During the college application process, students usually have the opportunity to visit numerous college campuses across the world in order to figure out if you can envision yourself at that university. Visiting schools is a great way to help decide if you should apply to the school and the visit can inspire your “Why X” college application essay.
Unfortunately, during the pandemic, physically visiting a school is really difficult. However, many universities are now transitioning their campus tours online. Additionally, other programs, such as overnight stay programs and shadow days, are also being transitioned to the virtual realm.
So how can you narrow down your college application list and write the “Why X” essay if you can’t visit a school? Hopefully through these tips, you can use resources to better your understanding of a college, their academics, and student life. Here are a list of ways you can get to know a university without visiting:
Rachel is the founder of Study Hall College Consulting. Rachel graduated from UC Berkeley in the Class of 2020 where she double majored in Cognitive Science and Legal Studies. For more college application and essay tips, check out our Study Hall College Consulting website at: shcollegeconsulting.com.