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Difference between colleges & universities

Summer is the time that many families visit colleges. This article begins a multiple-part series about visiting colleges. Check back every few days to read about another topic. Today, we begin with the basics. Colleges and Universities. A university consists of a group of colleges, like Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Journalism, Health Sciences, and […]

Planning your college visit (Part 3 of 3)

What to take with you To prepare for your college visits, create an academic profile for yourself and take it along to show the various people you meet. Besides showing your academic success, list your extracurricular activities (including sports and music) and any part-time jobs. Also, take a copy of your high school transcript and […]

When you visit the Admissions Office (Part 2 of 3)

College visits are arranged though an Admissions Office. Call or email this office, and get the name of the admissions counselor you talk to. This is your contact person going forward. Ask if you will receive printed information before your visit. Let the counselor know that you want to visit several offices (see below), and […]

Visiting Colleges and Universities (Part 1 of 3)

Summer is a good time to visit colleges. It’s a convenient time for both you and your family. (Don’t forget to take your parents along!) And because colleges offer courses even during the summer months, you can visit classes and talk to enrolled students. When should you visit college? You could start as early as […]