How to Make the Most of Your College Visit
If you are serious about choosing the right college, a campus visit is the way to go. It's the only way to get a first-hand look at a college and try it on for size. The only problem is that the actual time you get to spend on a college campus during your junior or senior year is limited. Here are some tips to make the most of that limited time.
1. Check your high school's policy for going on campus visits. Most high schools allow students the opportunity to do a couple of college visits during their senior year, and more and more schools are allowing visits during the junior year. Check to make sure just how many college visits you are allowed and then choose your colleges accordingly.
2. Do your homework before each visit. Check the college's website and printed materials ahead of time. If you still have questions about the college, write them down and make sure they get answered during your visit.
3. Check the college's schedule for campus visits. While most ecolleges will allow you to come any time, they also have special visit days set aside. Those visit days might be more beneficial, since colleges plan specific meetings of interest to prospective students on those days.
4. Make arrangements with the college early. Plans should be set at least two weeks ahead of time so the college is ready for you, and you are ready for the visit.
5. Plan your campus visit so that you are on campus at least one day during the school week, Monday through Friday. This will give you the best picture of what life is like for a college student. You will also have a better chance of meeting with professors within your areas of interest.
6. Plan to stay overnight. Most colleges will allow you to stay at least one night in one of their dormitories. It's a good introduction to what dorm life will be like, and it will allow you to interact with current students in a way that you couldn't if you only talked to them during the day.
7. Make the most of your campus tour by listening and asking questions. The campus tour will give you a good overall picture of the campus. The questions you ask will help you get at some of the specifics you are interested in.
8. Visit with professors in your area of interest, coaches, music and theatre personnel, as well as with the admissions counselor. This will give you a muiti-faceted view of the campus.
9. And of course, don't forget to relax and enjoy yourself. The college you are visiting could very well be your home for the next four years. Make sure it's a comfortable fit.
Join us for a Pilot Preview day to meet students and faculty, tour the campus, sit in on a class and attend a vibrant chapel service. You can arrange a personal campus visit if another day fits your schedule better. Most importantly, we want you to have the opportunity to experience Bethel yourself and see why more students are choosing Bethel each year. To attend a Pilot Preview or schedule your individual visit, call us at 800.422.4101.
Campus and Department Visit Days October 21 Pilot Preview and Business Day November 7 Pilot Preview and Nursing Day November 14 Pilot Preview and American Sign Language Day January 16 Pilot Preview Day February 20 Pilot Preview Day March 30-31 Pilot Preview Overnight
1001 West McKinley Avenue
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Bluffton University's 100-year legacy is expressed through enduring values of discovery, community, respect, and service. The Bluffton experience sparks self-examination, intellectual development, career preparation, an expanded global outlook, and reflection on one's own faith and purpose in life.
2005 Visit Days Oct 1, Dec 3 Discovery Days Oct 20-21; Nov 3-4 Senior Overnights 2006 Visit Days Jan 28 Presidential Scholarship Competition Feb 20, Mar 18, June 24 Discovery Days Mar 23-24 Senior Overnight April 6-7 Junior Overnight
1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817
800.488.3257, option 1
You and your family are invited to step into our world for a day, exploring what it's like to be part of the Calvin community--a community dedicated to sharpening your mind. deepening your faith, and affirming your gifts. Will our place become your place? After visiting Calvin, you'll have a good idea.
Experience our world for a day or a weekend--then imagine what can happen in four years!
Fridays at Calvin Fall 2005 Spring 2006 Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 Feb 10, 17, 24 Nov 4, 11, 18 Mar 3, 10 Dec 2 April 7, 21, 28
Mondays at Calvin
October 10 and February 20
AnyDay at Calvin
Can't make these dates? Call us, or visit our website, and we'll set up a personal visit at a time more convenient for you.
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
When you visit Dordt College you'll find a community in which God is living, moving and shaping students' lives. You can talk with students and professors, enjoy a meal, visit a class, take in a concert or ballgame and discover what makes Dordt College such a unique place to live and learn. For a listing of this year's campus visit dates and information on travel reimbursement, give us a call or go to www.dordt.edu/offices/admissions/visit.
498 4th Ave. N.E.
Sioux Center, IA 51250
At Grace College you'll find a Christian campus community dedicated to helping you develop mature Christian character, superior academic competence, and a keen sense of service to others. Experience Grace College for yourself. Schedule a private visit, or plan to come to campus for VIP Days--special visit time filled with information, campus activities, and special entertainment.
VIP Days are scheduled for:
October 5, 2005 October 23-24, 2005 January 26-27, 2006 March 23-24, 2006 April 7, 2006
To schedule your visit, call us at 800.54.GRACE, ext. 6003, or see us online at www.grace.edu.
200 Seminary Drive
Winona Lake, IN 46590
A trip to our scenic campus can provide more than a fun-filled day of touring the grounds and meeting current students. We also will create a custom visit based on your interests. You can visit chapel, meet with a professor or two, sit in on a class, chat with a coach, eat in our dining commons, and even stay overnight in the residence halls if you wish.
When can you visit? Anytime your schedule allows. And we never charge you extra money to visit. Get yourself to Huntington and we take care of the rest. We also have special departmental visit days for areas such as art, communications, education, history, ministry and missions, theater and more. Check the website for specific information and reservation forms or e-mail our campus visit coordinator, Carlene, at email@example.com.
2303 College Avenue
Huntington, IN 46570
INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Discover God's Direction
Your college years will be some of the most memorable and exciting times of your life. God is doing great things on our campus and in the lives of our students. We want you to discover God's plan for your life at IWU. So, please come and visit anytime or attend one of our visit days.
