Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Tips for Admitted Student Day!

With one Admitted Student Day (ASD) behind us and more coming up, we thought we would give you some tips on how to make the most out of your college visit!

  1. Wear comfortable shoes
    You may not be walking miles upon miles, however a little bit of comfort can make all the difference in the car ride, as well as on tours!

  2. Have some questions already prepared
    Knowing what you want out of college is important, and asking questions is the best way to see if Hofstra is a fit! Also, with all of the information you receive at an ASD, it's easy to forget questions in your mind so be sure to write them down.
  3. Talk to professors 
    This will be helpful for two reasons. First, pick their brains and ask them questions about your field of choice. It will help you get some insight on if you are choosing the right major for yourself. Speaking with professors will also give you insight on what to expect in the classroom, and how the program runs.

  4. People watch 
    Don’t worry about feeling creepy...people watching is one of the best ways to get a sense of a school. Seeing how people interact with each other and who hangs out with who will make it easier to get a feel for the campus community.

  5. Balance time spent with parents 
    Even though they can embarrass us, we still cling onto our parents at these types of events. Start easing into spending time away from them by attending events intended only for admitted students. These events are also a great time to meet your potential new roommate or best friend!

  6. Try to picture yourself on campus 
    If you are able to see yourself on campus, odds are it might be a fit! Try and see yourself on the quad soaking in the sun, eating in a dining hall, or studying in the library!

    This one is a no brainer. You will be eating this food for the next 4 years of your life, so why not see if it’s, you know…. good? If you are anything like some of our Pride Guides, food is a deal breaker - and we do love the food here.

  8. Talk to current students
    It’s great to hear from those who know about a program or the percentage of students who have an internship, but why not get to hear what it is like to be a student from, well, students? Chat up a student who is eating at the table next to you, or attend a student panel!

  9. Trust your gut
    It may seem hard, but a lot of times your gut is trying to tell you something. If you are getting amazing vibes and are continuously impressed, Hofstra might be for you!

We hope that these tips make your Admitted Student Day run smoothly and that you enjoy your visit! If you are looking to attend a Hofstra ASD, here is the link to register: ASD Events

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