Thursday, December 21, 2017

Interested in a Career in Engineering?

Many students I meet with are interested in a career in engineering but aren't quite sure where to start. I'm sure you're faced with this question often as well. In NYIT's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, we offer a range of program options, and it's important for your students to figure out which one is right for them based on their interests, strengths, and career goals.

Here are some questions you can ask your students to help them figure out which programs to consider. 
Have you always loved to design and build your own stuff? Are you as good with your hands as you are with your head? Do you love doing and making, but don't love higher level math? If this sounds like you, you'd probably love being a technologist! I would recommend you check out our electrical and computer engineering technology program. In fact, this program has become so popular, we just expanded it to be offered at both of our New York campuses in Manhattan and Old Westbury.

Does designing and developing mechanical systems sound like a career you want to have? Do you have an interest in aerospace? Are you comfortable with advance math? Check out the mechanical engineering program, with the optional concentration in aerospace.

Is coding and designing computer-based systems, hardware, and software more your thing? Check out our programs in computer science or electrical and computer engineering (ECE). Computer science is easier on math requirements, whereas ECE requires advanced math courses.

Do you like to identify problems and figure out computer-based solutions to them to create a better user experience? If so, the information technologyprogram may be a great fit for you.

Are you a great manager and like to oversee projects, operations, management, and quality control? Check out the engineering managementprogram where you'll focus on all of the skills you need for today's global marketplace.
No matter which program your students choose, we'll have them designing, building, coding, doing, and making from their first day at NYIT through graduation.

Questions? Let us help. Contact the Office of Admissions at or516.686.7520.

Marcelle Hicks
Senior Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Rutgers Summer Camp Opportunities

 BOLD Summer Camp - July  16-20, 2018: Applications will be available December 2017 and will be accepted until March 31 at  High school-aged students are invited to apply for the BOLD Camp (BioCONECT Oncology Leadership Development) - a unique summer learning opportunity for students who have an interest in learning about cellular biology and genetics of cancer, as well as the diverse careers connected to the field.

PHocus: Public Health Outbreaks, Community, & Urban Studies Rutgers School of Public Health will be hosting a public health experience for incoming high school 9th-12th graders this summer. The campers can expect a variety of experiences including re-created outbreaks, population health and community disease activities, an introduction to public health law and policy, and short lectures from Public Health scientists and practitioners. Students can expect applications to be available December 18; with two location and date options (Piscataway June 25-29 and Newark July 30-August 3). If you would like more information on this experience or like to be added to our update list please email the camp

Information About Applying to UNC at Chapel Hill

Early Action Decision Release: Students who applied Early Action will receive their decision towards the end of January in their Carolina Connect Student Center. In the meantime, students should regularly check their Student Center and email for any updates.

First-Year Final Deadline: Students who have not yet applied have one more chance; January 15th is the final first-year deadline. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Montclair Presidential Scholars Program

Montclair will be beginning its new Presidential Scholars Program in fall 2018. Qualified first-time freshman may be considered for a $5,000 scholarship as well as access to special academic and career preparation opportunities.

Montclair Presidential Scholars Program

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Rutgers Pre-College Opportunities Fair

Dear Colleague,

The Rutgers Office of Enrollment Management and the New Brunswick Summer Session invite you, your students, and their families to attend a K-12 Pre-College Opportunities Fair at Rutgers University–New Brunswick:

Saturday, January 20, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room
126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Connect with pre-college program staff and learn about opportunities available universitywide during the academic year and summer for K-12 students. Attend workshops and chat with undergraduate admissionsfinancial aid, and Rutgers Test Prep.

There will be light refreshments and giveaways for attendees!
We are excited about the initial interest we've received for this free event! Please register at our pre-college directory by Friday, January 12, 2018If you have questions, please write to We also ask that you share this invitation with students and families who may be interested in attending.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lauren Olsen
Manager of Pre-College Projects and Partnerships
Office of Enrollment Management
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

RaiseMe and PSAT Scores

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are having a nice start to the week. We know that students' scores for the PSAT will be released next week and wanted to let you know that we made this lesson plan to help your students interpret their scores.

We want RaiseMe to be as helpful and motivating for your students as possible and they can earn up to $3,000 in scholarship money on RaiseMe for taking the PSAT and up to $8,500 for scoring well from over 120 colleges!

