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?