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Explore All the Possibilities: College Exploration Day, Friday, April 26, 2019, at UMN Crookston

By Cassandra Morthera on
Monday, April 8, 2019

Explore possibilities and consider the options after high school graduation. Whether students are college bound already or feeling uncertain about their future, they can discover the opportunities available close to home or across the country during College Exploration Day, Friday, April 26, 2019, at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. in the Prairie Room, Sargeant Student Center. Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend.

The information sessions, available at no cost, are designed to help prepare for college admissions no matter where a student applies. Register to attend at Lunch will be provided and parking is available in Lot A behind the Sargeant Student Center.

High schools are encouraged to bring their students as a group.

The three exploration sessions offered include a wide range of topics to help students and their families make plans for the future:

Session 1: Preparing for College covers topics such as how to search for a school, understanding the college admissions process, how to prepare in high school to be ready to apply, taking the ACT or SAT, and the meaning of a test-optional admissions process.

Session 2: Financial Aid 101 includes how to fill out the FAFSA and applying for scholarships.

Session 3: Finding Your Major and Career takes a look at choosing the right major, looking at career options, and what to do if a student is uncertain about the choice.  

Tours of the University of Minnesota Crookston will be available following lunch if students and families are interested. 

About UMN Crookston

One of five campuses that comprise the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 35 bachelor's degree programs and 25 minors on campus as well as 16 degree programs entirely online. These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology. With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree. Visit

About UMN

The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota.


Cassandra Morthera

University Relations


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