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Connecting with current students is one of the most important things you can do during your college search. Students are the “campus experts” – they are currently attending classes, living in the residence halls, eating the food in the dining halls, and have the inside perspective on what student life at any college or university is really like.

While I hope you’re able to make it to Providence to chat with some of our students in person during your college search, I know that for some students a campus visit isn’t possible at this point in the process. So, I invite you to take a look at our current student blog – PC Student Perspectives – as an alternative way to hear directly from our students. And don’t be afraid to post a question – they love receiving comments!

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Fall Open House – October 18

PC’s Fall Open House is approaching quickly – it’s happening next Saturday, October 18. The online registration deadline is today, so if you are interested in attending, go register now!

As part of the Open House program, students and families will have the opportunity to:

  • Take a student-led campus tour
  • Explore some of our first-year student residence halls
  • Attend presentations on a variety of academic programs and topics
  • Meet current PC students
  • Learn more about the admission and financial aid processes

Hope to see you next weekend!

Fall Open House 2014

Providence: Ranked #1 in Travel and Leisure’s America’s Favorite Cities Poll!

Providence, Rhode Island

Some nice recognition for our city today: Providence was ranked #1 in Travel & Leisure's America's Favorite Cities 2014 poll! As I continue to tell students when I meet them at high schools and college fairs on the road, while it's most … [Continue reading]

September on the Road… in Pictures

Wow, talk about taking care of us while we're on the road... thank you to Rye High School (NY) for saving us a parking space!

One month of fall travel season is already in the books! The month of September saw members of our admission staff and alumni ambassador group travel across the U.S. - and to 15 countries - visiting hundreds of high schools and attending more than … [Continue reading]

Navigating a College Fair

College Fair Table

As admission counselors, we attend quite a few college fairs, especially during the fall months. And while setting up a table, answering questions, and telling the PC story becomes second nature to us, I know that many high school students have a … [Continue reading]

On the road again…

High School Wayfinding Signage

As you move forward with your college search, you'll continue to hear people tell you that nothing is more important than the campus visit. And they're right - setting foot on the campuses of all of the schools you're considering is a critical part … [Continue reading]

Test-Optional Admission at PC

Student writing with pencil

One of the most popular topics that we receive questions about from students and parents is our test-optional policy here at PC. Let's spend this blog post talking about what the test-optional admission process means for you as you complete your PC … [Continue reading]

Recommendations: Who do I ask?

Classroom with Students

As the school year gets underway, high school seniors are thinking about who they should ask to write their letters of recommendation for their college applications. Many have asked us: "Who is the best person to ask for a letter of … [Continue reading]

Starting Your College Essay

Common App Essay Prompts

As the final days of summer wind down, many rising high school seniors are turning their attention to their college essay. And, as we've heard from students visiting our campus the past couple of weeks, they are doing so with varying degrees of … [Continue reading]

A Look at the Class of 2018

Class of 2018 Profile

With just a few weeks remaining in the summer and the campus gearing up for the return of our students at the end of the month, we now have profile data available for the incoming Class of 2018. Interesting data for both our freshmen (to get a sense … [Continue reading]

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