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How to Make the Most of Your College Campus Visit in 2024

Visiting a college is an important step toward higher education. It offers a real-life feel of the school environment and academic life. This experience is invaluable in making an informed decision about where to spend the next crucial years of academic and personal growth.

Students outside on the lawn of a college campus.

Here's a quick overview of how to make the most of your college visit!

Scheduling Your Visit

  1. Contact the Admissions Office: Most colleges offer online registration for campus tours and information sessions. If you have specific needs or interests, such as meeting with a department advisor or sitting in on a class, it's wise to contact the admissions office directly. They can often personalize your visit experience.
  2. Plan your travel: Once your visit is scheduled, make the necessary travel arrangements. For accommodations, some colleges offer overnight stays in dorms, which can be a great way to experience student life first-hand. Many schools will ask parents to stay off-campus in a hotel, but they often have discounts available! There are also community organizations that schedule group visits for free!
  3. Get situated: A campus map should outline where you are/are not allowed to park during your visit, but ask the Admissions Office where to park and meet up with the college representatives.

Questions to Ask During Your Visit

Your college visit is the perfect opportunity to gather detailed info. Ask these questions!

Questions to Ask During Campus Visit

Embarking on a college visit is an exciting step towards your future. By scheduling your visit thoughtfully and coming prepared with insightful questions, you can ensure that you make the most of this opportunity. Remember, the goal is to envision yourself as part of the campus community and determine if the college aligns with your academic goals and personal values.

Want help crafting your own questions or building a strategy for college success? Our Youth & College Support Team would be happy to help. Get in touch today!

Happy visiting!

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