College Campus Visits
Below is a checklist to help you stay on track when you are visiting a college campus. You may want to print this page and bring it along on your visit.
- a course catalog
- campus and local newspapers
- brochures on special programs
- a campus map
- a yearbook
- people in the offices and those who are touring
- students on campus
- bulletin boards and posters displayed on campus
Allow time to...
- take a tour
- visit with an Admission Counselor
- eat a meal
- talk to students
- meet faculty and/or coaches
- attend a social, athletic and/or cultural event
- talk to students in academic or recreational areas of interest
- stay overnight in a residence hall room
- explore the neighborhood or city
Keep in mind...
- The sunshine factor: A beautiful sunny day can be seductive; a rainy day can dampen you and your interest. Try not to let the weather affect your judgment.
- Campus guides are not all alike: Some are lively, interesting students who are reliable spokespersons for the school; others may not be well rounded or informed. Don't judge a school solely by the one tour guide. Meet other students in order to get a true picture.
- No single person represents an entire college: Keep in mind, most admission people and faculty are helpful, but here and there, one may be having a hard day. Don't be put off by one person who seems impatient with your questions.