College Tours

When it comes to deciding which college or university is right for you or your daughter, it’s all about fit.  Colleges, like high schools, come in all shapes and sizes.  They are large, medium and small; public and private; single gender and co-educational; in urban and rural settings — or even overseas.   They have different cultures, academic offerings, sports and clubs.  And, of course, they come with all sorts of price tags and scholarship opportunities.

At Our Lady of Mercy Academy (OLMA), we believe that the best way to get a feel for fit is by taking to the highway on college tours.  This summer, OLMA is offering two college tours — one to five schools in the Philadelphia area and the other to eight schools in MD, DC and DE.

College Fairs

College fairs are held throughout the year.  OLMA will keep you updated on the ones located in the tri-state area.

Instant Decision and College Interview Days

On Instant Decision Days, students have the opportunity to interview with select colleges and be accepted on the spot.  This year, we will be holding a combined Instant Decision and College Interview Day on Tuesday, November 7 at 10:00 AM.  Stay tuned for more details as they are finalized.


College Visits to OLMA

This fall, admissions representatives from a wide variety of colleges and universities will be visiting OLMA.  While here, they will provide information sessions for any students who are interested in learning more.  This is a great opportunity to get all of your questions answered.

To date, the following schools have confirmed visitations.  Please check back often as this list will grow rapidly.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Szawlewicz in the College Guidance Office.

University of Connecticut:  September 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Seton Hall University:  September 11, 2017

College of Mt. St. Vincent:  September 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Moravian College:  September 14, 2017 at 12:00 PM

DeSales Univeristy:  September 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Loyola University, Maryland:  September 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Monmouth University:   September 26, 2017

Albright College:  September 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Sacred Heart University:  September 28, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Scranton University:  October 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Gwynedd Mercy University:  October 12, 2017

St. Joseph’s University:  October 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM

LaSalle University:  October 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Rosemont College:  October 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Stockton University:  October 20, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Rider University:  October 24, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Florida Southern College:  October 26, 2017 at 12:00 PM

St. Peters University:  October 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Saint Bonaventure:  October 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Johnson & Wales University:  October 31, 2017 at 1 PM

Barry University:  November 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Queens University of Charlotte:  November 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:  November 8, 2017

Mercyhurst University:  November 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM

St. Anselm College:  November 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Hobard and William Smith Colleges:  November 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM

University of Albany (SUNY):  November 20, 2017 at 11:15 AM



Other Important Dates:

Senior Parent Meeting:  September 13, 2017

Financial Aid Workshop:  October 4, 2017

PSAT Testing:  October 11, 2017 (juniors, sophomores and freshmen)

Junior Parent Meeting:  October 12, 2017

Girls in front of castle at Arcadia University
Interviewer and student shaking hands