Touring the Schools You Were Accepted Into

When applying to schools it's always a great decision to tour the school before making a final decision on going there. Even if you have already visited the school, knowing that you were accepted will give you a different perspective. 

Usually, students visit colleges to help decide where to apply in the first place. Visiting schools in person allows you to find out a lot more about the college from first hand sources. For example, talking to your tour guide or other students currently enrolled on campus can give you great insight into what the school is like. This can prove useful if you need to have a college interview or write an essay about why you wish to attend the university you applied to. Plus, having your name on the tour rosters can mark what many admissions officers call “demonstrated interest.”

However, once you have been accepted into the schools you have applied to it's good to go see it with a fresh set of eyes. Go see the classrooms, library, and dorms you will be living in for the next four years. You definitely want to check out what the environment is going to be like before you make any hasty decisions. Walk around the campus and see how you like it because if you honestly don’t feel it once you’re there then most likely it is not the college for you.

An added bonus about touring colleges is that you also get to meet tons of new people. It's a great way to make friends who will be attending the same university as you. For me personally, I knew from the moment I toured UCF’s campus that I belonged and that I would spend the next four years of my life here and not a day has gone by where I have regretted that decision. That’s why I emphasize the fact that you need to visit a campus in person before making any final decisions. We still have a few tour dates left for the year, so sign up today!