Campus Visits & College Interviews : A Complete Guide for College-bound Students and Their Families
by Schneider, Zola Dincin; Schneider, Norman G.







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PART 1 THE CAMPUS VISIT
Chapter 1 Deciding to Visit
3(12)
Why You Should Go
3(2)
Who Should Go When
5(3)
Special Visit Opportunities
8(1)
Ways to Go
9(1)
When Not to Go
9(2)
Traveling Partners
11(2)
Going Solo
13(1)
Checklist for Deciding to Visit
14(1)
Chapter 2 Selecting Colleges to Visit
15(10)
Your Preliminary Criteria
17(1)
What Colleges Look At
18(1)
What Else You Should Do
19(1)
When You Cannot Visit
19(2)
For International Students
21(1)
Tips for International Students
21(2)
Some College-Related Books and Websites
23(2)
Chapter 3 Making Plans
25(6)
Weighing the Choices
25(1)
Mapping the Visits
25(2)
Getting There
27(2)
Checklist for Making Plans
29(2)
Chapter 4 Making Arrangements
31(6)
Admission Office Contact
31(1)
Addresses and Phone Numbers
32(1)
Sample Emails
33(2)
Checklist for Making Arrangements
35(1)
An Ideal Campus Schedule
36(1)
Chapter 5 Visiting the Campus
37(6)
A Day on Campus
38(1)
Special Note on Tour Guides
39(3)
Checklist for Visiting
42(1)
Chapter 6 Chief Aspects of College Life
43(20)
The Students
44(3)
Social Life and Campus Activities
47(2)
Academics and Faculty
49(2)
Campus Facilities
51(6)
The Community Off Campus
57(2)
Checklist for Exploring College Life
59(2)
Checklist of More Questions to Ask College Students
61(1)
Covering the Spectrum
62(1)
Chapter 7 If You Have Special Needs
63(8)
Some Special-Needs Students
63(3)
Checklist for Students with Learning Disabilities
66(2)
Checklist for Students with Physical Needs
68(1)
Checklist for Students with Emotional Needs
69(1)
After You've Enrolled
70(1)
Chapter 8 Surfing and Decoding a College Website
71(20)
Window into College
71(2)
Starting Out
73(6)
Finding Hidden Information
79(7)
Other Website Features
86(1)
Pros and Cons of College Websites
87(4)
Chapter 9 Virtual Visits and Other Ways to "See" a College
91(8)
What Is a Virtual Visit?
91(1)
College Website Virtual Visits
92(1)
Where to Go
92(1)
Virtual Visits as Advertising
92(1)
Facebook Is Everywhere
93(1)
Viewbooks
93(1)
A Walk Through the College
94(1)
College Apps
95(1)
Other Sources
95(1)
Put Your Questions Out There
96(1)
Taking Advantage of the Virtual Visit
96(1)
Pros and Cons of Virtual Visits
97(2)
Chapter 10 Your Campus Evaluation
99(8)
College Evaluation Checklist
100(7)
PART 2 THE INTERVIEW
Chapter 11 Putting the Personal Interview in Perspective
107(6)
Student Concerns About the Interview
107(1)
What Is the Personal Interview?
108(1)
Why Have an Interview?
108(1)
How Important Is the Interview?
109(2)
More from the Admission Counselor's Desk
111(2)
Chapter 12 Other Types of Interviews
113(6)
The Student Interview
113(1)
The Alumni Interview
113(1)
Group Interviews
114(1)
Phone or Online Interviews
114(1)
Special Note Re: Facebook
115(1)
The Audition and Portfolio
115(1)
Special-Interest Interviews
116(2)
Checklist for Interviews
118(1)
Chapter 13 Putting Your Best Foot Forward
119(14)
Your Mental Approach
119(1)
Know Thyself
119(2)
Know Thyself Vocabulary
121(2)
Your Academic Self
123(1)
The Nonacademic You
123(2)
Checklist of Activities
125(1)
Other Considerations
126(1)
Twenty Questions
126(1)
Agenda: Letting the Real You Shine Through
127(1)
Dealing with Special Problems and Circumstances
128(2)
Practice Interviews
130(1)
Checklist for Putting Your Best Foot Forward
131(2)
Chapter 14 Planning for the Interview
133(8)
What to Wear
133(1)
Mind Your P's and Q's
134(4)
Best Timing
138(1)
Checklist of What to Do and Not to Do
138(1)
Special Hints
139(1)
After the Interview Is Over
139(2)
Chapter 15 Tips for the Shy Person
141(10)
The Problem
141(1)
Acknowledging the Problem
142(1)
Practice Talking
142(1)
Strategies for Those with No One to Turn To
143(1)
Other Tips
144(1)
Books and Websites
145(1)
Dealing with Questions
146(1)
Other Steps to Take
146(1)
Relaxation Techniques
146(1)
Keep in Mind
147(1)
When Nothing Else Works
147(1)
A Special Hint
148(1)
Checklist for the Shy Person
149(2)
Chapter 16 Questions Interviewers Ask
151(10)
Question Categories
151(1)
Questions About Your High School Experience
152(2)
Questions About College
154(1)
Questions About You and the World Around You
155(6)
Chapter 17 Questions to Ask Your Interviewer
161(6)
Why Ask Questions?
161(2)
Social Life and Campus Activities
163(1)
Campus Facilities
164(2)
The Community Off Campus
166(1)
Open Season on Questions
166(1)
Chapter 18 Summing Up
167(2)
Getting to the Heart of a College
168(1)
AFTERWORD -- FOR PARENTS
169
What Parents Need to Know
170(2)
Questions of Interest to Parents
172(4)
After Admission
176(1)
After Enrollment
177(1)
Books for Parents
178


Explains what to look for when visiting a college campus, tells how to prepare for interviews and shows how to interpret a college catalog. Original.





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