Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Things To Do and Ask Once Admitted to College

by Jeannie Borin

Many of you may have conducted campus visits prior to being accepted and may have participated in campus tours and spent some time on campus.

Now that you are accepted students you may choose to visit again or for the first time before making your decision. Once accepted, your questions may become more detail oriented.

Here are some questions to ask

- Ask about orientation, the dates, location, agenda
- Learn more about campus safety
- Ask to see a calendar of semester events
- You may want to know how you obtain credit for AP, IB and/or college level courses completed
- Learn about the career center & job placement services offered
- You may want to know how diversity is promoted on campus
- Ask how prompt academic feedback is received on student performance
- Learn if students participate in community based projects & get real world experience through internships
- Ask how students with similar interests meet each other
- See if there are any hidden costs
- Ask about transportation on campus and off
- Understand where you can receive any student discounts
- Speak to an admissions counselor and understand core curriculum requirements
- Ask about majors of interest
- Get a listing of clubs, organizations & extracurricular activities
- Ask about class size and professor availability
- Ask what percentage of students live on campus
- Learn about the dining facilities

Things to do on your college visit once admitted

- Visit the college (major) to which you were accepted at the campus - see if they provide honors courses
- Preview dorms, locations, specialties, learn how roommates are assigned - pay housing deposit early when you choose a college If you visited once, review what you missed - recreation center, student union, counseling center, health care facility
- Talk to other students - if not on campus use social media
- Audit a course
- Eat a meal on campus
- Look through recent issues of the campus newspaper
- Visit the main library
- Go to a sporting event if applicable
- Spend sometime in the local town
- Contact the financial aid office to learn of any scholarships or aid
- Learn about study abroad programs

Remember that if you are an accepted student, that college wants you. Go ahead and ask any questions that will ultimately make you more comfortable, happy and successful at your chosen college.

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Jeannie Borin, M.Ed., President, College Connections, LLC, stays on the forefront of current and innovative trends in college admissions and education. This is evident by her vast social and national media presence, membership in the most highly regarded college admissions organizations, public speaking, and attendance at professional college conferences. She also visits colleges throughout the United States building contacts within the admissions staff.

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