VISITS College Making a college visit is the best way to find out if a college is going to be a good fit for you. Plan Your Visit 1. Learn about the college Visit the college’s website to learn about the campus, majors, programs, facilities, etc. 2. Decide when to make your visit The spring of your junior year is an excellent time to make a college visit. 3. Check out all visitation options Many colleges have open houses and visitation days designed specifically for high school students and their parents. 4. Schedule your visit Contact the admissions office and let them know when you would like to visit. 5. Be prepared Make a list of the things you want to learn about and see. Also make a list of any questions you have.