Resources for College Visits
The spring is a popular time for high school families to explore colleges. Whether you are a senior weighing your college options or a junior who is just beginning the college search process, campus visits are invaluable.
In addition to participating in campus tours and information sessions, prospective students may be able to take additional steps to better determine if a college is a good match. Parents and students are encouraged to 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.
In addition, IECA offers a
for helping families manage their campus visits.
Campus Visit Journal
enables students and parents to record their impressions of colleges in an organized, user-friendly format. Take this
with you on your college trips this spring and keep track of your thoughts while they are still fresh in your mind. ACT also recently released a Campus Visit Worksheet, which I highly recommend for students.