Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Prepare for Spring College Tours

U.S. News & World Report

Spring break is quickly approaching, and while students can use that time to relax, volunteer and apply for scholarships, many families will hit the road to visit colleges.

Use the following tips to help plan an effective college tour. 


10 Key Places to See on College Tours

After your official guided tour, parents and students can take some time to wander around campus and visit places where teens will spend a lot of time, like the surrounding community or buildings related to their desired major. Read more here.

Explore 7 Types of College Campus Visits

Extended or overnight visits and virtual tours are just a few of the options that families can take advantage of to get an in-depth look at colleges. Before your family heads to colleges this spring, take a look at the different options that may be available at your teen's top schools.

Set a Budget for College Tours

Families can cut down on the cost of campus tours by limiting visits to schools that students are most likely to get accepted to and by following this other advice.

Ask the Right Questions on College Tours

Tours typically consist of presentations from multiple types of school officials. Sit down with your teen and come up with a list of questions to ask to get the most out of your visit. The following articles can help you start your list.