FAQs About College Visits

As you determine which colleges you want to apply to for next year, you will most likely be making a visit to a number of colleges on your list of potentials. You may not know what to expect, so here are a few frequently asked questions when it comes to college visits. Why should I …

Different Kinds Of Academic Calendars

Going through different the academic calendars of different colleges can be confusing. Some colleges talk in terms of semesters, others in terms of trimesters and quarters, and still others in terms of 4-1-4. Here’s an explanation of what these various terms mean. Semester Calendar In a semester system, the academic year consists of two terms—spring …

When NOT To Visit A Campus

You know all the reasons why you should visit a campus and naturally, you would make plans to visit during the most convenient time. For most people, this would be during the summer break. Not only is school out so you won’t be missing classes but summer is also the best time to travel. Instead …

What the Student-to-Faculty Ratio Can Tell You

Simply put, the student-to-faculty ratio of a college is describing the amount of students at a school compared the the a:mount of teachers. Swarthmore College, for example, has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1, meaning that for every one teacher, there are eight students. But what beyond that? What else can a student-to-faculty ratio tell you …

The Importance Of College Fit Over Brand-Names 

Everybody dreams of studying at an Ivy League or top ranked college. While there is undeniably a certain prestige associated with attending these highly-ranked colleges, it may not necessarily be the right decision for you. When choosing a college to attend, it is more important to choose a college that is the right fit for …

2 College Visit Tips You Might Not Have Considered

You’ve read plenty about what you should and should not do during college visits. You know that to get the most out of each visit, you must record your visit by taking photographs and videos and making notes of what you see around you, what you hear from the tour guide as well as other …

How to Research a College

During your search for the right college for you, you will absolutely want to look more into each school before you apply. What should you be looking for? Here’s how you should research a college. Check out the basics Once a college has made your “list” of potentials, double check those basics. Does it fit …