Campus Visit ChecklistAdmissions Interview Checklist
To get the most out of your experience on campus, visit when school is in session. Plan activities and meet with professors, students and admissions officers so you can learn as much as possible during your stay. Don’t forget to save the names of people you meet so you can contact them later.
|Do your best in school.
|Schedule a full-day visit (including a tour and an overnight stay, if the school allows)
|Make a list of questions to ask ahead of time
|Meet with students who work in the admissions office
|Sit in on a class
|Talk to a professor from a department you may be interested in as a major
|Meet with coaches if you plan to pursue a sport
|Get tickets for an on-campus game
|Read the student newspaper
|Visit the library, student union, dining hall and other important campus buildings
|Explore the area around campus
Most schools don’t require admissions interviews, but it’s always a good idea to make an extra effort. If you choose to set one up, remember to present yourself confidently and honestly. Express your thoughts clearly, but don’t put on an act. Just be yourself — and be ready to ask some questions of your interviewer, too.
|Make an appointment with an admissions officer in advance
|Practice answering sample questions about yourself
|Dress conservatively and appropriately
|Send a handwritten thank-you note