How to Make the Most of a College Visit
August 24, 2015
For most students and families, the campus visit is a significant factor in their college decision. Brian Fanelli, Cedarville’s Guest Coordinator, shares some practical tips to make the most of your college visit.
Get to know us online before you visit in person. Visit our website or check out Cedarville on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We also have a brand-new online virtual campus tour that lets you experience our beautiful campus from home. Knowing just a little background information may help prevent you from being overwhelmed on the day of your visit.
Visit when classes are in session. Visiting campus when students are here gives you the true "Cedarville Experience" — student culture is an integral part of who we are! You'll also get to experience chapel, a favorite of our students, as well as attend a class or two.
Meet with current students. Our Admissions office is happy to connect you with a Cedarville student during your campus visit! Current students from your major of interest can provide you with the "inside scoop" of what it's like to study here. They can also address any questions you have about life outside the classroom.
Ask questions — lots of them! Tour guides are prepared with plenty of information to share with you, but they love addressing questions that are relevant to you. What's most important to you in a college? Feel free to dialogue with your tour guide or admissions counselor — or anyone on campus — about what interests you most. There really is no such thing as a "bad question" — especially during a college visit!
Still need more ideas? Read this recent HuffPost article, which provides some great ideas on preparing for a college visit.
P.S. The first CU Friday visit event of the year is coming September 25! This is a fun, informative way for your family to experience all that Cedarville has to offer. Reserve your place now.