If you’re lucky enough to be in a position to visit a college campus, it can be a crucial step in selecting which college program you want to join. It allows you to get a feel for the environment, explore the facilities, and connect with your future teammates and the coach.
To make the most of your college visit, it’s important to come prepared with thoughtful questions. Here’s a basic guide on what sort of questions to ask during your college visit to gather the information you need to make an informed decision.
- What will a typical day in the life look like for your athletes?
- What is your coaching style?
- How much playing time will I get in my first and second year?
- What is the travel schedule like?
- What will the off-season training look like?
- What can I study?
- What is the student-to-faculty ratio?
- Are there academic support services available to student-athletes?
- What is the team GPA?
- What careers have previous athletes on the team gone on to do?
- Where will I be housed?
- Will I be sharing a room with someone on the team?
- What is the food like on campus?
It’s important to note that this is not a definitive list of what you should ask on a visit so make sure that you add anything that you would like to know. We do recommend that you avoid talking about scholarship on a visit unless the coach brings it up first. When working with us, we get into the details of scholarship for you so that you don’t need to worry and we would never send you on a college visit to somewhere that doesn’t meet your budget.
By asking these sorts of questions during your visit, you’ll gain valuable insights into the athletic, academic and social aspects of the college. Remember that your college experience is not solely about the courses you take but also about the overall environment and opportunities available. Take the time to engage with the team and the coach, observe campus life, and collect the information you need to make an informed decision about your future academic home!