College visits are strongly suggested for the junior year. Hopefully from those visits, students and families will have a good idea of what school to apply to in the senior year. Many schools have application deadlines in the fall of the senior year so there is often not much time for visits during the senior year. Linked to this is a list of questions and considerations that you may want to review before setting up and attending a college visit.
There are many places to go online to get helpful college information. School websites are good but are meant to sell the school and are on occasion difficult to navigate. Listed below are some websites that have helpful and well organized information for students in the search for a college.
College Navigator - A good, quick summary of the basic information about schools across the country.
College Board - Another good site with basic information from schools across the country.
College Prowler - A great site with information about individual schools posted by students. A great place to post and research information about a school from the people who are experiencing it.
Project on Student Debt - This is a website with information and research about student loan debt.