Visiting Colleges

Before Admissions

Once you’ve done the preliminary college search footwork to determine which schools you want to visit, finalize your plan and sign up for a tour and information session on the schools’ Admissions pages. The goal of visiting is to make sure that the campus—which includes its vibe, professors, student population, amenities, facilities, and local surroundings—would be a good place to explore your academic interests, pursue extracurriculars, and develop new relationships.

Researching Colleges

Before Admissions

Researching a college online to decide if it potentially fits your interests—and if you want to visit—is one of the fundamentals of the college admissions search process. And it’s a tricky task, because it’s difficult to know what a college is like, without being a student.