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2015 College Road Trips

Time to start planning your 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 […]

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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

  Headed for an Overnight College Visit?   When headed cross-country for an overnight 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 read our post: Overnight […]

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A Well-Managed Plan

A Well Managed 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 well-managed […]

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Part 6 – Travel & On-campus Visit Tips

Part 6 – Tips to help you and your teen prepare in advance for travel and on-campus visits The first thing I tell students (and parents) before they leave for their visits: wear comfortable shoes! You will be doing a lot of walking, and you want to be able to […]

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Making New Friends Your First Week on Campus

17 Tips for Creating a Great First Impression and Making New Friends                                                   Your First Week on Campus For many of you, the time for your teen to […]

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Part 5 – Taking Care of Logistics

Taking Care of Logistics Once you have decided on your college road trip route, it’s time to take care of the logistics and make your arrangements. Having an understanding of what to expect and how to move forward in an organized manner will help make the process go smoothly. Allow […]

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Part 4 – Planning On-Campus Arrangements

Planning, Organizing & Scheduling On-Campus Arrangements Planning on-campus visit arrangements for your trip will be vital to keeping things on an even keel and keeping stress at bay. Remember that many other parents and students will also be attending college tours at the same time, so it is important to […]

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Part 3 – Determining Your Travel Route

Mapping Your College Tour Travel Route After your teen has set goals for each of her college visits, the next natural step is mapping out your college tour travel route. The goals that you have set—what she would like to see and do—will give you a starting point toward determining […]

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Part 2 – Setting Goals for College Visits 

Creating a List of ‘Musts’   The purpose of visiting colleges is to determine where your child will best fit in and be happy both academically and socially, so visits need to go beyond taking the scheduled group tour and information session at each university. To this end, setting specific […]

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