Six things I wish I knew before I applied to college

By Jason Terry @uvufutures Working as an admissions counselor is an exciting thing. Every day I get to watch students prepare for one of the most life changing experiences they will ever have–the college experience. No other time in your life will you be exposed to so many opportunities to improve yourself, meet lifelong friends,

college fair questions

Going to a college fair? Here’s what you should ask

If you are planning to attend the College Fair this Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Juan Diego High School OR another college fair, you are probably wondering what you should ask the college/university representatives you see at the fairs. To help make your life easier, we put together a list of ten things you should ask them:

scholarships, paying for college

What I learned about scholarships

By Diana Smith One of the largest factors in considering a college is the cost. The cost was most definitely a critical factor in where I chose to attend college. Looking back, senior year in high school was tough with continuous assignments and tests, applying for college, and juggling high school and college activities. With

Think it’s too early to apply for scholarships? Think again.

By Diana Smith Middle school, junior high, and high school can be such an overwhelming time, from school dances to forgetting your book project at home. While there are so many things going on, it’s important to start thinking about college and how to pay for it. I had no savings. That meant coming up

12 things I learned as a college freshman

By Ericka Hughes Being a freshman in college can be super rough if you’re unprepared. Since I just finished my freshman year, I figured I would share a few pointers on what I learned and how to survive!!!! Make a budget and stick to it. This one is super important (probably why I put it first).

Concurrent Enrollment: Earn College Credit in High School

Did you know you can earn college credit in high school by taking concurrent enrollment classes? What is concurrent enrollment? Like Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, you can earn both college and high school credit by taking a concurrent enrollment class. Concurrent enrollment classes are taught either at a high school or

Create a bookmark, and you could win a $1,000 UESP scholarship!

Draw on your talents for a chance to win a Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) scholarship. Create an original bookmark for the UESP Make Your Mark contest. If selected, your artwork could help you win a $1,000 UESP scholarship to use toward your college education. UESP is Utah’s official and only 529 college savings plan.

Back to school seniors, you’re almost there!

By Sumiko Martinez and Bryan Lee One of the biggest differences between coming back to school as a high school senior and every other year is that this is the year when the idea of college starts to get a lot more real and a lot more exciting. But as you might have guessed, it

Here we go, back to school

By Sumiko Martinez The start of another school year is always exciting – seeing friends again, breaking in those new shoes and back- to- school clothes, and the smell of freshly sharpened pencils (okay, maybe that was a little too far)  – but there’s also a lot of new and exciting things to think about!