How to personalize your college visits

A go-to guide to getting the most out of your college tour

How to personalize your college visits

If you’re taking a college tour for the first time, it can be difficult to figure out what exactly you’re supposed to be getting out of the experience. If you prepare properly, taking a college tour can give you a better indication of the school’s resources, environment and if it could be a good potential fit for you.

If you are unsure what major or field you want to study, answers to questions like these can help admission counselors personalize a student visit: 

• What do you do when you’re not in school? 

• What activities do you enjoy in school? 

• What would you be doing if you could do anything? 

• What is your dream job? 

While on campus, try these ideas to get the full experience:

• Shadow a student and see the campus through his or her eyes.

• Sit in on a class and be part of the discussion.

• Meet one-on-one with a professor from a college or study of interest.

• Take advantage of an event or activity occurring on or around campus.

• Take in your surroundings, tour the area and check out transportation options.

• Ask about deadlines, costs and financial information.



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