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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Did you get accepted to the University of the South Sewanee?

Many families visit Sewanee and we would love to have your stay at the two bedroom cottage at Red Oak Hollow.  Call and book as soon as you can.  See why Sewanee is considered one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States.
Most colleges invite their accepted candidates to spend a few days on campus before the May 1 reply date to encourage them to enroll. This is a good opportunity to make some in-depth comparisons between the colleges that have accepted you.  
However, if you're planning to wait to visit colleges until after you've received acceptances, keep in mind that you may have only a few weeks to visit and make your decision. Most colleges don't mail acceptance letters before April, and the standard reply date is May 1.

Campus Visit Checklist

How to Make the Most of Your Trip

Visiting a college campus helps you get a sense of what a college — and life at that college — is like. This can help you decide whether the college is right for you.
When planning your campus visits, make sure to allow time to explore each college. While you’re there, talk to as many people as possible. These can include college admission staff, professors and students. Below are some other things you can do while visiting. Note that some activities, such as meeting with an admission officer or staying overnight in a dorm, might need to be set up in advance.
Gather Information
Find out what you need to do to apply and see if the college’s class and major offerings are what you want:
·       Take part in a group information session at the admission office.
·       Interview with an admission officer.
·       Pick up financial aid forms.
·       Pick up financial aid forms.
·       Sit in on a class that interests you. If classes aren't in session, just see what the classrooms are like.
·       Meet a professor who teaches a subject that interests you.
·       Talk to students about what they think of their classes and professors.
·       Get the names of the people you meet and their business cards so you can contact them later if you have questions.
Explore the Campus
Get a feel for student life and see if this college is a place where you will do well:
·       Take a campus tour.
·       Talk to current students about life on campus and the college.
·       Check out the freshmen dorms and stay overnight with a student, if possible.
·       Visit the dining hall, fitness center, library, career center, bookstore and other campus facilities.
·       Talk to the coaches of sports that you may want to play.
·       Walk or drive around the community surrounding the campus.

Questions to Ask During Your Visit
Here are some questions you may want to ask your tour guide or students you meet on campus:
·       What are the best reasons to go to this college?
·       What’s it like to go from high school to college?
·       What do you do in your free time? On the weekends?
·       What do you love about this college?
·       What do you wish you could change about this college?
·       Why did you choose this college?
·       What is it like to live here?
Adapted from Campus Visits and College Interviews by Zola Dincin Schneider.

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