Visiting colleges is about more than scoping out the campus and buying a t-shirt. A college tour is your time to gather as much useful information as possible to assess whether the school is a good fit for your child.
Before the tour, research the school and discuss what’s most important to your child’s college experience. While on the tour, try to get a full picture of various aspects of the college, including academics, financial aid, the social scene and student life.
Here are 20 good questions to pose to your tour guide.
Hopefully, these questions provide a good starting point as you and your child visit a variety of colleges and start on the college planning journey.
As author of Untangling the Ivy League, Marc literally wrote the book on gaining admission to highly selective colleges. He earned a BA from Cornell University – where he met AcceptU’s co-founder – and an MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC, Marc chaired the admissions advisory board; he has also conducted alumni interviews for Cornell for more than fifteen years.