After a while, all college tours seem the same. And these pesky people are always there.
Spring break of a high schooler's junior year marks the official starting gate of the college application season. Up until this point, your student may have toured a few colleges near home -- and rejected them all based on that fact -- but spring break is when thousands of families hit the road.
2. Shadow a student “If the school doesn’t offer an overnight, shadowing a student is the next best thing,” Robinovitz says
During his junior year of high school, my son and I woke one Friday before dawn to make a flight from our New Jersey home to visit a college in the Midwest. We took a cab from the airport straight to campus, stashed our luggage, hurried to the quad and joined a 9 a.m. tour led by a girl with jet-black hair and worn-out red high tops.
School's out for summer -- unless you are a rising high school junior or senior, in which case you likely have college on the brain.
I had the privilege of touring college campuses last week with my teenage son. I didn't see it this way at first; in fact, I thought it was a dreadful way to spend spring break. I know I'm not suppose to think that, or God forbid, say it, since touring colleges with your kids is de rigueur these days.
Some people need the buildings and concrete of New York City. Others need the mountains of Colorado Springs. As you’re walking
Your kid's future alma mater isn't cookie-cutter, so why should your college tour accommodations be?
Six days, seven schools, three colds and one case of bronchitis later (hello bronchitis, my old friend), we are through with college touring. Okay, maybe not through, but close.