Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance do I need to schedule my visit?
What happens if I need to cancel my visit?
Because we customize each visit, we ask that you contact us 5 to 10 business days before you would like to come. This gives our campus visit coordinator time to arrange any appointments and ensure that a tour guide is available.
May I bring a friend?
In the event you need to cancel your visit, please contact the campus visits coordinator or call the admissions office at (800) 872-6798.
Are parents included?
Yes! Many students like to schedule their visits with a friend. Please let us know in advance and have your friend's name and contact information available when making the appointment.
If I decide to spend the night, where will I sleep?
Yes! For individual visits, parents often take the campus tour, go to lunch, and participate in the admissions and financial aid appointments. If you are visiting overnight, we can recommend several nearby hotels for your parents, and then they can join you on campus the following day.
Where should I park while visiting?
Transylvania has a select group of students called Admissions Ambassadors who host prospective students overnight. They have private rooms in the residence halls with an extra bed for you.
May I stay with my friend who is a current student?
Visitor parking spots are reserved in the circular drive in front of the Glenn Building, where the admissions office is housed. If those spots are taken, you may park in any of the general parking lots around campus. We'll send you a map and parking pass with your visit itinerary. Please use good judgment when parking on side streets to avoid getting a ticket.
Do I need to bring money for meals?
Staying with one of our Admissions Ambassadors is preferred because their rooms are equipped with an extra bed, and we know how to reach them in case of a scheduling change. However, if you would prefer to stay with another student, please let us know when you are coming so that we can schedule the other components of a day visit while you're here.
No! Admissions will provide you with meals in our campus dining facilities while you are on campus.
Have more questions? Ask us via e-mail or call our office at (800) 872-6798 or (859) 233-8242. We look forward to hearing from you!