The National Association of College Admissions Counselor (NACAC) offers free virtual college fairs for students and their parents.
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.
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
And on-campus arrangements
Janice Caine interviewed in College Covered article
Check out this article in College Covered about turning a College Tour Trip into a vacation. Janice has some suggestions for planning your college tour trip.
Experts say visiting colleges during the application process or after being admitted enables prospective students to more closely understand what it’s like to be a student, giving them insight beyond the information on school websites.
“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.”
As you make your way through the college search process, think of the school you will ultimately choose as your home away from home — a place that will be comfortable for you.