College Fairs: Insider Tips for High School Juniors and Seniors

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 3/7/17 4:30 PM

College fairs are an excellent resource for prospective students to learn about universities, connect with admissions counselors, and find out what it takes to attend the school of their dreams.

You need to prepare yourself if you want to get the most out of college fairs. Here are some tips to help you find, navigate, and talk with the admissions professionals you meet at these events.

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Topics: Applying to College, Application Timeline, College Fairs, For High School Juniors

How to Find Your Perfect College Size

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 3/2/17 5:00 PM

Choosing a college is a bit like choosing a car. There’s a plethora of options, but not all of them meet your needs. Your ideal vehicle is comfortable, functional, and within your budget. You’ll use similar criteria when deciding where to attend school.

Size is another important factor in selecting both a car and a college. Let’s look at common characteristics of both large and small schools, then see which one might be best for you based on your personality and goals.

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Topics: Choosing a College

Introduction to IPFW: The Freshman Orientation

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 2/28/17 4:30 PM

Attending college means a big transition. It’s a different environment, with new classmates, new instructors, and a whole new way of learning.

At IPFW, you go through a two-step orientation process designed to make your transition as easy as possible. The Student Success and Transitions office, based in Kettler Hall, coordinates everything.

Understanding what happens when, which forms to submit, and so on—as well as approaching the whole thing with the right mindset—will give you a smooth transition into your first year as a Mastodon.

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Topics: Going to School at IPFW

Stuck Between Two Colleges? How to Break the Tie

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 2/23/17 4:30 PM

It can be tough to choose between two good options. If you’ve been accepted to not just one, but two of your top schools, you may find yourself feeling stuck and unsure how to proceed. 

We’ve come up with a few ways to work through the decision and break the tie.

(Also, check out our post on what to do if you get accepted everywhere you applied for more advice on how to choose between schools.)

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Topics: Choosing a College

The 4 Job Skills You Learn as a Liberal Arts Major

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 2/21/17 4:30 PM

Who says liberal arts degrees don’t lead to rewarding, successful, lucrative careers? (Certainly not us—we’ve written before about six well-paying jobs for liberal arts graduates.) 

The truth is that a degree in the liberal arts or humanities can open a lot of doors for your career, and may even make you stand out among other applicants when applying for jobs with some companies. In fact, there are tons of cases where liberal arts graduates have gone on to not only do well in their careers, but also change the world.

Whether your focus is on history, economics, literature, social work, or something else altogether, an education in liberal arts will prepare you for your career by teaching you essential skills that employers are looking for.

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Topics: Choosing a Major, liberal arts

Congrats! You Got Accepted Everywhere You Applied. Now What?

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 2/14/17 5:00 PM

Download the IPFW Viewbook After months of preparation, keeping track of deadlines, and meticulously checking for an update to your admissions status, you’ve found yourself in the best possible situation: you were accepted by every school you applied to.


But once you’ve had a chance to celebrate your amazing accomplishment, you have a pretty big decision ahead of you: how do you choose where you want to go?

It can be a tough choice to make. Here’s how to start narrowing down your options.

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Topics: Choosing a College




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