Not every college is a good “Fit”, so it is highly recommended that you visit college campuses before you make a final decision about where to attend. Familiarize yourself with the schools website, take a virtual tour, or better yet – spend a day on campus.
Questions for College Reps and/or Tour Guides
- What test do you require, the ACT or SAT, and what score must I make in order to qualify for entrance?
- May I have a list of all the scholarship options at your university?
- How safe is your school? What is your crime rate on and around the campus?
- How do you assign faculty advisors to students, especially those who are undecided about a major?
- How many students commute to your school?
- What types of extra-curricular activities are there on campus?
- How accessible are professors outside of class?
- How are roommates matched up?
- What additional academic services do you offer to students such as tutoring, career counseling, study skills?
- What types of internships are offered?
- Do you have a study abroad program?
- What type of housing is offered?
- Are freshman required to live on campus?
- What types of intramural programs are offered?
- What makes this college better than others?
- How does the college evaluate applicants? What weight is given to GPA’s, class rank, SAT/ACT scores? What weight is given to recommendations, essays, interviews, extra-curricular?
- How do freshmen register for classes?
- How does the college assist students with career planning?
Ask for the Following:
- Catalog of courses offered.
- College newspaper if they have one.
- Schedule of classes for this year.
- Schedule of events held this year.