Scheduling a Visit
All signups are coordinated via your Scoir account. If you are having trouble setting up your account, please reach out to your grade level counselor for more information.
What Questions Should I Ask My College Rep?
- How do students spend their free time?
- What opportunities are available for freshmen to get involved on campus? How would I go about doing that once I arrive?
- What kind of resources are available to freshmen to help them acclimate to the university's expectations, the campus & local community?
- I would like to build a positive working rapport and deep connections with my professors, what is the most effective way of doing that on your campus?
- Is it possible for freshmen to get involved in university research projects? If so, how would I go about getting involved?
- Do students get involved in the local community and how could I do that as a freshman?
- What is the culture of the school community and the city's community as a whole?
- How would you describe the academic culture of your university? Collaborative? Competitive?
When visiting or conversing with an admissions counselor, department chair, or anyone affiliated with a potential university you want to present yourself professionally while also giving them insight on who you are as a person. So how do you find the perfect balance?
- You need to be the one sending emails, making phone calls, and setting up interviews/meetings. This is your first big leap into adult/college life, so it's time to take the reins and do the leg work on your own.
- Share what you are passionate about academically -- This shows your personal interests but also relates to your professional side.
- Make connections between your personal hobbies/interests and what the school has to offer, i.e. your love for Harry Potter and interest in starting/joining a Quidditch team. It really exists!
- Are you interested in a science related field? Ask how you can get connected with professors that offer research opportunities for freshmen.
- Use proper email etiquette. Make sure you double check spelling, grammar, and that you are communicating with the correct person for each school in which you are contacting.