Summer break is the perfect time to start thinking about the most important “shopping trip” your high schooler will take: the college visits! As late summer and early fall is prime visiting time, it’s not too early to start mulling over options. It may seem odd to think of the college visit as a shopping trip; surely it’s not such a trivial decision! However, it’s absolutely appropriate to treat college as a commodity: do your research ahead of time, gather facts, and compare offerings at various schools through the lens of your interests and career path. This is a job for both the student AND the parents!
To get the most out of your visit, consider some of the following tips:
Choosing the “right school” is a weighty task, and the visits are a key component to this decision process. Work together to evaluate and compare. Above all: enjoy the trip and make some memories!
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