"Visiting allows you to not only walk the halls, but to meet the faculty and - most importantly - the students."

You can read all you want from a school's website, but if you want to fully understand the spirit of a school (and gain a better understanding of whether or not your student would be a good fit), you need to visit campus. Visiting allows you to not only walk the halls, but to meet the faculty and - most importantly - the students. As a former admissions director who has helped thousands of families through this process, I have some inside tips to make the most out of your visit. You can always ask us further questions via our Ask an Expert Tool or by emailing me directly.

Since you are reading this article, I will skip the "Google the School's Name" step.

1 - Involve Your Student