Why parents like Minnesota Private College Week
The following are comments made by parents in evaluations of Minnesota Private College Week. The most common comment we hear is that parents wish they had attended more colleges!
“Daughter fell in love with a college didn't know anything about before because of the tour!”
—Kirsten (Faribault, Minn.)
“I think that our kids now have a much better understanding as to what a small college experience might be like, and can picture themselves being happy and successful in that environment.”
—Jane (Marshfield, Wis.)
“It was a great week for myself and student. We were able to get a general idea of each school and compare her likes in a matter of a week! I will definitely be doing Minnesota Private College Week with my son.”
—Tiffany (Bloomington, Minn.)
“My student was excited to begin to understand what choices after high school were possible. As a parent I really enjoyed the event and thought it was very well done.”
—Scott (Saint Michael, Minn.)
“This is a great opportunity to see firsthand what Minnesota private colleges have to offer.”
—Tamara (Mahtomedi, Minn.)
“Very well run, organized, efficient. Good use of time. Helpful to compare several colleges quickly.”
—Michelle (Eden Prairie, Minn.)
“Our son wasn't interested in attending colleges in the Midwest, but now he is very interested in exploring more private Minn. schools.”
—Cate (Madison, Wis.)
“It was excellent…a great way to get a ‘taste’ of the school and decide if they want to return for a more comprehensive visit.”
—Sarah (Minneapolis, Minn.)
“We really enjoyed our college visits. I wish we would have been able to visit more. Luckily we started between her sophomore and junior year. We will visit more next year.”
—Lori (Kasson, Minn.)
“The registration process was easy, the visits were very welcoming and a good introduction to the campus.”
—Michele (Willmar, Minn.)
“Excellent opportunity to compare and contrast colleges.”
—Karen (Grand Forks, N.D.)
“This was a very good experience for us. We learned a lot. We met with admissions staff, had wonderful tours, and the best is how comfortable my son felt. We wished we could have visited more.”
—Shari (Renville, Minn.)
“This was a great way for us to visit and compare several private schools over a short period of time. It was efficient and very informative!
—Joanne (Hastings, Minn.)
“I thought it was excellent overall and commend all these schools for working together to present themselves as a group.”
—Susan (Deephaven, Minn.)
“Minnesota Private College week was a great experience to see several schools in a short time… A great snapshot of the offerings in Minnesota.”
—Jackie (Blaine, Minn.)
“We really enjoyed the visits that we had. Each school was different and we got a good feel for the private schools that are around us here in Minnesota! Would definitely recommend this to friends!”
—Jennifer (Belle Plaine, Minn.)
“Excellent opportunity to get a close first-look at these schools and I felt my family's participation was valued and appreciated!”
—Kathy (Duluth, Minn.)
"Our son is going to be a junior next year and we are all so glad that we started this process this year. It really showed him what he has to do this next year, especially his grades in certain school subjects and with AP tests. It also gave us a better idea of what we need to do to start preparing."
—Mookie (Minnetonka, Minn.)
"We found this event very helpful for a brief look at possible college choices. The events were well organized, and each was unique. The student tour guides at each site were enthusiastic ambassadors for their respective colleges and helped give our daughter some insight into student life."
—JoAnn (Duluth, Minn.)
"I liked that each campus had their own format as I feel it showed the school's personalities. It is a wonderful overview and introduction to schools. I wish we had done it the summer after the sophomore year instead of after junior year!"
—Sara (Hopkins, Minn.)
"It was helpful to have this week with the open house option. It was a good incentive to get my daughter looking at colleges and understand more about what the college search involves, without the pressure of making an individual appointment."
—Michelle (Minneapolis, Minn.)
"This was a very valuable experience for my daughter and I. Most important is it got us talking about what she is really looking for. Thanks for getting our conversation started. We will be back for more visits!"
—Cindy (Moorhead, Minn.)
"Each school’s program we attended was very organized, the representatives at the schools were very approachable, and it was easy to weigh out the pros and cons of each school. For me, the best part of the week was spending quality time with my son and having the opportunity to have some in-depth discussions about his future college plans."
—Jean (Burnsville, Minn.)
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