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March 2019
Planning Your Spring Campus Visits

The spring is a popular time for high school families to explore colleges. Whether you are a senior evaluating your college options or a junior who is just beginning the college search process, campus visits are invaluable opportunities to get to know your schools of interest.

In addition to participating in campus tours and information sessions, prospective students are encouraged to take additional steps to better determine if a college is a good match. Families should contact admission offices in advance of their campus visits and inquire about any available opportunities to explore a college, including speaking with current students and connecting with faculty and athletic coaches. 

As your college trip planning begins, keep in mind that there are numerous resources available, and many are free.

For valuable tips from the  Independent Educational Consultants Association   (IECA) on how you can make the most of your campus visits, please read  here .

In addition, IECA offers a  resource  for helping families manage their campus visits. The  Campus Visit Journal  enables students and parents to record their impressions of colleges in an organized, user-friendly format. Take this  journal  with you on your college trips this spring and keep track of your thoughts while they are still fresh in your mind. ACT also released a  Campus Visit Worksheet , which we highly recommend for students.  

Wintergreen Orchard House  sells a helpful  guide  to simplify college visit planning. Order  the College Atlas & Planner  today and have a great asset at your side when planning campus visits. 

If online resources are your preference for travel planning, check out  Go See Campus . Families can  search for colleges organize campus visits , and even obtain directions and restaurant recommendations for their trip. 
Feel free to  contact Popp & Associates  for more helpful campus visit resources as you plan your next trip. Safe travels!   

April-May College Fairs
NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) hosts college fairs in many US cities during the spring. These fairs are very well attended by colleges located throughout the country and provide a great opportunity for students to network with admission officers. To find a college fair near your home, please click here . The Boston fair will be held on April 4-5 .
NEACAC  (New England Association for College Admission Counseling) sponsors  college fairs   throughout New England. Visit this  website  for the May schedule of fairs.
Colleges That Change Lives, Inc.  (CTCL) is a nonprofit organization including various colleges in the US that are featured in the book  Colleges That Change Lives  by Loren Pope. CTCL will be offering  college fairs  in many US cities in 2019. The  Boston event  will be held on  May 18 .
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