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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:23 AM

So you're visiting a college campus. What would you ask? [View all]

In about 6 weeks, the beginning of the next phase of my family's life will begin: we will take OBKid1 on the first of what I suspect will be many college campus visits.

We are going as a family during pring break, and we will see 2-3 of the schools: One she's in which she's really interested; the other two she's semi-interested.

I saw this article: http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-college-solution/2010/10/19/36-questions-to-ask-on-a-college-visit

The College Solution
36 Questions to Ask on a College Visit

One of the best ways to learn more about colleges is to visit their campuses.

When you're on a college campus, my advice is to slow down and ask a lot of questions.

Ideally, you'll want to talk with more than just the admission staff. Stop a few students during your stay and ask them what they like and don't like about their school. If you can talk to a professor or two, even better.

To make the most of your college visit, here are 36 questions that I'd recommend that you ask:


I looked at the 36 questions. Some were interesting. Some, I felt, were not practical. Mostly, I was struck by what wasn't asked: Does your school prefer the SAT? ACT? or both? My child has earned college credits through co-enrollment -- will they transfer to your school? Does your school have adequate dorms for freshman demand?

I plan to ask a lot of questions about financial aid and admissions. What would you ask? What do you think a parent should try to find out about the colleges their kid may attend?

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