Making the Most of Your College Visit
- Contact the college (via phone or web) to learn of times for Information Sessions and Tours.
- Does the school offer interviews? Talk to your college counselor to determine if it is an appropriate time to have an interview.
- Plan to spend a few hours on each college campus. Attend a tour or session conducted by the admissions office, but also spend time on your own viewing the campus.
- It is ideal to visit when students are on campus, but it is better to visit during the summer months than not to visit at all.
- If possible introduce yourself to the admissions representative that is responsible for visiting McDonogh School.
- Make the most of your time on a college campus. Speak to current students, eat lunch in the dining hall, or sit in on a class.
- Ask Questions—
What types of activities are students involved in outside of the classroom?
- When and how does a student select a major?
- What opportunities are available to work with faculty on research and other projects?
- Does the Career Counseling Office assist students in obtaining summer internships and employment?
- How large is a typical freshman lecture?
- What types of advising exist for students?
- Where do students live?
- What do students do on the weekends?
- What events does the university sponsor for students?
- If you meet with anyone from the admissions office be certain to send a thank you note or email to that person.