Monday, July 18, 2016

A Message from Cornell University

July 2016

Greetings from Cornell University! I hope you are enjoying some much-needed and well-deserved rest and relaxation this summer. We are enjoying the beautiful, warm Ithaca days and busily preparing for the months ahead. A few important items addressed in the counselor e-newsletter this month include: 1) New SAT policy information for Cornell, 2) Cornell’s new College of Business, and 3) the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success.

With the introduction of the new SAT, we have developed two new websites that we think will be useful to you and your students in regards to how changes to the test affect Cornell’s SAT policy: and

I am pleased to share exciting news about Business at Cornell University. We have a new college. The new College of Business at Cornell comprises the university's three exceptional, accredited business schools: the School of Hotel Administration (SHA), the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (Dyson), and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson). The College of Business brings together the excellence and breadth of Cornell’s leading undergraduate, graduate, and professional business programs to create a more collaborative and comprehensive business management program, while preserving the individual excellence of the three schools. The new college will launch during the upcoming 2016-17 academic year. Students who want to study business can use the Common Application or the Universal College Application to apply to Cornell, choosing from the following options:
  • Business – School of Hotel Administration (Major: Hotel Administration)
  • Business – Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (Major: Applied Economics and Management)
  • Agriculture and Life Sciences – Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (Major: Applied Economics and Management)
Note that the Applied Economics and Management major is the same program regardless of whether you select the College of Business or the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. You can learn more about the College of Business at:

Cornell University is a member of the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success and we will have a landing page and university profile available on the Coalition Application website this summer. We will begin utilizing the Coalition Application feature beginning with the Class of 2022 (2017-2018 admissions cycle). For the upcoming year, Cornell will continue to use the Common Application and the Universal College Application. You and your students can learn more about the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success at:

We look forward to working with you and your students again during the upcoming admissions cycle and we invite you to contact us should you have any questions.


Shawn L. Felton
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Undergraduate Admissions Office

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Off to College? Local Seminar

Off to college? Join Marlee for a complimentary evening of snacks and wisdom as she outlines the trials and tactics of thriving in your first year of college.  Feel free to bring friends.

The Seminar will take place on Monday, July 18th @ 7pm at our classroom at 1433 Lakewood Road in Wall.

Topics will include:
  • Accessing Resources
  • Strategic & Realistic Course Selection
  • Getting Involved
  • Negotiating Roommates
  • Food, Sleep & Exercise
  • Safety
  • Avoiding Isolation & Anxiety
  • Maintaining Balance
  • And, of course, the notorious Time Management
To Register:
Fill in our Contact form :   and let us know you will be there in the “Tell us about your needs” field.

We look forward to seeing you.

Denise Higgins