• *Due to COVID-19, many college campuses are closed for in-person visits. However, many have

    developed robust systems for student outreach on their websites. Also, don’t forget to do check out CampusReel and YouVisit.

     

     

    • The best time to visit is before you apply.
    • Select a few colleges that interest you.  Use sources such as Naviance and niche.com to determine which factors are most important to you. 
    • Research the colleges online and have some questions prepared before taking a campus tour.
    • Register for a guided tour.  You’ll receive important information about the campus, plus it lets the school know you’re interested in them!
    • Visit a few in the Bay Area before spending money on traveling to distant campuses.
    • Take family or friends with you on the tour -- then share your impressions with each other.
    • Try to visit the campus while school is in session because you’ll get a better feel for the atmosphere.
    • Some schools allow prospective students to stay overnight in a residence hall.
    • Visit only one or two campuses each day, so you can see as much as possible without feeling rushed.
    • Take notes.
    • Talk to other Las Lomas grad who are attending the schools that interest you.



    Questions to Consider on Your Visit

    • What do students like about living on campus?
    • What do students say about the food?
    • Who is available to help you choose the proper classes?
    • What chance do you have of getting all your classes?
    • Do professors or student assistants teach most of the classes?
    • How many students are going to be in my classes?
    • Is there room in the library to study?
    • Do most students stay on campus on weekends?
    • What about personal safety walking around the campus?
    • What is the alcohol and drug situation among students?
    • What kind of help is available if you have a personal problem?
    • What do students like most about the college?