With so many great colleges in Oklahoma, it can be difficult to choose one! A campus visit can help you make your decision. A campus tour will give you a real-world picture of what college life will be like. It also provides the opportunity to ask questions, meet current students, check out facilities and much more.
College visits give you the opportunity to ask questions such as:
- What programs are offered?
- When is the deadline for admission?
- Will my financial aid cover my expenses?
- How will my roommate be chosen?
- Are scholarships offered to new freshmen?
- What extracurricular activities are available?
You can also visit the offices and facilities on campus where you will find the answers to your questions. Bring a copy of our Making the Most of Campus Visits Guide for a smooth, informative and enjoyable day.
Having a parent attend your college visit can be valuable. They can help with travel logistics, take notes and suggest follow-up questions. Parents may also notice benefits and drawbacks you don’t see. Parents don’t have to attend every college visit, and after one or two, you may decide you can tackle them on your own.
If you’re unable to visit every campus you’re interested in, many colleges offer virtual tours. OKcollegestart.org provides a comprehensive list of Oklahoma college, university and career technology center campus tour links. Many educational institutions outside Oklahoma also have virtual tours. Check their individual websites for more information.
College visits are not just for high school juniors and seniors. They can be beneficial for each stage of the college choice process. For elementary and middle schools, campus visits help students see themselves as prospective college students and they create an awareness of education after high school.
Campus visits are a fun and exciting experience and they get you into the nitty-gritty of your college search. They help you prioritize what you want and ultimately find the right college fit for you!