College FAQ: What is Dual Credit?

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 9/22/16 8:30 AM

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

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Can I Skip the New SAT and Take the ACT Instead?

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 9/20/16 4:15 PM

Download the Ultimate College Decision Timeline As you know, the SAT underwent a huge update last March. So—if you identify with the class of 2017—you may find yourself in a bit of a weird position in deciding how to deal with the changes and the new possibilities the updated test has to offer.

In the face of a new SAT and the reliable ACT exams still available, one possibility for you is to skip the new SAT and just take the ACT. Is that how to handle this or is it a bad move for new college applicants?

Let’s hash it out.

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Topics: Applying to College, Application Timeline

10 Types of Colleges Explained for First Generation Students

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 9/15/16 8:30 AM

Applying to college is definitely a process—especially if you’re a first generation college student. What makes that process more of a process? Finding out that there are all kinds of different colleges.

That’s frustrating—not only are you trying tochoose a major, figuring out how to pay for college, and trying to understand the application process, but now you have to choose the type (private, public, vocational, etc.) that is the best fit for you.

As potentially frustrating as that is, it’s also a good thing; it means you have options and can find the institution that serves as a best fit for you and where you want your path to lead.

In the meantime, we can at least help you narrow down the list—here are ten types of colleges you may run across in your application process, explained.

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Topics: Choosing a College

The 3 Types of Colleges to Include in Your Application Mix

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 9/13/16 8:30 AM

“Going to college” is the common phrase—what’s not included in that is how many different types of colleges you have to choose from.

This is both awesome and a little intimidating. No worries though—we picked the three types of colleges you’ll want to include in your applications mix.

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Topics: Choosing a College

SAT vs. ACT: Which Test is Best for Indiana Colleges?

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 9/8/16 8:30 AM

It’s part of the high school experience to be stressed over the SAT and ACT. It’s also part of the experience to prepare tirelessly for the prep exams just to come close to feeling like you are ready to rock those exams.

You’re probably aware that these tests are important for your future, but maybe you’re not sure why or how. Which one—if either—is more important for getting into college? What’s the difference between the two, and how do they apply specifically to Indiana?

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Topics: Applying to College

5 Questions First Generation College Students Are Afraid to Ask

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 9/6/16 8:30 AM

If you are a first-generation college student, then you should be proud—that is a huge accomplishment.

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Topics: Applying to College, Application Timeline


 

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