College - questions to ask

  • Questions to ask a college representative or at a college visit

    Academic:

    What is the school's accreditation? (probably one of the most important questions)
    What is the student course load?
    How much homework is expected?
    What academic support is provided?
    What special needs support is provided?
    What study aids are provided?
    What is the average class size?
    What is the average age of your freshman student?

    Financial:

    What types of financial help are available?
    When should students apply?
    Should a student work while in school?
    Can students get help with part time work while in school?

    Personal:

    What kind of on-campus housing is available?
    What security is provided for students?
    Is there a meal plan provided?
    What is the average cost of a meal?
    What campus transportation is provided?
    What personal support is provided?

    Social:

    What student organizations are available?
    What social activities are provided?
    What sports teams are there?

    Career:

    What types of career preparation is provided?
    What type of internships for students?
    What is the job placement rate for graduates?
    What type of jobs do graduates get?

    Tuition:

    The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)is a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Students who are residents of WICHE states may enroll at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state at a reduced tuition rate.

     

    WICHE states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming. More Inf http://wue.wiche.edu/