> The College Visit

Why visit college campuses?

The campus visit is unique for each student and not only helps lead to a sound choice but may even help with prospects for admission.

With the rise in the number of colleges using the Common Application and the resulting increase in the number of applications per student, the use of “demonstrated interest” in the selection process has become paramount for many institutions in ultimately determining yield (the percentage of students who choose to attend a college that offers admission.)

So, how does a student demonstrate his or her interest?

Just as Elizabeth Barrett Browning asks how she loves her beloved in Sonnet 43, “How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.” You too, should let your “beloved” prospective colleges understand what about them enthralls you.

Next:  What are some examples of “demonstrated interest?”