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college visit-some say it is beneficial

chanmanchanman . Posts: 1,667 Senior Member
some say that college visits show the colleges that you're interested (they record it too)

i'm a junior right now. do you think i should start visiting colleges?
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Replies to: college visit-some say it is beneficial

  • MrHappyFaceMrHappyFace Registered User Posts: 143 Junior Member
    I think you should definitely visit. Perosnally, I find it ridiculous that people apply to places they haven't visited (of course you can't always visit some really far away places for various reasons). It just seems like a waste of 50 bucks and you're just applying because of its name or something. How do you even know you'd like it there? You know what I mean? I always feel like you have to go so you can picture yourself at the school.
  • chanmanchanman . Posts: 1,667 Senior Member
    i live in missouri. costs 150 for a plane ticket to go there and back

    should i go?
  • Mr_Socrates06Mr_Socrates06 Registered User Posts: 365 Member
    ^^If I were you, I'D GO!
  • MrHappyFaceMrHappyFace Registered User Posts: 143 Junior Member
    well how do you know you'll like the school if you dont go.
  • 3togo3togo Registered User Posts: 5,233 Senior Member
    edited March 2005
    i live in missouri. costs 150 for a plane ticket to go there and back. Should i go?
    It costs $168,000 to go to Penn ... a couple hundred bucks to check it out is nothing compared to the cost of going to college. I would recommend using local colleges to check out big/medium/small, city/suburban/rural, broad/focussed, ... some of the basic dimensions to see if you can start to whittle down the 3000 choices out there ... and then when you have a list of schools you are considering applying to start visiting them.
  • thisyearsgirlthisyearsgirl Registered User Posts: 1,953 Senior Member
    considering it's where you could end up living for the next four years i'd go so far as to call it foolish not to visit. there have been many cases of students hating what used to be their first choice after visiting, or on the flipside, loving a college they'd never even considered.
  • godesireegodesiree Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    It isn't necessary to visit all of your colleges before you apply. Once you see if you get in, then you should visit if you're considering going there. Of course, if Penn is one of your top choices as of now, then it's a good thing to visit early in case you're considering ED.
  • SpanksSpanks Registered User Posts: 3,612 Senior Member
    it would probably help on the "Why Penn.?" essay
  • chanmanchanman . Posts: 1,667 Senior Member
    yea, the essay.

    how do i meet/talk with the adcoms?/
    do i get to talk with them for a LONG time? (1 hour), or like, 5 min.?

    also, what do we "talk" about...usually, do they ask u questoins, or do i ACtively try to talk with theM?
  • astrid_asteroidastrid_asteroid Registered User Posts: 144 Junior Member
    LMAO! Haha... wow.
  • Father of ChildFather of Child Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    lol, none of us said a word about it after it happened.
  • Canadia1Canadia1 Registered User Posts: 518 Member
    Uh... someone explain to me the hilarity (yeah, I just made that up b/c I'm brain dead right now) of what just happened... I mean, I can kind of see why... yea...
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