for Creative Careers)- An information session concerning
art and design careers, admission and portfolio overview,
and scholarship opportunities is offered in
Birmingham, AL. You can
register to attend at www.scad.edu/yourarea
Tuskegee University- You must pre-register
with Tuskegee University,
Office of Admissions, 102 Old Administration Building,
Tuskegee, AL 36088. You may also visit www.tuskegee.edu/admissions
or call 1-800-622-6531 for more information.
of the most important steps in your college search is the campus
visit! Take advantage of college tours sponsored by your
high school or visitation days sponsored by the colleges.
Even if the tours do not include the specific colleges you are
interested in, it's good to see different colleges to determine
a good fit for you. Ideally, your visit should be when the
college is in session so you can observe the college community
in action, but since schedules are rarely ideal, visit whenever
you can including vacations, weekend, etc.
for Visits and Interviews
Make your visit
"official" by calling ahead or scheduling ahead
on the college website. If schools offer individual
interviews, you may need to phone several weeks in advance
to take advantage of this opportunity.
Find out when campus
tours are scheduled and take advantage of a guided tour as
well as the information session, which is typically led by
an admission officer.
staying in a residence hall (not all schools offer this
option and many offer this only to seniors during the
attending a class, meeting with a professor, meeting with
a coach, or music auditions
Learn as much about
the college before you visit by reading the view-book and
visiting the school's web site.
Prepare questions to
ask during your visit.
Consider taking an
"unofficial" transcript with you so that
admission counselors can give you a realistic idea of how
competitive you might be in their applicant pool.
During your time on
campus, you will be assessing the college. In order
to gather as much information as possible, it will be
important to ask questions and take notes. In
touring the campus, try not to let your opinion of the
tour guide influence your evaluation of the college.
QUESTIONS TO ASK AT THE COLLEGE VISIT
the college while it is in session so you will be able to talk
not only with the admission officer, but also with the students
who attend the college. Some questions you might wish to
have answered are as follows:
sizes are classes? For freshmen? For
What kinds of
cultural, sports, literary activities are offered on
Must one join
specific organizations to be a part of campus life, or is
there room to be included in other ways?
What percentage of
students remain on campus during weekends?
What kinds of living
accommodations are there?
What percentage of
students receive financial aid? what is an average
financial aid package amount?
How much importance
is placed on social activities and other extracurricular
What is the
institutional policy for reporting security incidents?
services are available to students?
YOU MAY BE ASKED DURING A COLLEGE VISIT
How did you first
hear about this college?
What are you career
What are you
interested in majoring in?
What kinds of things
do you do outside of school?
What do you think
are your academic strengths and weaknesses?
How familiar are you
with this college?
What are your
priorities in selecting a college?
How would you
describe your high school?
What is the most
significant contribution you have made to your school?
VISIT FOLLOW UP
Make notes on the
college as soon as possible after the visit (
likes, dislikes, name and title of interviewer (get a
business card if possible), important points to remember,
answers to questions.)
Write a thank you
letter. (This shows thoughtfulness, courtesy, and
maturity. It reinforces the admission officer's
memory of you as an individual.)