Planning College Tours? Here's What You Need to Know

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If your child will be graduating from her college prep school in the next year or so, then you’re probably in the process of considering college options and arranging campus visits. Continue reading to learn a few important facts about planning college tours.

Summer break is a great opportunity for exploring colleges.
Because it’s common to have more family time available during the summer, it is an ideal time to schedule plenty of college tours. If there are any schools that you and your child are particularly interested in, then summer break also provides more opportunity to stay for a day or 2 and get a better feel for the school and its community.

You should pack accordingly for campus visits.
College tours involve a significant amount of walking. For this reason, both you and your student should bring comfortable shoes to wear. Also, check the weather forecast before your trip.

Parents should not do most of the talking.
Campus tours offer your teen a great opportunity to boost her confidence and prepare for college interviews. Let your child do the majority of the talking during the tour, and encourage her to bring along a list of any questions that she may have about the school.

You can help your teen prepare for the tours.
In addition to creating a list of questions, there are a few other things that your student should do to get ready for college visits. Together, research the school and learn about specific programs, features, and buildings that may apply to your child’s education there. Also, determine in advance anyone you or your teen would like to speak with when there, such as the financial aid office, guidance counselors, or professors, and then let the school know in advance.

If you’re searching for an IB school or college preparatory school near Dublin or Pleasanton, then look no further than The Quarry Lane School. For information about our private high school, you can reach us by calling (925) 829-8000.

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