College Selection Process
Use the following sample forms for processing your college selection information.
Note about College Majors: It's okay to be undecided about a major----most colleges provide services to help students select a major during the first and/or second year.
Make Requests for General Information, Application Forms and Campus Visits. Many Colleges encourage telephone and e-mail inquiries/ requests.
Campus Visit Check List
Campus visits are highly recommended before making your selection.
College Comparison Worksheet
If you plan to visit more than one school use this worksheet
to record information about each school.
Click here to download (Microsoft Word document)
Your Street Address
City, State ZIP code
Office of Admission
Name of College
City, State ZIP code
To Whom It May Concern
I am a student at (name of school) and will graduate in (month, year).
Please send me an application for admission and information about your college--a general information bulletin, college costs and program descriptions.
I am considering (name of program) as my major field of study.
My parents and I also want to investigate all possible sources of financial aid. Please send us an application forms, instructions about how and when to apply, and any other information that might be helpful.
I am interested in visiting your campus, taking a campus tour, and meeting with an Admission Counselor. I would also like to meet with an advisor in (name of department) if possible. Please advise me of time on (month, day) that would be convenient.
Campus Visit Check List (ACT format)
- Meet with an admission officer.
- Verify admission requirements (tests and high school preparation).
- Discuss your chances for success in certain programs.
- Find out how to apply.
- Obtain a school calendar and catalog.
- Determine college costs.
- Ask about financial aid opportunities, as well as deadlines, forms required and etc.
- Meet with faculty in the department of your intended major.
- Ask questions about academic requirements/offerings.
- Attend a class to get an idea of typical size, teaching style, academic atmosphere.
- Ask about the placement record for graduates in the field you might study.
- Identify career planning services for undergraduates.
- Tour the campus (be sure to check out the dorms, dining hall, library and etc.).
- Talk to students about the general academic environment and the amount and kind of study necessary for success.
- Find out what student activities (clubs, organizations, intramurals and etc.) are available and about campus life in terms of dating and social activities.
- Investigate transportation options.