For rising seniors (and all other students for that matter), summer is a great time to do some research into potential universities and colleges you may want to apply to.
First things first, if you have never visited a university campus, the summer is a great time to do so. Find a university near you and call the admissions office to find out when they are offering tours for prospective students. Even if you’re not interested in attending this particular school, getting on their campus will give you something to compare other schools too. Check out the facilities: dining hall, dormitories, and athletic facilities.
If summer classes are going on, ask if you can sit in on a class or lecture to get a real sense of what a college education is like. Also, talk to people! Most guided tours are led by current students who can give you first hand knowledge of campus life. Grab a copy of the student newspaper and check out the bulletin boards in the student center and library to learn more about campus life. Gather as much information about this particular school and start a file; this is your baseline school, and the beginning of your search for the perfect match for post high school education.
Today’s high school students are faced with more choices than ever when it comes to selecting their post high school plans. For many, the hardest decision is not if they should go to college but instead where, with the daunting task of sorting through all of their college options.
One of the best ways to begin narrowing the “where” question is to explore what type of college best suits the student. Four-year colleges and universities are typically what people think of when they hear the word “college”, but there are many options out there, including two-year colleges, private schools, technical/trade schools, and special interest schools.
Going to college after graduating from high school is the plan for many of our students. If you have plans or are even considering attending college – the sooner you plan for that in your high school career, the better off you will be.
In speaking with many of our parents and students, we realize the need that many of you have for guidance in the college planning process, so we created this general timeline of important things to think about each year of your high school career, and we will blog about many of these items in greater length in the coming months.
To many students, summer is a sacred time of year. Two and a half months without obligations, schedules or worries. If planned correctly, summer can also be profitable and productive time for students as well. Summer is an excellent chance for students to gain experience that will help them stand out on college application.
One of the greatest benefits of attending a virtual school is the expansive list of courses students can choose from. Even today, students in rural or underfunded school districts have very limited access to the curriculum and instructors needed to serve a broad array of student needs.
At iQ Academy we give many students choices they might not otherwise have by offering from a few to nearly 20 Advanced Placement® (AP) courses for high school students. Sure, many students don't want or don't need AP® courses, but college-bound students should look closely at the opportunity for several reasons: