Custom Planning for College Visits – Custom College

Custom Planning for College Visits

Custom Planning for College Visits

Custom College Visits’ services are tailored to your family’s needs, whether you’re visiting colleges and universities close to home, across the country or overseas. All itineraries are planned personally by Janice Caine, an experienced travel and meeting planner, and founder of Custom College Visits. Please feel free to schedule a time for a complimentary parent-to-parent conversation with someone who planned college tours for her own kids and who’s done this many times since then for other families.

On-campus arrangements

At Custom College Visits, we believe that immersive college visits are an important part of a successful college search. Our proven process ensures that your virtual and in-person visits will run smoothly.

Arrangements may include:

  • Appointments with faculty members or department advisors
  • Meet-ups with current students
  • Arrangements for class visits**
  • Appointments with athletic coaches, study abroad staff, academic resources advisors etc
  • Visits to facilities not included on group tours including theatre facilities, sports facilities and more*
  • Reservations for group information sessions and student-led tours
  • Scheduling of individual student interviews
  • Scheduling of overnight stays on campus (for students only)**
*Arrangements are subject to your travel/visit dates and availability at each college or university
**Arrangements available for in-person visits only

Itinerary planning

Your itinerary will be customized to meet your specific interests and requests

  • Research and handle logistics for each college, allowing ample time at each campus
  • Determine ideal campus visit days
  • Establish college tour sequence
  • Identify the most convenient means of travel*
  • College visit planning tools
  • Provide college visit planning tools
  • Provide detailed, day-by-day itinerary.
*Pertains to in-person visits only

Travel and lodging arrangements

Together with our travel partner, Alacrity Travel & Lifestyle™, Custom College Visits can provide multiple travel options based on customized research, and recommendations and arrangements that fit your travel style and specific requests. Travel arrangements may include:

  • Airline reservations
  • Hotel arrangements
  • Airport and hotel transfers
  • Car rental
  • Train tickets/reservations
  • Sightseeing, dining and entertainment recommendations and arrangements**
** Please note that Custom College Visits’ planning fees do not include costs for: transportation, lodging, food, fees, taxes, and incidentals.

College list development

For many families, this is the first, very important step. If your teen needs assistance, Janice can help them to:

  • Pinpoint their individual college criteria by exploring together their high school background and extracurricular activities, academic goals, and other personal interests.
  • Research and discuss the colleges that meet this criteria and then build a primary list of reach, target, and likely schools.
  • Based on your preferred dates, college calendars, priority schools, location and other variables, narrow down the list and build a workable college visit itinerary.