I've had sooo many questions about all of our college visits and travels, so I thought I would share what our process has looked like!
This is where we visited in the past 3 years:
University of Tennessee
1. It's not super cheap to travel as much as we have, but most of our visits were planned around other family trips, baseball tournaments, and so forth. We didn't fly anywhere!
2. With 3 sons so close in age with very different aspirations, we tried to find a variety of schools.
3. We have sports fanatics, so you might think this is an odd priority, but we did focus mostly on larger Division 1 schools. We want them happy with not only academics, but the culture outside of the classroom.
4. Signing up for official tours is super easy. It's all online and it's free.
5. If you have multiple children, make them all go on the visits! It's never to early for them to see a campus.
6. High dollar schools like Vandy have INCREDIBLE endowments to make education affordable, even for middle class families. Don't discount a school before doing your homework.
7. Don't quit taking a foreign language too early. I'm a big fan of taking at least three years. This is a big mistake students make if they don't explore what their dream school requires. Some only require 2, but just make sure you check it out before allowing your child to stop.
Here's hoping this helps! We're still a year out for the twins, but they know what scores they need, they have GPA goals, and they can really put their nose to the grind to check off these boxes. Anyway - if you've got amazing advice, send it my way! OR questions, and I'll share what I know!