To continue the conversation… What do you expect and want from a college that you’re visiting? How can the college community-students, professors, administrators-demonstrate who they are and what they value so you can make an informed decision about the environment that’s right for you?
Last week, at Clark University’s Admitted Student Open House prospective students had opportunities to:
- Meet the members of the community (in this instance, the president to be, an assistant director of admissions, the student council president and another Clark administrator)
- Get their questions answered by the current students, professors, admissions’ and financial aid staffs, and alumni
- Learn/Attend session led by professors
- Eat some the cafeteria’s food (don’t laugh-don’t you want to know what it’s like?)
- Explore student clubs and organizations
- Discover special programs, study abroad options, and the college in the Worcester community
- Walk the campus, and check out the facilities… begin to feel whether Clark is the best fit for them
And, parents had time to do much of the same: they had the time to look, to listen, to learn about the environment, and attend a session just for parents.
I think there were great opportunities to understand the breadth and depth of the university. So, in thinking about and perhaps visiting the colleges that have accepted you, in your effort to make a fully conscious decision: What do you think? What do you want to know? What will you look for? These are the most important questions; I hope that you develop your answers using your head and your heart.