How to Pick a College

Posted on March 18th, 2013


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6 Responses to “How to Pick a College”

  1. Jennifer in Reno! Says:

    Love this one! I was starting to miss the older articles when you would talk about Jr. as a teenager – I relate so well with my 13 year old and I actually printed some out and re-read them the other night while having a few beers – I was cracking up! Can you do some throw back articles?

  2. Jeani Says:

    My best friend just went through this with her son and when she was describing the campus tours, all I could think about were the brochure’s and packets I saw when applying to colleges. I never set foot on the campuses and probably couldn’t point to their cities on a map but I sure knew what the landscaping looked like! Good luck!

  3. Laurie Says:

    @JenniferinReno – LOL, Junior has been on strike lately and won’t allow me to blog about him :) I’m trying to get around it, tho! I will do some throw backs…so watch out for them!

    @Jeani – IKR? it’s crazy. And yet everyone does it, the tours are full :) It’s absolutely helpful though, although I have to say at this point, if you’ve seen one library, you’ve seen them all.

  4. Carpool Goddess Says:

    Been there, survived that. Good luck with the process. If nothing else it was a really good bonding experience for us ;)

  5. et Says:

    ooohkiie.. so this is gonna be a long comment….
    AS for college tours…I did them waaayy back in the day(the 90’s gasp!) basically to see who would reject me(art student – yay interviews..)…lol Now for tuition…yes still cost an arm, leg, torso…and the other arm back then but with artsy student discount(cough cough scholarships) they were slightly more resonable..Sadly yes I went to college jjjuuust as the whole crazy uptick of tuition startd to cover the said peets, starbucks along with the fancy schmancy private baths…wth(what the heck?) we shared our bathroom(5-6 showers and 4-5 toilets) with 20+ guys….there was 1 bathroom per half floor…yes absorb that thought carefully….lol
    AND Laurie…best NOT let Jr know of the whole campus sleepovers(he may not want to return home after)…yeah did that one at Carnegie-mellon….very very ..interesting experience….lol
    BUT on a side note I think lot of colleges now have summer HS programs maybe he could try one to test drive the campus….? Hey 1-2K is better than the budget of greece….just sayn…

  6. Laurie Says:

    et – somehow you got lost in my spam filter. Sorry about that! Junior got a bunch of emails from out of state colleges to have a sleepover. He wanted to go despite the fact that most of the colleges he had no intention of ever attending :) I’m like, no, just no. One did have a weekend where the parents go and Junior goes too, but the parents stay in a hotel. I would have done that one, except the two weekends they offered it, we were out of town :(

    OOOOHHHH, one bathroom per half floor. No. Just no. I hope you have recovered from the trauma :)

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