College Tour Checklist What to Look For
What to look for before and during a college tour.
March 17, 2010— -- It's that time of year again when thousands of high school students and their parents hit the road to look at colleges.
College tours are important because you and your child can determine whether the school is a good match socially and academically.
But what should you do to prepare for these trips? And what should you look for once you are there?
Here are some tips to help you and your family through the process.
Before You Go
While You Are at the College
Take the official tour offered by the college. Most school Web sites list dates and times of tours. Be sure to make a reservation before you visit.
What to Look For During a College Tour
Ask lots of questions of many different people – not just the tour guide. It's important to hear as many opinions as possible to get a full picture of the school.