***Note: Iowa Private College Week, Fall Visit Days, and Spring Visit Day are very similar events. If you have attended one of these events, we suggest you set up an individual visit (and/or other group events that have different content) PLUS attend a scholarship event to broaden your knowledge of Clarke.
Scholarship Event: Mary Frances Clarke Scholarship Competition
Saturday, January 24
This competition is by invitation only to the highest academically achieving ACCEPTED prospective freshmen. Students who attend this event compete for several large, renewable scholarships including full tuition. Eligible candidates must complete the admissions process and gain acceptance by January 16, 2015. Invitations with RSVP information are mailed in December. Please contact admissions to find out GPA and ACT requirements.
Scholarship Event: VIEW Scholarship Weekend (admitted students choose one to attend)
Saturday, February 7 – Sunday, February 8 (Chicago/Rockford Bus Trip)
Saturday, February 21 – Sunday, February 22
Saturday, March 21 – Sunday, March 22
These competitions are for ACCEPTED prospective freshmen. Students who attend one of these weekends compete for renewable scholarships, and are engulfed in the Clarke culture during an overnight experience. Candidates must complete the admissions process prior to the event they wish to attend. RSVP information is mailed starting in January to accepted prospective freshmen. For the first weekend, transportation will be available from the Oakbrook Mall, Joliet Mall and Cherry Valley Mall in Rockford.
Chicago Financial Aid Nights
Wednesday, March 25 - Thursday, March 26
Come join our financial aid experts in Oak Brook, IL for a complimentary one-on-one financial aid meeting. You and your family can reserve a 30 minute meeting on either Wednesday, March 25 or Thursday March 26.
These meetings are specifically for:
- Families who need assistance in filing the FAFSA and
- Families who have filed the FAFSA (or do not intend to file the FAFSA) AND have specific questions for our financial aid staff about financing your education.
Personal appointments can be scheduled starting in January by calling 800-383-2345.
Spring Visit Day
Saturday, April 11
You and your parents will learn about Clarke’s admissions process, explore our campus with current students while hearing what it’s like to bleed blue and gold, visit with faculty in a group setting, and learn about our social opportunities to see if we’re the right fit for you. Plus you get to eat brunch for free in our dining hall (our homemade meals are something to surely not miss). This event is especially targeted at high school sophomores and juniors who want an overview of Clarke. More details and RSVP to come on February 13.
* Transfer students are welcome.