Call a college or university admissions office to schedule a campus tour. If you want to know more about particular programs, activities or sports, also ask to meet with someone in those areas.
Write your questions in a notebook and take it along.
On the tour ask about academic programs, clubs and activities, study-abroad programs, special services you might need, tuition and other costs, and where to find out about financial aid and scholarships.
Talk to students, faculty and staff as you tour the campus.
Check out the library, computer labs, bookstore, cafeteria and the campus neighborhood.
If you plan to live on campus, ask to see a typical dorm room. Or ask about off-campus housing options.
Ask about part-time jobs and if help is available to find them since many students also work.