Strategize college trip planning to get the most out of your college visits. This is one of the most enjoyable aspects of college planning. In general, preparing for each college visit includes thorough research to build a frame of reference so that students can survey schools with a critical eye. Valuable steps include reviewing each school’s website, taking the virtual tour, surveying college guide books, learning about program offerings and the specific departments that peak your student’s interest. These simple steps promote efficient planning and aid in creating a more educated framework for assessing schools.