A Crash Course on College Visits

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Spring semester can be a great time to visit colleges.

If you’re a junior, spring visits can help you whittle down your list and give you the summer and early fall to work on your applications. If you’re a senior, spring visits can help you decide between schools you’ve been admitted to. (Even if you’ve already visited, a second trip to campus may help you make that final decision.) And although summers are convenient because you probably have more free time, visiting colleges or universities while they are in session may give you a more realistic feeling for what the school’s culture is really like.

Feeling convinced that you should schedule some visits this spring? Here’s some advice to help you make the most of those spring (and summer) campus visits.

Seven Tips for Making the Most of Your College Visit

From developing a good list of schools to planning questions to ask on your college visits, this blog post offers concrete advice to help you tackle your college search.

Five Things to Ask Faculty on a College Visit

You’re going to college to get an education, right? That means the people who will be teaching you are incredibly important to your overall experience. In this post, a Meredith faculty member shares five basic questions to help you assess how comfortable you’ll be at a particular college.

How to Spot (Really) Great Academic Advising

Effective academic advising is key to helping you have a great college experience (not to mention helping you graduate on time!). In this post, learn about what to look for on your college visits related to academic advising.

What Women Should Look for in College STEM Programs

Thinking about studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? Read this post for ideas on what to look for as you explore STEM programs on your college visits.

Do Your Research on the Benefits of Undergraduate Research

Most schools talk about opportunities to conduct research as an undergraduate, but not all programs are alike. In this post, you’ll find out what sets programs apart, and why it even matters (did you know undergraduate research helps you develop skills that employers look for?).

Five Myths about Study Abroad

Many students dream of studying abroad as part of their college experience. Others aren’t as sure. In this post, learn about the benefits of studying abroad and get some tips on what questions to ask about study abroad when you’re visiting schools.

Seven College Search Tips for High School Juniors

Don’t have a list of colleges to visit yet? Check out this blog post with ideas to start building a solid list of choices that are right for you!

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