There are many ways to research colleges these days, but there isn’t much that can replace planting your own two feet on campus.

There are many ways to research colleges these days, but there isn’t much that can replace planting your own two feet on campus. In-person visits allow you and your parents to get a feel for the place — something that a website, social media account or book of recommendations might not always be able to fully capture.

Since you’ll likely only get to explore prospective schools for a few hours each, you want to carefully plan out and optimize your time. After all, you could soon sign up to spend the next four years of your life there.

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Still undecided? Schedule a second visit to those schools that accept you.