There’s still work ahead to make your college dreams come true, but you can do it. We have faith in you. Let’s see what needs your attention during April.
The clock on your financial aid is ticking. Have you filed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) yet?
If you haven't, then get on it right away!
Someone probably mentioned this step to as you went through the search process, but the filing deadline is almost here, so let's get you (and probably your parents, too) into FAFSA mode.
Here’s what you need to know about completing the 2018-19 FAFSA. (You can also visit the Department of Education FAFSA website for a complete, if sometimes lengthy, look at all things FAFSA.)
As a high school senior or rising junior, winter might seem like a good time to take a break from preparing for college. Fall is so far away, right? There's plenty of time to get everything researched, collected, organized, written, submitted, and followed-up... or maybe not.
Actually, fall be here before you know it. You’re already doing great with your college plans, so invest time on these cold winter nights to stay focused on reaching your goals.
Yes, things begin moving quickly in just a couple of months, but don’t worry. Use this checklist to help you stay on track and headed for the start of your college career. You can do this!
This 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.
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.
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.