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College Visits – The Best Way to Evaluate A School

Visiting a college is one of the best ways to determine if the school is a good fit for you. Selecting a college is more than just what’s on paper. It’s about the feel and the information you’ll gather on the visit. Remember, college is a significant investment in time and money so making the right choice the first time around is important.
Preparation is key to a good visit. At Lighthouse, our clients utilize our spreadsheet to make sure they ask all the important questions. You should not only ask about majors, but about internships, exchange student programs, clubs, access to professors, and campus life. Make sure your questions are written ahead of time so you don’t forget to ask something. It’s easy to get caught up in the campus buzz. Take pictures.
Once you’ve visited several campuses, they can run together in your mind. Your notes and photos will help keep everything straight.
If possible, go to a few classes. Ask the students what they like best, least about the school. Stay overnight if that is an option.

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