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How Important Are College Visits?

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 28, 2018 @ 04:44 PM

College Visits Are a Critical Piece of the College Admissions Puzzle

Most high school students are aware that the college admissions process is multi-faceted and can be very time-consuming. With the demands of building a college list, preparing for standardized tests, writing application essays and more, it can often feel like “fun” things like college visits shouldn’t be prioritized. However, not all applicants understand the unique and important role campus visits play in the college admissions process.

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5 Questions to Ask College Admissions Officers

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 @ 02:00 PM

Get the Info You Need Directly From the Source

With campus visits and college fairs, the fall is an important time for students to learn more about the schools they’re interested in and what it takes to gain admission. College fairs and information sessions during campus visits give students the opportunity to interact directly with an admissions officer and have their questions answered by a member of the team that makes the decisions.

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5 of the Most Haunted College Campuses

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

These Colleges Have Some Pretty Spooky Histories

Halloween season is here and for those who love a good spooky story, look no further than some of the schools on your balanced college list. Instead of saying goodbye to festive activities in high school, many colleges offer students the opportunity to amp up their holiday celebrations, thanks to an array of ghost stories, haunted halls, and one-of-a kind autumnal traditions.

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How to Save Money on College Visits

By IvyWise on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 @ 04:58 PM

Save Money on College Visits With These Tips

Planning college visits this summer or fall? College visit costs can add up quickly, especially if students have many schools they’d like to visit as they narrow down their balanced college lists. However, there are a number of ways that families can save some money on college tours.

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6 Must-Have Items For Your College Visits

By IvyWise on Thu, Mar 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Here's What to Bring On Your Campus Tours This Spring

College visits are an important part of the college prep process, as it help students learn more about schools of interest in order to build their balanced college list. Campus visits are a marathon – not a sprint – and taking along the right items can help make your time touring schools a lot easier!

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Juniors: 4 Tips to Help You Plan College Visits This Fall

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

College Visits Are a Big Part of Your College List Research

Junior year is a big college prep year, and one of the most important things that juniors will do this fall is visit colleges and universities as part of their college list research.

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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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