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Summer visits-where are you headed, any tips?


Replies to: Summer visits-where are you headed, any tips?

  • momocarlymomocarly Registered User Posts: 803 Member
    We ended up doing a visit the week before college started and that was a great time. A lot of kids were back on campus so we got a good feel for the place, hs hadn't started yet, and there weren't many visitors. Ended up being the first of three visits to the school he ended up at. Just something to think about.
  • natty1988natty1988 Registered User Posts: 572 Member
    Another thing to keep in mind on tours (if I already posted this I apologize)..make sure to find out ahead of time where on campus you're supposed to go for the info session and tour and where you're supposed to park. You don't want to be late because you're wandering around lost. That said, allow extra time in case you do get lost or have trouble finding where you're supposed to go. Another reason to allow extra time is due to the fact that you may have park a ways away from where the tour starts. At one school we had to park in a structure that was a 10 min walk from the meeting point..
    Just some stuff to keep in mind..
  • sflawyermomsflawyermom Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Not much info yet on what she wants. She's a current Sophomore. Very artsy, theater-focused, but doesn't want to necessarily focus on theater in college, those are just sort of "her people". Also interested in science, writing and education. She hasn't given it all much thought yet, just not sure where to begin. Thinking of schools on the smaller side, definitely close to a big city, or schools with a liberal bent. We live in Nor Cal, possibly going to do spring break trip in New York next year, so thought we'd see some schools at the same time. She's sort of a stresser/anxious so trying not to put too much pressure on her one way or another.
  • chb088chb088 Registered User Posts: 936 Member
    We had several good summer visits last summer...UPENN, UVA, Georgetown, and Villanova. This summer it’s probably just Va Tech. D20 is in a 6 week summer program so there’s not much time.
  • Rivet2000Rivet2000 Registered User Posts: 956 Member
    We'll be in close to Georgetown this summer. Any recommendations?
  • marrastmarrast Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    edited May 22
    We made a habit, starting when our oldest was in the ninth grade, of visiting universities when on vacation: San Francisco (Cal Berkeley), NYC (Columbia), Los Angeles (UCLA), and so forth and so on. One summer we took an intensive school visit trip and saw nearby historical attractions when visiting colleges: UVA (Monticello), W&M (Williamsburg), Wake Forest (Old Salem), etc. I think this helped the children in discerning schools and also broke up the monotony of a visit intensive schedule for younger brother.
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