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College Visit Dos and Don'ts For Students and Parents

By IvyWise on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 @ 10:53 AM

What and What Not to Do While Visiting Colleges

 

College visits are a critical part of the college search process, and it’s important for students and parents to make the most of their time on campus. Before you head off to prospective colleges, make sure you know what – and what not – to do while you’re there!

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College Visits: Where to Splurge and Where to Save

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 09, 2015 @ 02:38 PM

How to Make the Most of Your College Visits Even If You're on a Budget

As we draw closer to the opening of the new college admissions season on Aug. 1, many families are beginning to prepare for a big college preparation milestone this fall: visiting prospective colleges. 

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Tips for College Visit Information Sessions

By IvyWise on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 02:15 PM

IvyWise Expert Counselor Nat Shares Tips and Advice for What to Do Before, During, and After Information Sessions

When preparing for college visits, it’s important for families to plan ahead and register for official information sessions and campus tours. In some cases, families can overlook the information session by assuming it’s a general presentation with little impact as to whether a student will choose to apply there or not. This is a huge misconception, as the information session is a critical part of the college visit and gives families the best opportunity to get face time with the admissions office and have their questions answered by an actual admissions officer.
 
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College Visit Packing List: What to Bring and What to Leave at Home

By IvyWise on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 @ 11:38 AM

Come Prepared to Ask Questions and Take Notes on College Visits, But Leave Other College Apparel at Home 

College visits are a crucial part of the college search process. After all, the best way to learn about a college and its campus is to actually experience it first-hand. The spring semester is a great time to start planning college visits, as students have upcoming spring breaks that they can use to travel.  

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2014 College Counselor Bike Tour, Part I

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 07, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

IvyWise Counselor Nat and Others Tour Colleges in Ohio – All On A Bike!

By Nat, IvyWise Master Admissions Counselor

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Best Colleges to Visit During the Summer

By IvyWise on Tue, May 20, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

Summer Can Be the Perfect Time for Rising Underclassmen to Visit College Campuses

College visits are a crucial component to shaping a student’s balanced college list, however many students and families find it hard to carve out time during the school year to visit prospective schools. While it’s best to visit a college campus during the fall or spring when school is in session, for rising sophomores and juniors, a summer campus tour can be a great opportunity to check out some schools while they’re still getting a feel for the type of institution they’d want to attend.  

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How to Plan a College Visit

By IvyWise on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

What Parents and Students Need to Do to Prepare for College Visits

College visits are a great way for students to learn more about a school, its campus, social climate, academic offerings, and most importantly, whether or not they can see themselves there for the next four years.  

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5 College Visit Tips

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 11:24 AM

Make the Most of Your Campus Tour With These College Visit Tips

Fall is the best time to plan college visits. School is in session, the campus is alive, and you’re most likely in the process of developing or narrowing down your balanced college list.

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Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on Boston College

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 @ 10:30 AM

These are a Few of Our Favorite Things...

This week our client relations associate Catherine tells us what she loved about attending Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA.

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College Bike Tour Photos

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 @ 02:21 PM

Nat Sends Photos From The Green Mountains Bike Tour

As we posted earlier this week, out counselor Nat is on one of the coolest college tours we've ever heard of, a week-long bike tour of seven colleges in upstate New York and Vermont.

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