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Confessions of the college selection process: beware campus visits

Chen_CollegeVisitsBY TROY PHILLIPS

Early this week, I completely flipped my college shortlist on its head. After a few conversations with a close friend and a general lack of direction as to where I would take my (limited) talents post high school, I decided to make Bradley University my leading destination, despite the fact that I had never even given it a second thought until a few days previous.

And that got me thinking; I’ve been doing this college search crap for a long time. Let me tell you, it’s a convoluted, over hyped process that I no doubt completed in a disorderly, half-assed fashion, but either way I’ve learned a few things that are worth sharing. This week, I cover the college visitation process, which has a far more positive reputation than it should.

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