Games make applying to college fun

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Friday, March 28, 2014

A chance to make new friends, take part in new experiences and move one step closer to a desired career are among the many benefits of enrolling in college. Of course, being accepted to a school is its own challenge, which is why many students dread the college admissions process.

To make applying to college and learning about financial aid options fun, researchers at the University of Southern California set out to create games that lessen the stress of the admissions process, USA Today College reports. FutureBound Games, which was established through collaboration between USC's Pullias Center for Higher Education and Game Innovation Lab, has released four titles aimed at educating younger students with their sights set on eventually earning a bachelor's degree.

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