Visiting Colleges by Private Jet

Visiting colleges is a rite of passage for high school students and their parents across America. It’s one of those distinctly American traditions — like sweet sixteens, proms, and Fourth of July barbecues. Maybe a father and daughter will hit the road and knock off several schools in the New England … 

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When to Visit Colleges

When is the best time to visit colleges, you ask? Many students and parents choose to visit colleges over the summer months. And we never wish to discourage students and parents from visiting colleges. It has long been our mantra that if you wish to get into a university, you … 

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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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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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Show Colleges You Love Them

In dating, sometimes it’s best to play it cool, aloof if you will. Maybe take a couple of days to write a date back. Maybe don’t tell them you love them and want to have babies with them on the very first date. And by maybe we mean definitely for … 

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College Summer Visits

The summertime seems like the perfect time to visit colleges, right? The sun’s out. You’ve got time off from school to swing a trip across New England. Mom and dad can take some time off from their jobs. What better time can you possibly visit the universities that you’re interested … 

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Students on College Visits

Students on college visits need to behave themselves. A recent study by CARE (Center for Adolescent Research) reports that 16% of high school students surveyed who spend an overnight at a college admit to drinking. And those are only the students who admit to drinking. We believe that figure would quadruple … 

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Visiting Universities

There are pluses and minuses to visiting universities over the summer months. The big minus is that at most universities, the majority of students aren’t around during the summer. Sure, there are exceptions. At Dartmouth, for example, sophomores are required to spend their summer on the Hanover, New Hampshire campus. … 

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