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College Tour Assignment
Which college or university is right for you? This assignment encourages you to shop around for the campus that most fits your needs and personality. Now is the time to weigh the pros and cons and reflect on the atmosphere of your future investment. You may submit this assignment in lieu of one of the Trip of the Month assignments.
The best way to select a campus is to see it yourself. One visit may tell you more than all other sources combined. Some schools are more demanding than others. What can you do to prepare for the school of your choice while you’re still in high school? This is the time to seek answers to these questions. The Sophomore and Junior years are excellent times for students and parents to tour college campuses. Here are a few tips.
Ø Visit during the week so you can sit in classes and see the campus in action.
Ø Pre-arrange an interview with a dean, professor, or official representative of the school and come prepared with a list of questions.
Ø Pre-arrange a guided tour of the campus.
Ø Pre-arrange an overnight stay in one of the on-campus housing units.
Ø Ask to sit in on some classes that are significant to your major.
Ø Interview a few students outside class, in the dining halls, in the student union, in the dorms. “What is life like?, What’s the best/worst thing about the school? What’s harder than you expected? What’s easier than you expected?” Report their answers.
Ø Using our school’s library of college catalogs, compare your school with two similar schools that offer the same program. (Fill out the form on the back)
Ø Take plenty of pictures when you tour campus.