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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.

Survey Studies Risky Behaviors on College Campuses

Scott Willyerd | Posted 08.06.2012 | College
Scott Willyerd

Roughly one in six surveyed teens who had been on an overnight college admissions visit reported drinking alcohol during the visit. Teens also reported engaging in intimate sexual behavior, using drugs other than alcohol or driving while impaired.

College Visits and Helicopter Parents: A Bad Combination

Corey Stern | Posted 07.02.2012 | Teen
Corey Stern

Often, I've seen parents look to impress the student tour guides as if they were the actual admissions officers. The parents seem only interested in making it clear how amazing they think their kids are.

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.

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.

'You' U: How to Narrow Down Your College Choices

Liz Davis | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
Liz Davis

In my experience, choosing a college these days is like buying a car. Way too much information is available that can drive a potential college student crazy when trying to find that perfect fit.

5 Ways To Ruin A College Visit (Hint: Leave Your BFFs At Home!)

| Kayla Riley | Posted 01.31.2012 | Home

You've finally narrowed down a few of your favorite colleges, and after stacking your desk high with college brochures, you're ready to take the next ...

How to Ace the College Interview

Jada Alexander | Posted 03.17.2012 | Home
Jada Alexander

"So tell me, why the University of Chicago?" My interviewer, an alumni of the school, asked me toward the end of our conversation. Here's my answer to the million-dollar question.

5 Surprising People To Ask For College Advice

| Allie Jones | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

It’s easy to think that the only people you can talk to about where to go to college are your parents and your college counselor. But there are so m...

How Not to Seem Like a High-Schooler When Visiting Colleges

Her Campus | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home
Her Campus

Whether you're staying with a friend you've known for years or being hosted by a randomly matched student, learn how to drop the wide-eyed look and have a fun, totally college weekend.

The College Visit Done Right

Nina Vir | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Nina Vir

Knowing your way around a college campus tells you very little about the college and whether or not you can see yourself there. I advise ditching the group tour and exploring the college on your own.

I Was A Freshman Mom

Janet Hubert | Posted 08.17.2011 | College
Janet Hubert

So many of the young people who recognize me on the street always say, "Wow I grew up watching you." Well the image of mothers has certainly changed since my days as a television mom.

How to Survive and Have Fun on a College Tour With Your Kid This Fall

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Eileen Ogintz

Boston boasts all kinds of terrific winter hotel deals at under $100 a night.