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College visits are difficult to do when you don't have the time or financial resources to do so.
(especially given the COVID-19 Pandemic).
While we do recommend you ask your high school counselor if they offer any college trips, you should also consider virtual tours to get a feel for the campus. Is it in the middle of nowhere or in a big city? Maybe in between?
If you are looking to get access to a virtual tour of a specific university, try Google searching "Virtual Tour for (Name of University).
Some colleges will PAY for your expenses to visit their campus!
Learn more about diversity fly-in programs HERE!
[These programs tend to be for rising seniors.]
If you can't find any virtual tours for the school you're interested in, email an admission officer. Show your interest.
An exemplary email:
Title: Prospective Student Question about Campus Visit
Dear (Name of Admission Counselor for your area)
I am (First, Last Name), a [first-generation and low-income student from _____High School in city/state. I am interested in applying to the University of ______ to pursue a degree in _____. While I understand the importance of visiting a campus in person, I am unable to do so because of my financial circumstances. I was reaching out to see if you could connect me to any potential fly in programs I could take part in and if you could redirect me to a virtual tour of the campus."
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