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 3413 College visit tips These tips will help you get the most out of your college visits. u Take a tour. Note the cleanliness, atmosphere, and size of the campus. Check out the library, computer labs, and recreation center. As you walk around campus, try to visualize yourself as a student there. u Meet with an admissions counselor, and if possible, attend a group information session. Ask what the average GPA is for incoming students. u If you are interested in a specific major or program, ask to speak to someone in that department. u Visit a dorm, and if possible, eat in one of the student dining halls or cafeterias. u Check on the cost of the college. If you think you may need help paying for college, make an appointment with a counselor in the financial aid or scholarship office. u Visit the student union and talk to students. Ask them what they like about the school, what they don’t like, how much they study, and what they do on weekends. u Check out the surrounding city or town. u Possible questions to ask: What makes this college unique? How safe is the campus? What percent of the students return after their first year? What is this college best known for? Do most students stay or leave campus on the weekends? Make college visits! Choosing a college without making a college visit is like buying a car without taking it for a test drive. Just because a college looks great in a brochure doesn’t mean the college will be right for you. Don’t choose a college before you have made at least one visit.