College Tour Tip: Visit 1st Choice School Last

College tour tip - Visit your first choice lastA surprising college tour tip is to visit your first choice last.

Visit your first-choice school last? Once you think about it, it makes good sense. This way your visits to other schools won’t be as biased.

You’ll likely be more open to embracing new ideas. Then, when you do visit your favorite school, you’ll be in a much better place to make an informed, clear judgement about whether or not your first choice is the best choice.

This tip comes from Eric and Cole Yaverbaum’s book, Life’s Little College Admissions Insights: Top Tips from the Country’s Most Acclaimed Guidance Counselors*. Eric and daugher Cole interviewed school counselors and admissions consultants from all over the U.S. to create this book chock-full of tips for the college-bound.

Other College Tour Tips from Smart College Visit:

  1. Let the Kids do the Talking
  2. Remember the 2-2-2 Rule
  3. Ask Why?

Have you been on college tour or campus visit recently? What college tour tips and advice do you have to share with teens and parents of the college-bound? Please, use the Comments button to share your thoughts.

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