Your ability to tour college campuses may be impacted by the response to COVID-19. Contact the admissions office of the schools you’re hoping to visit to confirm availability and familiarize yourself with safety protocols. If you’re unable to visit a particular campus, here is a resource on How to Choose a College Without Visiting It.

There are so many ways to research colleges these days — virtual tours, online chats with current students, alumni LinkedIn profiles, social media channels and, of course, in-person visits. In all likelihood, you’ll be doing a combination of several methods. 

If you are able to plant your own two feet on campus, it’s important to optimize your time as you’ll likely only be on campus for a few hours. 

Here are helpful tips on how to make the most of an in-person campus visit.