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 18Take an official tour A group tour is a great way to learn about a college and see the campus. During the tour, your guide (usually a student) will provide interesting facts and valuable information. Explore on your own Walk around the campus on your own. Visualize yourself as a student there. Does the college feel like a good fit? Check out the surrounding area Learn about the city or town the college is located in. Remember, you won’t just go to school there—you will also be living in that community. Attend an information session Most colleges have information sessions for prospective students and parents. These sessions can be very helpful. Talk to an admissions officer Discuss admission requirements and ask questions. Visiting a college and showing genuine interest may improve your chance of acceptance. If you would like to discuss your academic record, take an unofficial transcript with you. Ask questions What is the college best known for? Which majors are the strongest? What percentage of students return after their freshman year? What do students do on the weekends? College Visit Tips Write a thank you note If you have a personal meeting or interview, ask for a business card. Use the information to send a hand written thank you note. 13