Parent College Coach Tip #96: Use 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 photos to serve as a reminder of your visit.
These apps for college visits can enhance your campus visits:
Social Media Apps
Use Pinterest to pin photos on a board or information about the college itself. Use Instagram to post your photos as you take pictures during your college visits. Use Periscope to video your own college visit and connect with other college students while you are visiting. These apps will not only help you organize your visits, but make the visit memorable when you are choosing the perfect fit college.
College Specific Apps
Colleges are now creating their own apps to help students navigate around campus. Two such apps were created by Smart College Visit: Visit Virginia Tech and Explore UNH. These apps offer an electronic map, driving directions, a walking tour, admissions information, restaurant and hotel information, historical sights, and more. Visit the college’s website to find out if that college offers an app to its students.
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