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How to Find the Right College | Help Your Teen to Find College

How to Find the Right College | Help Your Teen to Find College

So much of what parents and students seem to be focused on during the college search process these days is the reputation of the school. As such, they go about the admissions process as if it is a contest to be won, and by winning they have the privilege of (as an admissions counselor who spoke at my daughter’s school so aptly stated) putting that sticker on the rear window of the car.

Simple Student Visa Application Process & New Policies

Simple Student Visa Application Process & New Policies

In order for a foreign-national to come to the United States a visa is required. This may be an immigrant visa or a non-immigrant visa for a temporary stay. Although the children of certain non-immigrant visa holders (E-1/2, L-1, H-1 etc.) may attend school or college in the United States, they are generally only permitted to remain in the U.S. as dependents until they reach the age of 21.

How to Find the Right College | Help Your Teen to Find College

How to Find the Right College | Help Your Teen to Find College

So much of what parents and students seem to be focused on during the college search process these days is the reputation of the school. As such, they go about the admissions process as if it is a contest to be won, and by winning they have the privilege of (as an admissions counselor who spoke at my daughter’s school so aptly stated) putting that sticker on the rear window of the car.

Simple Student Visa Application Process & New Policies

Simple Student Visa Application Process & New Policies

In order for a foreign-national to come to the United States a visa is required. This may be an immigrant visa or a non-immigrant visa for a temporary stay. Although the children of certain non-immigrant visa holders (E-1/2, L-1, H-1 etc.) may attend school or college in the United States, they are generally only permitted to remain in the U.S. as dependents until they reach the age of 21.

College Visit: Parents College Tours with Your Teen

College Visit: Parents College Tours with Your Teen

Experience from Over 150 US College Tours

Janice and I have probably been on 150 plus US college tours over the past 10 years. Some with our children when they were doing the college visit circuit, others as a college counselor checking out schools we think our clients would be interested in attending. Other than the campus visits that were specifically for college counselors, there were always teens and parents around for us to observe.

#1 Virtual College Visits as a Service: Announcement Update

#1 Virtual College Visits as a Service: Announcement Update

Over the past 15 months Custom Colleges Visits has created virtual visit itineraries for a number of families both domestic and from overseas. 

If you and your teen are undecided about visiting campuses in person, a virtual visit with one-on-one appointments (professors, students, etc) is a good alternative with the proper guidance.

Planning College Visits – A Helpful Website

Planning College Visits – A Helpful Website

Parents of college-bound students overwhelmed with the process of planning multi-day, multi-campus college visits will be pleased to learn about Custom College Visits’ website. Chock full of information on planning college tours for your teen, the site also provides information on the company’s four core services:

Itinerary and logistics planning
Development of prospective college lists
Travel arrangements 
And on-campus arrangements

NY Times Article – Turning College Visits into Vacations

NY Times Article – Turning College Visits into Vacations

“You have to gauge a little by your own child,” said Janice Caine, the owner of Custom College Visits, an agency that organizes campus tours for families. “You don’t necessarily want to pressure them, but I think it’s a good time if you have a school that is local to go see them and get an idea of what it’s like to be on a college campus and what kinds of questions people are asking.”

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