What are the most important questions to ask a tour guide on a college visit?

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What are the most important questions to ask a tour guide on a college visit?

Ronald Harris

What are the most important questions to ask a tour guide on a college visit?

The most important questions to ask the tour guide are: 1. Why did you choose this college? 2. What other schools did you consider? 3. What do you like most about this school? 4. What do you wish you could change? 5. Is there anything you know now that you wish you had known as a prospective student?

Tira Harpaz
Founder CollegeBound Advice

What are the most important questions to ask a tour guide on a college visit?

I would let the tour guide run the tour and ask questions if something seems interesting or if the guide doesn't discuss a subject you want to know about. Some questions that you might ask about would be the availability of dining at all hours, how long it takes to traverse the campus from the dorms to the academic buildings, whether the student center is used for numerous activities, whether students turn out for athletic or theatrical events and whether lots of kids leave campus on weekends. Try and ask questions that can't be answered by looking at the college website.

Rebecca Joseph
Executive Director & Founder getmetocollege.org

What are the most important questions to ask a tour guide on a college visit?

The most important questions to ask on a college visit are questions that are important to you. Don't hog the tour and share the space. Tour guides love their campuses and can even give you suggestions about what else to do while on campus.

Donovan Blake
Lead Consultant Griffin Blake Educational Consulting

What are the most important questions to ask a tour guide on a college visit?

Here are the top three questions that you should ask a tour guide on a college visit: 1) Why did you pick this school? 2) What is your most favorite and least favorite thing about this college? 3) How’s the food?

Kiersten Murphy
Executive Director and Founder Murphy College Consultants LLC

What are the most important questions to ask a tour guide on a college visit?

I think that it is most important to ask what you want to know about. However, you shouldn't ask questions that are obvious in college literature. You can also ask the student about their experiences on-campus - how have they gotten involved, how engaging are faculty members, what do they do on weekends, what would they like to change, who wouldn't fit in on campus, where have they interned/studied abroad, etc.