"Touring colleges is a must! Unless you know exactly what you want to do and exactly where you want to go, I would go on the tours. "That spark" shows you what you really want. You could also visit a campus that you had on your list and realize it is not something you like. That's what the tour helps you do- it helps you decide what you really want! Finally, TS College Tours provides an amazing amount of information for college applications which has helped me improve my essay from something barely acceptable to something much more interesting."