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Yesterday, the Groundhog didn’t see his shadow which means that Spring will come early this year. And when you’re in high school, Spring = Spring Break.  For high school juniors, Spring Break is no longer a trip to Disneyland or the beach. It’s the time to go on that whirlwind college tour.
Spring break is a particularly popular time to visit colleges as high schoolers have the opportunity to see campus life in action. If at all possible, it’s so much better to see a college while students are there as opposed to the typically quiet summer months.
In recent years, campus tours during the Spring have grown exponentially. Tours and info sessions at highly selective colleges typically have hundreds of people for multiple daily tours. It’s good to book these sessions way in advance.
So it’s more important than ever to visit the schools which really interest you and not just the ones you think you should visit. One reason to hire an independent college consultant is to help you solidify a great list of colleges and help you to broaden your horizons about all the choices.  If you’re a junior, now is a good time to begin making your college tour plans.
Some colleges will even reimburse you for your airline fare if you visit them. Give us a call and we’ll give you more information.
Juliet Giglio
Educational Consultant in California


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