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Villanova Candidates’ Weekend

Candidates’ Weekend at Villanova: ‘Awesome’ Recently, one of my students with whom I have been working over the past year, described his experience at Villanova University’s Candidates’ Weekend as ‘awesome.’ Although this is not always the case, it is all the more reason why students who are working to make […]

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Deciphering College Financial Aid Letters

Deciphering College Financial Aid Award Letters A Guest Post by Peter Mu – Registered Representative and Financial Advisor  Congratulations! Your child just got into his dream school! What a great feeling that is. Years of hard work have finally paid off for him. While families cheer for this moment of joy, […]

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Private Jets and College Visits

The Point of a College Tour is Not Which Jet You Fly! There has been much written lately (MarketWatch, Cosmo, Forbes, etc) about the 1% using private jets to visit three to four colleges in a day with their teen. Most of the emphasis in these articles has been on […]

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Six Activities to Expand Your Campus Visit

Many times your student’s campus visit involves listening to an Information Session, then walking the campus with a student guide. After the tour many people leave campus and head to their next destination. We challenge you and your student to spend more time on campus. In my Twitter account @CollegeVisitTip one of […]

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Liberal Arts College, what is that?

What’s a Liberal Arts college? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Saint Anselm College, a traditional New England liberal arts college A liberal arts college is a college with an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences. A liberal arts college aims to impart a broad general knowledge and develop general intellectual capacities, in contrast to a professional, […]

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2015 College Road Trips

2015 College Road Trips

Whether your student is a high school junior or senior, if they are headed to college it is time to start planning to visit college campuses. If you are planning on visiting multiple institutions with your teen Custom College Visits is here to help you get the most out of each visit.

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Test Prep Right for Your Child

The Six Types of Test Preparation and How to Know Which is Right for Your Child Nowadays, parents feel a tremendous amount of pressure when it comes to their children’s SAT and ACT scores. Some parents feel overwhelmed by the test prep options, while others feel overwhelmed by the financial […]

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Overnight Stays on Campus

Overnight Stays on Campus

  Headed for an Overnight College Visit?   When headed near-by or cross-country for an overnight stay and campus visit please make sure your student has backup names and phone numbers with them. Flights might be delayed and the Admissions Office might be closed when they get there.  You might wish to […]

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A Well-Managed College Plan

A Well Managed College Plan A Thank you note from one of our clients.  Our college process was two-fold. It began with getting a jump start on the standardized testing, and not waiting until spring of junior year to focus. I believe our outcome was successful because we had a […]

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Researching U.S. College Safety

U.S. News and World Report ran an article by Katy Hopkins entitled “How International Parents Can Research U.S. College Safety.” Much of the information that the author discusses in this article is relevant to U.S. parents with teens going through the college search process, as well as to international parents. To […]

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