When you talk to admissions representatives, ask them…
- What are the admissions requirements?
- Does the college have academic programs that fit my interests?
- What is the average class size? Are classes taught by professors or graduate assistants?
- Does the college offer a freshmen summer orientation program?
- Are free computer labs available? Is the campus wireless?
- Does the school offer tutors or resource centers if I need academic help?
- Where are students from? Is the campus diverse? Can I study abroad?
- What internships and career planning and placement services are available?
- How long does it take most students to graduate?
- What new programs or facilities will be available in the near future?
- What are the housing requirements for freshmen? Is it difficult to live on campus as an upperclassman?
When you talk to a financial aid counselor, ask them…
- What applications are required for scholarships and financial aid, and what are the deadlines? Are academic and departmental scholarships available?
- What is an estimate of my financial aid package?
- What are some suggestions for financing college?
When you talk to current students, ask them…
- How easy is it to register for classes? Is it difficult to get into some classes?
- Are faculty members accessible outside of class?
- Are campus jobs readily available?
- How safe is campus? What security features are in place?
- Does the college offer evening and weekend activities?
- What is the Greek system like?
- Can freshmen bring cars to campus? Is it hard to get a parking space?
When your visit is over, ask yourself…
- Did I like the facilities including the class rooms, residence halls, cafeteria, and gym?
- Were the students the kind of people I’d like to know?
- Did I like the social atmosphere?
- Am I comfortable with the size of the college and the average class size?
- How does this college compare to my other top schools?