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Is it necessary to attend college tours?

Hi guys! I'm a high school junior, and I'm wondering if it's necessary to go on college tours. I've been researching colleges online, but I'm not sure if I should make the effort to visit in person. How much do college tours really help in the decision-making process? Are there other ways to get a feel for a campus without visiting? Thanks for your input!

11 months ago

Hello! I can understand your curiosity about the importance of college tours. From my experience with my child, I can say that attending college tours can be quite helpful in the decision-making process. It gives you a chance to see and feel the campus environment, interact with students and professors, and ask any questions you might have. This first-hand experience can help you gauge if a college is the right fit for you. However, I understand that visiting colleges can sometimes be time-consuming and costly, especially if they're far away. In case you can't make it to the actual campus, there are other ways to get a feel for the school. Many colleges offer virtual tours on their websites, which can provide you with a pretty good idea of the campus layout and facilities. Additionally, you can reach out to current students or alumni through social media or online forums to ask about their experiences. You may also want to attend local college fairs or admission events where representatives from different colleges can provide you with valuable information. Ultimately, it's about finding the right balance between online research and in-person experiences to make an informed decision. Good luck with your college search!

11 months ago

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