5 Questions College Tour Guides Love Answering

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 4/19/18 4:45 PM

A campus visit is your best opportunity to make sure the schools on your list are a good fit for you and your goals. 

We wrote quite a bit about preparing for your trip. You learned about important questions lots of people overlook, things to ask students in your major, and how you can learn about campus before you even get there.

But we never told you about the biggest resource available on campus tours—your tour guide! Your guide probably knows the answers to all of your questions about campus and what it’s like to go to school there.

But what do they wish more students would ask on their tours? Here's what we found out. Add these questions to your list for the next tour!

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Topics: Choosing a College, Questions to Ask

Deciding if Dual Credit is Right for You

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 4/12/18 4:45 PM

Imagine starting college with credits already on your transcript. Or better yet, imagine graduating a semester early because those credits shaved time off your degree.

A dual credit program like IPFW Collegiate Connection™ gives you a head start on college and can even save you some money down the road, but you still need to explore and understand it before jumping in wholeheartedly.

Dual credit courses demand a lot from you. Are you ready for the challenge? This article will help you think through the possibilities so you can make the best decision for your needs.

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Topics: Application Timeline

April Checklist for Juniors and Seniors

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 4/5/18 4:45 PM

It was a long winter, but you made it. For seniors, graduation is only a couple of months away. For juniors, your senior year looks closer than ever. You worked hard on your college research and paperwork for the last few months. Good job — let’s keep that going.

There’s still work ahead to make your college dreams come true, but you can do it. We have faith in you. Let’s see what needs your attention during April.

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Topics: College Visits, Scholarships, For High School Juniors, College Tours, For High School Seniors

Best of the Blog: What is Dual Credit?

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 3/29/18 4:45 PM

The term “dual-credit” sounds like a great thing—the more credit, the better, right?

But what exactly is a dual-credit course? Who can take them? How much do they cost in relation to a regular college course? What should a dual-credit course mean to you?

This week's blog post may just be able to answer these for you. Here's what students ask most often about dual-credit courses. 

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The FAFSA Deadline Is Almost Here!

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 3/22/18 4:45 PM

The clock on your financial aid is ticking. Have you filed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) yet?

If you haven't, then get on it right away!

Someone probably mentioned this step to as you went through the search process, but the filing deadline is almost here, so let's get you (and probably your parents, too) into FAFSA mode.

Here’s what you need to know about completing the 2018-19 FAFSA. (You can also visit the Department of Education FAFSA website for a complete, if sometimes lengthy, look at all things FAFSA.)

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Topics: Financial Aid, FAFSA Help, For High School Seniors

7 Ways to Explore a College BEFORE Visiting Campus

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 3/15/18 4:45 PM

Applying to college means a crash course in time management. You need to prep for the SAT and ACT, wrangle letters of recommendation, develop an amazing personal statement, and start your dorm room shopping list. It’s easy to run out of time before visiting all of the campuses that caught your eye.

Fear not, college applicants. Any university worth its salt puts tons of information online that can help you decide whether or not it’s worth the trip to see the campus in person.

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Topics: Choosing a College, College Visits


 

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