Travel Checklist for Summer Campus Tours
Jun17

Travel Checklist for Summer Campus Tours

Packing for a summer campus tour?¬†What’s on your travel checklist? Don’t forget to bring: Sun Glasses Sunscreen Water Bottle Hat Wait! I know what you’re thinking…same as your “take to the beach” list, right? Exactly. Campus tours are usually scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and they last for at least an hour which means you’ll be walking around campus during the heat of the day. Come prepared. Protect yourself from the sun with a hat and sunscreen. Stay hydrated and keep as cool as you can, especially once the dog days of summer roll around. Oh, and don’t forget the camera or smart phone–you’ll want it when you run across one of the campus focal points. For more tips on travel and campus visits, see our section on College Visit Travel...

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For the College-Bound & Their Parents: Links We Think You’ll Like
Jun26

For the College-Bound & Their Parents: Links We Think You’ll Like

  New York Times: Even for Cashiers, College Pays Off The Chronicle of Higher Education:Admissions and the Adolescent Brain The College Board (summer reading list):101 Great BooksRecommended for College-Bound Readers  On SmartCollegeVisit: Sunscreening those Summer College Visits: What's your college visit SPF? Top 10 Tips – College Tour 101 Top Five College Movies to Watch and Learn From   Were we right? Did you like any of these links? If so, please "Like" this page, comment about your favorite link, and feel free to share with others. ...

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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 remember well when it comes time to apply to college! Other College Tour Tips: Let the Kids do the Talking Remember the 2-2-2 Rule Ask Why? Have you been on college tour or campus visit recently? What advice do you have to share with teens and parents of the college-bound? Please, use the Comments button to share your thoughts. Pictured: University Bookstore banner at Virginia Tech....

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