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Is it necessary to visit college campuses before applying?

Hi there! I'm a junior and I've been researching different colleges online, but I haven't had the chance to visit many campuses in person. Is it really important to visit colleges before applying, or can I get a good feel for each school through their websites and virtual tours? Any advice on this would be super helpful!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you have been researching colleges online. While visiting campuses in person can be helpful, it's not absolutely necessary before applying.

Many students, especially those who live far away or have limited travel opportunities, rely on virtual tours, websites, and other online resources to get a feel for each school. Additionally, you can learn a lot about a college's culture, academic programs, and extracurricular activities through student reviews and forums.

If you do get accepted to some of the colleges you're interested in, you might want to consider visiting then, as many schools offer special events for admitted students to help them make their final decision.

Ultimately, it's important to do what works best for your situation and resources. So, don't worry too much if you can't visit every campus in person before applying – there are plenty of other ways to get a sense of each school!

9 months ago

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