Beyond Academics: 7 Things You Should Look for in a Potential College

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 3/28/17 4:30 PM

Many prospective students spend a lot of time thinking about the academic elements of their college search: GPAs, test scores, AP credits, and so on. There’s nothing wrong with this approach—after all, the main reason you attend college is to achieve a degree in a particular academic field.

But academics are far from the only part of college. You need to think about other characteristics of your future school if you want to choose the right place to pursue a degree. Consider these seven factors as you evaluate different schools in the college decision process. 

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Topics: Choosing a College

The Definitive College Application Plan for High School Juniors

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 3/23/17 4:30 PM

Students spend a lot of time thinking about college and what life there will be like, but junior year in high school is when thoughts turn to action. If you want to give yourself the best chance at attending your dream school, you need to start taking action in 11th grade. Below are 11 important steps to take to maximize your chances of attending the college of your choice:

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Topics: Application Timeline

IPFW Summer Honors Camp—is It Right for Me?

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 3/21/17 4:30 PM

The IPFW Summer Honors Camp (July 30–August 4) is an ideal way to experience what college is like as an IPFW student, before starting college. The camp is an opportunity to meet other students who are facing the same important questions about college, while working with some of the best IPFW faculty and experiencing the cultural offerings of Fort Wayne in the evenings.

This program may be for you if:

  • You are unsure where to apply to college
  • You want to learn more about different disciplines and majors
  • You are interested in meeting other students like you
  • You want to start earning college credit (This program is worth one credit hour!)

You can expect six exciting days filled with interdisciplinary learning and hands-on activities. Last year, students explored northeast Indiana when they visited Poe Quarry (an active quarry!) to learn about the mining process of minerals and other materials. They also visited Crooked Lake, where they took water samples for an in-depth look at living organisms using high-powered microscopes.

The excitement will continue this summer with field trips, workshops, and more. In the evening, experience Fort Wayne’s rich culture and lively atmosphere (we don’t list it as One of the 7 Best College Towns in the Midwest for nothing). Explore the city and get to know students who, just like you, are planning for college while experiencing the best that IPFW has to offer!

Who is eligible? High school juniors who meet the Honors Program eligibility requirements. If you fall short of meeting the requirements or aren’t sure (or your high school doesn’t calculate class rank), you should contact the Honors Program directly to find out if you need additional materials for your application.

The cost for the camp is $273.75 for all six days, which includes housing, tuition, and meals. Fee waivers are available for those who qualify for free or reduced lunch programs.

Ready to apply? Simply submit an application to IPFW through the Collegiate ConnectionÔ, along with your camp application and a short (800 words or less) essay using the prompt “Why are you interested in this program and what do you hope to gain from it?” The priority deadline is March 27, 2017, but the final deadline to apply is April 17.

 Excited about this one-of-a-kind opportunity? Apply today and download the Viewbook to get a look at IPFW and all it has to offer.

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Topics: Going to School at IPFW

5 Benefits of Submitting Your College Applications Early

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 3/16/17 4:30 PM

Deadlines are a fact of life during the college application process. From applications to standardized tests to financial aid, there’s some type of due date involved in almost every step of your college search.

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Topics: Applying to College

College Application Checklist: March 2017

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 3/14/17 4:30 PM

Download the Ultimate College Decision TimelineMarch usually means the beginning of spring here in Fort Wayne, and like the shift in seasons, the third month of the year also brings a turning point in the college application process.

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Topics: Choosing a College, Applying to College, Application Timeline

Day in the Life: An IPFW Freshman

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 3/9/17 4:30 PM

Every college can tell you what programs they offer, the kind of housing options that are available, and what financial aid opportunities they have. But it’s hard to understand the actual experience of being a college student until you attend. How will you spend your days and evenings?

To find out, let’s walk through what a typical day in the life of a new Mastodon might look like, highlighting the many opportunities available for IPFW students.

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Topics: Choosing a College, Going to School at IPFW


 

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