Attend an information session Most colleges have information sessions for prospective students and parents. These sessions can be very helpful. Talk to an admissions counselor Admissions counselors are available to discuss admis- sions requirements and to answer questions about the admissions process. If you would like to discuss your academic record or your chances of being admitted, take an unofficial transcript with you. Talk to someone in your major If there’s a specific major or program you’re interested in, let the admissions office know that you’d like to speak to someone about that program or major. Make notes Make a note of anything you want to remember. After your visit, write down your impressions, and list the college’s positive and negative aspects. To help you remember the campus, also take some pictures. Talk to a financial aid counselor Many students need help paying for college. If you have questions about financial aid, make an appointment with a financial aid counselor. If you can’t visit a college, visit their website to see if you can take a virtual tour online. To take a quick look at a number of campuses, go to