TIPS, Tools & Links

 

Essential Information for the Pre- and Post-Admissions Process

Daytripper’s own original posts...sites we like... plus advice from experts, parents and students from everything to college touring, dorm room decor to how to navigate high school stress.

 

Daytripper University Tips

 University of Michigan junior Jillian Jackson leads a tour of prospective students and their parents outside of the Michigan Union. Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
 

Top Ten Tips for effective college visits

As an experienced college visit planner, Janice Caine often refers back to the tips that worked best for her when she first began. She now shares these tips with parents looking for guidance, here she shares her top ten tips with DTU.

DTU Tips For College Tours

In the last few years we've been on countless tours and information sessions and learned a few things along the way. We also grilled other parents, students and college advisors for their suggestions and advice so you can make the most of your college visits.

 

ADVICE FROM STUDENTS TO STUDENTS

How to Make the Most of Your Internship

A Guide to A Succesful Junior Year

 

5 Steps To Tackle Standardized Testing

 
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Advice from parents to Parents - The Female Perspective

Advice from Parents to Parents - The Male perspective


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Great Dorm Room Style

The Ultimate Dorm Room Style Secrets from Charlotte Klein, Daytripper Ambassador from Wesleyan University and Taft Boarding School Alum. Charlotte has always been known for having the coolest room, hands down, and now you can too with her decor secrets she shares with Daytripper University!


Review Sites

Formerly College Prowler, Niche features college reviews, rankings and statistics all written by current students. Their helpful summary index supplies information about the school, the students and campus life.

This easy to navigate student generated site provides essential information to aid in your college search from a thriving community of over 1.6 million members.

One of the largest and most visited of the college survey sites. Their popular Community Discussion forums help parents and students navigate the college admissions process. 

Their aim: to provide information so you can determine the best fit for your child with rankings for over 1400 colleges and universities.

Create a profile and be matched with the right colleges for you based on your location and preferences. A good source for scholarship and tuition information.

Founded in 2000 with an impressive number of student reviews of more than 3,000 schools across the globe. 


helpful sites for parents

Grown & Flown Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa Endlich Heffernan are the forces behind this site, featuring a wealth of information covering issues related to parenting children ages 15-25. Extremely well written posts on going to college-- everything from preparing for the SAT’s to moving into your dorm room.

Grown & Flown

Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa Endlich Heffernan are the forces behind this site, featuring a wealth of information covering issues related to parenting children ages 15-25. Extremely well written posts on going to college-- everything from preparing for the SAT’s to moving into your dorm room.

PARENTS COUNTDOWN TO COLLEGE COACH Helping Parents navigate the college maze

PARENTS COUNTDOWN TO COLLEGE COACH

Helping Parents navigate the college maze

University Parent Destination for Parents to connect, support and gather information such as important dates, housing and campus resources to help their child succeed at school.

University Parent

Destination for Parents to connect, support and gather information such as important dates, housing and campus resources to help their child succeed at school.


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Sites by Students for Students

Red Route MODERN TRANSPORTATION, THE COLLEGE WAY. Red Route is uber for college campuses. Currently available at Cornell and Ithaca College, and will be launching at Syracuse later this Fall.

Red Route

MODERN TRANSPORTATION, THE COLLEGE WAY. Red Route is uber for college campuses. Currently available at Cornell and Ithaca College, and will be launching at Syracuse later this Fall.

ALL THINGS ABROAD Your first destination: a go-to resource for all things traveling, living and studying abroad.

ALL THINGS ABROAD

Your first destination: a go-to resource for all things traveling, living and studying abroad.

SPOON UNIVERSITY The everyday food resource for our generation, on a mission to make food make sense.

SPOON UNIVERSITY

The everyday food resource for our generation, on a mission to make food make sense.

THE SWEAT SCENE The college student’s guide for staying fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Lace up your sneakers, clip in your spin shoes and roll out your yoga mat...it's time to get sweaty.

THE SWEAT SCENE

The college student’s guide for staying fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Lace up your sneakers, clip in your spin shoes and roll out your yoga mat...it's time to get sweaty.