Got a few acceptance packages over the past few weeks? Congratulations! Now that you've received the decisions you were hoping for, the best part of the college application process can really begin—and that's revisiting campuses.
Before you think, "Nah, don't have to," hear us out.
These are three reasons it's SO important to circle back to the schools you've been accepted to, no matter how much you think you know about each one.
1. Your point-of-view is completely different now.
When you first visited campuses, you were probably trying to absorb as much as possible all at once. And back then, you weren't sure if you'd even get in.
Now that you're an accepted student, you can roam the campus without the pressure of having to complete your application weighing you down—and with all the excitement of knowing, 'Hey, this school wants me!' You can now focus on the things that matter most to you, and really try to imagine yourself living there.
2. You'll be surrounded by other accepted students.
If you choose to revisit campuses for their official Accepted Student Day events (which you absolutely should!), you'll be among people who could potentially end up being your peers, your friends, roommates and, who knows, maybe even your future business partners.
A good way to get the conversations going is to start on social. In our closed Facebook groups for admitted students, we’ve noticed plenty of Saints who chat and plan to meet up at the actual event.
3. It's the best way to make your final decision.
Hands down, there's no better way to whittle your college list down to the final one than by revisiting each. It's as simple as that.
By going back to only the schools you were accepted to, you'll be able to make side-by-side comparisons of how you felt, what you saw, what you loved and what you disliked from each revisit—all leading you to decide on the best fit for you.
Want to see Siena again?
If you were accepted to Siena, we hope you'll join us at one of our Accepted Students events. If you can make those particular dates, look into our Accepted Student Tours—they’re highly personalized to your interests and any questions you may have.