Campus visit

<p>Does it increase your chance of getting in if you visit the campus?</p>

<p>nope (and apparently I have to make this at least 10 characters)</p>

<p>Actually, if you go over to the parents forum, someone just posted a CNN article link that discusses how "showing interest" in a college DOES increase your chances of acceptance. The number one way to show interest mentioned in the article is paying a visit...but there are other ways as well, such as asking for an alumni interview locally, attending local info. sessions, emailing admissions rep for your area with questions, etc. The bottomline is that most colleges want to know you will attend if you are accepted.</p>

<p>only matters for private schools, where they ask you to sign a card every time you visit and they have this on file.</p>

<p>public universities ie UC don't ask you to sign in or anything so they have no record and it doesn't mean anything to them.</p>

<p>But that's only because you joined their mailing list by signing that card. Sure, if you've been on their mailing list for 2 years before you apply, you stand a better chance.</p>

<p>It depends on the school.</p>

<p>State U doesn't have the resources (or the desire) to keep a record on whether each applicant has visited the campus, gone to info sessions, etc.</p>

<p>Harvard (and the like), doesn't keep track of visits because they are everyone's first choice (well, not everyone... but you know).</p>

<p>Other schools do keep track of this info. I know on the Amherst application it asks whether you've visited, been to an info session, etc. When Duke visited my school, I had to check my name off on a box to show I was there. I think small, competitive LACs measure interest a lot.</p>