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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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College Bike Tour

By IvyWise on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 @ 01:25 PM

IvyWise Counselor Nat Embarks On a Week-Long Bike Tour Of Colleges

Think driving from city to city on college visits can be tiring? Try biking it!

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Campus Safety Tips

By IvyWise on Wed, May 29, 2013 @ 03:25 PM

Graduating Seniors Need to Keep Campus Safety in Mind Before Going to College

For many students, college is the first time they’ll be living on their own without mom and dad watching over them. While it can be exciting to think about a social life not influenced by curfews, check-in phone calls, and helicopter parents, with new freedom comes new responsibility. Though schools go to great lengths to ensure safety on their campuses, students must also be aware that their personal safety is largely their responsibility.  With these simple tips, students can stay safe, both on and off campus. 

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College Campuses Where Movies Were Filmed

By IvyWise on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 01:01 PM

Lights, Camera, Action!

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