<p>How important is an official visit? I've seen Brown and love it but I havven't gone on an official tour and didn't signed in at the admissions office.</p>

<p>sign in at the admissions office? what does that mean, i just met my friend there and went to classes.</p>

<p>Oh I think Brown actually tracks visits, so when you go for a tour or an info session they make you fill out a little card. I don't think they value it that much though (as opposed to say, WashU). So don't worry if you don't have an official visit logged in. If you've seen the campus or been to classes, incorporate it into your app.</p>