Become a College Pro or Rock Star: The Cappex Cap Challenge

If you’re an avid user of, you are probably very familiar with the Cappex Cap Challenge and may have already risen all the way to “Rock Star” status. For the Cappex newbies out there and anyone else who might need a refresher, playing the Cappex Cap Challenge is a simple way for you to be rewarded as you make your college decisions.

As you progress through your college and scholarship search on, you’ll earn different virtual caps and climb through the ranks: Newbie, Rising Star, College Pro, and finally, Rock Star. The more you interact with colleges, apply to scholarships, and navigate the site, the sooner you will achieve a higher status and gain access to pretty cool perks.

If you collect 10 virtual caps, you’ll reach the College Pro level. After you collect 25 virtual caps, you’ll reach the Rock Star level and receive a Cappex baseball cap in the mail, joining our Rock Star Wall of Fame. Once you reach either of these levels, you will become eligible to apply for a special scholarship from Cappex. Each year, Cappex awards one $2,500 scholarship to a College Pro and one $5,000 scholarship to a Rock Star.

The April 30th deadline is quickly approaching for each scholarship opportunity, so don’t wait to begin playing the Cappex Cap Challenge. We want to help you earn the last few virtual caps you need in order to apply, so follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive #CappexCapChallegeTips throughout the rest of this month!

Original Post Date: April 11th, 2014

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CappexConnect Online College Fair: Participating Colleges and Universities

The last CappexConnect Online College Fair of the season is tomorrow, April 9th, from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM CST on! Here are the colleges and universities you can expect to engage with and learn more about:

  • Canisius College
  • Carleton College
  • Clarkson University
  • Clayton State University
  • Columbia Chicago
  • DePaul University
  • Eastern Kentucky
  • Elmhurst College
  • Florida Polytechnic University
  • Hanover College
  • Hilbert College
  • Hollins University
  • John Cabot University
  • Kettering University
  • Liberty University
  • Monmouth College
  • Mount Mary University
  • Mount Olive College
  • Park University
  • Penn State University (main campus)
  • Prescott College
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Randolph-Macon College
  • Saint Francis University
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • SIU- Edwardsville
  • Stephen F Austin State University
  • SUNY at Albany
  • SUNY Brockport
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Arizona
  • UW Stout

Build your network, ask questions, and let colleges know that you are proactive about your college search. If you haven’t registered, it’s not too late – click here to join us on April 9th between 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM CST. And don’t forget to apply for the $1,000 CappexConnect Scholarship!

Original Post Date: April 8th, 2014

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What does attending a college fair tell a college about you?

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The last CappexConnect Online College Fair of the season is almost here! Will you be joining us? If you’re still not sure, another way to think about it is to consider what attending a college fair says about you to a college.

1. You are open-minded.

If you are at a college fair, a college representative can assume that most likely you haven’t decided yet which college you want to attend. Even if you already have a specific college in mind, maybe you want to explore more options to see if there are any you might like better. College representatives love students like you because they get to show off their school and all the amazing things they have to offer their students. So don’t be afraid to ask questions, even ones as direct as, “Why should I go to your school?” Most college representatives will appreciate this question and the opportunity to brag a bit about their college.

2. You are interested. 

Level of interest is a big factor in the college admissions process. Obviously college admissions representatives like to see a high level of interest in their applicants when deciding which ones to accept. When you attend a college fair, engage with college representatives, and ask a lot of questions, it shows them that you are highly interested in their college. Then you can use the information you learned during the college fair in your application essay about why you want to attend that particular college.

3. You are willing to work.

Taking the time to attend a college fair in and of itself means that you are proactive and taking control of your college search. It shows that you are the type of student who is willing to work to achieve what he or she wants. That’s exactly the type of student colleges are looking for. They know that if you are putting forth the effort to decide which college is best for you, then you will work hard in your classes, effectively utilize the resources they can provide you, and ultimately become an alumni that they can be proud to call their own.

Click here to register for the CappexConnect Online College Fair, and don’t forget to apply for the $1,000 CappexConnect Scholarship!

Original Post Date: April 7th, 2014

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