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Posted at 3:04 PM ET, 04/14/2010

College Tour '10: Tell us about your visits

By Valerie Strauss

Recently we invited students and their parents to tell us in brief posts about their experiences visiting campuses this spring. We’ve posted a number of them, and plotted them on a map to make it easy for you to see all of them and to click on the ones you are most interested in reading.

If you have visited a college campus this year, to decide whether you want to apply or whether you want to attend in the fall, tell us about it. Send your posts to me at

Keep each post to one school (I’m happy to get multiple posts from the same person), and try to answer questions that you would want answered. I won’t publish your names but I need your identification and a way to contact you. Also please tell me if you are a student or a parent.

We hope these posts can help students who can’t personally visit schools. Another way for students to “visit” a college without actually going there is through Collegiate Choice Walking Tours videos.

These videos take you on extensive tours of more than 350 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Europe. They aren’t promotional, so you don’t have to listen to background music, view mood shots or worry about being spun.

Go to and see what you can find.

Follow my blog all day, every day by bookmarking And for admissions advice, college news and links to campus papers, please check out our new Higher Education page at Bookmark it!

I will post the individual posts on The Answer Sheet, and then you can go to our map that will allow you to click on cities from where someone has sent in a report. You can get there by clicking on this Web site:

By Valerie Strauss  | April 14, 2010; 3:04 PM ET
Categories:  College Tour '10  | Tags:  College Tour '10, Collegiate Choice Walking Tours, visiting campuses  
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