Spring Break College Prep Plan

Independent College Consultant, Marie Morris, is an expert at matching the right colleges to the right kids and says that Spring Break is a great time to make some head way in finding just the right school.

Here are her tips:

Seniors: 

  • Visit those colleges again where you have been accepted if still undecided.  Many schools have special accepted student receptions.

Juniors: 

  • Spring break is a great time to visit schools.  California schools' spring break is typically later and Washington schools' break is the week before Oregon’s.

Things to do on a visit: 

  • Take the tour, attend the info session. 
  • Ask the tour guide (usually a student) why did you choose this school?  What is your favorite thing about this school?  What are weekends like?  How many students (%) live on campus?  What are the housing requirements? 
  • Pick up a recent copy of the college newspaper. 
  • Have lunch on campus. 
  • If not included in the tour:  visit the library, rec facilities, student housing.

After the visit: 

  • What did you like?  What did you not like?

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