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College Visits

When You Have Second Thoughts About Your #1 Choice

Robert S. Schwartz | Posted 06.13.2014 | College
Robert S. Schwartz

The last thing you want to do is make a choice you regret. College-bound students should weigh the pluses and minuses of each school equally. They should look carefully at each school. And most importantly, keep an open mind.

Top 5 College Visit Mistakes

Elizabeth Heaton | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Elizabeth Heaton

You probably wouldn't choose your next boyfriend or girlfriend this way, so why do this with your college?

College Prospects: Do Parents Complete a Viable Due Diligence?

Eugene Fram | Posted 06.13.2014 | College
Eugene Fram

My grandson is about to chose which college he will enter in the fall. Recently I attended a gathering of his college bound friends and their parents. I listened while everyone talked excitedly about their visits to various campuses.

How To Plan A College Visit Road Trip Over Spring Break

| Posted 03.14.2014 | Teen

By Alexis Benveniste Spring break is right around the corner and pre-collegiettes from all across the country are beginning to plan their long-awai...

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.

Students Ask College Prep Questions That Get Answers

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

College officers understand that not everyone can visit colleges. Between plane fare, rental cars and hotel stays, it can get costly. Students can visit colleges in their area to get an idea of college life and what they would like.

High School Seniors' January - June College Admissions To Do's, Redux 2014

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Seniors! If you're not completely finished with your college applications now, surely you will be very soon. There are a few more things you need to do before you say "buh bye" to high school.

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...

How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter

Diane Propsner | Posted 12.10.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're a parent with a college-bound daughter, I know you're thinking about the cost of her education. On one hand, you're so proud of her; on the ...

Why I Chose a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.12.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

Although a women's college is not for everyone, I simply can't accept the myth that women's colleges are no longer relevant or that young girls are not interested in attending one.

5 Biggest Misconceptions About College Visits

Posted 07.29.2013 | Teen

If you're not working -- or checking off all the fun things on your summer bucket list -- it's not a bad idea to use summer months to visit college ca...

Tips to Prepare for a College Interview

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 08.17.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Some colleges -- especially smaller, liberal arts schools -- even offer students an opportunity to do an on-campus interview, usually with an admissions officer or current student. If you happen to be at a college that offers this option, take them up on it!

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.

Applying to College: How to Make the Most Out of a College Fair

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

You'll get some solid information on which colleges are road trip-worthy, and some solid information about yourself as well -- truly a dynamic duo.

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.

What I Realized During My Out-Of-Body-Experience

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 04.20.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

My husband took our youngest son to visit a college out of town last weekend. I stayed home. Then my aunt came to babysit me.

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.

High School Senior January-June College Admissions To Do's

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.07.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

For some seniors, all of the applications are done and gone. Yippee! For others, there are some left to complete. Either way, after you send in your final applications, there are a few more things to do to make sure you get into a college that's right for you.

The Blind Leading the Blind

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 01.21.2013 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

I feel like I'm sliding down a torrential water slide. Senior year is here.

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...

The 15 Best College Towns You May Not Know About

| Posted 10.10.2012 | Teen

By Heather Rinder When looking into colleges, we know to check out the campus, the residence halls, and the gyms, but the town where the school is...

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...

College Visits Can Make a Real Difference; "Do It" if You Can!

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Few experiences can give you a better feel for whether or not a college is a good fit for you than actually visiting a school. Here are some ways to get the most out of your college visits.

The People We Met Along the Way

Sam Lyons | Posted 09.29.2012 | Teen
Sam Lyons

Last week, my mom and I had an adventure, driving around the South to see colleges I was interested in. Armed with CD's and a big book of maps, we drove to a different city every day.