How can I make the most of my college visits?

Hello! I'm planning on visiting some colleges soon, and I want to make sure I get the most out of these visits. What are some things I should do or questions I should ask while I'm on campus? Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

7 months ago

Hey there! College visits are an exciting and important part of the college search process. When my child and I visited colleges, we found that doing a few key things really helped make the most of our time on campus. First, make sure to take the official campus tour and attend an information session. These will give you a good overview of the campus, its facilities, and what the college has to offer. While you're on the tour, don't hesitate to ask the tour guide any questions you might have. They're usually current students and can give you valuable insights into campus life. Second, try to attend a class or two in your area of interest. This will help you get a feel for the academic environment and teaching style at the college. Third, make an effort to interact with current students outside of the tour. This can be done by eating in the dining hall, visiting a dorm, or just striking up conversations around campus. Lastly, take plenty of pictures and notes, so you can remember the details of each campus visit. Good luck and have fun exploring!

7 months ago
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