Tips to get ready for College
Contact schools and college
Try not to base your decisions on the college descriptions from the website or photographs, especially if the school is local. If you are able to, visit the school. You can usually schedule for a tour guide to show you around, so you can view the campus first-hand.
It is very important to go to the campus, said Goldberg. Check out its surroundings and environment because you will be spending a lot of time there. Its like picking out a home for the next four years. I encourage potential students to take a formal tour of the campus, but to also tour it on their own. Wander around and talk to students. Ask them about their favorite things to do there and get to know the school in a more casual setting.Introduce yourself to the faculty and staff to gain a better understanding of who you will be working with for the coming years. If you already know what you want to major in, pay specific attention to the staff working in that department. If the college is not local and you have the means, plan a road trip with some friends to visit your educational prospects. It can be both helpful and exciting.
I made sure to contact different schools to gain a better understanding of how the curriculum worked, said Tiffany Hobbs, who graduated with her Pharmaceutical Technician Certificate from Valley Career College in El Cajon, CA.