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Arcane Colleges That Change Lives

A Guide for Future Mages and Their Families

Posted June 4, 2022

Long gone are backwater covens and stuffy, sexist guilds. Today's higher institutions of the arcane, from the tiny Caim College to the sprawling City University of Paimon, are modernized institutions drawing from generations of the finest magical traditions. A magical education opens doors and gateways no other can, and the candle of knowledge lit by mundane colleges palles in comparison to the all-consuming fires of ambition ignited by an arcane one.

Do you have what it takes? Know yourself, and look deep within, for only the student who can answer these questions satisfactorily has the slightest chance of winning what they desire.

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

There is a common misconception that arcane colleges are "exclusionary" institutions. Nothing could be further from the truth. Admissions committees make a point of cultivating diversity by granting opportunities to anyone with something to offer. Are you an athlete aspiring to play quarterback for the Halphas Hellhounds? Or are you an innovative architect destined for the cutting-edge Moloch Tech? Where will your fiery sense of justice lead you as you pave your way to law school? Not only do you have something unique to offer, but you too will benefit from sharing experiences with classmates of so many different backgrounds. One could say that you will forge bonds that last lifetimes.

Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?

No one is granted a magical education for free. But unlike mundane colleges with their steep financial burdens, arcane colleges will never discriminate by socioeconomic class. Arcane admissions officers wisely see beyond your external circumstances and choose applicants purely for their merit, grit, and self-sacrifice. And set aside any worries you may have about scrounging for other resources to fund your education - those who lead arcane colleges are a clever and resourceful sort, and their loyal alumni organizations can be counted on to give back in abundance. For that, you will be eternally grateful.

Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?

Arcane college is a serious commitment, but deeply rewarding for the student with a good reason to be there. Some students devote themselves to researching a miracle cure for a loved one's mysterious disease. Those with a sense of adventure may be attracted to the idea of unearthing (and perhaps unleashing) ancient sorcery from the ruins of epochs past. Other students would just like to put their Latin to good use. For everything you will give to attend an arcane college, it's only fair that you gain something in return. Be sure to review the paperwork carefully before writing your final signature in your blood. After all, you sold your soul to get here - you might as well make the most of it!