215 East Bay Street, Suite 401
Charleston, SC 29401 USA
COLLEGE VISITS’ mission is to help participants make an educated choice of where they want to spend some of the most important years of their lives. Every year, hundreds of students participate on more than 25 different trips to campuses throughout the United States and Canada. College Visits has led students, parents, and counselors from every region of the U.S. and dozens of countries all over the world.
As pioneers in this field, College Visits is able to arrange meetings with admissions officers, student led campus tours, experiencing campus dining, and campus housing. We travel with the safest, most experienced charter bus companies and accommodations are in reputable hotels near campuses. We make sure that students have an enlightening and fun experience by attending cultural and sporting events, shopping districts and city landmarks. College Visits provides educational materials at the start of every tour. A workbook and meeting sessions describe the schools we visit and offer helpful hints about what to ask during college appointments, Financial Aid information, and places not to miss.
COLLEGE VISITS was founded and is directed by Robert Rummerfield, A former Assistant Director of Admissions at The Johns Hopkins University. Robert is a graduate of Loyola University of Maryland (BA), The Johns Hopkins University (MAS), and The Citadel (MEd.).
Robert is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Council of International Schools and the International Association for College Admission Counseling. He has visited and maintains contacts with hundreds of schools from around the world.
Since 1991, when he established College Visits in Charleston, SC, he has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and major radio and TV stations.
We save time, money, and uncertainty for students and parents organizing a family trip.
Families spend up to $250,000 for a college education for one child. University education is a major investment, and parents want to make the best and most secure choice possible. Students do well when they are in an environment where they are content and challenged. An unhappy student who wants to transfer will spend time and energy in applying to new schools, has to re-adjust and might lose credits in the process. Visiting college campuses is the single best way to get a sense of what a successful fit is really like.