Follow me and my daughter on a California college tour!

My youngest daughter and I leave this Sunday for an eight-day/eight-college California trip—first stop Los Angeles!  In addition to visiting colleges, we will be doing all kinds of fun things, like touring a chocolate factory and taking a ferry from San Francisco to Berkeley.  Best of all, we will get to see wonderful people from … Continue reading Follow me and my daughter on a California college tour!

The college interview: For some schools, it matters

Colleges and universities generally make at least one of the following three types of admissions interviews available to prospective students: An on-campus interview at the admissions office that can take place even before your child decides whether to apply to the school; A meeting with an admissions officer who, on the fall travel circuit, is … Continue reading The college interview: For some schools, it matters

The group information session

As with campus tours, colleges offer you some choice with group information sessions as well.  Some schools, like Tufts, offer separate information sessions depending on the program to which you are applying, such as engineering or the arts.  Other schools, like Yale and Stanford, offer what they call a "Student Forum."  Prospective applicants may attend to speak with current students - … Continue reading The group information session