Scholarship Mom Tip #92: College Visit Scholarship Questions
Oct02

Scholarship Mom Tip #92: College Visit Scholarship Questions

College visit scholarship questions — When you’re already on campus is the perfect time to ask for and get straight info from staff and current students.

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Free Downloads from Smart College Visit
Dec04

Free Downloads from Smart College Visit

Some free resources to help you along your college journey: COLLEGE / CAMPUS VISITS Student-to-Student Questions to Ask on a College Visit (PDF) – keep this list of questions handy and note how answers vary by student and by each campus you visit. Campus Visit Evaluation Form (PDF) – keep track of each visit, likes and dislikes, and any other notes to better help you evaluate (and later remember) each college. SAT / ACT TEST PREP All You Ever Need to Know about SAT and ACT (PDF) – published by Bell Curves and Smart College Visit, this guide covers four areas of test prep to help you prepare for the SAT or ACT: environment, scoring, content and test taking tricks. COLLEGE VISIT TRAVEL PLANNING Smart Fuel Calculator (online) – Easy to use fuel calculator to help plan costs when visiting colleges. College Visit Tip: To save money on travel to visit colleges, create you own travel bundle and book hotel and flight together on Smart College...

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College Tour Tip: Let the Kids do the Talking
Oct29

College Tour Tip: Let the Kids do the Talking

A college tour is not just about listening to the tour guide or host of the information session, it's also about talking with others and asking questions. And, while parents attend college tour events loaded down with questions about campus safety, tuition costs, financial aid, and housing, it's the teen who ultimately decides if the school is worthy of the effort it takes to apply, enroll, and live there for four or more years. So, let the teens do the talking.  College and university web sites typically already provide answers to satisfy the parent's laundry list of questions, so while on campus, give your child some space and let him or her know it's okay to ask current students what they like or don't like about their college. Families may even want to split up and have the teen head out with the campus tour guide while mom and dad attend the information session, then trade places for the next schedule of events (many schools will offer more than one tour and info session during weekday visits). Or, consider not sitting together when attending a session together. Perhaps a sense of autonomy will stimulate a deeper level of engagement. Related Reading: How Do You Narrow Your List of Colleges to Tour? Top 10 Tips – College Tour 101 Student-to-Student: Questions to ask on a College Visit      ...

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