Best of the Blog: Application Advice from a Real Admissions Team

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 1/11/18 4:45 PM

Admissions Dept.jpgThis post is part of the Best of the Blog series - focused information designed to help you get into the college of your dreams.

Doing your own research makes a big difference when searching for the right college or university. Whether you want scholarship info or you're preparing for the Common App, there’s a ton of information available online (and elsewhere!) to help you get your bearings. 

Then again, sometimes it’s really good to go straight to an experienced source.

That's why we sat down with the IPFW Admissions team to get their insider advice on making your college application stand out.

Q1: What’s the single most important thing to do before applying to a college?

A1: Visit campus! Sure, you can learn a lot about a school before you even set foot on campus, there’s no better way to get a real, first-hand feeling for a school than to see it yourself. Come prepared with lots of questions for everyone you see that day. Focus on things to ask the admissions team, students in your major, and your tour guide.

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Topics: Applying to College, For High School Juniors, For High School Seniors

The Pros and Cons of Living On Campus during Freshman Year

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 11/30/17 5:11 PM

In addition to all of the other decisions happening in your crazy-busy high school world as a graduating senior, there’s one choice that’s bigger than you think: Where you decide to live at college.

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Topics: Financial Aid, For High School Seniors

Answering Your Family’s College Questions at Thanksgiving

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 11/23/17 9:00 AM

Thanksgiving is here, complete with food comas, football, and fielding questions from family about what you’re doing with your life.

Maybe it isn't a big deal in your family. Maybe you wanted to be a veterinarian or an engineer or a school teacher since kindergarten, so your college plans come as no surprise to even the most distant relatives around the dinner table.

For others, you may find yourself explaining your choice to go to school out of state, study art history, or don the colors of a sports rival. You may not even know what you want to study, yet.

Don’t panic. We’ve come up with a few suggestions for how to handle your family’s questions about your college this November.

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Topics: Choosing a College, Choosing a Major, For High School Seniors

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

Five Alternatives to Taking on Student Loan Debt

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 11/9/17 6:02 PM

Student loan debt – you hear about it everywhere. No matter how much you and your parents prepared and saved for college, the odds are good that you’ll need at least a few loans to get through school. In fact, about 70% of new graduates have outstanding loans to pay back.

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Topics: Financial Aid, Student Loans, For High School Seniors

How Much Student Debt Is Too Much? How to Find Out

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 11/2/17 4:50 PM

If you’re thinking about college, then you’re probably also thinking about money – or, more to the point, costs.

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Topics: Financial Aid, Student Loans, For High School Seniors


 

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