Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Rutgers Admissions - Class of 2019 may select up to three school choices

While reviewing the current applicant pool, and through conversations with school counselors, we have noticed many students are only selecting one school for admissions consideration on the application. As a reminder, students may select up to three school choices and we recommend they do so in order to maximize admissions consideration at Rutgers. If you have students who would like to add additional schools, for no additional fee, they should complete the form at the link below by January 23.

Plus, there is still time to apply. If you have students who have not yet applied but are interested in Rutgers, please encourage them to submit an application.

If you have questions, we are happy to help. Simply reach out via our contact form. And to learn more about our schools and programs, please visit our website.

Thank you for all of your support, and I wish you a very happy new year.


Tania CastaƱeda
Associate Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management
Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Art and Design Contest for Digital Design and Photography Students

Dear High School Counselor,
Harcum College is offering thousands of scholarship dollars to the winners of the first annual Art & Design Contest created for prospective Digital Design and Photography students.
This year’s contest theme is “Endless Beginnings.” Contestants are asked to represent the theme using any visual art medium or to depict the theme using any photographic image, color or black and white. All entries must be uploaded to the Harcum College website at The contest is open to all high school and transfer students planning to attend Harcum College in Fall 2019.

Deadline to enter is February 28, 2019.

Winners will be selected in each of two categories: Art/Graphic Design and Photography. Harcum College Scholarships to be awarded are as follows: $5,000 to first-place winner; $2,500 to second-place winner; $1,000 for third-place winner; and $500 for honorable mentions.

Entries will be judged on originality and adherence to theme. Judges will be professional designers and photographers. One entry per student per category. More information including specific requirements regarding size and quality/resolution can be found at the

The faculty for the Digital Design and Photography programs offer expert instruction and personal attention and are working professionals in the field.

Besides Digital Design and Photography, Harcum College also confers associate’s degrees in creative fields such as Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, and Interior Design.

Should you have additional questions or would like to register for our upcoming Open House in April, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Sincerely yours,
Rachel Bowen
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management

Duke Summer Programs

Dear Counselors,

Thank you for helping us spread the word about Duke Summer Session’s enriching summer opportunities for high school students.  Please share the message below with your students, parents, and colleagues to let them know we are now accepting applications:

Dear Students,

At Duke Summer Session, we are determined not only to inform you about it, but to transform you into one who envisions, shapes, and delivers the incredible possibilities of tomorrow.  It is for this reason that we are thrilled to offer the following life-changing programs this summer:

Summer College – Take a credit-bearing Duke University course during this four-week program and experience the life of a Duke student.

Summer Academy – Choose from any of our transformative three-week certificate courses and become a leader in an ever-changing tomorrow.

Accelerated STEM Academy – Experience the life of an elite researcher by touring Duke’s premier research facilities, participating in a variety of hands-on labs, and engaging with Duke faculty members during this one-week program.

Apply online today on each program’s homepage, as spots fill quickly!

Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Director of Summer Session for High School Students
Duke University

Free SAT Practice with Khan Academy and College Board

Your students are invited to join SAT® Practice Kickoff Week, January 14–18. During this week, we encourage students to take the next step on their SAT practice journey by linking their College Board and Khan Academy® accounts, which unlocks a free SAT study plan.

Linking their accounts will send their PSAT/NMSQT® scores to Khan Academy, giving them access to a personalized experience on Official SAT Practice.

Research shows that studying on Official SAT Practice for 20 hours is associated with an average score gain of 115 points from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT. That's nearly double the average score gain of students who don't use Khan Academy.
Send PSAT/NMSQT Results
It's never too early to start planning for the SAT and college. Setting up a custom study plan now gives students plenty of time to practice before taking the SAT. We know from sports and the performing arts that practicing bolsters confidence and preparation. By bringing the same energy to SAT practice, students can feel ready on test day.

Need help sending scores? Check out this "how-to" video.

York College Open House

Now that the winter break is a memory and we’re barreling into the new year, I wanted to give you a heads up on several campus visit opportunities that might be of interest for your students.
  • Jan. 26 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Day: For any of your students interested in the STEM fields. They will meet faculty, current students, local employers, try a hands-on project, and tour the Kinsley Engineering Center.
  • Feb. 2 Winter Open House: Our February Open House is geared toward seniors. They will be able to meet with their potential academic department, explore campus, and much more.
  • Feb. 9 Graham School of Business Day: For prospective students to get an extensive look inside our business majors (all 20 of them!) and meet business faculty and students.
  • Feb. 16 Graphic Design Day: Students will have a hands-on project, an opportunity to see our downtown gallery, and plenty of time to talk with our graphic design faculty.
  • Feb. 16 Legacy Day: A special event for students that have a family connection to York College.
  • Feb. 26 Understanding College - Academic Possibilities Night: To help families understand the path of choosing a major, what kind of careers there might be, and you'll hear from graduates. This is perfect for undeclared students, as well as those who want a better idea how to get on their ideal career path.
  • March 22 and April 13 Accepted Student Days: For all of our incoming accepted students. There will be extensive time to meet with faculty and school deans, get in-depth help with preparing for the fall, and much more. Registration will be available soon!
  • April 6 Junior Preview Day: Designed for underclassmen, this gives students an inside look at York College, including a campus tour, time with faculty and current students, and guidance on the admissions and financial aid process.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Seton Hall - Open House 2/17 and 4/14

Dear School Counselor,
Seton Hall’s Friday, February 1 Regular Decision I deadline is just days away. Encourage your students to apply now for early admission and scholarship consideration.
Your students will enjoy the advantages of:
  • One of the “Best Colleges in the Nation for Your Money,” according to CNN Money
  • 17,000+ internship connections at employers like ABC, ESPN, Google and Morgan Stanley
  • 90% 6-month graduate employment rate
  • Alumni mid-career earnings 50% higher than the national average
  • Ideal location just 14 miles from New York City
Click here for our online application

There are no limits to what great minds can do at Seton Hall. Encourage your students to apply now!

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Seton Hall University
P.S. Your students can experience Seton Hall in person by attending Open House on Sunday, February 17 or Sunday, April 14.

Montclair - Summer Hispanic Student College Institute

Dear Sandra,

We are excited to announce that the application for the Hispanic Student College Institute 2019 at Montclair State University is now OPEN!

Montclair State University, the largest four-year Hispanic Serving Institution in New Jersey, is offering a Hispanic Student College Institute on August 6-8, 2019, for rising high school juniors and seniors.
The Institute will be a transformational experience for 200 students who identify as Hispanic. They will be challenged to think big about their future and the impact they will have on their community after college. Best of all, there will be no cost for students to participate and attend.
Through the Hispanic Student College Institute, students will:
  • Engage in career exploration and goal-setting initiatives
  • Attend college-planning workshops
  • Participate in a majors fair and mock college interviews
  • Live on campus in Machuga Heights
Institute participants will be eligible for scholarships to attend Montclair State University in the future and will receive certificates of completion to include in their college applications and their resumes.
Academically committed students who identify as Hispanic are encouraged to apply by visiting and completing the online application.
For more information, please email

Jordanna Maziarz
Associate Director
Undergraduate Admissions