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6 Things College Students Do When High Schoolers Come to Campus

The Prospect | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
The Prospect

College tours are exciting. It's a completely novel experience, being surrounded by an entirely new environment that could be your future home in the next year or two. You could be reading under that tree, waiting for that same type of omelette, snoring in that classroom (just kidding, I hope).

Signs You Are a College Tour Guide

Hannah Tattersall | Posted 12.23.2014 | College
Hannah Tattersall

What other job lets you profess your undying love for your school on a daily basis?

13 Struggles Of Being A College Tour Guide

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 04.08.2014 | College

Being a tour guide definitely has its perks. For starters, you're a wealth of knowledge that will guarantee you a victory at any trivia challenge on c...

9 Things NOT To Do On A College Tour

| Posted 03.18.2014 | Teen

By Megan Shuffleton The college decision process isn’t over yet, pre-collegiettes! As the application period ends and the acceptances start rolli...

Tips for Planning College Visits

Jeannie Borin | Posted 05.04.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the many buildings, programs and informational tours. A preplanned checklist of what you want to see is a good idea.

I Was Dragged On A College Tour And Lived To Tell The Story

Brandon Lewis | Posted 02.02.2014 | Teen
Brandon Lewis

We have visited many colleges that vary from small to large, "reach" to "safe" schools, and everywhere in between. The only thing I have taken away from these visits is the fact that I now know where I don't want to attend school.

How To Visit College Campuses Like A Pro

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Breana Brill, Niles West...

What I Learned During The First College Tour With My Son

Jessica Wolf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Jessica Wolf

During his junior year of high school, my son and I woke one Friday before dawn to make a flight from our New Jersey home to visit a college in the Midwest. We took a cab from the airport straight to campus, stashed our luggage, hurried to the quad and joined a 9 a.m. tour led by a girl with jet-black hair and worn-out red high tops.

Destination Washington DC-The Jefferson

Illeana Hoffman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Travel
Illeana Hoffman

Destination Washington D.C. - The Jefferson by Illeana Hoffman and Steven Lapidus After the recent visit to Vermont, the next leg of our college sear...

Destination Vermont - Forty Putney Road Inn

Illeana Hoffman | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel
Illeana Hoffman

We didn't know what to expect as we headed on our first road trip to tour schools for our daughter in her junior year of High School.

Visiting a College Campus in Summer (or Fall, or... )

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 07.09.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Campus visits are a key part of college planning, even in the summer. Here's a quick review of the college visit ground rules, with a few special summer tweaks.

Spring Into Great College Visits

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents
Rebecca Joseph

Spring is the time of year when many juniors and their parents start visiting prospective colleges. This is the ideal time of year to visit colleges as they are still in session and you can see authentic college life.

Observations of the College Tour II

Elizabeth Donoghue | Posted 05.04.2013 | College
Elizabeth Donoghue

Inspired by the scenery on Route 80, I begin my College Tour lecture series with: "Be Careful if You Get a Job working in a Silo."

In Praise of Waffles and Chapman College

One For The Table | Posted 02.07.2013 | Los Angeles
One For The Table

With a list of savory and sweet waffle sandwiches, clearly the proprietors of Bruxie Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches have a vision. I love their tag line: The Bold Fold. We had Lemon Meringue "Pie" Bruxie, Lemon Cream & Berries and s'more S'Mores.

No Plans for the Break? Visit Colleges

Maura Kastberg | Posted 04.03.2013 | College
Maura Kastberg

February is almost here and most high schools have a break coming up in February. This break is a great time for juniors to begin the process of narrowing down their college choices by visiting the colleges they are considering.

7 Things You Need To Pay Attention To On College Tours

| Posted 11.09.2012 | Teen

By Sora Hwang As a tour guide at my school, I believe everything we have to say is crucial and I can’t possibly understand how anyone on the tour...

Your Guide To College Tours

| Posted 09.24.2012 | Teen

By Nicole Gartside Choosing where you want to attend college can feel like a daunting task. It’s all about where you want to be, what you want to...

8 College Budget Busters and How to Avoid Them

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 10.31.2012 | Money
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

This year, as millions of students begin college or their college search, their parents will go along for the ride literally, figuratively and financially.


The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.06.2012 | College

As more colleges feature virtual campus tours online, prospective students can explore a school's grounds without ever setting foot on campus. It's...

College Tripping

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 10.02.2012 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Six days, seven schools, three colds and one case of bronchitis later (hello bronchitis, my old friend), we are through with college touring. Okay, maybe not through, but close.

A Father's Reminder About Investing and College Costs

Robert Wyatt | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
Robert Wyatt

At the risk of sounding "fatherly," by which I mean "old," I persistently urge my daughter and the many prospective students who actually seem to want my advice, to learn as much as they possibly can about a variety of colleges before forming their short lists.

9 Questions You Should Ask On College Tours

By Jessenia Martinez Jessenia is a senior at Benito Juarez High School. She’s a reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to C...

25 Insane Reasons Why Kids Don't Like Certain Colleges

J.D. Rothman | Posted 06.19.2012 | College
J.D. Rothman

Here are 25 ridiculous reasons that kids dismiss some excellent colleges.

How to Plan a College Tour from Hell

J.D. Rothman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Parents
J.D. Rothman

The smugger the tour guide, the less interested your teen will be in the school. Other turn-offs include pink polos with popped collars, Uggs on males, preppy ponytails and perspiration issues.

5 College Tour Tips for Parents

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Most parents of college-bound teens quickly learn that some college tours involve more eye-rolling and ridiculous reasoning than family bonding.