There are many ways to learn about colleges, including in-person or virtual tours, information sessions, and talking with current students and staff.
WHAT TO CONSIDER
Whether you are deciding what colleges to apply to, what college to attend, or simply just exploring your options, your goal is to learn about the academic programs, student life, and financial aid opportunities available at a college so you can find a good college fit.
Some of the things to consider when exploring colleges include:
- Majors & Programs: What are popular majors or programs? What are unique degrees that a college offers? What degrees does the college offer?
- Cost & Financial Aid: How much is tuition and other costs including room and board? What percentage of students receive financial aid? Does the college meet full need?
- Campus Environment: How many students attend? What percentage are full-time v. part-time? Can you live on campus? Does the school have a special focus or mission?
- Location: Where is the college? What is available to do outside of campus?
- Extracurriculars: What are popular activities, organizations, sports or experiences? What do students do on the weekends?
- Support Services: What support services (like tutoring, disability services, or counseling) are available to students?
- Graduation Rates: What percentage of students are successful in completing a degree?
TOURS, INFORMATION SESSIONS & PREVIEW DAYS
More information and links will be added soon.
School More Information Blue Mountain Community College Virtual meetings Central Oregon Community College Virtual tours: Tuesdays at 10:30 am
Virtual one-on-one meetings: by appointment
Chemeketa Community College Clackamas Community College Virtual tour video Clatsop Community College Virtual or phone meetings: by appointment Columbia Gorge Community College Photo tour Klamath Community College Virtual tour Lane Community College Virtual tour
Online info sesions: Monday at 3:00 pm, Wednesday at 1:00 pm, Friday at 11:00 am
Linn-Benton Community College Virtual tour Mt. Hood Community College Virtual info sessions: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm Oregon Coast Community College Portland Community College Virtual tour
Virtual meetings: by appointment
Rogue Community College Virtual tour Southwestern Oregon Community College Tillamook Bay Community College Treasure Valley Community College Umpqua Community College Virtual tour
Virtual info sesions: Wednesdays at 10:00 am
School More Information Eastern Oregon University In-person visits: Monday through Friday, 9:30 am
Virtual info sesions: Monday through Friday, 1:30 pm
Oregon Institute of Technology In-person visits: Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
In-person preview days: October 9 & 10
Virtual preview day: October 17
Oregon State University Virtual campus tours, including a live option; academic virtual visits; text/chat with a student or staff
Virtual info sessions: Tuesdays at 6 pm and Wednesdays at 12 pm
Oregon State University - Cascades Instagram Live tours: Tuesdays, 12-1 pm
Virtual Fall Preview: October 8, November 11
Portland State University Virtual tour, virtual one-on-one meetings
Virtual info sessions: Wednesdays at 3:00 pm and Fridays at 9:00 am
Southern Oregon University Virtual tour, virtual one-on-one meetings
Virtual info session: Fridays at 1:00 pm
University of Oregon Virtual visits, one-on-one virtual info sessions with admissions, housing, or current student Western Oregon University Video tour, live virtual tours, one-on-one meetings
School More Information Bushnell University † In-person and virtual tours: Monday through Friday at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm Corban University † In-person tours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9:00 am
Virtual tours and virtual meetings: by appointment
In-person Preview Days: November 8, December 5
George Fox University † In-person tours: Monday through Friday at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
Live virtual tours: Tuesdays at 11:00 am or 4:00 pm
Virtual info sessions: Wednesdays at 11:00 am or 4:00 pm
Lewis & Clark College In-person tours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Virtual visits: by appointment
Virtual open house: October 5-9
Linfield University In-person tours: Monday through Friday
Virtual info sessions: Monday, Thursday & Friday at 4:00 pm, Tuesday & Wednesday at 5:00 pm
Multnomah University † In-person tours: by appointment
Virtual info sessions: 10/12, 11/16, 2/15, 4/12
Pacific Northwest College of Art Virtual tours
Virtual open houses: 10/30, 12/4, 1/22
Virtual info sessions: 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/16
Pacific University Virtual tours and info sesions: Monday through Friday, 10:00 am and 3:00 pm
In-person tours and virtual info sesions: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am and 2:00 pm
Reed College Live virtual tours, information sessions, and more. University of Portland † Virtual info sessions: 9/14, 9/16, 9/17, 9/23
Virtual or phone chat with student ambassador or admissions staff: by appointment
Warner Pacific University † In-person tours: by appointment Willamette University In-person tours: Monday through Friday
Virtual tours: Monday & Friday at 10:00 am, Tuesday & Thursday at 2 pm, Wednesday at 4:00 pm
Virtual info sessions: Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 2:00 pm, Tuesday & Thursday at 10:00 am
† = religiously-affiliated college or university