Short answer: Yes, absolutely. When you submit your application, it is important for an admissions rep. to be familiar with your name. They may not know what high school or state you are from. They may not recall what exactly it is that stands out about your name. They may not be able to even place you but, they know that name. If you email a question to a rep. every two weeks or so being sure that the questions are solid then, shake their hand at an information session, they will be able to place your face with your name and thus, your application. Colleges rate your level of interest, of this you can be sure so, let them know that you are out here, that you are very interested in their school, that you have done your research and know particulars about their institution. The more they know you and your level of interest, the better. Just be careful that what you ask through those email questions are as said earlier, solid questions. If you are on a campus for a tour, call ahead and ask if you can meet with the admissions rep. that takes care of those schools in your state, in your area. You need not have a long interview and nothing says you can not be honest - letting a rep. know in person just how high your interest level is, is always a good thing! Remember, these reps. will also be visiting your school to provide an information session, perhaps a regional breakfast in your area or, a college fair during which you can again, introduce yourself and shake their hand, allowing for the mental connection to be made from name to application to interest. By attending events, reaching out to reps. with questions and shaking their hand, you are also letting them know how strong of an advocate you can be for yourself, another great quality for them to know about you. Good Luck!