Are you thinking about going back to college but aren’t sure which college is for you? Don’t feel rushed in the process – slow down and ask questions. Whether you are considering South College or another college, these are important questions students should be asking.
Every school has slightly different expectations and requirements when it comes to their academic programs. Ask questions to help you understand the school’s academic culture. Inquire about specific course load, size of classes and who is teaching.
Without asking these questions, prospective South College students might not know we have a small student to teacher ratio to encourage close discussion or that we are accredited and our academic programs reflect that.
Obviously questions directly related to academics are important, but so are questions involving amenities that the school offers. For instance, a prospective student might ask South College about our tutoring programs or research opportunities.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Don’t wait until it is time to pay your first bill; learn what resources are available for students to manage tuition and fees. Do they have scholarships? Loans? Grants? These answers will determine if the college you are interested in can assist you financially.
One reason South College is so popular is because we offer a variety of financial aid support to students.
Again, knowing things like the graduation track record can help make or break your decision to enroll at a certain college. Know this information ahead of time by asking the right questions, like what percent of students graduate.
South College is an open book. Whether you want information on demographics, graduation or safety, we can provide statistics for you. Your comfort and knowledge is our priority.
What else does the college have to offer outside of academics? Ask questions in regards to the school’s activities, clubs and events. Even though South College does not offer a traditional college experience with dorms and sports teams, we value student life on our campus.
Not only should prospective students ask these questions directly to the college, but students would also benefit from following colleges on social media. Follow South College on Facebook and Twitter to see first-hand our culture, events and programs.