Monday, September 26
Friday, October 14
Friday, October 28
Friday, November 11
Wednesday, November 30
Monday, January 16
Monday, February 20
Friday, March 17
Friday, April 7
Friday, July 21
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 South Washington Street
Marion, IN 46953
MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE
Come with heart. Go with purpose.
Visit the Moody campus.
A day visit will include an information session, classes, chapel, tour and lunch--experience the heartbeat of the campus.
MBI's strategic urban location provides exceptional opportunity to translate classroom theory into practical experience.
For more information about 2005-2006 campus visit days, please call or write:
Moody Bible Institute
820 N. LaSalle Blvd., Chicago, IL 60610
312.329.4400 * 800.967.4MBI
Quentin Van Essen, executive director of admissions at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa
... invites you to come and visit our campus anytime or choose to attend one of our special Preview Days. Preview Days will help you better envision and experience all that God has for you at Davis College.
All campus visits will give you a sense of the academic, spiritual and intellectual experiences you can expect at Davis College. You may sample student life activities; sit in on classes, and interact with faculty, staff, and students.
Whether you choose one of these special Preview Days or plan a visit of your own, we can't wait to see you at Davis College. Contact Julie Graham at 800.331.4137 to arrange your visit!
Preview Days 2005-2006:
* Friday, October 21
* Saturday, October 29
* Thursday & Friday, November 3 & 4 Overnight
* Friday, January 20
* Saturday, February 11
* Thursday & Friday, March 2 & 3 Overnight
400 Riverside Drive
Johnson City, NY 13790
EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE
Quincy, Massachusetts ... on Boston's South Shore
* 100 percent Law School acceptance rate
* 94 percent Medical School acceptance rate
* Nationally Accredited Social Work program
* Teacher Education program graduates are eligible to be licensed in over 30 states and Washington D.C.
* Over 40 programs of study, including Contemporary Music Business, Engineering, Criminal Justice, Writing Studies, Urban Ministry, Theatre, and Early Childhood Education
Come and check out ENC for yourself!
Senior/Parent Weekend--September 22-23, 2005 ENCounter--November 3-4, 2005 800.88.ENC.88 Web: www.enc.edu
Experience scholarship grounded in the integration of faith with learning, in all disciplines.
Experience a 150-year-old tradition of servant leadership.
Experience Geneva College.
Call to make arrangements for your visit.
2005-06 Open Houses Friday, November 11 Friday, April 7
Personal Visits Monday--Friday
Gordon Experience (GE) Days offer real-life opportunities to participate in our community. GE Days are full of energy and attract students, and even parents--from across the country. Gordon is the only nondenominational Christian College in New England. We offer academic excellence, a strong sense of Christian community and an atmosphere of open intellectual inquiry and personal responsibility--all within the framework of Christian faith.
The Gordon Experience--GE Days
September 19, 2005
October 10, 2005
November 7, 2005
December 5, 2005
April 17, 2006
255 Grapevine Rd.
Wenham, MA 01984
Houghton College welcomes prospective students and their families to visit the campus throughout the year. For more information on any of Houghton's campus visit opportunities, please contact the office of admissions toll-free at 800.777.2556.
Encounter Day Dates
Friday, September 23, 2005
Monday, October 10, 2005
Friday, November 11, 2005
Monday, January 16, 2006
Monday, February 20, 2006
Friday, March 24, 2006
Friday, April 7, 2006
These days involve a chance to experience the academic, spiritual, and social climate at Houghton.
Additional information is available regarding individual visits, and subsidized plane trips.
Houghton, NY 14744
Visit us online at www.houghton.edu
Messiah College invites you to be our guest on campus. You will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, students, and admissions professionals, tour the campus, and eat in our award-winning dining room. Visit for the day or stay overnight with a student host so you can experience college life firsthand at Messiah. Discover how your college experience can be both rigorously academic and unapologetically Christian.
Open House Days Fall 2005
Monday, October 10
Saturday, October 29
Friday, November 11
Monday, February 20
Saturday, March 25
Monday, April 10
Grantham, PA 17027
See first hand the beauty of our Hudson River Valley campus, the reality of a diverse student community, and the potential for transformation through learning. Visit Days are a "day in the life" of a Nyack student. Tour the campus, worship with us in chapel, attend classes of your choice and informational seminars. A Visit Weekend gives you the opportunity to experience two nights on campus, see local sights, and get involved in campus activities as well as what is included in our Visit Day. If you can't attend one of our scheduled visits, call our Campus Visit Coordinator to set up a personalized visit.
Visit Days 2005-2006
October 10, 2005
February 20, 2006
March 6, 2006
Overnight Visit Weekends 2005-2006
November 10-12, 2005
April 20-22, 2006
1 South Blvd
Nyack, NY 10960-3698
ROBERTS WESLEYAN COLLEGE
Choosing a college is a significant decision and one in which parents need to take part. You and your student are invited to visit Roberts Wesleyan College during one of our scheduled Preview Days or any day that fits your schedule. Call the number below or schedule your visit online. Discover first-hand why our motto is Education for Character!
Preview Days September 30, 2005 Preview Day October 10, 2005 Discover Day November 2, 2005 Transfer Day November 10-11, 2005 Preview Overnight February 6, 2006 Preview Day March 16-17, 2006 Preview Overnight April 5, 2006 Transfer Day April 21, 2006 Preview Day
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Dr.
Rochester, NY 14624
585.594.6400 * 800.777.4RWC
Exactly what would one find at a 154-year-old, deliberately small, Christian college tucked away in southwestern Pennsylvania? Faith, Learning, Service.
Waynesburg has unique academic programs, and faculty who know your name. The college, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), invites you to join our community for a day. Activities include campus tours, meetings with faculty about specific majors, meetings with financial aid and admissions …