Glossy brochures, a fancy web site and personal phone calls. These are great ways to research a college, but nothing beats a first-hand experience.
You’ll be spending 2+ years at the college of your choice. That investment of time (and money) warrants a first-hand view of the campus, services and instructors.
Visiting a campus and talking with staff and faculty will demonstrate what the college is all about. and you’ll also be able to get a “feel” for the campus environment.
Most colleges offer campus tours, but before heading out to take a tour of a college campus, follow this simple checklist:
- Contact the college first to make sure they can accommodate a visit. They may even have a tour package for you.
- Write a list of questions that you’d like to ask that you couldn’t have answer elsewhere.
- Find out where the visitor parking is.
Lethbridge College takes the concept of a campus tour and supercharges it with the ‘Your Home for the Weekend’ event. If you live 2 hours away or more, you can get a weekend with free food and accommodations, an interactive tour of the campus and talk with faculty and alumni. If you’re interested in this event, you can register for FREE.