Best of the Blog: Breaking the Tie between Two Great Schools

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 4/26/18 4:45 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 unsure how to proceed. 

We came 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

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

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

College Application Checklist: March 2018

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 3/8/18 4:45 PM

Energetic green shoots of flowers started peeking out of the ground around the south side of the Student Center last week. The students coming back from spring break look recharged and ready to tackle the rest of the semester -- probably just like you as you go through your junior and senior years!

Let's see what needs to happen this month to keep you (or your child) moving forward in the college application process.

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

Finding the Right Kind of College to Match Your Future

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 1/18/18 4:45 PM

You're going to college in a year or two. Congratulations! But what does that "going to college" really mean? What kind of college is in your future? Where will you end up? 

Although people use the term "college" to mean any kind of education beyond high school, college actually has several very specific -- and somewhat confusing -- meanings, especially if you're a first-generation student.

To help you make sense of all this, let's look at the three most common things called "colleges" that you'll run into during the application process.

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Topics: Choosing a College

5 Tips to Help You Get Into the College(s) of your Dreams

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 1/4/18 7:26 PM

As you look towards next year, you can practically see the future -- heading off to school, attending the college of your dreams, and graduating into an awesome life.

But where do you start your quest to get into that awesome college? And how do you do it? Should you focus on test scores, sharpen your writing, volunteer for community service, join some clubs, or what?

In reality, the answer to that is "yes" -- you need all of those things at one point or another, but don't get overwhelmed. Take things one step at a time and you'll be on your way to college sooner than you think.

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





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