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 3412 The Internet makes it easy to get infor- mation on any college. There is, however, no substitute for visiting a college! If you are just beginning to think about going to college, you might want to visit a college campus and just walk around. (You don’t need to be a student there to walk around the college cam- pus.) This will give you a feel for what it’s like to be a college student. If you have time, visit the library, student union, and recreation center. If you are a high school junior or senior, schedule a longer visit and take the time to check things out more thoroughly. If you visit a college during the summer months, be sure to go back and visit the college when it’s “in full swing.” Plan your visit To plan a formal college visit, check the college’s website or call the admissions office to find out if they have any “visitation days” or “open houses” scheduled. If they do, try to attend one. These programs are designed for high school students and their parents, and they’re a great way to learn about a college. If you want to visit a college on a day when no specific program is planned, contact the admissions office and let them know when you would like to visit. The admissions office can then arrange for a campus tour and set up appointments. “My mom and I visited a college during my spring break. Before we left, we tried to learn as much as we could about the college. We talked to my counselor, and we spent a lot of time on their website. By the time we got there, we knew exactly what we wanted to see and what questions we wanted to ask.” Alyssa, junior Step Make college visits 3