The time has come to visit colleges with E, believe it or not. We went thru one campus in the area where we were living and there are 2 near the place we live now- these are part of the Plan B just in case Plan A (his ideal dream) doesn't pan out right off the batt. Instead of just driving thru the campus and looking around, I'd like for him to meet a dean of students or someone so he can get the experience of talking to them about his goals in life. The problem is that I can't take off work for this before HS classes start and I will get federal holidays off this fall but I'm thinking no one will be at the college offices those days. Then, if I take 1 day off to go to the "ideal Plan A college", I'd have to work that around a federal holiday or weekend, too, because we'd really need a couple of days at least for the trip and college tour. I was wondering how other parents have worked this out- if you've been in the bad spot of not being able to tour a campus before the senior year starts. I don't think they'll be any problem taking a day or 2 off in the fall but right now just isn't feasible.