Tour Basics

Tour Originates in Los Angeles

  • 4 Days & 3 Nights
  • Program fee: $1,295
  • Deposit: $400 reserves your seat
  • Fee includes everything but lunches and dinners (upon arrival in LA)
  • Add-on excursions: San Diego &/or Santa Barbara

The Itinerary Highlights*

NOVEMBER 10 -- Friday
Evening airport greeting and transfer
Check-in hotel -- Santa Monica Hampton Inn (new)

Add-on excursions (both require early morning flight arrivals):

  • Pacific Coast Highway: UC Santa Barbara & Pepperdine (Additional fee)
  • San Diego: UC Diego, SDSU, or USD (Additional fee w/flight arrival in SAN)

NOVEMBER 11 -- Saturday
USC Open House or Occidental Open House
Optional visit: Loyola Marymount or Mount St. Mary's
Sightseeing tour of LA
Evening dinner in Los Angeles

NOVEMBER 12 -- Sunday
You have options:

  • Campus visit to the Claremont Colleges (McKenna, H Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, Scripps) with a Santa Monica Pier & Beach visit
  • All-day: Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Study day (hotel) with or without a Santa Monica Pier & Beach visit
  • Fun day at the Santa Monica Pier & Beach

With the exception of the group at Universal Studios, everyone will enjoy dinner in Santa Monica.

NOVEMBER 13 -- Monday
Featured Campus Visit: UCLA or Mount St. Mary's University
Brief tour of Westwood, Beverly Hills
Featured Campus Visit: Caltech or Cal State LA
Evening flight home from LAX

* Itinerary is subject to change.

Featured Campus Visits

Let us know if you need to visit a college that is not on the list. With prior arrangement, you may alternate colleges for campus visits. An additional travel fee may be required for other colleges.

  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • California State University, LA
  • Claremont Colleges: Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, Scripps
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Occidental College (Oxy)
  • Mount St. Mary's University (designated CTCL)
  • UC Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of Southern California (USC)

Fee Includes

  • Personalized campus visits of featured schools on the itinerary
  • Accommodations at the brand new Santa Monica Hampton Inn & Suites
  • All breakfasts and one dinner
  • All ground transportation
  • Airport greeting & transfers
  • Sightseeing tour
  • 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