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Summer Visits to College Campuses: Worth the Gas?

Question: I'll be a high school senior in September, and my family is planning a college-visit trip for mid-August when my day camp counselor job ends. I have heard that it's not a good idea to see colleges with no students on campus, but my father thinks that this is the only time we can go. With gas prices so high, is the trip going to be worthwhile?

"The Dean" is delighted to encounter a student who is sensitive to the high price of gasoline these days. Of course, this may also be your way of trying to wheedle out of a family junket to deserted campuses when you'd rather chill on the beach after seven weeks of box-stitched key chains and capture-the-flag.

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