1. Ask about the size of classes, not only the classes in your major but also the general education classes. Most students are surprised when they find out many general education classes have over 100 students.
2. Ask if they have automatic scholarships or if there are other applications that you have to fill out to receive scholarships. Some colleges offer automatic scholarships based on G.P.A. and ACT scores, other colleges require separate applications for different scholarships, if you need that scholarship money it is important to know this.
3. If you don't qualify for a federal workstudy, ask about institutional workstudies. Colleges don't advertise institutional workstudies but many have them in the libraries, alumni association and different departments.
4. Ask about how long it takes to walk across campus, this is really important to know when planning classes. If you have an English class on one side of the campus and your health class is right after but on the other side of campus, you need to make sure you can get to the health class on time.
5. Ask about parking, if you have a car. Colleges have different rules and regulations regarding parking. Some colleges do no allow freshmen to bring cars to campus. Many private colleges include parking fees in the tuition price, but state colleges charge extra for parking. At the local college, it cost $60 to park in a commuter lot, $120 to park on campus, and $320 for a reserved spot.
6. Ask about any additional fees, many times colleges don't tell you about these until it is time to pay tuition. Private colleges usually include these in tuition, but not always. At the local college, they have additional fees they charge for using the wellness center and a technology fee, all students must pay these fees. Don't be surprised by extra fees!