Resources and information for college applicants.

What is my REAL GPA

Recorded Webinar: What’s My REAL GPA?

College Calm discusses different grade point averages, what colleges are looking for on your transcript and how to calculate your own GPA. All of the GPA numbers on your transcript can be confusing. In this webinar, we discuss the different ways GPAs can be calculated and how colleges determine GPA.

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Planning a Meaningful Summer

Recorded Webinar: Planning a Meaningful Summer

Summer is a great time to explore something new. In this webinar, we discuss many different ways you can explore your interests over the summer. From delving into podcasts to traveling abroad there are so many ways students can use part of their summer to better understand what they might want to pursue in college.

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What is the difference between a liberal arts college and a research university?

Below are definitions and examples of different types of colleges (liberal arts colleges, research universities, specialty schools and comprehensive colleges). Much of the content is from College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, by Robin Mamlet and Christine Vandevelde. This is a great book if you are looking for a comprehensive and easy to read book for both parents and students about the college process.

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What’s in a College Mission Statement?

Choosing the type of college that matches your educational priorities and goals is just one step in the process of finding schools that are a good match for you. One of the best places to start is to look at a school’s mission statement or letter from the President. The language, tone and content of a mission statement can tell you about university priorities, values and strengths.

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Questions for Campus Visits

These are just ideas . . . . highlight the questions you are interested in and then plan to ask them on your visits. ACADEMICS: Do you have a learning community or other freshman experience?
 Do you have a required core curriculum? How much interaction, if any, will the typical undergrad have with tenured professors?

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Maximizing your College Visits

17 things you can do to Maximize your College Visits * to review our 30 minute talk click here and start at minute 11. 6 things to do BEFORE you visit Research the school and major options Email local Admissions Counselor or Regional Representative to personalize your visit with a class visit or interview Contact coaches, departments, professors or current students Prepare a list of questions you want to ask Schedule time to sit in

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