Attention aspiring SLC students! You’re invited to our Campus Preview Day

Posted by Jamie Grant on 5/11/17 7:30 AM

Nestled in the beautiful little city of Manitowoc, Wisconsin is Silver Lake College, a Catholic university known for empowering students through quality liberal arts education and professional preparation.

Silver Lake College offers more than 21 academic degrees for all types of students: Students hoping to work while in school (see Silver Lake College’s Work College Model: SLC Works), transfer students, graduate students, and students looking to finish their four-year degrees in an accelerated format.

If you’re a current high school student or a prospective transfer student — or even if you’re just considering higher education — Silver Lake College’s upcoming Campus Preview Day on Saturday, May 20 is a good opportunity for you!

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Why Campus Visits Are Still Important

Posted by Benjamin Wideman on 10/19/16 9:32 AM

The classic Reuben is a deli sandwich, served hot. It’s comprised of corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing all packed between two slices of grilled rye bread. (And, it’s delicious.)

But knowing the ingredients and hearing that it’s a tasty sandwich don’t give you an accurate experience of the hot, grilled and crunchy sandwich on your taste buds. Maybe you won’t like it. Maybe you will.

Similarly, you can hear all about the various “ingredients” available at a particular college. But you’ll miss out on the true flavor unless you visit for yourself.

Here are four reasons why you should take advantage of a campus visit to the college of your interest.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Spring Semester Campus Visit

Posted by Mark Swanson on 2/4/16 10:30 AM

One of the most exciting parts about applying to college is visiting various campuses and imagining yourself there. However, sometimes it’s difficult to decide the best time to visit somewhere new.

Help yourself decide when is best by reading these five reasons on why you should schedule a campus visit this spring.

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3 Ways to Enhance Your College Visit This Fall

Posted by Benjamin Wideman on 10/13/15 2:15 PM

The college visit is essential to the college decision process. It’s hard to find the “perfect fit” if the only way you visit the school is virtually, over the internet.

Time spent physically touring campuses is time well-spent, especially when you schedule and map out your days so you take in (1) the necessary components of the college visit (campus tour and information session) and (2) the fun things (sports games, classroom visit, and town events).

It hard to imagine yourself in a place if you haven’t actually been there, right? Often, campus visits exist purely to inform, but there is one inherent component that is commonly overlooked—campus personality. Although information sessions and tours are crucial to the college visit, here are a few other things to squeeze into your schedule that will not only make your college visit more informative, but more fun!
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5 Things to Do on Your Campus Visit

Posted by Benjamin Wideman on 3/28/15 12:00 PM

Visiting the colleges you’ve applied to is an important step in the college application process — nothing can give you an inside look at a school quite like walking around campus, meeting students, and learning about its facilities.

Here are five things to do once you get to campus for your visit:

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Topics: College Visits/Events

About This Blog

Deciding where, when and by what means to go to college can be a difficult decision process. We want to help! The Silver Lake Blog is intended to be a resource as you navigate these choices, from what type of school to choose to how to finance your education. Watch this space for helpful tips. 

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