It’s almost time for many of you to make one of the biggest decisions of your lives thus far; Where will you decide to go to college?

This next few weeks can be a stressful time as you weigh pros and cons of each college or university to hopefully find one that will be a great fit.

For many students, this is a great time to go visit some of their top choices, either for the first time, or again.

Here are a few helpful reminders to keep in mind during those visits:

1) Making sure your visit was logged in at the admissions office – schools often look at this as a sign of demonstrated instance come application time.

2) Try to introduce yourself to your regional admissions officer and get a business card when there.

3) Ask insightful questions on the tour in a “Goldilocks” fashion: not so many that you take over rudely, not so few that you’re a wallflower, but enough that you seem engaged.

4) Try to make sure those questions are insightful and not easily “Google-able”!

5) When you return home, send a concise but thoughtful thank you note, either by hand or by email, to your regional admissions director. These are the people that are fighting for you!

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