CHECKING OUT COLLEGES? THE ONLY LIST OF QUESTIONS YOU’LL NEED…

THE CAREER CLOSET
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After making so many visits myself for other people, and with my experience working in admissions for colleges, I have to say this next list of questions I’m giving to you is pretty good. These questions are broken up by the area/department of the college. It will really give you the most you can have to make the best decision regarding selecting a college to attend. Just follow this list and ask as many of these questions as feasible…

Great College Visit Checklist:
BEFORE YOU BEGIN…

Be sure to have 2-3 Career choices made
Review the list of colleges you selected to visit or question
Go online, get the most obvious information about that college
You don’t have to ask all these questions…go through this list and mark the questions you would like to ask

Questions to ask at the college reps:

COLLEGE NAME:___________________

ADMISSIONS:
o Collect catalog/application?
YES / NO
o What are the requirements for admission?
____________________________________________
o Are there any test score requirements to get in?
YES / NO
o What degrees do you offer for my chosen careers?
__________________________________________
o What is the most popular major?
____________________________________________
o What is the application deadline for admission?
____________________________________________
o If I decided to apply what do you think is the best way for me to get in?
____________________________________________
o Can I visit the campus anytime, or schedule appointment? When?
____________________________________________
o Will you take certain credits that I already earned?
YES / NO
o How long does it take after submitting application?
o Is there an orientation day/open house that I can attend?
Dates:_______________________________________
o Is there anything else?
_____________________________________________

FINANCIAL AID:
o How much does it cost to attend?
_____________________________________________
o Will I have assistance in filling out FAFSA?
YES / NO
o What is the financing process once I’m accepted?
____________________________________________
o Are there grants/scholarships offered at your school?
o Is there scholarship information available on your website
o What is the financial aid deadline?
___________________________________________
Estimate what you (parents too) are contributing to college costs, and then estimate the difference needed to finance college

ACADEMICS:
o What is the average class size and teacher/student ratio?
______________ ______:______
o How accessible are professors outside class time?
__________________________________________
o Is your faculty ?
__________________________________________
o What types of services are available like tutoring, workshops, counseling?
__________________________________________

HOUSING:
o Do you offer housing? What kind?
YES / NO ___________________________
o Is that included in the cost?
YES / NO
o Do I need a computer? Are there computer labs available?
______________________________________

STUDENT LIFE:
o What types of athletic programs does your school have?
_______________________________________
o Name some student activities that occur at the school? (i.e. programming, Greek life, department organizations, etc.)
_______________________________________
o Is there an orientation program for new students?
YES / NO
o What other special services are offered to students?
__________________________________________

THE CAREER CLOSET
“Careers, College and the Cash to get your there!”

Your Success is My Success,

Keith Lipke

I’m a careers and college recruiter, coach, mentor and blogger at The Career Closet. His passion is to educate, inspire, and give hope to young people who need it upon their search for the right career and college

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