10 Questions to Ask Colleges That Your Guidance Counselor Never Told You

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 12/27/16 8:30 AM

Whether you’re visiting a college in person, talking to a representative, or following a school on social media, knowing what questions to ask will help you make a better and more informed decision about where you want to go, and how well a college fits your goals.

New Call-to-action And while schools are great at sending you tons of information on majors, housing, and tuition, there may be things that are important to you that get left out of the brochure.

Check out these ten questions that your guidance counselor might not have told you to ask. 

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Topics: Choosing a College, College Visits

10 Questions to Ask Business Students When Visiting Schools

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 5/5/16 8:00 AM

High school students at a Doermer School of Business college fair tableBusiness is a go-to major for a reason. It opens up a wide range of doors in a variety of industries and it’s also the most popular degree in the U.S., which means numerous schools offer it as part of their curriculum.

While doing the “typical” campus tour is a great place to start in getting to know a school, the way to really get in the know about what business student life is like is to ask the students already living it. We’ll help you get started.

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Topics: College Visits, Choosing a Major, Majoring In: Business

12 Questions to Ask When Visiting Art Schools

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 4/21/16 8:00 AM

Van Gogh Mastodon on IPFW campusHere’s the thing: Not all art schools are created equal.

While most schools have an arts program, there are certain things that set quality schools apart, it’s crucial that students consider those things so they can attain the quality of education they deserve and need in order to nurture their talents, advance them to the next level, and provide opportunities and support after graduation.

A great place to learn about these distinguishing variables is online by reading blogs (look at you getting ahead of us), but there is no replacement for actually visiting a school, seeing the studios and works in progress, and—if possible—meeting some of the faculty.

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Topics: College Visits, Majoring In: Art

Top 8 Things to Do Off Campus in Fort Wayne

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 1/5/16 8:00 AM

Fort Wayne is one of Indiana’s best college towns. From coffee shops to indie art galleries and movie houses to live theatre and music venues, the Summit City offers a ton of spots to unwind, socialize, and be entertained just outside of campus. And with the ongoing efforts to revitalize downtown, there’s never been a better time to live, work, and study here.

We compiled a list of some of our students’ favorite places to hang out off campus, just to give you an idea of what it’s like to be a college student in Indiana’s second-largest city.

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Topics: College Visits, Fort Wayne

9 Questions to Ask Every Admissions Counselor

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 12/3/15 8:00 AM

When visiting campus, you’ve got a lot to do: check out student housing, talk to current students, get a feel for campus life, and learn your way around. However, one thing you want to make sure you have time for is a chance to sit down with an admissions counselor.

While your tour guide can be a great resource to offer the “student” perspective of campus, it’s worth meeting with an admissions representative directly to get some of your high-level questions answered one-on-one. You can usually make an appointment in advance.

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Topics: Choosing a College, College Visits

12 Questions to Ask Students (in Your Major)

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 12/1/15 8:00 AM

We’ve mentioned before that one of the best things you can do when visiting campus is to talk to current students. This is a really important part of your trip to campus because you’re likely to discover things you wouldn’t normally hear about while on the official tour. (And while it may seem strange at first to walk up to strangers and ask for their opinion, most students are used to being approached at some point or another.)

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Topics: Choosing a College, College Visits, Choosing a Major


 

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