Find out why having a plan to transfer from a 2-year to private college matters.
There are many reasons why high school students may choose to attend a community college before transferring to a four-year institution. Maybe it’s to better prepared academically or maybe it’s to be closer to home. Whatever the reason, a community college can be the right path for a student, but making the jump to a four-year college can be tricky. The key is to make a plan as early as possible.
Learn more about what is happening on our campuses and around the world.
Maybe you want to find out more about what is happening on campus. Or maybe you’re curious about the importance of the U.S. Census, the power of the spoken word or what it is like to perform at Carnegie Hall. Several of our member colleges launched podcasts over the last year or so, drawing on staff and faculty expertise.
Discover how scholarships are helping three of our students achieve their goals.
Thousands of our students receive scholarships and grants that make it possible for them to attend private nonprofit colleges. We recently featured three students who were recipients of scholarships provided through the Minnesota Private College Fund, which provides scholarships to nearly 300 students each year thanks to donations from steadfast supporters.
Access free resources and events offered by the Council to help you help families.
What makes “free” better? When what’s been offered for free is in fact useful. The Council has numerous free resources to help counselor and college access professionals as well as families learn how private colleges are different and what our members have to offer.
Find tips and advice on arranging the visit and resources to promote it.
It may seem like it’s way too early to begin planning a group summer college visit for your students, but such visits tend to require more planning since is school out — more so if you’ve never done it before. To help you with this, we encourage you to review two past articles on the topic:
Use our event list to help students and families plan a campus visit.
Students don’t have to wait until summer or next fall to plan a campus visit. Most of our member colleges also hold visit events during the winter or spring. View our list of upcoming visit events and encourage students to learn more by using the links to each college’s website.
Learn more about this year’s summer programs to share with families.
Did you know that our colleges offer a wide variety of on-campus summer programs for middle and high school students — from sports to academic to music to culture camps? It’s a great way for parents to keep them busy and engaged during the summer months, and many programs are offered each year. It’s also helps students get comfortable with being on a college campus and begin to see themselves there in the future.