To have fun, make a game out of using your college rating scale, i.e. no sharing of impressions until the end of the tour. As a reward, take everyone out for burgers and fries when you finish the tour to discuss everyone’s observations and just sit back and listen to your child’s thoughts about the college. This is much less painful than getting “I don’t know” and “Yeah it is OK”. Make sure you call the Admissions Office well in advance to sign up for the tour -- some book up fast.
Tidbit: For admission's purposes, colleges track very closely your visits, emails and calls.
College Planning Services helps families customize their individualized rating scale which helps focus the college visit in more than a dozen areas, such as the college’s free scholarship policies, campus safety issues, four-year graduation rates and average salary ten years after graduation to name a few. Please click here to request a free telephone consultation with John DeLorey.