In this episode of The College Checklist Podcast, Kelly Queijo, founder of Smart College Visit and Smart College Consulting, provides excellent advice on how to plan campus visits, how to save money on your college visits, and how to get the most benefit from the experience.
Remember: campus visits are a fact-finding mission about your home for the next 4 years. It’s also a great way to demonstrate your genuine interest in your favorite colleges.
Take Kelly’s campus visit tips to heart to have the most successful experience possible!
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About Z. Kelly Queijo
Z. Kelly Queijo is the president and founder of Smart College Visit and Smart College Consulting. She is a Virginia Tech alum who got started in college admissions after working at her alma mater as an undergraduate admissions marketing and PR coordinator.
Kelly hosts #CampusChat on Twitter to help parents and students learn more about the college admissions process and higher ed in general.
- Want to learn more about having a great campus visit? Check out Episode 34 – Tips for Great College Visits!
“The most important thing is to really maximize your time by getting all your questions answered.”
“Getting that experience first-hand is something all colleges agree is important.”
“Try to get a sense of what life at a school will really be like. Try to picture yourself at that school.”
“Junior year is when visits are an absolute must. From spring of the junior year to fall of the senior year is the most intensive time for college visits.”
Lightning Round Q&A
Q1: What’s your best piece of advice for families as they begin this journey?
A1: Be open minded and take time to breathe.
Q2: What is your favorite college admissions book, blog, or tool that no family should be without?
A2: Smart College Consulting. We publish information on everything about the college admissions process.
Q3: What should a family who is overwhelmed by the college admissions process focus on?
A3: Remember there are lots of ways to make a college degree possible. There are always ways around obstacles.
Q4: What are your all-time favorite books?
A4: The Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen*
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