04 May College Visits and Private Jets
For the past few years there have been multiple articles written about the top 1% using private jets to visit three to four colleges in a day with their teen.
We understand that parents and teens are extremely busy these days. But in our opinion the point of taking your child on a college tour is to allow your teen to explore each college. That exploration includes their questions, their research and their determination of fit. To determine if they will excel academically, ‘like’ the people and be engaged in the community of that specific college or university takes more than a quick wheels-up/wheels-down and black car visit to the school.
In addition to information sessions and guided campus tours, here are five activities that students should do while visiting a campus:
- Meet with a current student
- Meet with a professor
- If interested in sports, visit the athletic facilities and possibly have a meeting with a coach
- Have a meal in the dining hall and visit the campus center
- Visit the surrounding town or area
No matter how you travel from school to school, make sure you allow your teen enough time on each campus to fully experience the academics, lifestyle and the people.
Are you considering college visits this spring or summer and need assistance in planning the logistics, the on-campus activities or travel (whether by private jet or commercial air) then give us a call at 650-931-4515 to discuss your trip.