Campus Visit

Is Real Job Better than Unpaid Internship?

Question: About a week ago, I went on a college tour where many colleges recommended employment as a way to boost admissions chances. I was recently accepted for an unpaid internship at a local lab this summer. Would most colleges consider this employment, or would they prefer it if I found additional paid employment employment ...

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Will Missing Campus Visit Penalize Vassar Applicant from CA?

Question: My son lives in California and was going to attend the last open house at Vassar College in November. For various reasons, we were not able to fly out that weekend and missed it. He has seen their college rep at his school as well as attended an information session in San Francisco. We ...

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Will NOT Visiting Campus Hurt Early Decision Chances at Northwestern?

Question: Would not visiting the Northwestern campus hurt my chances at ED? I live in New York. Visiting a college campus … especially a distant one … can certainly be one way to show a candidate’s interest. But that doesn’t mean that a candidate who can’t visit isn’t interested. In fact, there’s really no better ...

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Good (and Bad) Questions to Ask Admission Offices

Question: Does Bryn Mawr College allow double majors? Concentrate and ask again. But, this time, don’t ask The Dean. If you want to know about double-majoring at Bryn Mawr …or if Connecticut College requires SAT’s … or if the University of Miami has need-based aid for international students (etc. etc.), check Web sites first. Then ...

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Is Campus Summer Program Worth the Expense?

Question: I am a high school sophomore. I feel that I should do a summer school program to learn and have a college experience for a few weeks, but many of my friends are saying that it would just be a waste of money. My family doesn’t have that much money and would only like ...

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Summer Visits to College Campuses: Worth the Gas?

Question: I’ll be a high school senior in September, and my family is planning a college-visit trip for mid-August when my day camp counselor job ends. I have heard that it’s not a good idea to see colleges with no students on campus, but my father thinks that this is the only time we can ...

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How can I select the right college?

Don't be overwhelmed by the thousands of colleges and universities from which you can choose. Your goal should be to limit your search by applying certain restrictions...