By Nicolas Cortez, Staff Writer
The Class of 2020 will be visiting Concordia University of Irvine and Cal State University, Long Beach on Friday, March 29. In the previous year, students went to Concordia University of Irvine and University of California, Irvine.
The students will visit and tour Concordia University of Irvine first and will eat lunch there as well. Then they will head over to and tour CSULB.
“The students are going to these two colleges so they can see the difference between a small private school like Concordia and a big public school like Cal State Long Beach, in the hopes of finding which kind of college is right for them,” said College Guidance Counselor Shan Slade.
A student panel at Concordia University of Irvine will feature Verbum Dei alumnus LeTroy Timms, Class of 2017. The student panel addresses student life at Concordia and the advantages of attending a smaller university.
“I remember when I went to Concordia last year and because of it I got to see what it is like to be on an actual college campus,” said senior Armando Zurita.
“Visiting Concordia and UC Irvine last year helped me decide which kinds of colleges I wanted to apply to and hopefully get into,” said senior Brandon Bello.
“At first, I thought I would have no interest in Concordia since it is a small private school [while] UC Irvine was a big, well-known public [school], but I learned about the about the pros and cons of both kinds of schools,” said senior Jaime Flores.