Visiting colleges is a rite of passage to every student’s admission process. Just like with most first-time visits, planning is crucial. Remember failing to plan is planning to fail. Ideally, the reason behind your first college visit is to gauge and find out if the institution would fit you or not. To help you have a successful college visit here is a compilation of things to things to consider on this momentous day.
Set out early
By now, you have identified the institution; if you want a satisfactory visit, you will need to set out early. It doesn’t matter how far the place is from your from home, there is a lot at stake.
Start with admission office
Certainly, if you want everything to end up smoothly, the admission office is the right place to begin. How office responds to your needs would determine as to whether you will be joining that particular campus or not.
Talk to students
Since you plan to become part and parcel of students, you will have no option but to engage the students and engage them hard. To have a complete picture, you must talk to a number of them. Not the question and answer thing, but some serious discourse. For instance, ask them about their experiences, both past, and present, why they joined the place in the first place? So far, do they have any regrets at all? But above all what are they planning to accomplish and whether this is a possibility?
Sit in a class or two
Sitting in a class or two would help complete the whole picture. Keep in mind that the best part of your stay here will be spent here. Since time is not on your side, you can sit partly or throughout the session, however, it will depend as to whether the class is interesting or not. This will also provide a good chance to meet and interact with the lecturers and professors.
Visit the library
As a research center, the library is one of the most important department of any learning institution. Find out well stocked the library is in terms of books and reference materials. Find out whether the library values technology advancement, especially how it has embraced how digital technology.
Visit the cafeteria
Mental nourishment goes hand in hand with body nourishment. When you pay a visit to this important department, not only do you check out their menu, sample it. Additionally, check out the cafeteria system and how modern it is.
Visit adjacent area
No such a visit will be complete without visiting the nearby town or the community in general. Visit one or two eateries and see what they are offering. Talk to some community members and find what they have to say regarding your future campus. Visualize yourself living here as one of its people for the next 3=4 years?
Did you love your first college visit? If yes, have a blessed and prospective stay.