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Example Questions for College Representatives

Visiting college campuses is the best way to determine if a school is right for you, however, if you are meeting with a representative instead it is important to gather as much information as possible.  Here is a list of questions to make sure you get answered during your visit.

Admissions

  • What are the application deadlines for admission?
  • Is the ACT or SAT required?
  • When must I choose a major?
  • Do you offer early decision or early admission?
  • What if I don’t meet the admissions requirements?
  • Will you accept transfer credits from dual credit classes?

 

Academics

  • How easy is it for freshman to get classes?
  • What’s the largest class on campus?  The smallest?
  • What are the most popular majors?  Do you have those in which I am interested?
  • What types of internships are available?
  • Are there study abroad opportunities?
  • How do you assign faculty advisors to students, especially those who are undecided about their majors?
  • What is the student to faculty ratio?
  • What additional academic services are offered to students (tutoring, career counseling, study skills workshops)?

 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • When is the priority deadline for financial aid applications?
  • What kind of financial aid is available?
  • How many students received financial aid last year?
  • What types of scholarships are available?

 

Campus Life

  • What types of extra-curricular activities are there on campus?
  • What athletic events are popular on campus?
  • Are there fraternities and sororities?  How strong are they on campus?
  • Is there transportation on and off campus?  Is it easy to get to town and/or home?
  • What do students do in their free time?
  • Are students required to live on campus?
  • Is housing guaranteed?  For how long?
  • How are roommates selected?
  • How does the meal plan work?