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How to Make the Most of Your Relationship with Your College Counseling Office

Today’s blog was written by admission counselor Laura Schmidt.     College Counseling Offices differ across the country in terms of size, and also the amount of time they are able to spend with each individual student. Some high school counselors work with one to two students, and some work with hundreds. That being said—no […]

What I Wish I Knew Before I Came to Furman

This guest blog is by current senior Christopher Razo from Chicago, IL.   As a high school senior when student gear up to apply for schools and attend campus visits, they are instantly hit with fast facts presented by an admissions counselor trying to sell their respective institute. However, more often then not, students are […]

5 Things That Defined My Furman Experience

Today’s blog was written by admission counselor Coady Shovlain. I love my job. As an admission counselor I travel all over the country, I meet motivated students, I read heart-warming applications, but none of that gets at the heart of why I completely love what I do. It is that I get to represent Furman […]

What It Means to Be a Furman Legacy

  Legacy /’leg-uh-see’/ n. a student whose parent, grandparent, or sibling has attended Furman University. If you looked in a Furman dictionary between words like “The Lib” (Duke Library) and “The PAC” (Physical Activities Center), you would find the above definition for “Legacy.” I am a proud Furman legacy of my mom, who graduated back […]

Study Away!

 This guest blog was written by Christopher Razo, a current senior from Chicago, IL. During my first three years at Furman, I have earned the opportunity to participate in two study away programs. The first program that I participated in was the “May by the Bay” San Francisco- May X, as a sophomore. The second […]

Top 10 Ways to Finish Your Senior Year Strong

It is spring of your senior year and your head is spinning with college decisions, spring break vacations, preparing for tests and exams, and oh…there’s prom. Here’s a list to help remind you of how to enjoy the best of both, your senior year and the anticipation of starting college in the fall! 10. Study […]

Top 14 Things to Pack for College

Whether you’re the type who stresses about packing for three weeks before an overnight trip, or more of an “hour-before” type packer, assembling all of your stuff for college can be daunting. Here are a few things we want to make sure you don’t forget. Blazer Blazers and sport coats are never inappropriate for an […]

Figuring Out your Financial Aid Package

As of this post, admission applicants for Early Decision and Early Action programs at Furman have received their financial aid packages. Regular Decision applicants…. hang in there. We will email those on or about April 1st. So, once you have the numbers in front of you, what’s next? First, your financial aid award email (we […]

8 Ways to Know that Furman is the School for You

Choosing a college can be a difficult experience.  You want to choose a place that will feel like home for the next four years.  You’re looking for a university that best fits the qualities and characteristics that you value in a school.  In my own college search, I was looking for small class sizes, challenging […]

Top 10 Things to Do in the Greenville Outdoors

Hopefully you’ve been following along with our counselor blogs and are beginning to get a sense of the wonderful experience that four years on Furman’s campus can be! You’re excited about small class sizes, accessible professors, and the possibility of being a part of a close-knit and supportive campus community. You’ve researched your major of […]