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.