As you plan and head out for summer trips, you may be considering checking out some college campuses as part of your travels. The College Board’s Big Futures website has a plethora of resources to help you prepare for college visits, with checklists, questions to ask, a planning guide and more.
Click here to check it out: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/campus-visit-guide
Once you have chosen which schools to visit, your next step is to sign up. If you go to a college’s website and click on the link for “campus visits,” the sites will walk you through the process of registering for a tour. Some colleges will have you sign up for an account with the college, while others will allow you to simply choose your date and time. Colleges generally make it easy to park and get around on campus when you are visiting for a tour, but it is always a good idea to allow yourself extra time and try to arrive a few minutes early for a scheduled visit.
Want to take a look at college campuses but unable to travel? The Internet is packed with ways to “virtually” visit college campuses. These online tours offer video tours of the important spots on campus. While these are not a substitute for live visits, virtual tours can be a good way to help you narrow down your list of schools that you would like to visit. One such site can be found here: http://www.campustours.com/