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Do I have to visit a school to know if it's the right one?


I would say "yes." If you are going to go to 4-year-college, I highly recommend visiting that college in advance before you apply to get a feel for the school environment and see if it is a right fit for you. I have been on over 100 college campuses in the United States. Most of these schools have truly beautiful campuses in great college towns. On the other hand, I have been to some colleges where I would dread living there for 4 years. If you are given the opportunity, visit the school (or several schools !!) in advance before committing to that college. Roger Hancock

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Darius’s Answer

I encourage you to pick your top 3 tour then and get to know them. Understand what they stand for before you Aline yourself with any institution!


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Ronald’s Answer

It's ok if you dont ..but there are other aspects you may want to check out like living quarters and other facilities.


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Heather’s Answer

No, typically there should be a lot of information on the school's website and online tours can be available. I also recommend checking out their social platforms, ie. Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. This can also give you more insights for what the culture of the school looks like and can give you access to students to reach out to with additional questions. Ultimately, visiting a school is a great way to feel that out, but there are other options out there for you to explore if you are limited to not visiting the location.

Heather recommends the following next steps:

Check out their website
Check out their social platforms
Look for an online tour

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Katherine’s Answer

No! Visiting a college is great if you can because it can give you a "feel" for the school, but it's definitely not necessary. You can write out pros and cons of the schools you're considering, or reach out to alumni organizations to see if they can put you in touch with a recent grad.


If you're thinking about going into a specialized field that is reliant on unique technology, definitely do your homework and reach out to a professor or a graduate.


Unless you're a city-lover at heart and pick a rural school, or pick a huge school when you prefer more individualized attention, you can have a great college experience anywhere.


You got this!


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Steven’s Answer

Hi Kei!


Best of luck in your college selection but no absolutely not! If the opportunity is there absolutely go check it out but use your resources and check out sites like YouTube or even the universities website and look for your videos. Many schools will hahavhahave a virtual tour option! Good luck! :)


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Frederick’s Answer

Visiting colleges was the best experience I had it gave me the opportunity to find out if that school was right for me because choosing the right school is important to understand if they have your best interest and what you need to begin your career development


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Roland’s Answer

You can take a virtual tour of a university or school as well as view feedback from online to see if it is a good fit! I reviewed many schools online to find the one that best fit my way of learning and my needs. You can do the same!


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Roland’s Answer

You can take virtual tours and check on online reviews to see if a school is best for you. I did many tours to see why best suit my needs and now I’m on my way to a higher education!


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Jonathan’s Answer

You dont need to if your near by it it would be great to visit. You can also look up reviews or call the schools and talk to a councelor.

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Look up some schools and review them

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Julie’s Answer

You don’t have to visit but I think it can give you a feel for an environment and if you will feel comfortable and enjoy yourself. But you could also reach out and see if they have students you can talk to instead of visiting.


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