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Many families are not knowledgeable as to where to start the college planning search process with their children. We present this list as a general starting point. Please talk to the individual schools to find out their policies.

Maximizing college visits:

  • Have a campus map
  • Develop a rating scale- to measure one school to another (1-10)
  • Talk to an alumnus after you visit a campus
  • Speak with a department head (send a thank you note when you get home)
  • Dress appropriately
  • Ask for directions—frequently to as many people on campus as possible
  • Scan the school newspaper
  • Check the bulletin boards around campus
  • Eat in the cafeteria – if possible
  • Look for signs of crime prevention
  • Make sure you get the interviewer’s name and send him/her a thank- you note
  • Bring a small note book to each college interview
  • Keep a journal for each school
  • Enter each interview with a goal and 10 questions
  • Avoid one word answers if interviewed by admissions

College Planning Services offers you unlimited consultations to help you develop your customized plan.