It’s that time of year. Many students will opt for college visits over the summer given busy school years packed with academics, athletics, activities, socializing and more. Although colleges will be quieter with only summer sessions in place, students can still “take the pulse” of the campus environment. Plan ahead by signing up for the group information session, student led tour and any required or recommended interviews. Get a bite to eat in the cafeteria and don’t forget to drive around the outskirts of the campus to get a feel for the locals. A great resource for mapping your college road trips is Mapquest, College Quest which “pinpoints” 1500 plus four –year colleges on 94 different maps. Have fun and make sure to send your impressions.