged to attend this evening event. The college reps are eager to promote their schools, share college literature and engage in questions about their academic programs, student life and overall opportunities. See the BHS website for a list of participating schools and more details about the format of this event.

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Over 200 individual college reps visit the high school throughout the school year. Students are encouraged to meet with the reps during their visits to the Counseling Resource Center (CRC) during the school day, virtual visits are available as well. Meeting with the reps is another way to demonstrate interest to the colleges, and often, the rep is the person reviewing Barrington High School’s applications.  A student who has class during a rep visit should request permission from their teacher in advance, using the form available in the CRC. Give the signed teacher permission form to the CRC Coordinator to clear your class absence.


Supermatch – Use over 20 search criteria to find the schools that are the best match for you and find out why. Go to the ‘Colleges’ tab to search and save the schools you’re most interested in; return and add to your search later.  



Big Future can help you find a college, explore careers, make a plan.

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