Does Contact With Departments Beyond Admissions Count Toward "Demonstrated Interest?"


I am applying to college soon and I am not able to visit a lot of the schools on my list. Some school websites list "demonstrated interest" as being important in their decisions, so I'm trying to stay in contact with them. Do other college departments share information with admissions? For instance, if I've been in touch with the golf coach or the head of the Education department, will they tell admissions about that and will it count as demonstrated interest? Or do I need to be directly in touch with the admissions office?

Admission officials understand that many students can't visit campus, and they won't hold it against you, as long as the campus isn't an easy trip from home. (More on that in a minute.)

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