College Visits: What Do We Need To Know?

Families frequently ask us about college visits.  We’ve compiled some of the top questions we receive, and our responses, below. Should we visit colleges? YES!  You should visit colleges, starting as early as the 10th grade.  Your goal for visiting colleges to to gather information – about the academic life, the social life, the support … Read more

College Admissions Timing: When Will I Know? When Should I Visit?

People always ask us about the college admissions timeline – when will we hear our admission decisions?  When should we go visit colleges?  February is a bit of a strange time for high school seniors.  After putting so much effort into their college applications in the fall, now is a “quiet period,” as many colleges … Read more

Motivation and Timing in the College Search Process

The more accurate title of this post should be, “The Importance of Motivating Your Son/Daughter About College in TIME for it to Matter,” but that seemed too long. I was with a rising senior recently.  He had fallen in love – head over heels in love – with a large state university in another state.  … Read more

College Tour Redux: Dos and Don’ts

In my last blog post, I recommended that you visit colleges, and gave you some tips on how to make the best use of your tours. Today, I’d like to offer some more specific “dos” and “don’ts” for when you and your student visit. DO: • Register for the tour • Sign in with the … Read more

Video Blog: College Visit Tips!

I visit colleges frequently, and people often ask me why I visit so many, and how I keep them straight in my mind.  I’ve posted this short (< 3 minutes!) video with a few tips on visiting colleges.  Here are a few more college visit tips from a previous article. Click below to download the … Read more

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