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What should I do if I can't afford to visit all the colleges on my list?

Hi, I'm a junior and I've been building my list of colleges to apply to, but I'm realizing that I might not be able to afford to visit all of them. Are there any alternatives to in-person visits, or ways to get a feel for a college without actually going there? I'd appreciate any suggestions, thank you!

9 months ago

Hey there! I totally understand your concern, as visiting all the colleges on your list can be quite expensive. My child was in a similar situation when they were applying for colleges. Thankfully, there are several alternatives to in-person visits that can give you a good sense of what a college is like without actually going there. Here are a few suggestions:

1. Virtual tours: Many colleges offer virtual tours on their websites, which can give you a pretty good idea of the campus layout and facilities.

2. YouTube: Search for videos about the colleges on your list. You might find student-made videos, official college channels, and even campus tours.

3. Social media: Follow the colleges on your list on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. This can give you a sense of the school's culture and events.

4. Reach out to current students or alumni: If you know anyone who attends or has attended a college on your list, try reaching out to them. They can provide valuable insights and answer any questions you might have.

Hope that helps! Good luck with your college search!

9 months ago

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