July 30, 2012
Recent Patch articles:
What’s On Evelyn’s Bookshelf?
Pitch Perfect: How to Write A Successful College Admission Essay
My Summer College Visits and Timely Tips
This month, I’ve visited 18 colleges and universities in both Northern and Southern California. Visiting colleges is the BEST way to get to know a campus, learn more about the students and the academics, and get a feel for the place. In the end, you will find that the feel of a campus can make all the difference for your son or daughter.
You can read reviews and see photos of all of the California colleges I’ve visited here.
Planning your own college visits? Take a look at Go See Campus. The website will connect you to college admissions offices’ tour and information session schedules, as well as help you create your itinerary. The community section will also let you see other visitors’ impressions of many schools.
You can also sign up with a college tour provider! They do all the work for you! You may see a few schools that aren’t on your list, but visiting a variety of colleges will make you a better consumer. Check out Seize the Day College Tours. Based in Sacramento, they offer both northern and southern California tours from 4 to 7 days. Registration for spring tours is open now.
Explore the Colleges That Change Lives
Tuesday, July 31 and Wednesday, August 1, 7-9 pm Colleges That Change Lives will host a college fair and information session at the Universal Hilton (the program will be the same both nights – click here for more information). CTCL showcases forty colleges, mostly small, liberal arts programs outside of California.
“Finance 101: What You Need To Know About College and Money”
Please RSVP to Evelyn by phone (310-351-9309) or e-mail.
Test Prep Tips – ACT and SAT are coming up in September and October
The next SAT is coming up faster than you think – first week in October. Registration is HERE. ACT is even sooner – September – registration is HERE. Both the SAT and ACT have free test prep resources on their websites (SAT and ACT). If you are interested in test prep courses or in-home tutoring, please call me (310-351-9309) for a referral.
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Evelyn J. Alexander, M.A.
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