Questions to ask at a College Fair

What type of institution is this?

 

  • Liberal Arts focus? Business? Technology?
  • Two year or four year?
  • State controlled, privately endowed, or church related?
  • Coeducational, all men, or all women?
  • How many students? how many undergraduates?  Ratio of men to women?
  • Rural, urban, suburban?

 

How much does it cost?

 

  • What are the estimated total costs per year? (tuition, room and board, fees, books, transportation, personal expenses)
  • How much does it cost if you do not live in the dormitories or eat in the dining halls?
  • Are there part time jobs available either on campus or locally?
  • Is there a co-op plan offered?

 

 

What is your financial aid program like?

 

  • How many students receive financial aid and what is the average award?
  • Is financial aid guaranteed throughout attendance?
  • Are there academic, athletic or other talent scholarships available?
  • What is the deadline for applying for financial aid?
  • What forms are required?

 

NOTE:   FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION ALWAYS CONTACT THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE AT THE COLLEGE(S) YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING.

 

What academic opportunities do you offer?

 

  • What majors are available?
  • Can I have a major and a minor, a dual major, or an interdisciplinary major?
  • Do you have exchange programs or study abroad opportunities?
  • What is the faculty-student ratio?
  • Is academic advising available?  (Does the advising system involve faculty or is there a central advising staff?)
  • What is the level of your faculty’s credentials and experience?  (i.e., percentage holding doctoral degrees; numbers involved in research)
  • Do you have a learning center or tutorial program?

 

What is the Admissions Committee looking for?

 

  • What is emphasized when looking at applications?
  • What tests must I take to apply?  (SAT I, SAT II or ACT)
  • Is an interview required or recommended?
  • What can I do during my high school years to enhance my chances for admission to your institution?
  • What is the academic profile of students generally accepted to your institution?
  • What is your deadline for application?

 

How do you help your students prepare for careers?

 

  • Do you provide opportunities for specialized training?
  • What kinds of career counseling services are available?
  • How well does your school do in placing graduates in jobs as well as in graduate and professional schools?
  • Are internships, cooperative work arrangements, and independent study opportunities readily available to students?
  • Does your institution offer ROTC programs?

 

What non-academic opportunities are available?

 

  • What on-campus clubs and organizations are offered?
  • What does your athletic program consist of?
  • What cultural opportunities are available on campus?
  • Are there fraternities and sororities?
  • What do students do on the weekend?
  • What does the surrounding community offer to students?
  • What health and counseling services are available?

Upcoming Events

Events on July 18, 2020
(HS) Graduation Ceremony
Starts: 4:00 pm
Ends:6:00 pm
Description: Rain Dates: July 19th, July 25, July 26
Hold as “traditional” a graduation ceremony as allowable at TRHSdepending on state and district social distancing orders.Options:1. Graduation as normal and Livestream the event.2. Graduation with Social Distancing - both parents/guardiansONLY and Livestream the event.3. Graduation with Social Distancing - one parent/guardianattending the event and Livestream the event.4. Graduation with Social Distancing - students only and Livestreamthe event.
Events on July 19, 2020
(HS) Graduation Rain Date
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends:7:45 pm
Events on July 25, 2020
(HS) Graduation Alternative Date
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends:8:15 pm