Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat Open Mic Night: College Visits & More

Open mic night at #CampusChat  It was open mic night on #CampusChat and we began talking about what makes a college visit a good experience. In terms of what makes a college "visitable" the following tweets were shared:

Takeaway Tweets: From #CampusChat August 18, 2010

SkiManilow:    @collegevisit Yes, I think it's a bad thing for a prospective student to have to pay to park. Vouchers should be given. #campuschat

SuzanneShaffer:     @collegevisit I think they should at least provide free parking #campuschat

SkiManilow:    @collegevisit Son was given a backpack at JohnsHopkins. Nice, not necessary. Won't sway to go there. Prob not good use of $. #campuschat

jeannieborin:    don't like the idea of gifts – winds up being college marketing – friendliness & great info is key #campuschat

SkiManilow:     @collegevisit We appreciated the gratis water bottles while touring in the hot summer weather. #campuschat


Best tips for campus visitors:

SuzanneShaffer:     preparation prevents panic–my motto for parents and students #campuschat

jeannieborin: @collegevisit – do the info tour but make time to tour on your own #campuschat


We also spent time discussing campus safety and the importance of asking about campus-wide alert systems on your college visit. To learn more, please read the full transcript here: #CampusChat Transcript 08/18/10. 

Our next chat will be on Wednesday, August 28, 2010 and my co-host will be Akil Bello, of Bellcurves.com. Our topic will be college test prep.