Hey Mom and Dad,
Are you hearing from your high school kids and their teachers or counselors how stressful and confusing it is to prepare for their college applications? It is true, starting from as early as a high school freshmen year it’s important for them to have consistent grades, extracurricular activities and leadership positions to help with the college application process. What makes it easier? Knowing exactly what is expected of prospective students at their dream schools.
Understanding the difference between a student’s target, reach, and safety college choices are important in figuring out what might give you an extra edge on an application and where there might be an easy fit and most importantly the “right fit.” That’s the beauty of having your kids join us on one of our goCAMPUSing college group tours. Most of goCAMPUSing’s College Campus Tours are coordinated with a high school, middle school, or college awareness program [GEARUP, UPWARD BOUND, AVID, Talent Search, TRIO], however goCAMPUSing also provides group college campus tours for organizations, church groups, and clubs like: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4H, FBLA, FAA, & JROTC. A goCAMPUSing’s college campus group tour can comprise of as few as ten students.
As a parent/guardian, if you haven’t learned it by now, whatever you say to your teen is most likely going to get the opposite reaction. By allowing your children to experience college campuses and the admissions sessions firsthand, they start to engage not only about the sports teams and clubs offered, but the academics of it all.
Sometimes it’s a unique admissions information session that piques their interest, sometimes it’s just being on and walking through a campus, or simply meeting other students on the tour. We see the lightbulbs go off as they get the feel of what college life might be like – whatever interests your child, they’re definitely going to listen up!
So, here’s what you’ll get on with goCAMPUSing tour:
• Professional college counselors or advisors on every tour to answer your child’s every question
• A 1:10 adult chaperone to student ratio
• Hotel arrangements at 3-star hotels with private overnight security
• Hassle-free arrangements of college visits and information sessions
• An opportunity to view goCAMPUSing’s online college awareness program, College PRE-REQ
• A fun filled trip, meeting new friends and exploring new areas
• And last but not least, some quiet time at home for you, and a happy child when they return!
Don’t worry, we’re not trying to take you out of the college selection process all together. In fact, we’ve found that after our tours students bring their parents back into the process all on their own (who would’ve thought!). Once they realize the importance of their parent’s feedback, suggestions, and financial assistance, students wind up depending on their parents for their help and wisdom.
Many students on our goCAMPUSing Tours discover their own formula in selecting a college and then they ask their parents to take them back to a handful of specific colleges that they are interested in.
Learn more about our college group tours and read what other students, parents, and school counselors have written about goCAMPUSing on our testimonials page.
Questions? Please feel free to send us an email or call us at (516) 941-6992. Looking forward to hearing from you!