It is common to hear news stories about mayors and other political figures placing friendly bets on sporting events. However, chancellors at two leading research universities announced yesterday they have made a friendly wager on the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. UC San Francisco (UCSF) Chancellor Sam Hawgood and University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Chancellor Leo E. Morton are betting their cities will win the pennant.
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Visiting colleges is an important part of the college search process. College marketing materials, admission counselor presentations, and rankings can only give students a glimpse of what the college is like. Academic rigor, campus activities, and statistics such as average class size and graduate rates are very important. However, the campus community and the way a student feels as part of that community is also important. The only way for a student to truly experience a college is to visit.
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Recently I was a guest on the College Checklist podcast with Lauren Gaggioli of Higher Scores Test Prep. Check out the recording to hear what I have to say about college visits. The podcast covers types of college visits, how to make the most of the college visit and the importance of the college visit. There is a lot of great information conveniently available in an audio file at Higher Scores Test Prep and iTunes.
Enjoy! And, if you have any questions about the college visit or any other college admissions topic, let me know and I’d be happy to answer your questions.