To get the most out of your campus visits and tours, create a list of questions you need answered and the “must haves” that you’re looking for in a college.
Top Interest Ares of Surveyed Potential Parents:
- Safety Measures
- Intern & Career Placement
- Class Instruction
- Scholarship & Financial Aid
Tips for Parents
“Campus tours are the number one thing you can do to help your child make a decision about the right college for them.” – Tyler Peterson, AUM Dean of Enrollment Management
“When it comes to campus tours, have fun! The college search process can seem daunting and stressful, but college is one of the most exciting times of a student’s life. It is an important decision, and the campus tour process will be much more rewarding and relaxing if it is enjoyable.” – Jordan Holladay, former student recruiter at Auburn University.
Get to know your admissions counselors:
“The single best thing you can do to develop a relationship with your school of choice is to let your admissions counselor know how excited you are to enroll. There is nothing a recruiter likes more than to know how much you look forward to being in college. “– Neil Scott, Director of Admissions, Faulkner University
Campus tours will give you and your teen important information. Make the most of each visit by following this advice:
- Start touring during or before your teen’s junior year so that you are ready to apply at the beginning of your senior year.
- Plan ahead and schedule with the Admissions Office.
- Keep in mind Mondays and Fridays are the busiest days
- Schedule time to talk with a student from your hometown to get another perspective.
- Sit in on a lecture
- Drive the trip to know the time and distance to and from home.
- Ask several students how the college is different.
- Space your trips at least four days apart to keep the information from each college clear.