Now that the stress of the application process has subsided, you can get to the more exciting part of your future: going to college. But if you’re still weighing pros and cons of the colleges to which you were accepted, there may be a better way to decide than making a list. Why not attend Admitted Students Day?
Admitted Students Day is a perfect opportunity for you to explore the campus and learn about the courses offered. It’s also a chance to meet other accepted and current students, mingle with faculty members, and participate in activities. Before you attend, it’s important that you’re prepared to make the most of your experience, and that means asking the right questions. After all, this is your time to find a college that will not only support you academically, but also help shape the person you’ll be in the future.
Want to make the most of your visit? Here are 15 questions to ask on Admitted Students Day.
Campus and the community culture
- What are the dates, location, and agenda for orientation?
- Can you tell me more about campus safety?
- Where can I learn about community-based service projects?
- What extracurricular activities are available to me?
- What are my options for housing?
- Are there any student ambassadors I can speak with?
- What is the best way to get around campus?
- Is it possible to receive credit for the AP, IB, and/or college-level courses I have completed?
- What will happen if I decide to change my major?
- Will I be assigned an academic advisor?
- When do I register for classes?
Cost of college
- Are there any hidden costs?
- When will I receive my financial-aid award?
- When will I hear about scholarships?
- What percentage of students have lost their financial-aid awards in the past year or two?
Of course, Admitted Students Day is only one piece to the puzzle. Continue to talk through your experience with your parents and school counselor to be sure you’re making the best decision. Good luck!