Friday, January 19, 2018

DI and DII Academic Fact Sheets

The DI and DII Academic Requirements fact sheets have been updated to include the SAT/ACT sliding scale. 

Division I

George Mason University Engineering, Computer Science, and IT Visitation Days

The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University offers phenomenal opportunities for students who are interested in engineering, computer science, or information technology. The Volgenau School of Engineering is hosting two Volgenau Visit Days this spring, and I invite your students to attend! These special engineering open house events are reserved for high school juniors, and feature a complimentary luncheon, admissions and academic information session, a tour of campus, and an opportunity to meet with faculty members from our academic programs.
 
Volgenau Visit Day
Please have your students RSVP individually for one of the two sessions:
Monday, March 5, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
or
Monday, March 19, 2018

9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 The greater D.C. area is home to more than 20,000 information technology companies, and Mason proudly has the second largest concentration of research and development activity in the nation. Mason often stands in the national spotlight for its innovative and entrepreneurial programs, and the Volgenau School of Engineering is no exception. In fact, Affordable Colleges Online recently ranked the Volgenau School of Engineering as the #6 "High ROI College for Engineering Majors," highlighting the value of a Mason education.

My colleagues and I look forward to talking with your students about our programs. Until then, I wish you and your students all the best!

Sincerely,

Sharon A. Caraballo, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
George Mason University

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Spring 2018 College Open Houses

The New Jersey School Counselor Association Spring College Open House pages have been finalized.

COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE LISTS FOR NJ, DC, DE, MD, NY, PA & VA:

New Jersey College Open Houses link:
http://njsca.org/college-open-houses


Pennsylvania College Open Houses link:
http://njsca.org/pa-open-houses


Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New York and Virginia College Open Houses link:
http://njsca.org/de-dc-md-ny-va-open-houses

Monday, January 15, 2018

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Applications

Nursing Scholarship
Claire Oliphant Scholarship
Dorothy Kellerman Scholarship

Using PSAT Results for SAT Practice on Khan Academy

Dear Colleague:
Last month, your students received scores from the 2017 PSAT/NMSQT® along with access to free, personalized SAT® practice resources on Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®.
To help your students access these resources, we invite you to participate in SAT Practice Kickoff Week, January 22–26, 2018. This challenge encourages students to take the next step on their journey to college by linking their College Board and Khan Academy online accounts and unlocking their free, personalized SAT study plan. 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—nearly double the average score gain compared to students who don't use Khan Academy.
Institutions with the highest percentage of 2017 PSAT/NMSQT test takers who link accounts will be recognized for their efforts.
Find more information on the challenge—including tools to mobilize staff and students—and visit satpractice.org/k12 for additional resources.
Sincerely,
The College Board