Archive for the ‘college visits’ Category


How to Plan a College Visit

This article was originally published at fix.com and is republished here with permission. If you have a child who is a junior or senior in high school, you may be thinking about selecting a college or university. The best way for teens to get to know their options (and to see firsthand what university is […]

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College Planning for 2016

  With the Christmas season upon us and students out of school, it’s a good time to look at what lies ahead and make some plans to hit the ground running in January 2016. First things first, take a look at scholarships with January deadlines. These should be at the top of your list to […]

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Wednesday’s Parent: My College Visit Experiences

  In the spring of my daughter’s junior year we began our college visits. Since we live in Texas, we began with Texas colleges. My daughter was and is a very opinionated person. She knew what she wanted and she was very precise in her particulars. Here are four different college visit experiences we had […]

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T is for Tuesday, Top 10 and Tips

  It’s Tuesday. It’s not hump day. It’s the day before New Years Eve and time to reflect on 2014. And nothing says Tuesday more than Tips. Put it all together and you have Tuesday’s Top 10 Tips from 2014. Tip #1: Insist your student graduate in 4 years or less Did you know that […]

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Wednesday’s Parent: College Visits and the Illogical

  I will never forget Nancy Berk’s chapter in her book, College Bound and Gagged, when she talks about college visits. It only seems fitting as we revisit the student role in the college visit that I share Nancy’s story of a fairly common visit since we are revisiting the student’s role in the college […]

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Making the Most of Summer College Visits

  College visits can determine what schools you apply to and which one you ultimately decide on as your top pick. Summer college visits allow you the opportunity to visit campuses in a less formal atmosphere and wander around the campus on a self tour. Classrooms may be empty, but that shouldn’t stop you from […]

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Mom-Approved Tips: Don’t Neglect the College Visit

  A few years ago, I wrote an article for Smart College Visit about the importance of the college visit: Don’t Pick a College Sight Unseen: As a parent of two kids who attended college, I learned a very valuable lesson: never pick a college sight unseen. The rules that apply to any major purchase are even […]

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Apps for College Visits

  Parents and students are using apps for all stages within the college prep process. Imagine being able to be guided on a tour with your smartphone. Or being able to plan college visits before you go on them. Or being able to organize all your visits to search and find the schools by uploading […]

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Wednesday’s Parent: The Student Role in the College Visit

  Visiting a college is a great way to evaluate a “good on paper” school but students and parents have different roles. Wendy and I already gave our tips about why these trips are so important on Wednesday’s Parent. I called my post College Visits from the Trenches about how your student might react on […]

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How to Demonstrate Interest in a College

  Believe it or not colleges want to know you are interested in attending. This interest will have an effect on their offers of admission. If they give you a coveted “accepted” slot, it only makes sense that those slots will go to the students who demonstrate interest. They are selling a service and they […]

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