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Tips for Visiting Colleges

13 Aug

TO DO!!!!

  • Get yourself a small notebook to use ONLY for recording notes about college visits. If you have an iPad or Smart Phone,  keep a separate note page for each school.
  • Do your homework before you leave by visiting the schools’ websites.  
  •  Write down any questions you have, and be sure to get them answered at each school.
  •  Record your impressions of the campus, the buildings, the students, programs, and dorms.  
  •  Find out if there are any famous alumni from programs you’re considering.
  •  Be sure to talk with at least two students, more if you’re seriously considering the school. The campus coffee shop is a good place to go.                                                                                                                                                      
  • Tell them you’re visiting and that you’re wondering how they feel about the school.
  • In addition to asking them questions you have identified as important to you, ask what they like best/least about the school.
  •  Be sure to identify some aspect of the school you really like so that you can refer to it when you complete your application.  

Have fun!  It’s an exciting time of life!

Joyce Singer, writergt@optonline.net