St. Francis Xavier
High School

1600 W. Prospect Ave.
Appleton, WI | (920) 733-6632

School Hours:
M 8:30am-3:00pm
T-F 8:00am-3:00pm

Office Hours:
M-F 7:30am-4:00pm

High School Fax: 
(920) 735-1787
High School Counseling Fax: 
(920) 257-2050


College Visits

What to Look for When You Visit a College
  • Decide what you want to learn before you visit - make a list to compare schools.
  • Visit when classes are in session.
  • Schedule your visit two weeks in advance. Call admission office to arrange the visit, ask about tours, information sessions, if you can sit in on classes, eat with other students, visit a dorm (or spend a night in the dorm). Arrange to visit the department you are interested in.
  • Take an escorted tour - don't be afraid to ask the guide and other students lots of questions such as: "Where else did you apply. Why did you choose this school? What do you do on weekends? What do you like best - least about this school? What is the food like?"
  • Pay attention to how you feel - your gut instinct will tell you if you want to spend four years there. Take notes comparing schools.
  • Send a thank you note to the people you  visited.