Seniors: Visit your colleges of choice before committing

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Visit the colleges on your “short list” before committing. A college tour will give you first-hand knowledge of the atmosphere on each campus allowing you to evaluate all aspects (e.g., academic, social, etc.) so you can intelligently and intuitively decide which one is right for you. Students benefit most if they book an official tour and bring a list of questions—be proactive in the process and all will turn out well!

Make sure you feel comfortable at the “gut level” on any campus you are considering. Choose the college where you feel the most comfortable based on your interests both academic and otherwise. There are so many choices, both local and out-of-state, so it’s important to narrow down your search. When visiting colleges, picture yourself in the environment and ask questions that will help you decide whether it’s the right place for you. Don’t base your judgment on what your friends say; take a college tour, eat in the dining halls, look around at the current students and determine if this is where you want to spend your next four years.

Websites, videos & brochures can only tell part of the story. College marketing pamphlets and brochures often only show you what the colleges want you to see and don’t provide a detailed overview of everything available at the institution. Simply relying on these brochures won’t provide you with enough information to make an informed decision on choosing a college. Touring the college will offer you the best insight into the academics, athletics, housing situations and social life.

We provide tips for the most effective college visit. At Navigatio College Consulting, we know how important it is to select the right college so we offer the most effective tips regarding college visits. With our one-to-one consulting session, we can provide you with quality questions to ask and things to look for when you’re visiting colleges. Our goal is to ensure that you choose a college that best fits your needs.

We help map out your college visit schedule. We work on a case-by-case basis so you can have a personalized schedule to complement your own plan. We want to make sure you get the most information and experience from each college tour so we carefully recommend timing on college visits allowing you to fairly evaluate everything and make a final college decision that makes sense for you.

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.