The importance of campus visits for your college future

The importance of campus visits for your college future

With a few hours at your disposal, you can accomplish a lot. You could finish reading a short book, or watch one of your favorite films. You could also spend that amount of time on a campus visit at Marymount University and get ready for your college future.

It’s a practical way to plan for your next step.

Although you might be spending most of your time thinking about high school and how to thrive academically and personally where you are right now, it’s also smart to devote some time to planning your future academic steps. A campus visit offers more than just a chance to think about your future — it offers an opportunity to really experience what it could be like. You can see the sights, hear the sounds and walk the paths that any given college would provide for you before you choose to attend. Would you want to spend more days in this environment? How about every day?

On Marymount’s campus tours, you’ll get the chance to explore our campus with a helpful and informative student ambassador. This is a great time to imagine whether you can see yourself spending four years here.

It’s a low-pressure way to prepare for what’s ahead.

Fortunately, nobody expects you to have strong opinions yet about the kind of college experience you want. You can casually learn more about your own opinions and desires at a campus visit day without committing to anything (other than just showing up). How many students you’re comfortable being around, whether the campus should be urban or rural, what kind of majors interest you and what clubs or extracurriculars you want to join — these are just a few of the things students typically start figuring out while visiting schools.

When you come to Marymount, you can explore the admissions and financial aid process as well as campus life as you decide if we can be the right fit for you.

It’s an authentic way to plan for your college future.

Instead of just reading about college on a website or forming inaccurate ideas from movies, you can ask real students and professors what college is, what it can be and what it should be — and they’ll give you authentic answers. Different students have such different priorities when it comes to picking a college. Current students can tell you whether your needs and priorities fit with what the school they’re so familiar with offers. These conversations are an opportunity to hear a more unmanicured version of student life — but come armed with a few good questions if you want good answers!

Visiting a university campus allows you to take a break from your day-to-day activities at your high school and discover the opportunities you will have in college. It’s a chance to re-evaluate what is most important to you and how you want to spend your time to prepare for your future. We recommend you use this time to learn about academic and social opportunities, talk to professors and students and get a feel for how things work at the college level.

Are you interested in seeing Marymount for yourself? We invite you to register for a campus visit today to learn more about the college admissions process and the benefits of a Marymount education!