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Admissions Counsel-Who?: Why Getting To Know Your Admissions Counselor is Always Worth It

Admissions Counsel-Who?: Why Getting To Know Your Admissions Counselor is Always Worth It

Juniors (& certainly seniors too!), it's that time in your high school career: the time in which you start looking at colleges for yourself. You sign up for more information from a couple schools, you visit the websites of a few others, & you attend a lunchtime meeting at school with a college representative. After all that, as well as after reading an informative pamphlet the representative handed you, you're left with a great sense of knowledge about a lot of different schools. But what about having a particular connection to a college?

College Essays: Four Writers' Advice

College Essays: Four Writers' Advice

College and scholarship essays can be incredibly stressful to write. It often feels as if so much rides on the words you pick to represent yourself in front of a committee. Why, let's be honest, it can feel as if your entire future rests in how well you can write an essay. We as writers, however, want to give you some advice to hopefully make this time less stressful. 

Leave Your Identity At the Door

Leave Your Identity At the Door

In my twenty-one years, I've often struggled with feeling less-than. Whether it was on the soccer field in middle school, in the youth group in high school or even now, in the classroom at MC, it's been really easy for me to believe that I'm not enough for the setting that I'm in. I've learned a lot throughout the years, becoming more confident in my abilities and believing that I am who my Maker says I am. 

Admissions Checklist: What's Next?

Admissions Checklist: What's Next?

This fall was a whirlwind of applications, transcripts, ACT scores, and housing deposits. Ya'll have done a great job staying on top of things so far (most of you...). But at this point in the year, college requirements can get a little confusing. You might even be wondering, "What have I already done? What do I have left to do? How do I know I'm not messing everything up?" 

Preview Day: A Snapshot

Preview Day: A Snapshot

Preview Days fill our campus with laughter, tours, and fantastic food. Here at the Choctawk, we love Preview Days because we get to meet you guys and hear your stories. For those of you who made it to Preview Day, we hope you had a blast!

Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

Hello Choctawk readers! It's Nolie and Andrew, and we love reading! We asked our fellow Choctawkers and the folks in Admissions for some book recommendations. To say the types of books recommended were varied is a huge understatement, and so hopefully, we have included something for everyone. Without further ado, here are ten books to add to your summer reading list! 

The Ultimate Solution for Deciding on a College

The Ultimate Solution for Deciding on a College

Hey Future Choctaws! It's Admissions Counselor (and part time super hero) Michael Wright taking over the blog today. By the end of this, I'm going to convince you to come visit us down in the Admissions Office. Challenge accepted. 

Connecting with College through Social Media

Connecting with College through Social Media

Hey all you college-searchers, it's Elizabeth here with some thoughts on social media. Connecting with your top school choices on social media is often a strategy that is overlooked by many high schoolers. It's surprising, actually, considering how much time we spend on our phones and killing time on Twitter and Instagram. Why the disconnect?