Tour Basics

Tour Originates in Los Angeles

  • 4 Days & 3 Nights
  • Program fee: $1,295
  • Fee includes everything but lunches and dinners 
  • Add-on excursions: San Diego, Claremont Colleges

Fee Includes

  • Originates in LA (Does NOT include travel to and from LA)
  • Personalized campus visits as detailed on itinerary
  • Accommodations at the Santa Monica Hampton Inn & Suites (Fee includes quad occupancy in a room with two queen beds. A private bed is available with $300 surcharge.)
  • All breakfasts
  • All ground transportation
  • Airport greeting & transfers
  • Sightseeing tour and entrance fees
  • Admission to Universal Studio Hollywood 
  • Campus liaison at each featured college to answer questions during and after our visit 
  • Our signature College Selection & Admission Process" (CSAP) sessions throughout the tour
  • Program and tour staff (Includes college counselors)
  • Night security staff

The Itinerary Highlights*

NOVEMBER 10 -- Friday
Evening airport greeting and transfer
Check-in hotel -- Santa Monica Hampton Inn (new)
[No need to miss school on Friday]

NOVEMBER 11 -- Saturday
University of Southern California Open House
Evening on Santa Monica Pier & Beach

Note: Many academic programs at USC will host individual events during the Open House. Please check with any department you are interested in visiting. Here is a partial listing:

NOVEMBER 12 -- Sunday
Private tours: UC Santa Barbara & Pepperdine
Q&A Session w/students at UCSB
Pacific Coast Highway Photo Opportunities
Dinner in Malibu
[Alternate day: Universal Studios Hollywood]

NOVEMBER 13 -- Monday
Campus Visit: UCLA
Sightseeing tour: Westwood, Beverly Hills, Hollywood
Late afternoon flight home from LAX

* While is not expected, the itinerary may change.


    Optional Excursions

    An additional fee is required for each of these optional add-on trips. 

    San Diego: UC San Diego, SDSU, or USD

    • Friday, November 10 -- 10 am to 7 pm
    • Comprehensive visit to UC San Diego, San Diego State University, or University of San Diego (select one or two)
    • Requires early morning flight to San Diego (not LAX) by 10 am
    • Includes travel from San Diego to Santa Monica Hampton Inn & Suites
    • Fee = $350

    The Claremont Colleges -- Monday, November 13

    • Monday, November 13 (Replaces visit to UCLA)
    • Visit one or more of the colleges: Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pomona, Pitzer, Scripps
    • Includes official tours and visits with current students
    • Departs for LAX after spending the day at the Claremont Colleges
    • Evening (not afternoon) flight home is required
    • Fee = $100

    Other Los Angeles Area Colleges

    With prior arrangement, you may alternate colleges for campus visits. Some will require an additional travel fee. Let us know if you need to visit a college that is not on the list.

    • California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
    • California State University, Fullerton
    • California State University, LA
    • California State University, Long Beach
    • Chapman University
    • Claremont McKenna College (see Excursion above)
    • Harvey Mudd College (see Excursion above)
    • Loyola Marymount University
    • Mount St. Mary's University (designated CTCL)
    • Occidental College (Oxy)
    • Pepperdine University
    • Pitzer College (see Excursion above)
    • Pomona College (see Excursion above)
    • San Diego State University (see Excursion above)
    • Scripps College (see Excursion above)
    • UC Irvine
    • UC San Diego (see Excursion above)
    • UC Santa Barbara (see Excursion above)
    • University of San Diego (see Excursion above)