Navigating the Maze

Navigating the Maze

With our son in his final year of high school we are among the ranks of parents trying to keep everything under control as he works his way through the college application and admission maze.

Its an exciting time but without a doubt, it can also be an extremely stressful time for everyone involved. Custom College Visits was started a bit over four years ago after our daughter went through her college admission process. As we experience it again with our son, I find it is still a multi-year process that seems unnecessarily fraught with pitfalls, uncertainty and way too much planning and preparation left until the spring of our teens’ junior year. You can’t do much about college deadlines, but even at this point there is much that can be done to take some of the stress off you and your teen.

Gaining acceptance into a selective college is not an easy undertaking for anyone, but havingCollege Application Common App guidelines in place can help. At Custom College Visits we help with that process. Whether the steps include building a list of schools and working through the application process or creating a multi-campus trip itinerary that fits your budget and travel requirements, having guidelines that you and your teen can easily follow will remove stress and keep them on track toward their goal of acceptance at a college of their choice.

Planning the logistics of a multi-campus trip hundreds or thousands of miles away with campus tours, information sessions, meetings, interviews and time to explore on one’s own can be a challenge for the most seasoned trip planner. If you are coming from overseas, it makes it infinitely more complicated. At Custom College Visits, we figure out all the logistics, including drive times from one school to another and the optimal number of schools you might visit depending upon your particular itinerary.

Depending upon your interests and time frame, we can also provide recommendations for accommodations, dining and events in the cities and towns youll be visiting.

By the time youre ready to go, youll have a complete itinerary in hand ? and the result will be a trip that runs smoothly, allowing you to spend quality time with your son or daughter, helping them to make knowledgeable evaluations and decisions about each campus that you visit.

  • Where are you and your student in the process?
  • Do you have general or specific questions that you would like to discuss?
  • Are you overseas and don’t know where to start?

Give us a call at + 1(650) 931-4515, send us an email; or fill out our Contact Us form. We look forward to assisting you.

Alan Caine


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