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

How to Attend a College Fair

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 11/16/17 4:45 PM

It’s college fair season! Attending a fair is like wandering through a pop-up shopping mall for universities and their degree programs. You can sample the schools who attend, talk with the admissions counselors, and get a taste of the education and experience that each school offers.

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Topics: Choosing a College, College Visits, Going to School at IPFW, For High School Juniors, For High School Seniors

Should You Major in Music in College? 3 Tips to Help You Decide

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 10/26/17 5:13 PM

You learned an instrument, joined the band (or maybe several bands), and generally fell in love with the musician’s life. Now, with college on the horizon, you started entertaining the thought of taking your love of music with you to school and making it your major.

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Topics: Choosing a Major, Majoring in: Music, For High School Juniors, For High School Seniors

Seven Apps to Help You Find and Apply to College

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 10/19/17 5:03 PM

Apps – they’re everywhere you and your phone are. They play games, post to social media, help you track your car insurance, follow the headlines, watch cat videos, and so much more.

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

What is Engineering? And Should You Major in It?

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 10/14/17 4:45 PM

“For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by things large and small. I wanted to know what made my watch tick, my radio play, and my house stand. I wanted to know who invented the bottle cap and who designed the bridge. I guess from early on I wanted to be an engineer.” -- Henry Petroski, Ph.D., noted professor, author, and engineer

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Topics: Choosing a Major, Majoring In: Engineering, For High School Juniors, For High School Seniors

Get Yourself a Full Ride: Scholarships That Will Pay for Everything

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 9/26/17 4:41 PM

Full-ride scholarships are the college applicant’s Holy Grail. Granted, they’re hard to get, but if you can lay your hands on one, you’ve got it made.

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Topics: Financial Aid, For High School Juniors, For High School Seniors


 

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