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July 27, 2022

How to Create a College List

Introduction Starting the college admissions process is extremely daunting. With thousands of institutions across the country, how can you choose a select few to apply to? I remember having tons of schools I was interested in, but it was not feasible to apply to every single one of them. So, where to start? There are […]

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July 1, 2022

Falling in Love with Scripps and the 5Cs!

A lot has changed since that one August afternoon I walked up three little flat steps and through two massive doors and stood next to the fountain under the tower that always rings at the 47th minute of the hour (though I didn’t know that back then) and realized that I had fallen in love […]

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March 27, 2022

Making Your College Decision Virtually.

Hi all! Welcome to the end of college decision season! You made it! But the hardest part, for regular decision students, is happening now. You have your decisions back, now how do you choose? I remember overthinking my college choice to death: I would dream about it, wake up and talk it over with my […]

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March 4, 2022

Declaring My Major and Why

Hello everyone! When I was in high school, I had no idea what I wanted to study in college and furthermore what career field I wanted to be in. It was really stressful for me to think about majoring in one thing and focusing on that one subject for the rest of my life. I […]

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How Do I Decide on a College?

Hello! I hope you’re doing well and enjoying your last semester of senior year if you are currently in high school! The last semester is usually the best semester. At the very least, I hope you’re enjoying no more college applications and the opportunity to just sit back and receive your acceptances! But how do […]

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December 13, 2021

Next Steps After a College Acceptance!

The acceptance letter is just the beginning of the Scripps experience! After this amazing accomplishment, it is valid to feel anxious about the next steps. Here are some tips! Connect with others: Connect with current students, admitted students, and even admissions officers. Highschool and college can be different when it comes to academics, social, and overall […]

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October 29, 2021

Advice for First-Gen Students

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a good start to your Halloweekend! (I’m going to dress as an 80s aerobics instructor!) I’m coming to you from a FirstGen@Scripps mixer that I’m currently at. I asked the current first-gen students what advice they have for first-gen prospective students and this is what they said! My friends […]

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August 25, 2021

Narrowing Down the College Search

Hi everyone! I am back to discuss my tips on narrowing down the college search to find the right college for you. My advice is experience-based, so this might not be helpful for everyone, but here is a basic guide to making the big decision of where to go to school. Step 1: Location. There […]

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August 20, 2021

Tips for College Apps and Senior Year

As we draw ever closer to the start of the school year and the start of application season suddenly life is a lot busier – both applications and normal school. Application on their own can be overwhelming and stressful and so can school. When both are happening it can be hard to remember to take […]

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August 6, 2021

The In-State vs. Out-of-state College Decision

Hi everybody! As we get closer to the start of the fall semester, the anxieties I had when picking an out-of-state school are coming back. For context, I am from Hopkins MN which is about 1,870 miles away from campus. I knew from the start of my college search that I wanted to go to […]

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July 29, 2021

Why a Women’s College?

Hello all! I am back to talk about the advantages of a women’s college and why I think you should consider attending one. When I was going through my college application process, Scripps was always high on my list. That said, I wasn’t looking to attend a women’s college in particular—in fact, Scripps is the […]

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July 24, 2021

To Interview or not to interview

Hi everybody, we are in the time of year where the dreaded debate begins, do I do an interview or not?  In my opinion, I always say go for it! An interview can never hurt your application, even if you are quiet or shy the ambassadors understand that and know it can be scary talking […]

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April 2, 2021

The Misconceptions of Attending a Women’s College

Like many of our Admissions Officers mention in our information sessions (which you can sign up for here), a good number of Scripps students did not plan to go to a women’s college when we first started looking at colleges. Scripps provides a unique opportunity to attend a women’s college while also having the coed […]

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January 22, 2021

Why I Chose Scripps

Hi again everyone! Today, I wanted to share my journey in finding Scripps and ultimately choosing to make Scripps my second home. I’ll start at the very beginning: the college search process. I’ll be the first to admit that Scripps wasn’t initially on my radar of schools I was interested in attending. Even though I […]

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December 22, 2020

You’ve Applied to College, Now What?

Now that you’ve applied to Scripps and the other colleges on your list, we’re sure that you’re looking for things to do to distract yourself before the long wait for decisions to come out. Especially since some fun winter activities you might do over your break aren’t feasible or Covid safe, here are 10 suggestions […]

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October 29, 2020

Gloria’s Questbridge Application Process

Hello! I’m excited to share my Questbridge application process with you all. For those who are unfamiliar, Questbridge is a national college scholarship program that partners with 42 colleges and universities around the US to send high-achieving, low-income high school seniors to these great undergraduate schools. Participating students either ‘match’ with a partner school, meaning […]

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October 15, 2020

College Application Advice

Hi everyone! Sam, Siena, and Ana here! It’s application season, and that can be stressful and confusing. We’re here to try to demystify some of the process. We will be covering the general aspects of what applying to colleges in the US looks like. Sam will be discussing deadlines and differences between application submission times. […]

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September 18, 2020

Why a Women’s College?

Hello again! This week, I will be talking about a few reasons that make the women’s college experience so special and, oftentimes, even an advantage. I think it’s safe to say that a lot of Scripps students would admit that they never thought they would attend a women’s college. Personally, I grew up with older […]

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July 29, 2020

What does liberal arts mean anyway?

  Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by to take the time to learn about what it means to attend a liberal arts college like Scripps. Above is a video of us, the summer interns, speaking about our experience, but we thought we would take the time to highlight some key points from the video […]

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July 20, 2020

Keila’s College Search Tips!

    Hey everyone! Welcome to the next installment of College Search Tips! Attached is my video explaining what you should think about as you decide which schools to apply to, but this blog post will go a bit more in depth about my reasonings and advice.   1. Classroom Environment (Lecture vs Discussion) The […]

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