Register for Minnesota Private College Week and learn about other options if the last week of June doesn’t work for families.
There’s still plenty of time for students and families to register for Minnesota Private College Week, June 25 through 29, to check summer campus visits off their to-do lists. Sessions are held each day from 9:30 to noon and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on all 17 of our campuses. Please considering sharing the following resources to help them plan their visits:
Help families find the right value mix of opportunities at one of our 17 colleges.
“Value” is word that covers a lot of ground during the college search process: the quality of education; the variety of academic and extracurricular options; the knowledge and skills gained for a career path; the sense of community on campus, and so on — and of course the monetary value is tied to all of these.
Consider being an early bird and order copies of the 2018 Minnesota Private College Week. Reserve your copies today, and we’ll send them out to you in January. Early orders are encouraged. (You’ll still be able to order copies later.)
Learn the reasons behind why colleges often ask students for a personal essay in the admissions process and how student reflection matters.
You probably already know that writing is often required when students apply to college, including for over half of our colleges. What is less well known is that the substance of the piece — your student’s reflection and authenticity — matters far more than how well it might be written.
Learn about programs that prepare high school students for college-level work that can also earn them college credit.
There are many ways that high school students can prepare for college-level work and even earn college credit while in high school. In Minnesota, that includes Advanced Placement, concurrent reenrollment programs like College in the Schools, the College-Level Examination Program, International Baccalaureate and Post-Secondary Enrollment Options.
Use our online search tool to explore more than 140 areas of study offered by our colleges as well as athletic and fine arts programs.
Our online areas of study search, known as the College Finder, allows students to search for more than 140 areas of study while also adding varsity athletics, club sports and fine arts programs into the mix. It’s a handy tool to narrow down college options to only those schools that offer programs that are of interest.
Find out when our colleges are holding their fall campus visit events.
As someone who works with students and families on their college planning, you know that nothing helps students better imagine what it would be like to live and learn at a college than visiting its campus. All 17 of our nonprofit private colleges have fall visit events for high school students scheduled — including on Oct. 19 and 20, when Minnesota high schools are out for MEA.
Learn the reasons behind why colleges often ask for a personal essay in the admissions process and why substance can weigh more than writing skill.
Ask a high school senior to write an essay for her English teacher, and it should feel routine. But ask her to write an essay for her college application, and it is a whole different assignment — one with different stakes.
Learn how to arrange group college visits for your students (and parents) during the summer.
It can be a challenge to arrange group college visits for your students (and parents) under normal circumstances, but it can be especially hard in the summer when school is out for everyone—including you! Scheduling it during Minnesota Private College Week can alleviate some of those challenges since our 17 colleges are already geared up for visits.