If you can’t visit, you can gather plenty of information through the college’s website, its Facebook page, comments on Unigo and College Prowler, and traditional guidebooks. Also, talk with family, friends, teachers and employers to find out what they may know about the college. Let the admissions office know all that you’re doing to gather information and if cost is a significant deterrent to your visit, ask if there are any opportunities for assistance with travel cost. If not, ask the admissions office if it’s possible to arrange a Skype conversation or interview with someone on staff. You’ll learn more and you’ll convey initiative!