Beyond Academics: 7 Things You Should Look for in a Potential College

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 3/28/17 4:30 PM

Many prospective students spend a lot of time thinking about the academic elements of their college search: GPAs, test scores, AP credits, and so on. There’s nothing wrong with this approach—after all, the main reason you attend college is to achieve a degree in a particular academic field.

But academics are far from the only part of college. You need to think about other characteristics of your future school if you want to choose the right place to pursue a degree. Consider these seven factors as you evaluate different schools in the college decision process. 

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Topics: Choosing a College

College Application Checklist: March 2017

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 3/14/17 4:30 PM

Download the Ultimate College Decision Timeline March usually means the beginning of spring here in Fort Wayne, and like the shift in seasons, the third month of the year also brings a turning point in the college application process.

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

Day in the Life: An IPFW Freshman

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 3/9/17 4:30 PM

Every college can tell you what programs they offer, the kind of housing options that are available, and what financial aid opportunities they have. But it’s hard to understand the actual experience of being a college student until you attend. How will you spend your days and evenings?

To find out, let’s walk through what a typical day in the life of a new Mastodon might look like, highlighting the many opportunities available for IPFW students.

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Topics: Choosing a College, Going to School at IPFW

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

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

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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