College Checklist


COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY CHECKLIST

This checklist can be used for comparison purposes before, during, and after visiting each college or university.

Name of College/University________________________________________________________________

Date of Visit_________________________________Phone number________________________________

Address___________________________________________________________________________________

Contact Person (Admissions)_______________________________________________________________

Specialist (sports, art, music, etc.) Contact (if applicable)_____________________________

Local Contact (if any)____________________________________________________________________

Deadlines:  Early Decision___________________Early Action_______________Regular___________

Scholarship Deadline________________________

Tuition:_______________________________Total (including room & board)_____________________

Required Essay(s):  Common App or other topic?____________________________________________

Supplemental Essay(s)_____________________________________________________________________

SAT Range expected______________________________ACT Range expected________________________

SAT Subject Test(s) required?_________no  _________yes     __________no. of tests required

Interview required/recommended?__________no  _________yes   _______________interview date

Letters of recommendation (number, type) required__________________________________________

Acceptance Rate:_____________Early Decision    _____________ Regular Decision

Freshman Retention Rate:_______________________   Graduation Rate:_________________________

Consider some of the following, plus your own ideas:
Student diversity, campus layout, male/female ratio, faculty/student ratio,
library & athletic facilities, sports offered (varsity, club, intramural),
sororities & fraternities, dorm life, surrounding area (urban, suburban, rural),
campus organizations (e.g., political groups, ROTC, Mock Trial, community service groups,
religious groups, school orchestra or band, literary magazine, school newspaper,
honor societies).

Things you particularly like about the school______________________________________________

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Things you don't like about the school_____________________________________________________


Curricular specialties of the school_______________________________________________________


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