11/23/2011 01:29 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2012

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

Visiting college friends is the stuff that dreams are made of. Dreams of totally ready to graduate high school students, that is. A break from the stress of test scores and application deadlines to actually step foot on one of those big, exciting college campuses? Pure bliss. But before you visit, there are a few things you'll want to know.

No, we aren't about to list the 20 most important questions to ask the admissions office or anything along those lines. Mom, Grandma, the school counselor and every other well-meaning adult you've spoken with in the past three months have already prepped you on that front.

These rules are a bit more, well, socially important. Though you may still have a few more months left as a high-schooler, we've got your guide to seeming like a college student when visiting schools. Parties, clothing, friendships -- they're all covered. Whether you're staying with a friend you've known for years or being hosted by a randomly matched student, read on to learn how to drop the wide-eyed look and have a totally fun, totally college weekend.


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