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5 Tips on What to Do After a College Tour

Whew! It was a long day and you are ready to check your messages and head home.. But wait! You aren’t done yet - and this is important.

1. Update your list Update your original college list with the results of the emoji test and the pros and cons of your visit. What was good? What did you really like? What wasn’t great? No place is perfect and you think you will remember everything you saw and hear, but trust us, it won’t. Each tour will start to run into the other and get a bit blurry as you go on more visits. Write it down–or type it out–so you can remember all of the details that matter most to you.

2. Talk about it (again) Talk to the person whose advice you trust and you know is in your corner, ready and eager to help–your Advisor. Let them know what you really liked, what impressed you, concerned you and what you didn’t like. Then ask them what they liked, didn’t like and were concerned about? Are they able to envision you going to that college?

3. Sleep on it This whole process can become overwhelming, so if you’re not sure how you felt about a college, then take some time to sleep on it. Sometimes it takes some down time to really understand what you think and feel about a college. That is totally normal, and your process and considerations should never be rushed. Rushing the decisions is a sure fire way to ensure you pick the wrong fit and school.

4. Take the Y/N test


Your Answer

Are you giddy with excitement?

Yes / No

You can’t stop thinking about the college?

Yes / No

Are you picturing your dorm room?

Yes / No

Are you picturing yourself walking through the quad?

Yes / No

Are you excited to wear their college sweatshirt?

Yes / No

If you answered “Yes” to 4 or more of these questions, then the college stays on your list. If you answered “No” to 3 or more of these questions, then this is not the college for you. Cross it off your list. If you answered “Yes” to at least 3 of these questions, then the college is a “maybe” and can remain on your list until you find another definitive yes.

5. Give’em a call For the colleges where you definitely decided “yes”, it’s time to set yourself apart. Scope out the college’s website, and reach out to an admissions counselor to see about setting up a call to better understand what they look for in candidates enrolling at their school. Every college has clear goals they are looking to achieve, and their student body metrics and class enrollments are two key metrics that are often used to measure the successful achievement of those goals.

Congratulations! You have begun this very exciting journey. Yes, it can be overwhelming, exciting, scary and really fun all at once. That is normal. Hang in there. You can do it. Enjoy the process. Your place is out there waiting to be found and we are here to help. Your journey. Your29

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