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Questions to Ask During a College Visit


Ask About Academics...

  1. What majors or programs do you offer?
  2. What is the average length of your programs?
  3. What percentage of your students graduate?
  4. Do you have internship programs?
  5. Will I have an advisor to help me with scheduling?
  6. How difficult is it to get the schedule I need?
  7. Is tutoring available?

Ask About Admissions...

  1. Do you have an enrollment deadline?
  2. What standards do you use for acceptance?
  3. Do I need to take an admissions exam?
  4. When may I tour the campus?

Ask About Financial Aid...

  1. What type of financial aid is available?
  2. How do I apply for financial aid?
  3. Do you have a financial aid deadline?
  4. Are there scholarships available through your college?
  5. What is the total cost of my program including books, fees & tuition?

Ask About Student Life...

  1. What type of housing is available?
  2. How many students are enrolled at your college?
  3. What is the average class size? What is the largest?
  4. Is there ample parking? How much does it cost?
  5. Do you have student organizations, socials, and activities?

Ask About Job Placement Assistance...

  1. What type of job placement assistance do you offer?
  2. Do you offer part-time job assistance?
  3. What kinds of campus jobs are available for first-year students?
  4. What is your placement rate?
  5. What types of jobs are your graduates getting?

Ask About Technology...

  1. What type of computer training is offered?
  2. What equipment & software do you currently use?
  3. Does each student have access to a computer during class time?
  4. Can I take any of my classes online?
  5. Will I have access to the Intranet & e-mail?

When you talk to students, ask...

  1. How many hours a week do you study? Is that typical here?
  2. Are faculty members interested in students and accessible outside of class?
  3. Do many students go home on weekends?
  4. Are the athletic facilities open to all students or only to athletes?
  5. Is it possible to study in your dorm room?
  6. Is the food good?
  7. >Are campus jobs readily available?
  8. Is there easy access to computers? Where are they located?
  9. What's the library like as a place to study? To do research?
  10. What do you like most about this college? Least?
  11. How easy is it to get the classes you want?
  12. If you could change something about this school, what would it be?

If you attend a class, ask yourself...

  1. Are students prepared for the class? Do they seem interested in the material?
  2. Do I feel that the students are learning - either new facts or new ways of thinking about a subject?
  3. Is there time for questions and discussion? Do students participate?
  4. Am I intellectually challenged by what is taking place in the class?
  5. Is there good rapport between professors and students?

As you tour the campus, ask yourself...

  1. Are the buildings in good repair and are the grounds well-kept?
  2. Are the residence halls pleasant and quiet enough to study in? Are there laundry and kitchen facilities?
  3. What's the cafeteria like?
  4. Are computers and lab equipment up-to-date and plentiful?
  5. What's the surrounding town or city like?
  6. If you are interested in any extra-curricular activities ask about them and try to see the facilities.

In an interview or information session, you could ask...

  1. Does the college have academic programs that fit my interests?
  2. Where are computer terminals located? Will I have to pay extra for computer time?
  3. Will I have access to special equipment (such as an electron microscope) as a first-year student?
  4. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the college's advising system?
  5. How many students will there be in courses I'm likely to take in my first year? Are those courses taught by professors or graduate assistants?
  6. Will there be any new programs or facilities in the next two years?

After the visit…write down your impressions

  1. Were the people you met friendly? Did they answer your questions fully and candidly?
  2. What do you think of the quality of instruction and the academic atmosphere?
  3. Were the students the kind of people you'd like to get to know?
  4. Did you like the social atmosphere?
  5. Would you like to spend more time there?


Upcoming Events

December 15, 2017

Junior Rotarian Donation Drive ends

December 21, 2017

TAE Band/Choir Concert (make-up date) 7:00 p.m.

January 2, 2018

TAE Play Auditions begin

January 8, 2018

TAE Freshman Fundraiser begins

January 18, 2018

TAE Freshman Fundraiser ends

January 20, 2018

Snowball Dance 7:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. TAE Gym

January 22, 2018

TAE Regents Exams School in Session

January 23, 2018

TAE Regents Exams School in Session

January 24, 2018

Regents Exams School in Session

January 25, 2018

Regents Exams School in Session

TAE 3rd Marking Period Ends

January 31, 2018

District-Wide Early Release Day 11:15 a.m. at TAE, Parent/Teacher Conferences

February 5, 2018

TAE Key Club Candy-Gram Valentine Sale begins

February 9, 2018

TAE Last day to drop 2nd Semester Classes

February 10, 2018

ACT Exam (Registration Deadline January 12)

February 14, 2018

TAE Key Club Candy-Gram Valentine Sales end

February 24, 2018

TAE Senior Banquet

March 1, 2018

Spring Sports Parent Night TAE Gym 6:30 p.m.

March 2, 2018

TAE Play Performance 7:00 p.m.

March 3, 2018

TAE Play Performance 7:00 p.m.

March 5, 2018

JV/Varsity Spring Sports begin

March 8, 2018

TAE 4th Marking Period Ends

March 10, 2018

SAT Exam (Registration Deadline February 9)

April 9, 2018

TAE Junior Rotarian Fundraiser begins

April 14, 2018

ACT Exam (Registration Deadline March 9)

April 16, 2018

TAE Junior Class Flower Sale (ends 5/4) ****flower pick up 5/12

April 20, 2018

TAE 5th Marking Period ends

TAE Junior Rotarian Fundraiser ends

April 30, 2018

TAE 6th Marking Period begins

May 4, 2018

TAE Junior Class Flower Sale Fundraiser ends