Anyone have experience with "special" visits that are by invitation only? In particular, I'm curious as to whether you think that students get a fair look at the school, or whether a second visit is necessary?
My D got an invitation after being notified that she's in consideration for a Stamps scholarship at one of the schools she applied to. The school offered to reimburse travel costs, so I don't think the program will be particularly large and we know that interviews for a different scholarship that you had to apply for are the following weekend (everyone who applied was notified of the date when applying; no notification for her on that one yet). My concern for bias is two fold: the school is going out of their way to impress students, but the students are also needing to be "on" as they're probably being evaluated the entire weekend as well.
Do you think it's a good idea for me to register for the public tour and info session that day and just let D go off on her own? There's a parents reception with the Dean in the afternoon, and I'm not sure whether parents are included in the other events of the day. It's hard to tell since the itinerary says, "timeline will vary by student" where they talk about campus tours and meetings.
I'm asking here instead of the specific school forum since the question that was asked about it last year went unanswered. (It's not a particularly active forum, especially considering the number of students that go there.)