With AP classes, extra homework, or SAT/ACT review sessions filling up a senior student’s calendar, there is barely enough time to squeeze a college visit, let alone if it’s located a few thousand miles away from you.
But if you’re serious about getting your application selected at any of the prestigious universities in the US or UK, a college campus tour should definitely have a room in your schedule.
There are important things you have to know during a college campus tour because it can have either a positive or negative effect in your life once you become part of your dream university. Read on.
Transition from high school to college
You need to find out how much adjustment you need to make in order not only to survive but to thrive in a different learning environment. Don’t be shy to ask your tour guides about their personal experiences. Or you can even ask higher-year students about their own freshmen experience.
Most tour guides would say that having an open mind and good time management skills makes it easy to get adjusted quickly, make new friends, and get ahead in your classes.
It might sound too trivial but you should not hesitate to ask about practical stuff like the size of classes, the state of residence halls and even the food they serve on campus! And most of the time, the tour guides welcome these questions and give their most honest answers about it.
This way, you can have a heads-up about how similar or different it is from your current living situation. Being aware of what’s like living in your chosen university will help you set up a plan – in advance – so that it won’t distract or hinder you from performing to the fullest in all your classes.
This is one of the most important issues you have to clear up during a college campus tour. Your safety and well-being is your topmost priority during your stay inside the university. And during the tour, you and your parents/guardians must be assured that you won’t feel threatened or harmed in any way as you go along with your day-to-day activities. After all, you worked hard to get to your dream university. They should, in return, guarantee your safety and well-being while in the university.