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2023 Colleges of the Midwest

Join us as we set out for the Midwest to visit some of the top schools in the area.

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2023 Colleges of the Midwest Tour

Sunday, August 6th - Friday, August 11th, 2023


Did you know that visiting a college is termed “demonstrated interest” by schools and is one of the admissions criteria used to determine an applicant’s acceptance? In fact, “demonstrated interest” is one piece of the admissions puzzle that can give a student up to a 40% chance of being admitted over other applicants.


Join us as we head tour the Midwest region to visit some of the top schools in the area, including:

•      Ohio University

•      The Ohio State University

•      Indiana University – Bloomington

•      Purdue University

•      Northwestern University

•      University of Notre Dame

•      Michigan State University

•      University of Michigan


The Midwest region not only has excellent universities but also incredible experiential opportunities. When students are not in the classroom, they have the opportunity to be a part of a community that is rich in tradition and kindness. So kind, in fact, that researchers from the University of Cambridge published a study that stated participants from the Midwest exhibited friendly traits more commonly than people from any other region in the country. Not only will students who attend one of these schools receive an amazing education, but they will make friends to last a lifetime!  


Get ready for some exciting sightseeing opportunities! As we tour through the schools, there will be plenty of chances to experience what this city has to offer, including*:

•      Dine on some of the best Chicago Deep Dish Pizza!

•      "Rock out" at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


In addition to all of these incredible experiences, A-1 Tours offers an EXCLUSIVE partnership with University Seekers. University Seekers is a college preparatory service led by a local college admissions expert. With their guidance they market your personal profile to your dream schools. They stay in touch with the admissions departments to ensure your application is highlighted, giving you a leg up on the competition.


The college admissions process is a tricky one to navigate. Give yourself the best opportunity to succeed by joining us on our Colleges of the Midwest Tour!


*Tour itineraries are subject to change based on availability


Payment and Booking Deadline:

Book now with a $200 deposit

** Booking / final paymentdeadline: Friday, July 7, 2023 **


Itinerary and pricing subject to change upon confirmation of all participating entities.


Please note: For your safety, this tour will run on a motorcoach from our sister company A-1 Limousine.  This bus will be equipped with CIMR® Infection Control Technology that continuously disinfects the coach from viruses, bacteria, mold and other fungi by producing 0.02 ppm of hydrogen peroxide gas from the naturally occurring oxygen & water vapor in the air. For more information, please visit


A-1 Tours is not affiliated with any of the Colleges or Universities listed above.  Participating on this tour does not guarantee or imply admittance or preferential treatment during the admissions process.


A-1 Tours will make all efforts to operate each tour as originally described. A-1 Tours reserves the right, if need be, to cancel any and/or all components of the trip without prior notification. This includes, but is not limited to, tour timing, components, or full cancellation of the tour, if there are not enough paid participants. 

Day 1

Morning Departure
Lunch "on your own" en route
Duqusne Incline in Pittsburgh, PA


Day 2

Morning tour of Ohio University (NOTE: not the same school as The Ohio State University)
Boxed Lunch on the road
Afternoon tour of The Ohio State University

B, L

Day 3

Morning tour of Indiana University-Bloomington
Boxed Lunch on the road
Afternoon tour of Purdue University
Dinner at Lou Malnati’s in Chicago, IL

B, L, D

Day 4

Morning tour at Northwestern University
Boxed Lunch on the road
Afternoon tour of The University of Notre Dame

B, L, D

Day 5

Morning tour of Michigan State University
Boxed Lunch on the road
Afternoon tour of The University of Michigan

B, L, D

Day 6

Morning at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Depart for home

B, L


Tour itineraries are subject to change based on availability


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Code of Conduct

COVID-19 Vaccination: As required by schools on this tour, all paricipants MUST be fully vaccinated (CDC defines fully vaccinated as 2 weeks after final dose in primary vaccine series)  for Covid-19. All participants must show a valid COVID-19 Vaccine Card prior to boarding the bus at their chosen pickup location (either the actual card, or a picture of the actual card).  Should a passenger forget to bring or take a photo of their card, they may have someone send a picture of the card to them via text message, but will be unable to participate in any tour events until that picture has been recieved.  No refund will be given for any missed portions due to lack of COVID-19 Vaccine proof.


Face Masks: Facemasks are required to enter some establishments on this tour.   All participants should come prepared with enough 3-ply (required by schools) facemasks to last the entirety of the tour. A-1 Tours will have a small supply of masks in the event of an emergency or loss of mask by a student - but these masks should not be the sole masks you are utilizing.


Following Directions: A-1 Tours require every guest to abide by the preset schedule and follow all directions given by the Tour Leader or Chaperones.  Every day of the tour is jammed pack and we must stay on schedule to be able to visit all the Colleges and do all the activities we have planned.  Curfew must be abided by all students on the tour.  The Hotel floors we will be staying on will be monitored by a Security Guard to insure people remain in their rooms.


Respect: All participants must respect the Group Leader, Chaperones, fellow guests, the bus driver, the bus, Colleges/University Campus and Staff, restaurants, hotels and activity locations.  You are not only representing yourself and your High School at all locations but also A-1 Tours.  All guests are expected to be respectful to all the people we will meet on this tour.


Zero Tolerance for Bullying, Hate Speech and Physical/Sexual Assault or Harrassment: A-1 Tours has a Zero Tolerance policy on Bullying of any kind, including but not limited to physical, cyber and mental.  A-1 Tours has a Zero Tolerance policy on Hate speech, including but not limited to verbal and online.  A-1 Tours has a Zero Tolerance policy on Physical and Sexual assault or harrassment.  If you breech any of the Zero Tolerance Policies, you will be immediately removed from the tour without refund.  Any breech of the forementioned Zero Tolerance Policies may result in your child being handed over to local law enforcement.


Additional Items: Students are expected to behave and follow any policy and pricedure as if it were set forth in their school's code of cunduct


Photo Release: As a parent or guardian of this student, I hereby consent to the use of photographs/video taken during the course of the tour for publicity and/or promotional works (including publications, presentation or broadcast via newspaper, internet or other media sources). I do this with full knowledge and consent and waive all claims for compensation for use, or for damages.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address
Flemington Park & Ride Flemington Park and Ride
81 NJ-12, Flemington, NJ 08822
Princeton Jct. Train Sta. Vaughn Lot.#4 (pay via Parkmobile app}
Vaughn Dr. Princeton, NJ 08540
Yardley Park & Ride Yardley Park & Ride
1140 Woodside Rd, Yardley, PA 19067
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