If you’re planning to pursue the arts at a collegiate level, college visits are a crucial part of your decision-making process. Sure, you need to narrow down your selections based on practical factors like cost, location, faculty, etc, but when you visit a college it’s important to get a feel for one of those unquantifiable factors: campus life.
Summer is a great time to get a head start on college visits. Campuses are pretty quiet during the summer months, so you can get a feel for what it’s like without all the hustle and bustle and have some coveted one-on-one time with a tour guide or admissions counselor. You should still plan to visit colleges in the fall, which is a great time to sit in on some classes and maybe attend a student panel. But using your summer months wisely can help you make the most out of your fall visits and application season as a whole.