Here are a few scripted questions that Juniors and Seniors can ask when talking to College Admission Representatives:
-Do you have any professional programs? (eg: does your liberal arts school offer a teaching credential, is your nursing program accredited)
-How many students on campus do research with their professors? How easy will it be for me to find academic mentorship at your school?
-Is learning praxis based? Will I be encouraged to have off-campus jobs and internships?
-What resources does the campus offer to struggling students?
Around Financial Aid:
-What are your aid options? (merit scholarships, need-based scholarships, loans)
-What is the average aid amount?
-How many students take out loans to attend your school?
-What percentage is the loan in relation to the whole financial aid package?
-How many students have work study jobs on campus? What would a typical job look like? How many hours will I be expected to work?
-Do you automatically consider me for scholarships when I submit my application?
-What are the specific scholarships I can apply to for your college?
-Are there any deadlines coming up?
-What is the difference between a merit scholarship at your school and a need-based scholarship? Do you have more of one type or another?
-Do I have to live on campus?
-Is housing guaranteed on campus for four years if I want to live on campus?
-Do students move off campus at any point, what are your numbers?
-Is the surrounding neighborhood safe and affordable? What would the typical student say?
Around Study Abroad:
-What percent of students study abroad?
-How is financial aid negotiated?
Around Alumni Networks:
-What are the major fields that your alumni go into?
-What percentage of graduates have full-time jobs with benefits and make over $30,000 within one year of graduation?
-What percentage of graduates go on to full-time volunteer jobs like Americorps, Peace Corps, City Year?
-What percentage of graduates go straight into a PhD program?
-What percentage of graduates get into Medical School?
-What percentage of students become teachers?