The College Visit
When to begin visiting college campuses is a personal choice. Some prefer to plan a roadtrip in the Winter/Spring of Junior year to help bring some focus to the application process. Others prefer the freedom of the summer months, even though classes are not in session. While others leave it to senior year. Even here there is a choice. Some choose to visit the colleges they plan to apply to, while others wait to see where they have been accepted.
Whatever you choose, it is best to be organized and prepared when you arrive on college campuses. One thing is for sure, as the memory fades, it is easy to forget and confuse the details of each campus. Taking photos is one helpful way to distinguish the physical features of each campus. Completing an information sheet as you are taking a tour can also be useful.