What questions should you ask on a college campus tour? A college tour gives you the chance to learn more about your potential future school. If this is your first tour experience, take a look at the top questions to ask your guide.
Why Did You Choose This School?
Most college tour guides are current students. If you don't already know someone who attends the school, ask your guide why they chose this campus. As a student at the school, the guide can share the reasons why they decided to apply, what program they chose, and whether they feel the degree or curriculum meets their needs.
What Associate's Degrees Does the School Offer?
Do you already know what types of associate's degree you want to pursue? Whether you're 100 percent sure about your chosen field or you're still undecided, the tour guide can help you to understand the major or program options available. Not only can they provide insight into their own major, but the student guide can also provide information on other areas of study.
Why Did You Choose an Associates Program?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), graduates with an associate degree make more money (have a higher median usual weekly earning potential) than people with some college or only a high school diploma. This means an associate degree may help you to enter the workforce at a higher pay rate than what you currently make or could earn. But you may still wonder if a two-year degree is the right road to a new career.
Along with the majors or programs, you may also want to ask the tour guide for their personal views on associates programs versus other types of degrees (such as shorter diploma options or four-year bachelor's degrees).
What Is a Typical Day Like on Campus?
Even though academics are important, college is more than classes and credits. Your associate's degree experience also includes the opportunity to meet new people, make connections, and enjoy your time in school — and it all starts on your college's campus. The tour guide can detail what a typical day is like for them and what special events, programs, or activities are available.
What Are Your Favorite Places on Campus?
Where does your tour guide spend time on campus? The answer to this question could include quiet study spots, gathering places to socialize with other students, a cafeteria or other eateries, or outdoor areas to meet, study, or take a break during your school day.
For more information, reach out to a college campus in your area today.