Touring a college campus is an important first step toward deciding where you want to go for your higher education. Use this guide to make the most of your campus tours to ensure that you choose the school that is right for you:
Do not be afraid to ask questions while you walk around the campus. The tour guide is there to help you get the best first impression of the school possible. Whether you want to know about a meal plan or how the school can help you get a job once you graduate, it is important to ask questions when you have them. You can inquire about everything from student life to academics to get a well-rounded idea of what it would be like to attend this college.
Try to Talk to Some Professors
If you already know what you want to study or you have a few different majors in mind, make an effort to stop by some office hours of different professors. Getting the opportunity to talk to the professors helps you learn more about their teaching styles and what you can expect to do in each of your classes.
Explore on Your Own
Once the tour is officially over, you might want to take some time to walk around the campus on your own. This gives you the chance to see if you feel really comfortable at the school. If you are feeling brave, start up some conversations with some students to see what they think about the school so you can get a better idea of how the college will work for you.
At Orinda Academy, we make an effort to prepare all of our students for the college experience. As one of the top prep schools in the East Bay, our courses are designed to put our students on the path toward present and future academic success. To learn more about our private college prep school, visit us online or call (925) 357-9719.