When it comes to deciding which college or university is right for you or your daughter, it’s all about fit.  Colleges, like high schools, come in all shapes and sizes.  They are large, medium and small; public and private; single gender and co-educational; in urban and rural settings — or even overseas.   They have different cultures, academic offerings, sports and clubs.  And, of course, they come with all sorts of price tags and scholarship opportunities.

At Our Lady of Mercy Academy (OLMA), we believe that the best way to get a feel for fit is by taking to the highway on college tours.   This summer, we will be sponsoring two college tours.  The first one will be a day trip on July 9 to four New Jersey schools.  The second one will be an overnight tour.  It is scheduled for July 11-12.  We will visit five schools in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Please click below to download a pdf version of our brochures:

OLMA NJ College Tour — July 9

OLMA PA-DE College Tour — July 11-12

Additional details on each tour is below.

OLMA NJ College Tour

Welcome to the 2018 OLMA NJ College Tour.  Join us on Monday, July 9 as we visit four area colleges.  We will make stops at:  Rider University, Princeton University, The College of New Jersey, and Monmouth University.

COST:  $110 (Includes transportation and a snack.
DEADLINE:  The registration deadline for this tour is June 29, 2018.

OLMA PA-DE College Tour

Welcome to the 2018 OLMA PA-DE College Tour.  Join us on July 11-12, 2018 as we travel to the Lehigh Valley and to Newark, DE.  We will make stops at:  Moravian College, Lafeyette College, Lehigh University, Ursinus College and University of Delaware.

COST:  $450 (Includes transportation, hotel, four meals and snacks).
DEADLINE:  The registration deadline for this tour is June 29, 2018.

Both tours are open to all OLMA rising sophomores, juniors and seniors.  To register, please click on the button below.

You will also need to print and return the Release and Medical forms linked below.  For more information, please email our Director of Guidance at:  mrs.szawlewicz@olmanj.org.


What to do before you go:

Before your tour, take the time to do some research.  Visit each school’s website and explore academic programs, athletics, housing, admissions requirements, and scholarship and financial aid opportunities.  Check out the school’s YouTube channel.  Take a virtual tour of the campus and create a list of questions to ask during your visit.
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