A College Tour Fun Fact

It’s important to visit the colleges to which one intends to apply. Our nation’s most highly selective colleges measure Demonstrated Interest; they seek to admit students who they believe will actually choose to matriculate. And why? Because their yield matters to them. Who wants to admit 2,000 students only to … 

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Monogrammed Laundry Bags Don’t Optimize Admission

Some folks visit colleges by car. Some folks visits colleges by bus. And still others visit colleges by private jet. That’s right. By private jet. Today, we thought we’d poke a bit of fun at a service that takes students around by private jet to tour colleges. On these private jet … 

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Visiting Colleges in September

Thinking of visiting colleges in September or were you hoping to knock out college visits this August? Many students and parents choose to visit colleges over the summer months. It seems logical enough. School’s out. The sun’s out in the sky. College campuses look pristine. Students won’t have to miss … 

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The Psychology of College Tours

Regular readers of our college admissions blog know that the science of psychology quite frequently works itself into our posts. After all, highly selective college admissions is — in our view — a psychological science. It’s about persuading admissions officers to want to root for you. It’s about doing all … 

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Annoying People on College Tours

Ann Brenoff has a good piece up on “The Huffington Post” entitled “The 6 Most Annoying People You Will Meet On Every College Tour” that we just had to share with our readers. Her slugline? “After a while, all college tours seem the same. And these pesky people are always … 

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Ignore Your Child on College Visits

Yes, you read that correctly. Ignore your child on college visits. There’s a good article up on “Forbes” by Chris Teare entitled “How To Invest In Your Child’s College Tour” that we figured we’d share with our readers. The piece focuses on what students and particularly parents should do when … 

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College Tours

As students and parents go on college tours, they should pay attention to what the tour guide is saying. But that shouldn’t be all that they pay attention to. In order to get a more complete picture of a university, parents and students should wander off after the college tour. … 

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