7 Tips to Survive Your Spring Break College Visits
Spring break is only a few weeks away, and it’s time to start mapping out your top colleges to visit. Nervous? Excited? Maybe a little bit of both? Thought so. Remember, spring break is a very popular time to visit colleges so make sure you have your college tours scheduled before buying any plane tickets or packing up your car.
Don’t be nervous. We know the road to college can be scary, but focus on the destination the opportunity. Make the most of it.
Follow our survival guide tips to get the most out of your spring break visits.
- If you haven’t scheduled your visit, do so now!
- It’s not too late! There might still be availability. Schedule your visits and book your travel.
- Attend the visit with your parents.
- Remember, your parents want the best for you and may have some college insight.
- Ask questions during the tour.
- Have a list of questions prepared for the tour. What are you curious about? Greek Life? Living on campus? Clubs and social Organizations?
- After the tour, sneak into a class of your potential major.
- Sit in on one of your potential future classes. Get a feel for what a college class is like.
- Talk to current students.
- Get the inside scoop from current students. What is it like to live on campus? What are they involved in? Why did they pick this school?
- Take pictures!
- This could be your home you spend the next 4 years of your life. Share this with your friends and connect with other potential freshmen online.
- Get organized.
- If you’re visiting more than one campus this break, take notes. Create a list of pro’s and con’s for each school so you can compare them later.
It’s as simple as that. Preparing for the trip can cause some anxiety, but try to relax. Focus on one thing at a time, and you’ll be there before you know it.
P.S. Survival Guide Tip #8: Have fun. That’s what it’s all about.