July 10, 2022
The saying goes that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Colleges are no different. While every college and university has their own shining website and glossy promotional materials, it can be hard for any student to know what life on campus is like at first glance. Flipping through pamphlets and flyers are rarely helpful in helping a student pick a college that matches their interests.
What students need instead is an opportunity to see a college up close and in person. What students need is to visit college campuses early to compare their options and see which schools stand out from the pack.
All they need to arrange these visits are a few simple steps:
By answering these questions, students and their families can prioritize visits to certain schools over others. A student who craves intimate classrooms and a school with a religious foundation might want to prioritize a visit to a place like Georgetown University. Conversely, a student who wants to be in a large and dynamic campus with a diverse student body might focus on Ohio State.
If the college or you need to cancel, don’t panic! If scheduled early enough in advance, students can easily reschedule to a different date and time that works for them. Just make sure that, if you are the one who needs to reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances, you let the admissions department know ahead of time.
All these activities can be crucial in ensuring students see everything that’s on offer. It can help them make sure they pick the right college for themselves.
College visits are a great way to learn about a campus and for students to demonstrate their interest in a college. As a personal goal, we recommend visiting 10 colleges and, to keep your options open, picking seven of the total to apply to. We recommend organizing these visits early so families aren’t rushing around different campuses during application season.
We are happy to guide you through identifying and touring colleges you and your family might be interested in. Schedule a free consultation with us today by finding your closest location!
November 30, 2023
College is not getting any less expensive. For the last two decades, prices have increased dramatically, with a 5% increase in tuition at private universities and a 4% increase at public out-of-state universities in the last year alone. For many students, getting scholarships can be a lifeline. Combined with loans and other financial aid, it […]Read More >
November 2, 2023
We get it the college essay format is hard. In 650 words or less, you are meant to convey the entirety of who you are as a person. You are meant to talk about your experiences when you might not have many. College essays ask you to explain your goals while you’re still figuring out […]Read More >
October 15, 2023
**UPDATED 11.16.23** The Department of Education released an update on November 15th, 2023 that the 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available for students and families by December 31, 2023. The revamped FAFSA form has been overhauled to ensure a more streamlined and user-friendly experience for families, which we have talked about in our blogs. Another notable […]Read More >