6 Tips for Your Next College Tour

Read on for a few tips for your next campus visit.
1. Learn as much as you can about a college before you go visit so you are prepared to ask relevant questions.
2. Take part in an official campus tour and information session.  Be sure the admissions office knows you are there and make some contacts.
 3. Eat lunch in the student cafe, read the school newspaper, check out what’s happening on campus on bulletin boards and talk informally with students.
4. Note the environment of campus.  What are the freshmen dorms like, the town, the athletic facilities and fitness center,  the theater and student union?
5. Arrange to meet with a faculty member to discuss your academic interests and talk with coaches if you want to play a sport.
6. Be sure and follow-up with an email or thank you note to any admissions or staff member you met and make notes of your impressions of the college or university you toured.

Colleges You May Want to Visit

I recently attended the Independent Educational Consultants Conference in Washington D. C. where I had the privilege of visiting Johns Hopkins University, Goucher College, the University of Maryland and Georgetown University.
Georgetown  University, located in historic Georgetown, is a competitive Jesuit university with strong Division I sports teams. If you are planning on a future in government or international relations you  can major in  the Walsh School of Foreign Service.
If you would like to be near urban areas, University of Maryland with 28,000 undergraduates is close to Annapolis, Washington, and Baltimore. It has an endowed school of journalism, an extensive new computer science building and a variety of living and learning communities.
At Goucher College you’ll find a new innovative curriculum where cultural competency is stressed and all students study abroad. A strong equestrian team rides on the three hundred acre campus right near Baltimore.
Johns Hopkins University encourages student involvement in the Baltimore community and boasts a 1 to 10 student faculty ratio. At JHU you will find that sixty percent of undergraduates have a double major and 75% of students participate in undergraduate research and internships.