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.

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