get those good vibes,
no matter where you are.
experience any college.
vizzit any college.
What is College Vizzy?
College Vizzy is a peer to peer experience-sharing app with a mindful self-guided tour that guides the students who can visit campus more meaningfully and their thoughts and reflections can help those college applicants who are unable to visit college campuses "live and in person" be able to virtually "vizzit" them. With the help of their fellow "Vizzies," i.e. their fellow applicants who are able to visit colleges, students who are far-flung across the world or living in every tiny rural corner, major city, or somewhere in between can get the vibe or the feel of over 500 college campuses through the mindful experiences of their fellow applicants. College Vizzy doesn't use high tech drone footage, fancy edited and curated photos, or 360 degree videos. It simply uses the impressions, the thoughts, the feelings, and, yes, the selfies of the college applicants who actually make those campus treks.
What's the point of College Vizzy?
Over the last couple of years, we've been lucky enough to work with thousands of students from over 35 different countries on their college applications. While there are many factors that lead to the ridiculous amounts of stress that high school students feel during the admissions journey, one that seems to be particularly difficult to deal with is how in the world are you supposed to decide where to apply or attend if you've never visited? If you've never stepped foot on the quad or overheard a conversation in the dining hall? This puts students with financial difficulties or ridiculous distances at a distinct disadvantage, but even those who can afford to visit some campuses can't hope to visit every school on their list.
It became apparent to us that, although there are many photos, testimonials, reviews, or video tours available online, they simply weren't enough to allow prospective students to feel the vibe of the school. Many students wanted to know what it's like to be a current high school student visiting a specific campus, and many students who did get to visit wanted to be able to share their experience with others, but there was no good space online for these groups to come together. Thus, College Vizzy was born! After about a kajillion iterations, ideas, and designs, we are finally growing ever closer to bringing College Vizzy to you. We can't wait to share it with you, so you can finally share your College Vizzit experiences with each other!
What makes a great College Vizzit?
When you visit college campuses, try to pay attention to what's going on around you. Put your phone away for a few minutes, and just be mindful of your surroundings. See anything beautiful? Overhear any interesting conversations? Do the students look happy?
Go on the official tours and info sessions. They hold invaluable information--and be sure to take notes for your friends who can't come in person.
Head to the dining halls and try the food — you might be eating it for the next four years!
Ask questions. Lots of questions. Don't be shy. Odds are you'll never see these people again, and college students remember what it was like to be in your shoes. Plus, you're helping your fellow prospies out. Ask current students what they like to do on a Saturday afternoon or a Wednesday night, or what their favorite spot on campus is.