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Making a college campus visit worth it

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Your campus visit can make or break your decision about where you want to attend school. Here are some good things to know when planning your visits.

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Making a college campus visit worth it

  1. 1. Making a College Campus Visit Worth ItWhen you know that you are going to start making college campus visits, you should beprepared to make the most of each visit. Deciding between colleges is an exciting time and youwant to take your campus visits seriously, so they can help you make your decision.When you start looking at college campuses, you should understand how you are going to reallyget a feel for the school. Each campus is unique and your experiences on each one will differ. Take a Tour So, how do you decide which campus is the best one for your personality? Start by taking the official tour of the college to make sure that you can learn as much as possible about the campus and the history of the school that you are looking through. Take time to listen to the individual that is giving a tour and you want to make sure that you are taking notes. Although it may seem cliché, try to take notes about what you feel and what you do and do not like about the campus rather than the facts that the tour guide gives. Talk to the tour guide about visiting the buildings that you would be studying in if you go into a specific program. This way, you can get a feel for the areas that you would be spending the majority of your time if you choose to attend that specific college.Meet With FacultyAfter you have taken the official tour, you may want tomeet with a professor within the field that you areinterested in. Talk about the classes that you would takeand get a feel for the department that you would beworking in.As you are getting to know the professor, you may wantto attend one of his or her classes. Do not be afraid totalk to the professor about this option and ask if there is astudent within the program that you would be able toschedule a meeting with while you are visiting.Getting these meetings setting up ahead of time can be agreat way to ensure that they actually happen. This can
  2. 2. get complicated if you do not know what you are interested in and if you are in this position, youmay just want to set a up a meeting with a general education counselor.Get to Know the TownGet familiar with each campus and don’t be afraid to get to know the surrounding areas as well. Take a walk around the town and look at the typical college housing so you can be sure that you feel that you would be a good fit with the specific college. There may be some colleges that you fall in love with and some that you automatically hate. Do not be afraid to go with your gut instinct and take your time deciding between the colleges that you love so you can be sure that you are completely happy with the choice that you make.College America gives their students the best possible education in their chosen field of study.Visit our Fort Collins college campus or online to decide if College America is the school foryou.Photo Credit: Wonderlane, Larry Miller, jshapins

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