Does anyone else feel like there isn't enough time? My daughter heard from one of her LACs that she got the green light from admissions so she was invited for an OV, which will be her third. This is one she's really interested in, but we had another visit last week where she also really liked the school and she committed at one which we haven't seen yet based on its reputation. There is one more school she'd like to visit, but it's ivy and she hasn't been invited although the coach has called a few times.
This all sounds like good news, but I feel like the weekends are filling up and I also feel like we haven't had enough time for unofficial visits. With practices and competitions and school all year, and then she unexpectedly got a full time job this summer, on top of practices and competitions (forget about the summer AP packets) I just don't feel like we gave some schools a fair chance! Her days off have been filled with the mundane, like summer sports physicals, catching up on errands, and getting ready for sports-related trips (she leaves for another in two days).
And another question for the veterans: when do the schools usually let you know if they are offering you any sort of package? Usually before November, or do you wait till then? And is it advisable to apply early (the non-binding way) so that your application will be in if you decide to accept any of these offers? I'm getting more anxious now!
Oh, one last question. I assume on the unofficial visits, it is OK for the parents to sit in. I did this at our visits last week, which were our first with coaches, although my daughter and husband had some contact a couple of weeks ago at her competition. This doesn't make me a 'helicopter mom,' does it? I think she wanted me there just to get a first impression. She carries on all the correspondence herself and obviously will go the OVs alone. When is the parent supposed to separate and when is it OK to be there?