We all understand that high school students should visit college campuses before deciding whether or not to apply to that particular college. Colleges are also telling us that it’s crucial to visit because colleges are starting to monitor students’demonstrated interest, which is often evident from their interactions with the campus.
Knowing all of this, the professional recommendation is to visit as many colleges as possible during 9th, 10th and 11th grades of high school. Senior year trips can be reserved for getting a second view at a much narrower list of colleges, especially when trying to decide between two or three colleges that have already accepted the student.
Students, and even more so parents, are very busy and taking a couple of days off several times a year to take college trips is not feasible for all families. As a college consultant, Jolyn Brand takes many college trips every year and is now offering students a chance to participate as well. These trips will be chaperoned, cost-effective, and professionally-guided tours through the colleges and college towns that the student is considering.
Spring and Summer 2019 College Tours
February 15- 18- Visit to DePaul University, University of Illinois- Chicago, and Purdue University
July 12-14- Trip to visit Miami University- Oxford and Ohio State University
Fall 2018 College Tours
Saturday, October 13- University of Houston Cougar Preview Day
November 16-17- Dallas area colleges, including TCU, UT Dallas, and UT Arlington
Send us an email with colleges you’re interested in visiting to get on our schedule!
Jolyn Brand, will coordinate transportation, lodging (for overnight trips) and activities for the students during the trip. Please use the contact form to inquire about the college trips. A price sheet and agenda can be emailed to you for each trip. If you prefer to ask questions directly, please call Jolyn at 832-569-2467 or email [email protected]
*If students will miss school for these college visits, they should check with the attendance office about excused absences and any documentation required.
Previous trips included:
- June 2018- U Denver, UC Denver, Met State U
- May 2018- Stanford University and Santa Clara University
- April 2018- UT Austin, Trinity U, UTSA, and St. Edward’s
- January 2018- ASU, University of Arizona
- November 2017- UT Austin
- September 2017- The Citadel and College of Charleston
- July 2016- Dallas trip to SMU, TCU, UT Dallas, UNT and UT Arlington
- March 2016- Arizona State University
- February 2016- Purdue University in Indiana
- December 2015- University of Washington- Seattle
- November 2015- Texas A&M
- October 2015- USC and UCLA
- August 2015- University of Alabama
- April 2015- University of Amsterdam
- March 2015- DC and NYC colleges including NYU, Columbia, Georgetown and American University
- February 2015- Texas A&M Aggieland Day
- October 2014- University of Denver, UC Denver and UC Boulder, Colorado School of Mines
- September 2014- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University
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