How do I choose a college when I can’t visit the campus?

Although its difficult in the age of COVID to visit campuses, in no way should that diminish one’s effort to gain as much information as possible to make an effective decision when choosing a college from those which you’ve been admitted to diminish the risk of malinvestment

Admitted students should use every virtual resource available from attending the special admitted students events to watching the variety of YouTube accessible videos from campus tours (both those produced by the university as well as students at the university among others) to housing tours to the ubiquitous “A Day in the Life Of…” fill in the blank with the name of the college. 

Furthermore, accepted students can attend the live stream events on Instagram and other social media, like joining the Class of 2025 incoming students Facebook groups, interacting with other admitted students as well as university staff to answer their questions and begin making connections with the university community

Lastly, parents can join the parent Facebook groups of the universities where their children have been admitted, to understand the experiences of current families both their complaints and accolades, as well as the overall campus culture.

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About Jill Yoshikawa, Ed M, Partner of Creative Marbles Consultancy

Jill Yoshikawa, EdM, Harvard ’99, a seasoned, 25 year educator and consultant, is meticulous in helping clients navigate all aspects of the educational experience, no matter the level of complexity. She combines educational theory with experience to advise families, schools and educators. A UCSD and Harvard graduate, as well as a former high school teacher, Jill works tirelessly to help her clients succeed.
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