Campus Visit Information

STUDENT CHECK LIST FOR COLLEGE VISIT

You only have one chance to make a first impression once.
Dress Code: Smart Casual.

  • Schedule an appointment with the admissions officer or College Coach
  • Schedule an appointment with the financial aid officer. Very Important to see what your scholarship and out of pocket cost will be.
  • Schedule an appointment with the soccer coach(s)- Have a list of questions that you want to ask.
  • Bring/Send your Player Resume and any video footage that you may have.
  • Schedule a campus tour. Admissions or coache(s) will bring you on a full tour of the campus.
  • Research every aspect of the school before your visit- Athletics, Academics and Financial.
  • Bring an unofficial high school transcript
  • While on campus, sit in on several classes
  • Eat at the campus dining hall. Preferably with current players so you can ask questions and get a feel for what they are like.
  • Find out about what activities and events are going on
  • Check out facilities: library, student center, dorms etc.
  • Talk to students and find out what they like about the school and what they don't like

QUESTIONS TO ASK A COLLEGE COACH

Below are some example questions to ask a college coach - you should have your own list before your visit so that you make sure you get all of your answers while on the visit. Think of the visit as an interview.

  • What position will I play and who am I competing against for this position?
  • Do you see me as a starter or role player?
  • What are your favorite things about my playing style?
  • Will I be red-shirted my first year?
  • What expectations do you have for training and conditioning?
  • What is your coaching style?
  • How many seniors are graduating?
  • Do I require medical insurance? If so, is it provided by the school?
  • If I am seriously injured while competing, who is responsible for my medical expenses?
  • What are your academic expectations for each player?

QUESTIONS TO ASK ADMISSIONS STAFF

  • What percentage of students graduate?
  • What is the team's current grade point average?
  • How good is the department you want to  study in? How many students are in the department? What credentials do faculty members hold? What are graduates of the program doing post study?
  • What academic support programs are available to student-athletes?
  • If you have a diagnosed disability, what kind of academic services are available?
  • How many credit hours should I take in and out of season?
  • Are there restrictions in scheduling classes around practice?
  • Is summer school available? If I need to take summer school, will it be paid for or an additional cost?
  • What is a typical day for a student-athlete?
  • What are the residents halls like?
  • Do student-athletes have to live on campus?
  • How much financial aid is available for both academic year and summer school? What does your scholarship cover?
  • How long does my scholarship last?
  • What are my opportunities for employment as a student?
  • Exactly how much will the athletic scholarship be? What exactly will be covered? What exactly do I need to cover?
  • Are there academic criteria tied to maintaining my scholarship?
  • Will  be scholarship be honored if there is a coaching change?