Answering Your Family’s College Questions at Thanksgiving

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 11/23/17 9:00 AM

Thanksgiving is here, complete with food comas, football, and fielding questions from family about what you’re doing with your life.

Maybe it isn't a big deal in your family. Maybe you wanted to be a veterinarian or an engineer or a school teacher since kindergarten, so your college plans come as no surprise to even the most distant relatives around the dinner table.

For others, you may find yourself explaining your choice to go to school out of state, study art history, or don the colors of a sports rival. You may not even know what you want to study, yet.

Don’t panic. We’ve come up with a few suggestions for how to handle your family’s questions about your college this November.

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Topics: Choosing a College, Choosing a Major, For High School Seniors

How to Attend a College Fair

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 11/16/17 4:45 PM

It’s college fair season! Attending a fair is like wandering through a pop-up shopping mall for universities and their degree programs. You can sample the schools who attend, talk with the admissions counselors, and get a taste of the education and experience that each school offers.

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Topics: Choosing a College, College Visits, Going to School at IPFW, For High School Juniors, For High School Seniors

Five Alternatives to Taking on Student Loan Debt

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 11/9/17 6:02 PM

Student loan debt – you hear about it everywhere. No matter how much you and your parents prepared and saved for college, the odds are good that you’ll need at least a few loans to get through school. In fact, about 70% of new graduates have outstanding loans to pay back.

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Topics: Financial Aid, Student Loans, For High School Seniors

How Much Student Debt Is Too Much? How to Find Out

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 11/2/17 4:50 PM

If you’re thinking about college, then you’re probably also thinking about money – or, more to the point, costs.

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Topics: Financial Aid, Student Loans, For High School Seniors

Should You Major in Music in College? 3 Tips to Help You Decide

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 10/26/17 5:13 PM

You learned an instrument, joined the band (or maybe several bands), and generally fell in love with the musician’s life. Now, with college on the horizon, you started entertaining the thought of taking your love of music with you to school and making it your major.

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Topics: Choosing a Major, Majoring in: Music, For High School Juniors, For High School Seniors

Seven Apps to Help You Find and Apply to College

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 10/19/17 5:03 PM

Apps – they’re everywhere you and your phone are. They play games, post to social media, help you track your car insurance, follow the headlines, watch cat videos, and so much more.

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Topics: Choosing a College, Applying to College, Choosing a Major, Application Timeline, For High School Juniors, For High School Seniors


 

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