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Demonstrated interest?

rockingstarrockingstar Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
Over the summer, I toured a lot of the schools that I now plan to apply to (Brown, Tufts, BC, Williams)
Do campus tours count as demonstrated interest towards a certain college?

Replies to: Demonstrated interest?

  • intparentintparent Registered User Posts: 35,766 Senior Member
    Yes, but not all colleges care. Goggle the Common Data Set for each college; there is a question on there that indicates how important it is.
  • itsintheprocessitsintheprocess Registered User Posts: 226 Junior Member
    I agree with the above^^. Some schools see you visiting as you really wanting to go there and showing interest while other schools don't value it as much. I don't want to assume but I feel like ivies won't care that much just because they are the ivies and so many people visit them. However I could be wrong so check out the post above for more accurate information.
  • gdubyagdubya Registered User Posts: 108 Junior Member
    I second everyone else's response; it depends on the school.

    To add a bit though that others haven't though; as a general rule, I've noticed that this applies to schools that are trying to climb the rankings (in order to protect the yield). Having a student to attends a tour, likes it, and applies, is more likely to attend than an equally qualified student to has shown no interest.

    I can't speak with any certainty for the four schools you mentioned. I could make the argument that the ives like Brown compete against each other so attending will be a huge plus, or I could make the argument that because their an ivy, they have no shortage of people wanting to attend as their first choice.
  • TTGTTG Registered User Posts: 1,497 Senior Member
    Yes, it definitely counts. You've come to the campus and decided to apply. So the school knows it's not likely that a student will come to the school for the first time in the spring for accepted student day and decide they hate the place.

    I imagine it would have more of an impact at a (terrific) school like Williams than at an Ivy, which gets many, many applications for the simple reason that it is Ivy League.

    I think the impact of a visit is multiplied at a school where a student applies ED (and to some degree EA). The school knows a student visited, and it is their first choice. That is the kind of enthusiastic student they want on campus.

    Do you have some very safe options? I obviously don't know anything about your stats/other info but all of those schools are reaches or high matches for everyone, or nearly so.

    Good luck!
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 23,145 Forum Champion
    If you Google each college's common data.set you will be able to.see if demonstrated interest is important.
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