Feb 12, 2017 10:17 PM EST
Your College Visit Checklist: Things You Cannot Afford To Miss
After getting your requirements ready for college like your applications, essays and recommendations, you will soon have to make a decision which school you will have to attend for your post-secondary education. And one of the things that can make the decision-making easier for you are your campus visits.
Visiting college campuses helps you get a sense of what college life is really like. You get the chance to explore each college by talking to the people around including the admission staff, students and even professors. It is important that you make a checklist of the things you want to learn about when you do your visits so that you do no miss out on anything and make sure that you have gathered all the information you need to make your acceptance decision.
Here's a checklist to keep you guided:
- According to Forbes, you have to start by gathering the most useful information and details including the date of orientation, the location, agenda and accommodation. You also have to learn about the existing organizations for students with similar interests so you can think about the clubs and groups you can probably join in the future
- Find out the dates or calendar of the semester events.
- Learn about the career services being offered in the college, as well as the internship and job experiences being offered. Also learn about the students' participation in community based projects.
- Take a tour around the campus, according to Cappex. This is your chance to find out how safe the campus and the environment is. Ask about the campus precautions that the school takes in order to ensure everyone's safety.
- Check out the dorms and living arrangements, and see how far they are from the classroom buildings, cafeteria or transportation.
- Check out the cafeteria and find out their food selection, especially if you have dietary restrictions.
- Take time to talk to the current students of the that college to find out about their experience in the campus.
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