College Visits: Find Out If Class Size Matters
Feb28

College Visits: Find Out If Class Size Matters

  How large are the classes? Class size matters. “What’s the average class size?” is one of the most common questions a parent or student will ask when visiting a college campus. If you  attend a  small school, then it’s a good guess that the classes will be small. Likewise, a larger school typically means larger classes, but don’t be surprised if your guide’s answer to your question goes...

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Two Weeks: The Magic Window for Reservations
Feb02

Two Weeks: The Magic Window for Reservations

To find the #1 school for you, call or schedule 2-weeks in advance. Two weeks prior to the desired date of your college visit is the window required by many schools to process registrations for any of the following events: Special tours Group tours Classroom Visits Overnight Stays Meetings with Professors or Academic Advisors Taking the time to plan your college visit in advance gives you the opportunity to see and do those things...

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Honors Programs: Get an Ivy-League Education at a Public School
Jan20

Honors Programs: Get an Ivy-League Education at a Public School

Christina McIntyre, associate director of University Honors at Virginia Tech and founder of BecomeAlum, says being in one of the honors programs can include opportunities that are outside the norm for individual students. She says it’s a way to get “an ivy-league education at a public university.” Because honors programs vary widely in structure and mission, McIntyre recommends scheduling face-to-face meetings with honors program...

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