Three Tips on How to Explore Colleges from Home
You may not be able to get an in-person preview of colleges you are interested in. What do you do?
1. Get Online: The first resource you should consult for comprehensive information about a college is its official web-site. Gather information on size, location, and degree programs. Jot down a few contact names and e-mails.
2. Talk to Alumni: Most colleges offer an alumni resource page on their web-site, where students can see whre alumni are currently working and read about their college experience. Moreover, get in touch with graduates of your high school who attended the college you’re exploring through the counseling office.
3. Take a Virtual Tour: Many colleges showcase their campus via video tour.
Basic information about colleges of interest is only a click away on your computer.
David Dickson is an admissions counselor for Top Test Prep; Top Test Prep provides college admissions counseling and private tutoring to help students gain admission to top private schools, colleges and grad schools. Call (800) 501-7737 to learn more