Questions to Ask When Choosing a College

  1. What are the admissions requirements for my program of study?
  2. Are SAT or ACT scores required for admission?
  3. What if I don't have a good high school average?
  4. Are letters of recommendation or an essay required for admission?
  5. When will I know if I've been accepted?
  6. How many students attend the college?
  7. What is the student/faculty ratio?
  8. What is the average class size?
  9. What kind of academic advisement is available?
  10. Is credit given for Advanced Placement courses or college courses taken in high school?
  11. What do I do if I need extra help in a class?
  12. Can I live on campus? What are the residence halls like?
  13. Can I choose a specific residence hall? A roommate?
  14. Will I need a car?
  15. What meal plans are offered?
  16. Are there health services on campus?
  17. What type of social activities are available?
  18. What intercollegiate/intramural sports programs are offered?
  19. What is the average cost for one year?
  20. Is financial aid available? How do I apply?
  21. Are jobs available on campus?
  22. What do I do if I want to change majors?
  23. What is the placement rate for my major?
  24. If I'm interested in continuing my education once I graduate, can I transfer?
  25. Are scholarships available?

Alfred State's Answers

If you are thinking of attending Alfred State then many of these questions are answered in our Frequent Questions section.