Before you make your final decision & deposit, visit the colleges on your “short list.” College tours can point to the vibe on campus allowing you to evaluate everything—academics, social settings, opportunities — so you can intelligently & intuitively decide. Students benefit most by jumping into the driver’s seat–book official tours and bring a list of questions that matter to YOU — always be proactive in the process!
Call us at (818) 207-0263 for tips on what you should look for when visiting colleges. We can schedule a one-on-one consulting session to further provide guidance on selecting the right college for you.
Make sure you feel comfortable at the “gut level.” While touring colleges, picture yourself on each campus and ask questions to help you decide which college is right for you. Don’t base your judgment on what your friends say; take an official tour, eat in the dining halls, look around and chat with students. Do you see “your people” on that campus? Can you envision your life there?
Websites, videos & brochures can only tell part of the story. College marketing pamphlets and brochures show you what the colleges want you to see. Simply relying on these brochures won’t provide you with enough information to make an informed decision. Touring the college will offer you the best insight into the academics, athletics, housing situations and social life. It also helps to read reviews from several different sources.
We provide steps for the most effective college visit. At Navigatio College Consulting, we know how important it is to select the right college so we give you talking points for when you are speaking to admissions reps & students. Here are a few examples of the type of questions to ask: What’s the average class size for freshman classes? How big are upper division classes? What internship opportunities are available in my study of interest? Can I participate in research as a freshman? What do students do on weekends here? How many years does it take the average student to graduate? Be inquisitive students. Make sure you get the answers to the questions you care about!