Campus Visit Tips - Questions to Ask, Places to See
When you take the time to visit a college campus, you want to maximize the experience. To help, we've suggested some things "to ask" and "to do" in a variety of categories.
Academic Program Information
- Does my major have special admissions requirements, separate from the college’s general requirements?
- How successful are graduates from this program?
- Are internships available? Mentors?
- Visit the classroom building/facilities where your major courses will be held.
- Meet a faculty member, the academic advisor or a current student from your major.
- Are there any special scholarships I qualify for based on my accomplishments, interests or activities?
- What percentage of your students receive some kind of financial assistance?
- Any financial deadlines I should be aware of?
- What are the opportunities for on-campus employment?
- Meet with a financial aid advisor. Try to get estimated aid for students like you and clear sense of next steps.
Campus Life and Support
- What is student housing like? What options exist?
- What are transportation options to campus (train, bus, plane, etc.)?
- Can I have a car on campus? What is parking like and what does it cost?
- What amenities and services do you have on campus (ex. Fitness Center, health care, tutoring)?
- What do students do for fun on and off campus (ex. clubs, campus activities and events, etc.)?
- Eat a meal at the dining hall to sample the food.
- Spend a night in a residence hall.
- Try to explore the area around campus to see if there are restaurants, shops and other entertainment options - or even a good option for off-campus employment!
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