The College Tour is designed to introduce high school students from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia to the various possibilities of furthering their education. It is the mission of The College Tour to prepare students for college and enhance their college experiences by providing early access to prestigious institutions of higher learning. Our objective is to provide a quality, interactive, on-site experience that promotes college admission and attendance. Each year we have been able to attract students to the tour because of their internal yearning to continue their education after high school. We are proud to have serviced over 300 high school students thus far!!!
The College Tour arrives on campus and is greeted with info sessions by admissions staff replete with videos about the schools experience. We then embark on thorough walking tours of the campus and all key facilities. As the tour continues, discussions about financial aid, curricula and admission requirements are covered. The College Tour students represent themselves and their DC/MD/VA communities well by asking critical questions analyzing the differences between programs. During The College Tour experience, students began to know and befriend each other and the adult chaperones begin to witness the open-eyed attentiveness the students demonstrate. It always a very moving experience to see students who have never set foot on a college campus begin to understand that this experience is possible for them beyond their prior limited notions. Students have shared that they began to see themselves on campus and were more aware of what they did and did not want in a college.
The College Tour is proud to partner with First Priority Trailways to provide transportation for our tours. First Priority always provides the best possible transportation experience available. They are dependable and personalized service is their specialty. It is their mission to do more than just meet the needs and expectations of their clients, they surpass them.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The following behaviors are PROHIBITED
Use of tobacco products; Consumption or possession of alcohol, other drugs or paraphernalia
Use of vulgar or obscene language, or acts of lewdness
Mistreatment/disrespect of fellow tour members or other individuals
At no time will boys be allowed in girls’ rooms or vice versa
Violation of curfew
TEXTING OR PHONE CALLS DURING TOURS, PRESENTATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS
We request that you DO the following
Adhere to the scheduled activities, itinerary, and curfew.
Show courtesy and respect toward others at all times.
Stay with your assigned chaperone and group at all times.
Respect the speakers, tour guides, and leaders at each campus (this includes no texting or phone calls during tours, presentations and exhibitions).
Respect the bus and bus driver.
Leave the hotel and hotel rooms the way you found them.
The following are disciplinary actions that may be taken in the event that the Code of Conduct is not followed (depending upon the severity of the misconduct):
*Parents and guardians contacted
*Sent home immediately at his/her own expense
*Placed in the care of a chaperone
*Confined to a specified area
The College Tour students are required to adhere to the following dress code policies for the duration of the trip. Parents/guardians are asked to help us by ensuring their student has packed the proper clothing materials.
While students are traveling on the bus, doo-rags, wraps, etc are permitted however once students exit the bus, all hair wraps, doo-rags, etc must be removed.
Gentlemen are to remove all hats when entering any building.
We recommend layers to prepare for changes in temperature including sweaters/and or jackets for cooler weather. Rain jackets are preferred rather than umbrellas.
Comfortable shoes for walking and standing are vitally important.
The following clothing items are PROHIBITED:
Clothing bearing profane or explicit language or image
‘Sagging” pants or pants that are too tight
Shirts that are shear or have an inappropriately low V at the neck
Short skirts or short- shorts
Tattered or ripped clothing
List of Colleges and Universities
The College Tour has visited some of the top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) as well as some of the most prestigious universities in America.
Virginia State University
Norfolk State University
Old Dominion University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Central University
Clark Atlanta University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Winston Salem State University
Tennessee State University
Meharry Medical College
Delaware State University
University of Pennsylvania
New York University
University of the District of Columbia
Bowie State University
University of Maryland College Park
University of Maryland Baltimore County
George Washington University
Morgan State University
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