college visits? how many is enough?

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college visits? how many is enough?
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Sun, 10-10-2010 - 10:39am

Cathy asked a great question in the roll call thread, so I'm writing this post so it doesn't get lost. Feel free Cathy to define what else

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Registered: 12-23-2006
Sun, 10-10-2010 - 11:42am

When we were looking we checked out all colleges online.
we didnot do the usual college tours at all.
She applied to 5 private,expensive small schools.
Washington U St Louis and U of Chicago were the farest away and
Princeton in NJ was the closest of the 5 private.
WVU was the closest of all the schools.
She got into U of Chicago and Washington U St Louis and WVU.
Since the 5 schools were all spread out we opted not to do the college tours before applying.
We wait and see if she got accepted first and then visit if need be.
She choose WVU and everything worked out well.

My niece hannah is a HS Senior now

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Sun, 10-10-2010 - 11:48am

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Sun, 10-10-2010 - 11:56am

With Ashleigh, she applied to 4 colleges and we visited 3.

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Sun, 10-10-2010 - 1:33pm

Both kids began by investigating schools on line, based on their fields of interest, and suggestions from their counselor.

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Sun, 10-10-2010 - 2:45pm

Well, ds wanted to go to only one place and his backup if he didn't get in was to go to the local CC and then transfer.

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Sun, 10-10-2010 - 4:19pm

I believe that DD only applied to 4 colleges (I had thought it was 5, but now I can't remember what the 5th one was).

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Sun, 10-10-2010 - 6:32pm

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Sun, 10-10-2010 - 8:03pm
Sorry that he's having a tough time, Sue. Girls can certainly do a number on these young men of ours. As you know my boys both had a tough time from in the early college years for different reasons. Is he hanging in there academically? Or is he too distracted? Drop me an email if you want - jlsjjsmom@yahoo.com.
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Sun, 10-10-2010 - 8:05pm

So much depends on the student's ability, field of study and the amount one is willing to spend on education.

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Sun, 10-10-2010 - 8:09pm

Ds was able to get on a college bus tour organized and subsidized by the AVID program at his HS.

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