TPSA Collegiate Tour is an organization formed to introduce students to Colleges and Universities. It is our desire to expose and support these universities . These schools have helped develop many famous and bright citizens from past and present . In order for these institutions to continue to exist, we must give our support.
TPSA Collegiate Tours was formed in 2013. TPSA has established itself as the "Best" option for your collegiate tour needs within North Dallas and surrounding areas. Our tours not only nourish the minds of our leaders of tomorrow, but provide a realistic experience of college life and culture. While touring with TPSA, students are afforded the opportunity to fellowship with current students and gain an understanding of the admissions requirements. This experience is invaluable as it helps students determine which institution best suits their personal and academic interests.
TPSA believes in investing in its community and routinely visits in states and out of state colleges and universities that are of specific interest to all students. University of North Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, University of Texas and Baylor are just a few of the many TPSA visits yearly.
We offer a week-long tour twice a year and One-Day Tours at various times throughout the year
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the benefits of participating in a college Tour?
TPSA Collegiate Tours believes early exposure to post-secondary institutions allow prospective students the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and experience necessary to make effective decisions when selecting an institute of higher learning.
2. Who should attend a college tour?
It is TPSA Collegiate Tours’ recommendation that students as early as eighth grade should attend college tours to help increase their interests in college and to provide a greater understanding of the importance of completing post-secondary education. Parents are also encouraged to attend as this act shows your child that you are invested in their future also.
3. What does a college tour consists of?
Most colleges and universities provide a brief overview of the many academic interests they have to offer. Additionally, the students are given the opportunity to visit the dormitories, meet current students and staff and most importantly, apply for admissions while visiting the school (Official transcripts are required depending on age group.)
4. What does the cost for the college tour cover?
The cost of the college tour includes coach bus travel to and from the colleges and universities, lodging accommodations, and three meals (generally breakfast and depends on length of trip.) The cost does not include additional spending money for food and entertainment. A separate cost is associated with travel to any amusement park or entertainment.
5. How are the accommodations made for travel while on the college tour?
TPSA Collegiate Tours reserves the right to select appropriate lodging and dining establishments as dictated by the cost of the trip. Our standard is to ensure the participants are comfortable and have options for dining and entertainment.
6. What do we need to bring on this tour?
For comfort and appropriateness, TPSA Collegiate Tours suggest you bring comfortable, but appropriate clothing. While visiting the colleges and universities, you will have the opportunity to meet the staff and students, so your first impression should be memorable in a positive manner. Additionally, we suggest you bring items that will provide a comfortable bus ride including MP3 Players, CD-Walkman, books and other items of interest.
7. Who ensures the safety of the students?
TPSA Collegiate Tours is committed to ensuring all students are monitored and supervised at all times. TPSA Collegiate Tours dedicates one adult chaperone to every 8-10 students. Additionally, it is a requirement of TPSA Collegiate Tours that both parents and students sign a Code of Conduct form (Discussed in more detail at the TPSA Orientation.)