Get on the internet, grab your calendar, and schedule a college visit to the campus of your choice! When you’re learning about schools you might apply to, college visits are crucial. While in high school, I toured a total of 18 college campuses. Those info-sessions and tours helped me decide what college I wanted to attend.
When planning a campus tour, here are a few things to remember during your visit:
Attend an admissions info-session.
These sessions are usually available for anyone interested in learning more about the college. You’ll get a better understanding about the school’s mission, goals, and admission requirements.
Sit in on a class in your major.
You’ll get to experience first hand what it’s like to be in a college classroom. Are there too many students in that class? Do I really like the small lecture style classroom setting?
Eat at the cafeteria.
Food is important! Is the food good? Are there healthy options? I promise you’ll get a better sense of the student life if you eat at the school’s dining hall.
Visit the financial aid office.
Grab all of the financial aid material that’s available! You can learn about the school’s financial aid process and ask any important questions.
Other places to visit on campus:
- Recreation Center
- Student Union Buildings
- Computer Labs
Take lots of pictures and notes. Talk with faculty, staff, and students. College visits cover all aspects of what it’s like to live on a college campus. So, get ready….get set….go schedule your college visit today!
P.S. If there’s absolutely no way you can get to a college campus soon, check out the school’s website for lots of pictures of the campus. Some schools even have virtual tours of their college campus!
(Originally posted March 30, 2012)