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Make plans to visit college campuses in the fall

Make plans to visit college campuses in the fall

How many college campus site visits do you have planned this semester?

Believe it or not, juniors will become seniors in a blink of an eye, and before you know it, your graduating senior will be thinking about life after high school. Help your student get ready for post-secondary education by scheduling a college campus tour. Part of the college preparation process includes learning as much as possible about your college of choice.

If your student already has a campus in mind, then call the campus Admissions Office or Welcome Center to schedule a tour. Most campus tours last about 45 minutes and will feature walking tours of the campus grounds and academic buildings. Virtual tours are convenient for out-state-colleges, so check out the campus web sites for online tours.

Four-year institutions also offer overnight campus visits. This is a great opportunity to experience campus life and visit with current students.

Undecided? Visit local colleges first and then work your way to out-of-San Antonio campuses like Texas State University, University of Texas at Austin, Texas Tech University, University of Houston and Angelo State University to name a few.

To learn about other Texas colleges, click HERE.

To get you started, here’s a list of San Antonio colleges and universities with direct links to Campus Tour information.

San Antonio College
St. Philip’s College
Palo Alto College
Northwest Vista College
Northeast Lakeview College
University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
Texas A&M University San Antonio
University of the Incarnate Word
Our Lady of the Lake University
St. Mary’s University
Trinity University

Remember, it’s never too early to start thinking about a post-secondary education. If your school counselor hasn’t met with your student, plan a short trip to cafécollege. The one-stop, college resource center provides college advising, opportunities to visit with college representatives, and information sessions on financial aid and enrollment. Cafécollege is located on 131 El Paso Street.

Cafécollege Events Calendar.
Student Resources at Generation TX San Antonio.
Bookmark this link to learn about the FAFSA.
More information on Student Aid.

Photo Courtesy: Texas State University/ Our Lady of the Lake University