In my opinion, fall is the best season – crisp air, bold colors on the trees, sweater weather, an influx of high school students and their families visiting campus…
I firmly believe that the best way to find out if a college is a good fit for you is to visit. If you’re college-bound, get on campus and start asking questions! Most colleges and universities offer several types of visits:
• Individual Visits – meet one-on-one with an Admissions representative, take a campus tour,
and possibly meet with a professor or coach.
• Group Visit Days/Preview Days – an open visit day where multiple families come to campus.
These visits also include a campus tour and lunch. Group visit days are a great option for
those students who are just getting started on the college search, since these visits usually
focus on a general overview of the college.
• Overnight Visits – What better way to find out what the life of a full-time student is like
than by actually living with one for 24 hours? (Answer: no better way.) This type of visit
allows potential students to see the true community of the residence halls, plus fun campus
• Admitted Student Weekends – many colleges will host a special weekend solely for admitted
students, usually in the spring semester. An admitted student event gives high school students
a chance to see who else is seriously considering that university, and can also set the stage
for some great college memories!
Not only are potential students visiting beautiful campuses on their breaks, but most Admissions representatives do a fair bit of traveling too. We venture all over the country to high schools, college fairs, and everywhere in between. Fall travel allows us to meet so many great students, parents, and even guidance counselors that may not be able to visit campus until later in the school year. Students can (and should!) start building relationships with the Admissions representatives of their top-choice colleges, so that, hopefully, your college search is just a bit less stressful.
The more you interact with Admissions representatives, the better we can advocate for you on campus, so don’t be afraid to call or email us with questions about your application, scholarships, upcoming events…anything and everything!