Questions To Ask On Accepted Students Day
Congratulations! You’ve applied and been accepted to Elizabethtown College. Now comes the hardest stage in the whole college application process: deciding on a school. If you’re considering Etown as your new home for the next four years, then you probably want to get a better feel for the campus environment. The best way to do that is to come out to one of our Accepted Students Day. This is your chance to get an in-depth look at what life is really like on a daily basis. Meet with current students and faculty, tour facilities, and imagine yourself living and learning here.
Accepted Students Day is a great opportunity, so use it well. Make sure to ask plenty of questions. We understand that the process of choosing a school can be overwhelming. You probably have questions you don’t even know you have; you may not know where to start, or you might think of a question after you’ve left campus.
Before you attend Accepted Students Day, we encourage you to write out a list of questions you have. To get you started, here are some of the most important questions we think you should ask before deciding on a school.
- How many students graduate in 4 years?
- Will my dual enrollment or AP credits transfer?
- Do you have an honors program?
- How do you provide academic advising services?
- Do you provide tutors or tutoring services?
- Is there an office or person to help me make plans to Study Abroad?
- I have a learning disability, what support services do you provide?
Academic questions are some of the best ones to ask – after all, the whole purpose of going to school is to learn! It’s important to familiarize yourself with the academic services provided. Many schools offer tutoring services and academic advising to help students reach their fullest potential.
- How many students find employment after graduation?
- What is the graduate school acceptance rate for students?
- What career/graduate school resources do you provide?
- Do you have a career center? What services do they provide?
- Can you give me examples of jobs students have been offered after graduation?
- Can you tell me some of the graduate schools and programs students have been accepted into?
The ultimate goal of a college degree is what you can do with it – either start an exciting career in your field or go on to graduate studies to earn a Master’s or Doctorate. Any college can claim to help you succeed. Look for the evidence in the programming they offer, and check the statistics of student employment and graduate school acceptance. The proof is in the numbers.
- Can you tell me more about safety on campus?
- What services does Campus Safety provide?
- Is there a Health Center on campus?
- Is there a nurse on campus?
- Is there a counseling center on campus? Are counseling sessions free or do we need to pay?
- What sort of health programs do you provide?
- What are my dining options? (Cafeteria, grab-and-go, etc.)
- What meal plans are available and how do they work? (Swipes, dollars, etc.)
- Are there vegan, vegetarian, and other options in the campus dining facilities?
- I have a food allergy, how does Dining Services accommodate my needs?
Health and wellbeing is a top concern in any environment. When you’re living on your own for the first time, it’s even more important to be aware of available resources. You want to familiarize yourself with the different health programs the college offers, both physical and mental.
As far as meals go, colleges offer many convenient and delicious dining options – but how nutritious are they? Explore the different options you have for on-campus dining and what accommodations are made for allergies and special diets.
- Can I have a car on campus?
- Can I have a job on campus and how do I go about finding employment?
- How do I get involved in athletics?
- How do I get involved in clubs and extracurriculars?
- When and how can I apply to be a Resident Assistant?
- What is there to do on campus on the weekends? What about off campus?
- How do you choose a roommate or help students do this?
- Is there a sense of community in the residential halls? Do you offer community-building programs?
- What if I have a conflict with my roommate? How is this resolved?
College is a time to grow academically, but it’s also a time to grow as a person. Living in a new environment with a new roommate presents plenty of challenges; find out what the college does to help you navigate them. You also want to have a little fun while you’re here, so ask about the weekend activities and off campus destinations, clubs, extracurriculars and athletics. Those who want to make some extra money to help with textbook costs should ask about campus employment options.
Discover Etown at Accepted Students Day!
This is just a starting point covering some of the most important areas of college life. We encourage you to build off of this list and go deeper into areas of particular concern to you. And if you do happen to forget a question that you really wanted to ask, don’t sweat it! Just get in touch with us over phone or email.
We hope you have a wonderful experience at Accepted Students Day and find out everything you want to know about our campus community. If Etown feels like a good fit, we hope you’ll decide to join us in the fall!