Come Visit Us!

A visit to Hope’s campus is a wonderful thing to experience. This is especially true if, like myself, you’re lucky to work for the Admissions Office. From this, you will observe the kind of attention to detail that goes into every student interaction. You’ll notice how excited my supervisor, Lance Pellow, gets when he’s waiting …

Making the Decision to Choose Hope

Big Decision When you are a senior in high school the last thing you want to worry about is where you are going to go after you graduate. You are more worried about graduation itself, what your friends are doing after school, and your grades. Why worry over next year? Yet, there is a tug …

“Living Away From Home”; the words of someone who lives 20 minutes away.

Growing Up I am from Zeeland, MI. A town only 20 minutes away from Hope College. I go home every other weekend to do my laundry for free and can call my parents whenever I need help with anything. In conversations with friends I have been informed that, “I do not have the right to …

Hope College Senior Reflects on Why She Chose Hope

“Why Hope?” A common question throughout my last four years. My answer always danced between a number of responses: a flood of unsolicited Hope propaganda from extended family, a phenomenal admissions rep, or Hope’s Christian-based education. Although all of those answers are true, none of them encapsulate the root of my decision to come to …

Why Hope?

I have heard the saying “when you know you know” a lot in my life. I do not think there is any statement that can be as true as that when it came to choosing Hope. Community When someone asks about the community aspect of Hope there are no hesitations when saying that it is …

Admissions Advice From a Current Freshman

The college admissions process felt daunting as I began my senior year of high school. It was what my entire life and education had been leading up to. Plus, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I’m the oldest child, so nobody in my family had gone through the process since 1997. I …

Summer Internship Experience

Working in Chicago This summer, I spent ten weeks at UScellular, where I was able to work and live in Downtown Chicago, Illinois. I was a Marketing Strategy intern, and this experience will stick with me as I take my first career steps. The summer between your junior and senior year is a great time …

FAFSA: Five things to know

What is the FAFSA and why is it so important? The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is the primary application for receiving need-based aid at American colleges and universities. If you need help paying for college, submitting your FAFSA is the first step in applying for financial aid from most colleges …

Let’s Zoom: College Searching in the time of Coronavirus

As I sit in my home office (aka a desk set up in my living room), conversing electronically with students, parents, counselors, and colleagues, there is no doubt in my mind that Coronavirus has changed the landscape of college searching dramatically. I don’t need to tell you twice because each of you has felt this …

A Word From Our President

There are many symbols that represent Hope College: the anchor, the Flying Dutchman and the cross all embody what Hope stands for. In 2019, Hope inaugurated a new president who might be considered yet another symbol. President Scogin represents the past, present and future of Hope College. As a graduate from Hope, President Scogin knows …