Why Visit Colleges?A key part of deciding which college to go to is finding a good fit. It is also a great way to get more information about the college such as admission requirments, housing, scholarships and student life. Visiting colleges may not be possible for everyone, but its a good idea to make the trips if you can. It can help you determine whether a college is the right place for you.
- A campus visit is your opportunity to fet a firsthand view of a college. A college catalog, brochure or website can only show so much. To really get a feel for the college, you need to walk around the campus, sit in on a class and visit residence halls.
- Campus visits also give you the chance to talk to students, faculty, financial aid and admission counselors.
- Ask lots of questions such as: What is the average class size and the student to faculty ratio? What is the campus meal plan like? What's the social scene look like? What kinds of activities are available? Is there plenty of residence space?
- Rule of thumb apply for 3 of your top choices, visit their campuses, view the financial aid and scholarship packages and make sure you fit their admission requirements.
- Pick up valuable information such as brochures, business cards, student newspapers and activity calendars.
- Last but not least make your decision. Listen to your gut!! Do you feel comfortable walking around campus? Do you feel at home? Spending time on campus helps determine whether a college is a good fit.
Seniors are alloted two days during the school year to visit colleges.
Juniors are alloted one day during the school year to visit colleges.
If you plan on missing a school day to visit a college you must fill out the following form in order to be excused for the day. College Visit Form
Just remember students succeed in their comfort zones; make sure it is the best fit for you!!