Category: College Visits

The Importance of the “In-Depth” College Visit

This week, my daughter and I are driving to one of her top two college choices for an “in-depth” college visit.  My idea of an in-depth visit usually includes sitting in on a class, looking at the specific requirements and

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The Final College List – Preparing for College Applications

My middle daughter has a week left before the end of her Junior year of high school.  She will soon be a “rising senior.”  That means that college applications are only a few months away.  She has recently decided what

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The Summer College Visit

Last weekend, we took our middle daughter on her first official college visit.  She is going to be a high school junior in the fall and she was anxious to kick off her college search.  She had decided she wanted

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You Want to Go Where? Campus Setting and College Choice

We just returned from a week-long family vacation to New York City.  It got me thinking about the importance of the right campus setting selection in the college choice process.  Every student is going to have their own feel for

The Admitted Student Visit – A Critical Part of the College Choice

Once your child has been admitted to one, a few, or several colleges, it is important to have an in-depth last look.  Most schools offer Admitted Student Visit Days.  Often, an overnight stay in a dorm is included.  It is

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The College Choice Waiting Game

It’s late January.  My daughter has finished all of her applications.  We are waiting for a scholarship competition, two overnight campus visits, an admissions interview (one very competitive school lets kids visit after the application deadline up until a cut-off

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The ABCs of College Visits – Part Three

This is the third and final post in a three-part series about college visits.  Today I am posting Q through Z in The ABCs of College Visits. Q –         Questions – Be sure to ask lots!  With my daughter,

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The ABCs of College Visits – Part Two

This is the second in a 3-part series about college visits.  Today I am posting I through P in the ABCs of College Visits. I –            Interviews – Some schools require a counselor interview, alumni interview or current student

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The ABCs of College Visits – Part One

This is the first in a 3-part series about college visits.  Today, I am posting A through H in The ABCs of College Visits. A –         Accept that your child may not have the same impression of a school

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