Your child got in but they can't go visit... What next...
Many colleges have quickly put together virtual tours and have tried to work out the best ways to reach out to their newly accepted students. It will still be quite different then being there in person. In order to help you and your child make the best informed decision on which college your child will attend, contact the admission office at your child’s top three choices and ask to have a Zoom or Skype 15-20 minute appointment. Your questions need to be well thought out, brief and to the point. More than 15-20 minutes and you will wear out your welcome. Make a friend for future conversation. Here are some suggested questions that can serve as a starting point:
Is it possible for a virtual tour of your child’s dorm room?
When will room mates be assigned
Tentative move in date?
Phone number for Housing Office?
Room Deposit Amount (refundable?)
# of Food Courts/Dining Halls? Hours?
Microwave/Fridge in room?
How to register for classes
Academic advisor availability
1st day of classes
Class size – increase
Will they drop majors
How to speak with the Chairman of the Department
How to change FAFSA based on current income and assets
How to appeal financial aid package
Phone # and contact for Career Services
How to interact with 3-5 current students
How will the loss of international students affect the Cost of Attendance
How to apply for a gap year