College Open Houses
Many colleges hold extensive Open Houses, including tours and opportunities to meet students. for prospective applicants.
If there’s one at a campus near you, GO THERE! Even if it’s not one of your target colleges, you’ll get smarter.
You 'll get a sense of what campus life is like at one more college and, usually, a clearer focus on what you like and don’t like. Sophomores and Juniors: You should go, too. You’ll get a clearer sense of what people mean when they talk about dining halls, double occupancy or a big lecture hall.
You’ll meet admissions officers, which is never a bad idea; and you’ll see that kind of school at its best. At most schools, you can eat in the dining hall; take in a home game, a field hockey match or a lecture by one of the school’s professors geared to high school students and their families.
Tell us your experiences at college Open Houses!
For 2008, AMTRAK...
is making discounted train travel available to families who are making college visit trips! The terms are unusually attractive. It is essentially "Buy One, Get One Free" plus. The student pays an adult fare, one parent or guardian travels for free and up to two children (from 2 to 15 years old) travel for half fare. Full details, including online booking, can be found at www.campusvisit.com/amtrak/.
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