Virtual Tours

Two Types of College Visits

We’re counting down to May 1: Enrollment Decision Day. Some of you high school seniors are on spring break and making some last-minute campus visits in an attempt to contrast and compare those schools that have admitted you. Some you juniors may be using this time off to begin the task of sampling colleges with ...

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Anticipating Fall Applications

It’s summer. If you are a rising high school senior who will be applying to college this fall, regardless of how you’re spending this summer, you’re probably thinking about the college process now and then. Maybe you’re even obsessing about it. Hopefully, you’re doing something about it and being proactive. Don’t let your summer pass ...

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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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