Will your college help you finish in 4 years? Ask these 9 questions and find out.
Summary: Nine good questions to ask a college about how they can help you keep your education affordable and launch a good career.
Time to read: 2 minutes
Who this is for: Juniors, Seniors and Parents
Your college should be on your side when it comes to finishing in four years and going on to find a good job after you graduate. Different schools support those goals in different ways, so find out what the colleges you’re considering have to offer.
When you’re on a tour or talking with admissions directors or other students, here are some important questions to ask:
- Does the school offer special programs (social and academic) for first generation students?
- Are there pre-freshman year coursework and programs that promote success for students that might need them?
- Does the school have a program that tracks statistics on graduation rates with the purpose of improving them – possibly with early warning systems for individual students?
- What does the school offer in terms of a career center and individual career counseling sessions?
- Does every student receive regular academic counseling with a trained counselor assigned to them, for discussions about grades and majors?
- Is tutoring easily and readily available, along with remedial help if needed?
- What kind of emergency funds are available for students facing unexpected expenses in housing, transportation, basic needs or other unforeseen personal difficulties?
- Where can a student go to for technology assistance?
- What methods are in place to ensure seniors enroll in all the courses they need in order to graduate on time?
Nine good questions to ask your school about helping you keep your education affordable and launch a good career.