Exploring College Options and College Visitation Days

Exploring colleges


There are many resources that can help you learn about colleges you might be interested in. Exploring colleges online can be a great first step to determine what colleges you want to apply to. After you have explored your options online, making a visit to a few campuses is a great way to help you determine what college you would like to attend. If you can’t travel to the college for a tour, some colleges offer "virtual tours" on their website.   

The following links will help you find and explore different colleges that you might be interested in:

This site allows you to search for colleges http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

This site has many statistics on colleges, due dates, and links to websites and virtual tours www.campustours.com/ 

This site will help match you to colleges you might be interested and help you explore these colleges. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges

This link gives you advice on how to choose a college to attend https://www.cfnc.org/static/pdf/home/sc/pdf/choosing_college.pdf


College Visitation Days

During high school, you receive four college visitation days where you can visit colleges during the school year. As a junior you can take two college visitation day, and as a senior you can take two days. Try to schedule any other days you need to visit colleges during the summer or on teacher work days during the school year. The college visitation days can be waived by the school, but you must fill out a form to get them waived. You can print the form out below or pick up a form in the counseling office. 
The form must be singed by all your teachers before the visitation is made and must also be signed by a college official during your visitation day.
You must turn this form into the counseling office to have your absence excused.