Going Ivy’s Virtual Reality Campus Tours
Going Ivy now allows you to step onto different college campuses so you can experience them as if you are there.
As a high school student who is trying to figure out the colleges that might match you the best, it is important that you are able to picture yourself on the campuses in order to determine which ones appeal the most to your personality and what you are looking for in your college experience both in and out of the classroom. For many students and their families, visiting a large number of universities is impractical because of time and financial limitations. Going Ivy is proud to bring the campus world to our students through the use of cutting-edge virtual reality technology that can immerse them into a variety of different elite institutions around the country.
Going Ivy Harnesses Technology to Bring the World to Your Door
Going Ivy is a team of highly accomplished and experienced educational experts, academic counselors, former admissions officers and world-class tutors who have graduated from the top educational institutions in the world, including Harvard. We recognize the importance of finding the right college for each student but also understand that completing in-person visits just isn’t possible for everyone. Together with Kitchen Sink Studios, a creative agency that works with engineers, experts and reconstructions to recreate each campus in a realistic manner, we are able to allow you to step onto different college campuses so you can experience them as if you are there. This can help you narrow down your list of potential schools so that you can concentrate on those that you feel fit you the best.
Finding the Best Fit and Match for You Through Using VR Technology
In order to help you understand why the VR virtual campus tour technology might be important to help you choose the right college for you, it is important that you understand what the terms match and fit mean in the college applications and admissions process. A school that is the right match for you is one that you meet the eligibility requirements to attend. In other words, match refers more to your grade point average and your test scores when compared to the ranges that are posted by each college. Fit refers to the college that feels like home, where you can be yourself among classmates, the administration and the environment, or the institution at which you will mesh the best with socially, emotionally and cognitively. The University of Chicago reports that students are much likelier to graduate on time when they choose colleges that fit them the best.
The sheer number of degree-granting institutions in the U.S. illustrates how daunting narrowing down your college list can be. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there were 4,724 degree-granting colleges and universities in the U.S. as of 2014. The staff at Going Ivy can help you to narrow down the list according to your goals and aspirations as well as what you want in a college from academic to location to philosophy and values. In order to help you choose among the schools that we identify as good matches for you, it is important for you to do further research.
Unfortunately, checking out websites, blogs and social media pages of colleges will give you only a general idea of the cultures at different institutions. This is why many experts recommend that students complete campus visits and tours to get a feel of what attending the schools might be like. However, visiting a variety of different colleges is out of reach for many students and their families. The virtual reality campus tours at Going Ivy can help you to visit the campuses of many different colleges from our centers.
How the VR Technology Works
With Going Ivy’s VR technology, you are able to walk through different buildings, look around and experience the campuses as if you are really there. Our technology is Oculus-Rift based, but it is much more advanced than the type of VR technology that is commercially available to consumers for home use. You simply have to place the VR headset on to step into the college campus worlds. Before you do, our admissions counselors will have already helped you to narrow down your list of potential colleges to ones that match you. The virtual campus tours will be selected from among that match list. We will also help you with your selection by conducting an in-depth assessment of your learning style and personality to help you to weed out schools that are unlikely to fit you and your goals.
Contact Going Ivy Today
Going Ivy is dedicated to helping you to gain admission into the perfect school for you. We will work hand-in-hand with you throughout your college admissions process, beginning with your personal assessment, a tailored plan, tutoring, test preparation and application completion. By harnessing the latest technology, including our state-of-the-art communications portal and our virtual reality campus tours, we can bring the colleges that you like the most to you. We offer free, no-obligation consultations. Call us today to learn more about our virtual reality campus tours and how we can help you to find the best college for you.
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