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HOW TO CHOOSE A COLLEGE

VISITING A COLLEGE!

Visiting and experiencing a college campus can help you make a decision on whether that school is an option. Below are some things to think about before, during, and after your college tour. PLAN AHEAD

• Set up a campus visit by calling the admissions office or visit their website to schedule a time. College tours are free and a great way to learn about the college. • Tack it on to a family vacation. Visit a nearby college/university and schedule a college tour! • Possibly schedule a visit during the week when you can see the activities on campus. Ask your high school about excusing your absence to visit a college. • If you have an interest like majoring in biology or playing golf for the school, ask the admissions office about meeting specific faculty or coaching staff.

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DURING YOUR VISIT

• Ask about the Native American student support services or the diversity office to get an awareness of support offered. • Document your visit by taking notes. • Ask questions! The school is trying to impress you and your family. Part of that is making sure they are meeting your specific needs about the application process, your education, or college experience. • Visit places important to you like the dining hall (you will likely eat this food for four years), the athletic center (is their basketball court legit?), or the library (do they have computers, study spaces and helpful staff?).

Campus Tour Questions • Where are the best places to study on campus? Are there places off-campus where students study? • What types of food does the dining hall serve? • What precautions are in place to ensure safety at your college? • Where is a favorite spot on campus for students? Why? • Why do most students decide to attend this college? If you make an appointment with financial aid, make sure you have specific questions for them. After Your Visit • Write a thank-you email to your admissions representative. Ask any follow-up questions and keep in touch! • Talk with your family about the school and go over any pros and cons. • If this school is a potential option, apply to the school! Follow up with your admissions representative to see if you can get a fee waiver to reduce or cover the cost of applying.

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Visiting A College  

Plan and get the most of a visit to a college campus. Keywords - Native American, American Indian, Native, students, college, university, Am...

Visiting A College  

Plan and get the most of a visit to a college campus. Keywords - Native American, American Indian, Native, students, college, university, Am...