I Wish I Wish I Know I Know
by Susan Lee
Director of College Counseling
“I wish I had seen colleges that were less selective.”
“I know I should not base my opinion on this, but the tour guide really bothered me, so I really did not like that college.”
“After seeing ________ University, it was really difficult to like _________ College.”
These are some comments that we have heard from seniors this year – things to keep in mind as families are planning college visits. As students wander the country looking at a variety of colleges and universities, it is important to be thoughtful about which colleges to see. Choose a variety of colleges: different types, sizes and locations. Be discerning in what is presented and keep in mind that, no matter how low the admissions rate, the people at that college want to sell their institution to you. And, remember that the physical features – residence halls, work out rooms, lakes on campus, etc. – do not define the quality of the academic experience.
Please see Plan/College Visits in the Junior Planning Calendar for more information about visiting colleges.
Tuesday January, 18, 2011 at 10:14AM
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