What's a FAFSA?

What's a FAFSA?

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It’s from the Fed, and is Big Brother’s (the government's) way of assessing your family’s income and providing additional funding to help pay for school. The funding can come in three forms.

Summer Suggestions: For (almost) Freshmen Only

Summer Suggestions: For (almost) Freshmen Only

You're done with high school, and you're not at college yet. So what do you do? You may be tempted, as I was, to waste your time playing video games or watching Netflix while yearning to be at MC. However, I am here to tell you that you can actually prepare for your time at MC in the comfort of your own home!

A Mindful College Pursuit for Juniors

A Mindful College Pursuit for Juniors

When I was a Junior in high school, I didn't even have college on my radar. I was content with putting all college decisions off until my Senior year. However, lots of my friends were already visiting schools, meeting with coaches and departments, and researching admissions requirements, so if you're not like me and want to get started on finding the right school for you, keep reading. 

It's An Experience

It's An Experience

The heartbeat of what I heard from students is this:
Mississippi College is an experience. 

Yes, MC is a block of buildings and it is made up of a few thousand students and staff members. Yes, it has its faults. Yes, it is a place to come and get an diploma. But it is so much more. 

Scholarship Success

Scholarship Success

Spring semester is in full swing now, and that means scholarships. Whether you have to write an essay, attend an interview, or both, I have some tips that will help you achieve scholarship success. 

ACT Facts // Tips for your Test

ACT Facts // Tips for your Test

Taking the ACT can be a daunting task. I remember the unnerving pressure, early morning drowsiness, and herculean mental stamina the ACT brings. Even the best test taker can feel intimidated under those circumstances, and if you are like me and already hate standardized tests, doing well on the ACT can seem impossible. However, I have good news.  With practice and a few practical tips, you can conquer the ACT. Here are a couple of suggestions to help you achieve your ACT goal. 

Thanks for Asking

Thanks for Asking

After a couple of years working at the Choctawk and volunteering as  Scout, I feel (mostly) qualified to write this blog where I answer prospective students' Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). You asked, and I listened. 

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!

What to Ask On Your College Visits

What to Ask On Your College Visits

Ah. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was visiting colleges, trying to decide where I would spend the next four years. I visited the five universities to which I applied, and ultimately, I decided that MC was the place for me. While college visits are helpful, they are even more helpful if you are prepared.

Money Matters with Michelle

Money Matters with Michelle

But on the real, let’s talk through one of the most daunting thoughts when thinking through your college decision: MONEY. Your education is an investment. We know it can be scary when trying to wade through the waters that are scholarships and financial aid. But I have fantastic news! You’re not in this alone.