Presentation on theme: "UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL: Questions to ask Recruiters Presented by: Version 6 – 4/21/06."— Presentation transcript:
UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL: Questions to ask Recruiters Presented by: Version 6 – 4/21/06
2 Questions to ask College Recruiters at the College Fair What is the campus community like? –Is the college in an urban, suburban or rural setting? –Will I need a car to get around? Does public transportation (bus, train) provide easy access to the campus and community? –How many students are enrolled? In my major? From my community? –Is the school on the semester or the quarter system? –What are the schools most popular majors? Strongest majors? –How would you describe the intellectual atmosphere of the school? The academic pressure of the school? –What are the advantages of this schools size? Disadvantages?
3 Questions to ask College Recruiters at the College Fair (continued) Tell me about your programs? –Do you offer the major I am looking for? What are the admissions requirements for my program of study? –What if I my GPA is average or low? Will I still be considered for admissions? –Is my degree program accredited? –What kind of academic advising is available? –What is the retention rate for freshmen? –What is the graduation rate for all students? –Does the school offer remedial and/or developmental courses for credit toward graduation? –Does the school offer study skills and/or learning strategies courses? Are they offered for credit? –What do I do if I need extra help with classes? Is there a writing center? Tutoring Center? –Can I enroll part-time, take courses in the late afternoons, evenings, weekends or during the summer? –Are there internship opportunities available on campus? In the community? –Can you put me in touch with current students and recent graduates of the program?
4 Questions to ask College Recruiters at the College Fair (continued) What is the social life like on campus? –What are the residence halls like? –Can I pick my roommate? –Are the dorms coeducational by floor, by building, or not at all? –Is housing available for single parents? For married students? –Will I be able to bring my child(ren) to campus with me? Is there a daycare center on campus? –What meal plans are offered? –What types of health services are offered on campus? Physical and mental? –What types of social activities are located on campus? In the surrounding community? –What cultural institutions are located on campus? In the community? –What percentage of students are in fraternities or sororities? What role does Greek life play on campus? –What intercollegiate /intramural sports are available? –How secure is the campus? What can you tell me about drug and alcohol use on the campus? Incidence of date rape?
5 Questions to ask College Recruiters at the College Fair (continued) How much does the college cost? –What are the costs of tuition and registration, student fees, books, supplies, housing, parking, etc.? –Do I have to send in a deposit to confirm my intentions to enroll? How much? When? Is Financial Aid Available? –What kind of financial assistance is available? –When and how do I apply for financial aid? Do I apply for campus scholarships separately? –Will financial aid cover my entire need? –Are there special kinds of assistance for students from certain ethnic minority or low income groups? If so, how do I apply for such a program? How do I apply for Admissions? –Where, when and how can I get an application? Does the college have online applications? –What is the application deadline? –When will I be notified if I have been admitted? –Who can I contact if I have further questions about the college? –How do I make arrangements to take a tour of the campus? –Is there an open house program for prospective students?
6 Questions to ask College Recruiters at the College Fair (continued) If transferring from another college, will I be eligible for admission? –What are the admission requirements for transfer students? –Will I need to take any placement or admissions tests? –What is the admissions priority of transfer students from community colleges? From four year colleges? –Since I attended another college, will all of my credits transfer? How and when will I know?
7 Questions to ask College Recruiters at the College Fair (continued) If I have a learning disability, are there separate admissions procedures? –What documentation is required to verify my learning disability? –How many learning disabled students does the school serve? –What is the schools retention rate for learning disabled students? Graduation rate? –Does the school have an ADA/504 Compliance Officer? –How are testing accommodations handled? If I qualify to take my exams with extended time how much time can I have? Where do I take the tests? If I need a distraction free space will I always get it? –What services do you offer? Tape recorders Alternative forms of testing Note taker Option to tape lectures Extended time on exams Reading machines Typing services Taped textbooks Computer availability Distraction free space Support groups Calculator use during exams Priority registration Study groups