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College Planning Blog
Category: College Visits

The Overnight: Visit College Up Close

Written by Terri Houston on December 21, 2018

If you want a true sense of college life, do more than the typical college visit and spend a night on campus. You’ll literally become part of the school’s environment. When you walk across the campus, you’ll see, feel and learn what it’s like to be a student. In fact, the actual students probably won’t […]

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Five Must-Do College Visit Tips

Written by Kendall Hayes on May 25, 2018

Many high school students enter the process of choosing a college with a preconceived notion of what they want or don’t want.   For instance, I often hear, “I know I don’t want to go to a college that’s smaller than my high school.” In response to that, I say, “How do you know? The […]

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Campus Visit: University of Missouri

Written by Jennifer Taylor on June 22, 2017

Check out this chillin’ day at the University of Missouri, aka, MIZZOU, from a PFA student’s recent campus tour. Pictured are the university’s Ionic columns with Jesse Hall in the backdrop. The columns stand as the most recognizable symbol of the university. Thanks for sharing!

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Seven Must-See Midwest College Visits

Written by Jennifer Taylor on June 13, 2017

  Here are seven great one and two-day college visit options with most of the schools within a two-hour drive of each other.    #1: Indiana DePauw University (small, private, liberal arts, rural, selective) Butler University (medium sized, private, urban, selective) Indiana University (large, public research institution, large college town, selective)  #2: Illinois and Iowa […]

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Campus Visits Kick Off College Planning

Written by Jennifer Taylor on May 30, 2017

  If you are a high school freshman or sophomore and just beginning to think about college, you’ll be relieved to know it’s as easy as starting from your own backyard.   We at Partners For Achievement believe families residing in the Chicago metropolitan area are at a distinct advantage with dozens of colleges ranging […]

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