Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3414 Tips: Read the campus newspaper and listen to the college radio station. Also, check out the city or town where the college is located. Tohelpyourememberacollege,takenotesduringyourvisit,andtake some pictures of the campus. u Talk to someone in the department your child is considering as a major. Find out the size of the program, the entrance requirements, graduation requirements, average class size, and the kinds of jobs their graduates get. Also check out the labs and facilities for that major. u If your child is an outstanding student, check to see if the college has an Honors or Scholars Program. These programs offer students a variety of unique opportunities (e.g., access to honors courses, priority scheduling, honors housing). u Visit the student union and talk to students. Ask them what they like about the college, what they don’t like, and what they do on weekends. Studentsaregenerallyfriendlyand happy to give you their opinion. u If possible, visit a dorm and eat in a student cafeteria. Also, check out the freshman dorm options. u If you’re concerned that your child might have difficulty getting accepted, or if there are aspects of your child’s academic record that you’d like to explain, take an unofficial transcript with you and talk to an admissions counselor. u Inquire about any special program or activity your child may be interested in (e.g., band, study abroad, Greek life, intramural sports, ROTC, internships). u Verify the cost of the college. If you’re interested in financial assistance, make an appointment with a counselor in the financial aid and/or schol- arship office. If you would like to discuss scholarship possibilities, take an unofficial transcript with you. u Double check admission requirements. Find out how your child compares academically by asking what the average GPA and ACT/SAT scores are for incoming freshmen.