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Advice on College Search: Trust Your Gut

With the regular decision application deadline on February 1 and the final decision deadline creeping closer and closer, we asked the staff of the Office of Admission and Financial Aid for advice on the college search. What do they recommend? Connect with current students at all the schools you're considering; keep an open mind; and remember that you’re more than a major, so don't feel like you have to let go of things you love. Read more of their advice.

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$50,000 ‘Green Chemistry’ Grant Blends Chemistry and Environmental Sustainability Research for Students

Through an immersive research opportunity that most students don’t see until graduate school, Knox students are using sophisticated equipment to find ways to create chemical products in a way that’s more environmentally sustainable. Marika Takemura said she was initially hestitant about using the equipment, "But you really get comfortable as a chemist, as a scientist." Read more about the green research being done at Knox.

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Hot Chocolate, Chinese, Mozart Greet Students on the First Day of Class

On your first day back at school, telling fellow students what you did on your recent vacation sounds easy... until you have to do it in Chinese. Disneyland becomes happy land. Mashed potatoes? Potato mud. Down the hall from the class on intermediate Chinese, Music Professor Bruce Polay plays a Mozart piano sonata and greets the class with "Welcome to the 18th Century" to set the historical background for the course Music of the 19th Century. See more first-day highlights from across campus.

Apply for Admission by February 1
It's time to apply for admission. Apply for admission by the Regular Decision deadline, and receive your admission and scholarship decision by the end of March. And you'll have until May 1 to make your final college selection. For complete instructions on how to apply online, go to www.knox.edu/apply.

Check Your Application Status
Started your application and wondering about its status? Log into your applicant status page any time to check the status of your application, upload scholarship and additional materials, and meet your counselor or request to interact with a current Knox student. Log in at apply.knox.edu/status.

Attend Our Winter Open House 
The best way to get to know Knox is to visit, and the best time to visit is during one of our open houses. Meet faculty and students; explore labs and classes; and ask questions about scholarships, financial aid, opportunities for off-campus study, and independent research. Our next open house is January 20. Register now at www.knox.edu/openhouse.

Schedule a Personal Visit
If you can’t attend an open house, you can schedule a personal visit to Knox. Visits will include a student-guided tour of campus and an opportunity to meet with your admission counselor. You can also talk with professors and coaches, and eat lunch with students in the Hard Knox Cafe. High school seniors can also observe classes. Register at www.knox.edu/visit.


Important Dates

Januray 20

Winter Open House

February 1

Regular Decision Deadline for First-Year Applicants

February 1

Priority Date to Apply for Financial Aid

Fast Fact

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11 National rank for graduates going on to pursue math and science PhDs.

Knox Links

Knox College Office of Admission
2 East South Street
Galesburg, Illinois 61401-4999
309-341-7100 Phone
800-678-KNOX Toll-free