April 29, 2021
A key to a successful college experience for some students is being in the right environment.
A campus tour, whether in-person or virtual, can help you choose the right college environment to accomplish your educational goals. However, you need to know what you are looking for in a postsecondary school or college. By planning for campus tours, you can avoid getting overwhelmed with all the information or confused about what college offers which features.
Prior to taking any tours, you should have already narrowed down the list of potential colleges by selecting only those that offer the educational program you want to pursue.
With that factor considered, the first step is to make a list of what you want in a postsecondary institution. list all the features you want in your dream college. As you take the tour, take notes about that feature or amenity. For example, do you want a fitness center on campus? If so, did the tour provide a view of the fitness center and what were the pros and cons of that amenity?
Other features or amenities that you may want to include on your list could include:
It's also a good idea to supplement the college tour by reading the college newspaper, the local community newspaper, and visiting the social media sites for the college. Those print or online publications may give you some additional insights about what the college has to offer incoming students.