What Should I Ask?

Before the fair...

  • Review the list of college fair participants.
  • Identify the schools you want to interview


Check off questions you would like to ask school representatives.


  • What are the admission requirements?
  • What qualities should prospective students have?
  • Which standardized test scores do you require?
  • What majors are offered? What’s the most popular?
  • What are the application deadlines for admission?
  • Are interviews required? Are there group or individual interviews?
  • How can I arrange a campus visit?
  • How long should I expect to wait for an answer once I submit my application?

Financial Aid

  • How much will it cost?
  • What financial aid options are offered?
  • When is your financial aid deadline?
  • Estimate the percentage of work study, loans, grants, and scholarships awarded in your financial aid packages.


  • What is the average class size?
  • How accessible are professors outside of class?
  • Will professors or graduate students teach my courses?
  • When must I choose a major?
  • Do I need a computer? What student services are offered (tutoring, career counseling, study workshops)?
  • What are the computer labs and the library like?


  • What type of housing is available?
  • Is student housing guaranteed for four years?
  • Would I have a roommate or live alone?
  • How are roommates selected?

Student Life

  • What special interest groups, activities, fraternities/ sororities are available? What’s it like on campus on the weekends?
  • Are any programs offered to help students adjust to the college life?
  • Are intramural, club, and varsity sports offered?
  • How are the sports facilities?
  • What types of meal plans are available?

Just the facts

  • What is the school known for?
  • What are recent graduates doing now?
  • How many freshman return for their sophomore year?
  • How safe is the campus and its surrounding neighborhoods?