There is indeed no doubt that the best way to learn more about prospective universities/colleges is by attending their open days. Once there, it is quite useless to simply walk around, checking out the place, without asking the proper questions. Sure it is important to look around to see if you like the campus, however, asking questions is the key to guiding your future decision regarding where you wish to study. In this posting, I shall be sharing with you some great questions you can ask at/during open days. These questions are by no means extensive, but should allow you to cover all the important bases.
18 basic but great questions to ask at university open days:
- What types of degrees/courses are on offer?
- Are financial aid packages offered?
- Are tutoring programmes offered?
- How large are the average class sizes?
- How many students live on campus?
- What types of extra mural activities are made available/offered?
- Is there a student union?
- How safe are the dorms and campus? What security measures are in place?
- Are there opportunities for part time jobs in and around the campus?
- What teaching/instruction methods are in use at the university/college?
- What dorm choices are on offer?
- Are any types of pets allowed in the dorms?
- What are the basic dorm rules?
- Are students allowed to hang items in the dorm rooms (on the walls)?
- What assessment methods are in use at the college/university?
- Are graduate job placements offered by the university/college after graduation?
- Does the university/college run job fairs?
- What documents are needed in order to enrol and when do application registrations close?
Do some research regarding what other questions to ask during open days, and whatever you do, make sure you DO attend several open days before deciding on which college/varsity you will be attending. Three or four years is a very long time to spend at a university/college you despise, so be sure to make the right choice!
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Edit: Be sure to ONLY apply at colleges you can afford to attend. It is always devastating when someone gets accepted into a school, and then cannot afford to pay the tuition. Also, remember to apply for scholarships/bursaries asap, if this is the route you wish to go in! Just keep in mind that bursaries and scholarships are not ever guaranteed, so don’t bank on these.
Good luck! Here’s hoping you get into your varsity/college of choice!