Read the advice students at three of our colleges would give to incoming college students.
The transition to college is exciting for first-year students, but it can also be stressful. Your student may have a number of unanswered questions or simply be nervous about being on their own. We asked a couple of current students what they thought was important to pass along to the incoming class. Read their responses.
Find out which college credits earned during high school may be accepted by each of our colleges.
Each of our colleges awards credit or advance placement to first-year students who have participated in dual-credit programs — such as Advanced Placement (AP), Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO), International Baccalaureate (IB) and College in the Schools (CIS) — but their policies do differ.
Figure out what your student will likely pay to attend college after subtracting grants and scholarships.
Few students actually pay the “list price” thanks to financial aid. To find a more accurate cost based on your family’s unique circumstances and finances, visit the net price calculators for each of our colleges. (Every college is required to provide one on their website.)
Learn about fall campus visit options at our colleges.
Nothing helps students better imagine what it would be like to live and learn on a specific campus than visiting it in person. All 17 of our nonprofit private colleges hold visit events for high school students throughout the fall — including Oct. 18 and 19, when Minnesota high schools are out for MEA. View our full list of fall visit events with links to more information on each college’s website.
Explore how perseverance and unexpected opportunities shaped the career trajectories of six recent alums.
Higher education — especially at liberal arts colleges — encourages students to pursue the path of discovery — of self, of interests, of direction. Sometimes that path leads students in unexpected directions and opportunities they never imagined.