The new way colleges are giving tours

Posted at 5:30 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 16:21:09-04

KENOSHA COUNTY — High school seniors have a lot of decisions to make with college, and COVID-19 is not making it any easier.

Usually, Carthage College would offer tours with 30 students and their parents. But now, it is one at a time.

Worries over the spread of coronavirus shrunk the number of student ambassadors from a dozen to one. Jamie First started giving in-person tours again late last month.

“It's nice that you can connect with the families a lot more and answer their individual questions," said First.

Nicola Betz, a senior at Yorkville High School in Illinois appreciates being able to see what her future could look like in person, “It's not the same as doing a virtual tour a lot of people think it is definitely a different experience walking around so it's really nice.”

So does her father John, who is not a fan of virtual tours, “Being here is much better so you can feel if its a fit if you really like it. Asking questions directly and follow ups are so much harder than dealing with the chats online.”

Here’s your Rebound Rundown:

  • Carthage College has a two-week wait to get an in-person tour.
  • Virtual tours are still available.

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