This month, many high school students from across the country will receive a well-deserved respite from the rigors of academic life. While I wouldn’t deny anyone the opportunity to spend some of their break in front of PlayStation 4 or simply hanging out with family and friends, high school juniors should seriously consider using at least a few vacation days for university and college visits. Even sophomores can get into the action; starting early to determine your most basic college likes and dislikes can help ease some of the pressure as you near senior year.
Not sure where to begin?
If you’re not exactly certain what type of schools fit you best, take a look at our sample itineraries below. Each grouping includes colleges of various sizes, campus settings, admission selectivity, and overall “feel.”