Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Questions to Ask on a College Visit

Image result for question marksOne of the best ways to learn more about a college is to visit their campus. When you're visiting, it is to your advantage to slow down and ask several questions. While it is helpful to talk to the admission staff (individuals who are paid to talk up a school), it also very insightful to talk to students about what they like and don't like about their school (individuals who will give their honest opinion). Here is a list of questions to ask while on a campus visit:


  • What high school courses are required for admission?
  • Is there an honors program? What are the qualifications for entry?
  • What academic supports are available if a student is struggling?
  • Is credit offered for college level classes taken in high school?
  • Does the school provide a freshman experience / freshman faculty adviser?
  • What does a typical aid package for a freshman look like?
  • How many on-campus jobs are available for students?
  • What is the average college debt that students leave with?
  • What work-study opportunities are available?
Student Life
  • What student activities, clubs, and intramurals are offered?
  • What are the on-campus housing opportunities
  • What percentage of your students study abroad?
  • What makes this school stand out from the rest?
  • What is one thing you would change about your school if you could?