Make The Most Of Your Campus Visit

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If you’re in high school and are considering which college you will attend, then making an on-site visit is an important part of your decision-making process. However, just visiting a school won’t tell you enough, rather taking the time to dig deeper will reveal what you need to know.

To that end, the following tips can help you learn whether a particular school is where you want to spend your next four years:

Visit When Classes Are In Session: Arrange to sit in on classes when making your campus visit. Make an appointment with a professor in your particular major to learn more about the required classes, etc.

Tour the Campus: Not only sit in on classes, but participate in other activities common to students. Attend a sporting event, eat in the cafeteria, go to the library and student center, and speak with current students to get their take on education, classes, professors, campus life, etc. The best “marketers” for any school are the students themselves.

Visit the Surrounding Community: The campus may provide an ideal setting for classes and on-campus living, but what is the surround community like? Some college towns have sprung up because of the college while a city campus could be situated in the middle of an urban wasteland. Conversely, how will you feel if your campus is located hundreds of miles away from the big city? You may be satisfied with staying on campus all of the time, but if you are considering off-campus housing, then finding a neighborhood that you like is important too.

You’ve done your online research and have come up with a handful of schools worth considering. Now go ahead and narrow down that list by getting a first hand feel for college life by taking on the role of a college student.

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