Virtual Tours

Using Summer for Application Prep

Today is the first day of Summer 2011. Although most of you high school rising seniors have been out of school for a while now, enjoying “summer” a bit early, you’re no doubt thinking about what lies ahead a year from now, when your college plans will most likely be complete. I recall the summer ...

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Optimizing Campus Visits

My wife and I didn’t visit all that many colleges with our two children when they were in the midst of their college process. I managed to help them narrow their lists by a series of prequalification steps that eliminated the marginal candidates. These days (perhaps “daze” would be a better way of putting it), ...

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College Guidebooks

Read any good books lately? Read any good college guidebooks lately? I love college guidebooks. Since I’m a pack rat, my office bookshelf still contains old college guidebooks from the ’80s. In fact, I have one from the ’60s: How to Be Accepted by the College of Your Choice (Completely Revised 1961-1962 Edition), by Benjamin ...

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Trod the Sod vs. Read the Screen

One of the more intriguing issues facing prospective college students is the campus visit. Technology has advanced so fast that it is now possible to visit most schools directly over the Internet. In these hard economic times, there is a very strong temptation to save a lot of time and money by merely doing all ...

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