College Visit Checklist for Students and Parents

Posted On May 14, 2021

Written by Madie Martin, director of Admissions at Reformation Bible College

As you are making your visits to different colleges, there are several things you ought to keep in mind for your trip. Ask yourself, what are some areas you and your parents want to learn about while you’re on campus? Who would you like to meet while you’re there? What questions do you plan to ask? What is most important to you as you’re comparing this college to another on your list?

Since many RBC visitors come from out of state, it is a good idea to plan ahead and consider scheduling as much as you can to make the very most of your trip while still getting a realistic preview of student life. Here are some suggestions for your visit.

Ask about connecting with students prior to your visit. The staff may be able to line up some time to chat with current students. Is there a specific vocation you hope to go into one day? Perhaps you can request that the Admissions Team connect you with another student who is going down the same path. Maybe there’s an upcoming Preview Day event you could attend. Preview Days offer a more structured way to visit the campus and get a lot of your questions answered, as well as giving you the opportunity to meet others who are also considering the school.

Try scheduling a class visit to get a taste of the academics. How accessible is the faculty? Could you set up some time to chat with a faculty member? It says a lot about a school when their faculty members are willing to set aside time to meet with prospective students.

What about housing in the area? I recommend checking out the local area and visiting apartment complexes, taking tours, and asking about special discounts for students of the specific college. Another option to consider is visiting on a day when the school hosts their chapel services. This can give you the opportunity to get a closer look at the student community.

Some other questions to consider are the following: Am I considering transferring credits into the school? If so, do I need to set up a meeting with the registrar? What scholarships are available, and how do I apply?

Attending a virtual admissions event might also be beneficial for you. Virtual events like Preview Day Live offer a simple, helpful avenue to exploring the schools you may be interested in. Take advantage of every opportunity afforded to you to determine if a school is the best fit for you.

Ready to book a visit to RBC? Request a tour today—we’d be happy to get connected with you. Reach out at 888-722-1517 or

Madie Martin is director of Admissions at Reformation Bible College.

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