Reasons to Visit Campus
Jul18

Reasons to Visit Campus

  Why should I read the book when I can watch the movie?  We've all heard that question before and we all know the answer: because the experience is not the same and the movie version does not tell the whole story.  The same answer applies to "Why should I visit campus when I can watch YouTube videos or take a virtual tour?" The 3-6 minute movie version is not going to tell the same story as the one you...

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Western Michigan University – A College Visit Story
Apr20

Western Michigan University – A College Visit Story

A new installment in our Parent-to-Parent series The idea of college and our first college visit seemed to be a bit more exciting to me than it did to my sleepy high school junior as we set off at 5am for the three and one-half hour drive to Kalamazoo, Michigan and Western Michigan University (WMU).  Having a friend along seemed to perk him up and having another mom on the long drive was great for me.   The program we...

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Meeting of the Minds at Carnegie Mellon University
Mar22

Meeting of the Minds at Carnegie Mellon University

by Lisa Warren Late April and early May bring the end of the academic year to many college campuses, while for high schools the final push comes a bit later. For those who can swing it, late-spring college visits may provide exciting opportunities. Timing and planning a trip can be tricky, though: Activities like student-led campus tours might be unavailable when classes are not in session, such as on “reading...

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Visiting College Campuses
Feb23

Visiting College Campuses

By: Jeannie Borin, M.Ed. College-Connections It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the many buildings, programs and informational tours. A preplanned checklist of what you want to see is a good idea.  Here are some things to look out for while you tour different colleges. Admission Criteria Requirements and What to Include with Application When to Apply GPA & Test Scores (if required) Scholarships Offered Student...

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College Tour Tip: Visit the Campus Bookstore
Nov26

College Tour Tip: Visit the Campus Bookstore

College-branded hoodies and T's, ballcaps, bobbleheads, figurines, coffee, snacks, computers, cell phones, and, of course, textbooks are just a few of the things you're likely to find in the campus bookstore. Be sure to allow for enough time during your campus visit to wander through the bookstore.  College and university bookstores offer a grand selection of memorabilia to make your campus tour something you'll...

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College Tour: Parent Notes from 3 Campus Visits
Nov17

College Tour: Parent Notes from 3 Campus Visits

Real Mom/Real College Visits A parent of a high school senior shares her notes from three days of college visits touring out-of-state schools: School #1: Went on a Sunday. Student just took us on a tour of the campus. School #2: Went on Monday. Great slide show while we were waiting for admissions person to talk to pm group. Emphasis on what famous people have graduated and what graduates have done. Had to drive to place where we were...

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