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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.

Making the Most of Your Campus Visit

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 09.15.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

School's out for summer -- unless you are a rising high school junior or senior, in which case you likely have college on the brain.

What I Learned While Touring Colleges Over Spring Break

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 05.19.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I had the privilege of touring college campuses last week with my teenage son. I didn't see it this way at first; in fact, I thought it was a dreadful way to spend spring break. I know I'm not suppose to think that, or God forbid, say it, since touring colleges with your kids is de rigueur these days.

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...

11 Ideal Inns For A Northeast College Tour

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 10.23.2012 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Your kid's future alma mater isn't cookie-cutter, so why should your college tour accommodations be?

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.

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.

Don't Let College Rejections Stand in Your Way

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.26.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

May 1 is the national college decision day. So that means seniors and their families need to spend the next five weeks making some very powerful college decisions.

The Voice of The Us's

Sean Carasso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sean Carasso

Falling Whistles is taking to the road to make it impossible for the education system to ignore the war, fueled by our demand for minerals, that has claimed millions of lives in Congo.

Excellence in Higher Education: A Proud And Meaningless Tradition

Riley Waggaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Riley Waggaman

In these modern, consumer-savvy times hardly a day goes by without an inquisitive prospective student asking a college tour guide, "The facilities her...

The College Insider: Admissions Freak-Out Countdown #6: The College Trip - How To Let The Schools Know You Care

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

Schools prefer to accept students who are going to accept them. One way to cut the herd is to see who cares enough to visit, and schools rely on this marker even though it's a flawed indicator.

College Admissions Tours: 5 Helpful Tips For Parents

Ann Leary | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ann Leary

Hands on laps. No talking, no eye contact. Follow the example of your kids. Just sign in and follow the leader of the tour. Then go online. It's all there.