Colleges Test Videoconferencing for Virtual Campus Visits

For years, high-school students who wanted information on a college could always grab a brochure from the counselor's office. More recently, they could look at the college's Web site. Now some colleges are trying videoconferencing.

Akin to visiting a high school for recruitment purposes, six colleges participated in a videoconference in March with about 40 prospective students at Cherry Hill West High School, in New Jersey. Admissions counselors at the