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College Admissions Counselor Preparing and Planning for CollegePreparing and planning for college can be overwhelming and confusing, but a college consultant can help you through the entire process with ease.

“Ask Pam” is a free resource for students and parents to ask their questions. Enter your question below and Certified College Admissions Counselor Pamela Pik will respond.  Each Question and Answer is archived below for other students and parents to browse and learn from.


Question & Answer Archive

How important is it for my son to visit colleges he is interested in? It's difficult finding the time to see them all.
Author: Cynthia
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Clearly, the best way to know if a college is a good fit is to visit the school in person. Also, most admissions folks state that a visit by the student is a great way to gauge "demonstrated interest", an important factor. See this recent article:

http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/06/tips-from-dad-the-college-president-on-making-the-most-of-a-campus-visit/

If any of the schools on your son's list are really far from home and too expensive to travel to, then I believe that is an exception to the rule. In this case, I recommend contacting a regional representative to see if he/she will be in your geographic area in the next few months.
Author: Pamela K. Pik
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