Explore the ways colleges are moving the campus visits online and what virtual options families have this summer.
Campus visits are a classic part of how students hunt for the right college. With COVID-19 limiting what families can do in-person, exploring college options is still possible, given how much is available online these days.
Find options to virtually explore our colleges this spring and summer.
Although COVID-19 has sidelined in-person campus visits and this year’s Minnesota Private College Week, you still have a variety of virtual options to explore colleges, including online self-guided tours (interactive, video, photo galleries) as well as virtual one-on-one visits with admissions staff or group virtual information sessions.
Learn which campuses no longer require students to submit ACT or SAT scores when applying.
Students applying to college this fall will have seven more test-optional institutions with Bethel University, Concordia College, Hamline University, Macalester College, St. Catherine University, St. Olaf College and the University of St. Thomas announcing the change. These institutions join four other that were already test-optional.
Check out our colleges’ resources for admitted students to help them get ready.
With the shift to online learning and the cancelation of everything from prom to graduation to college visits, the last semester for this year’s high school seniors has been a strange one. But do you know what’s not canceled — their first year in college. Here are some resources for students admitted to our member colleges to help them to get ready for their first college semester, the upcoming summer break and beyond!
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 why high school students should make plans and set goals early when intending to transfer schools.
There are several reasons some high school students go to community college before transferring to a four-year institution. Maybe they need to be better prepared academically or maybe they need to be closer to home. For students who know they want to earn a bachelor’s degree but will start off at a community college, navigating that path between two institutions can be tricky.
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.