Education and Family

Ready For College?

Dr. Bob Neuman and Jude Neuman

Ready For College? – Project Big Decision: Why and How to Visit Colleges

You’d never buy a car without sitting in it and giving it a test drive. The same is true for choosing a college.

Sure, you can check out websites to explore areas of study and admission requirements. But that’s only the start. It’s the homework you do that narrows field among schools.

How many colleges should you visit? When should visit? How do you prepare for the visit? What do you do once you get there?  Who do you see?  What do you ask? Who do you talk to besides an Admissions Officer? Large university or small liberal arts college?  How do you choose?

What are good reasons for choosing a college? Hint: it’s not because your child’s friends are all going there. Or because your child likes the basketball team.  Or because someone’s older sister/brother goes there and thinks it’s cool.

Learn the answers to these questions and many more.  Learn how to “kick the tires” of institutions of higher education.