Campus Visit Tips
How to Make Your College Visit Great
We're so excited that you have chosen to make a visit to Creighton University! Whether this is your first college visit or your fourteenth, we want to help you make your visit the best it can be. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your visit.
College campuses can be confusing. Make sure you're leaving time for traffic, construction or even making a few wrong turns before you find the Admissions Office. If you do get lost, don't be shy! Ask someone on campus for directions. Talking with people on campus can give you a great feel for the school.
Dress to impress
Although there is no need to wear a suit, keep in mind that your Admissions Counselor is your advocate during the admissions process. Show them that you care by making an effort to look nice. Jeans or khakis are appropriate, and it's probably a good idea to leave those sweat pants at home.
Take charge of the visit by paying attention and asking questions. Here are a few common questions:
- What is the average class size?
- Are freshmen required to live on campus?
- Can I bring a car?
- What options for study abroad are there?
- How will I be paired with a roommate?
Unfortunately, colleges cannot control the weather when you visit. Make sure to check the forecast before you leave home, so that you are prepared with appropriate dress (and maybe an umbrella). Also, realize that most visits will include an extensive tour of campus, so wear comfortable shoes. If this is a concern due to health or mobility issues, discuss options with your Admissions Counselor before the visit.
While a trip to a college campus usually means a day off from school, don't leave that notebook at home. Keeping a record of statistics and important facts at each school will help you remember and separate the different schools you have visited. Taking pictures is also a great way to distinguish one campus from another.
Most of all, have fun!
The college decision is one of the most important ones you'll make, but don't let it stress you out. Each college visit is a great opportunity to explore and learn new things, and maybe make some friends along the way!