Summer vacation is a wonderful opportunity to visit different colleges during your travels. Let’s face it – a college degree has almost become a must have for a successful future. By encouraging your children at an early age to begin considering attending college, they will be focused and ready when the time comes to narrow the choices and make the ultimate selection.
My late husband and I did just that. When we visited family for Christmas vacation one year, we all went to take a tour of a local university in the city. We made it a family affair: included our two sons, uncles, aunts, cousins and grandma. Our oldest son complained about it as he just wanted to “have fun” during his Christmas break, but reluctantly went along. It turned out to be an interesting and informative opportunity to visit the university, tour the grounds, and talk with various representatives. Our sons took other campus tours at various colleges with their classmates, but guess where both our sons attended college? Yes – at that same university we toured during that break!
Be sure to visit the college’s website and find out when there are tours available. It is best to join a formal tour provided by the college than to just wander around the campus not knowing the area. During the tour, you can ask important questions about scholarship programs, financial aid, dorm living, etc. You can always wander about after the formal tour!
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