Having your students add PSAT scores to their RaiseMe accounts is a great way to show your students that their hard work paid off, while also motivating them before winter break.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Dual BA Program

Dual BA Program Between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University
Dear Colleague,
Greetings from Columbia University in the City of New York! As Dean of Undergraduate Admissions for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering and Dean of Admissions for Columbia University School of General Studies, we are writing to introduce the new Dual BA Program between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University, which is now accepting applications for fall 2018 enrollment.
In addition, you or your students may have questions about two of Columbia University’s distinct undergraduate liberal arts programs and we hope this email will assist you as you counsel your college-bound high school students.
Dual BA Program between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University
Students enrolled in the Dual BA Program between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University begin their college educations in one of four academic tracks in Ireland, where they undertake the intensive undergraduate curriculum at Trinity, one of Europe’s most distinguished institutions of higher education. After two years in Dublin, students matriculate at Columbia, where they complete the requirements for a major and fulfill the Columbia Core Curriculum featuring a variety of disciplines, including literature, art, music, science, and the humanities. Upon completion of the program, students graduate with two bachelor’s degrees, one each from Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University. For more information about Trinity, Columbia, and the Dual BA Program, please visit
Application Process
Students apply using an online application by February 1, 2018, for fall 2018 enrollment. For admissions requirements please visit
Columbia College
Columbia College, founded in 1754, is a residential, liberal-arts college within Columbia University. Students chose from almost 80 programs of study in addition to fulfilling Columbia College’s unique Core Curriculum, a single set of discussion-based seminars in literature, philosophy, art, music and science that has been the centerpiece of a Columbia College education for almost 100 years. Undergraduate research opportunities abound; Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and hundreds of Columbia-affiliated research institutes offer students the chanced to collaborate with our world-renowned faculty. One of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, students hail from all 50 states and 90 countries across the world, allowing for a global college experience enhanced by the opportunity to choose from over 150 study abroad programs and our location in the one of the most global cities in the world.
Application Process
Students apply using the Common Application or Coalition Application by January 1, 2018, for fall 2018 Regular Decision admission. For admissions requirements please visit
While both Columbia College and the Dual BA Program provide a rigorous liberal arts education to an accomplished group of students, the experience of obtaining that education will be very different depending on which program students select. Students who desire a traditional, four-year, residential college experience should consider Columbia College. Students with a strong interest in a European approach to language and culture and a desire for a global, nontraditional college experience that combines the academic rigor of two world-renowned universities should consider the Dual BA Program. Students with questions about the undergraduate program at Columbia Engineering can be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Please note: Students may not apply to more than one school from among Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and the Dual BA Program.
We encourage you to review the Dual BA Program website and the Columbia College/Columbia Engineering admissions website and to contact us with any questions at BA Program) or (Columbia College/ Columbia Engineering).
Thank you for your consideration and for supporting your students through their college search process. Best wishes for the school year!
Best regards,
Jessica Marinaccio
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Columbia College & Columbia Engineering
Columbia University
Curtis Rodgers
Dean of Admissions
School of General Studies
Columbia University

Duke Summer Session

Thank you for helping us spread the word about Duke Summer Session’s incredible summer opportunities for high school students.  Please share the message below with your students and colleagues to let them know that we are now accepting applications:
Good news from Duke Summer Session!  We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our life-changing summer programs at Duke University.  Whichever program you choose, over the course of the summer, you will find that Duke Summer Session is committed not only to building lifelong memories and friendships from around the world, but to laying the foundation for a future of collegiate success.  It is for this reason that students regularly report that our programs strengthened their college application and paved the way for academic excellence at top universities.  Follow the links below to apply to one of our transformative summer programs:
Summer College Application – A four-week, credit-bearing program for US students currently in 10th or 11th grade and international students currently in 10th – 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.
Summer Academy Application – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.
Intensive STEM Academy Application – A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.
We strongly encourage you to apply online today, as spaces fill quickly!
Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Director of Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students
Duke University

Monday, December 4, 2017

Information About Colby College


I am thrilled to announce an expansion of the Colby Commitment, our global effort to ensure the most talented students from all backgrounds have access to a remarkable education at one of the world’s top colleges. Beginning with the Class of 2022, families with a total income of less than $60,000 and assets typical of this income range will have a parent or guardian contribution of $0.

This new policy expands upon our longstanding practice of meeting 100 percent of each admitted student’s demonstrated financial need without loans. More than 90 percent of families with a total income of $200,000 or less have qualified for some form of financial assistance in recent years, and our average financial aid award for enrolling students is more than $46,000.

In addition to significant financial aid awards, there is no fee to apply and applicants may self-report their ACT, SAT or two SAT Subject Test scores to Colby. More information about the Colby Commitment can be found at

Warm regards,

Matthew T. Proto
Vice President
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Information About Stevens Institute of Technology

The A. James Clark Scholars Program, the largest endowed scholarship in Stevens' history, will provide financial support and enhanced learning opportunities to promising students underrepresented in the engineering, computer science and cybersecurity fields beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.
Admissions News & Announcements
Early Decision I Notification - Early Decision I applicants will receive an email notification when their admissions decisions become available on their online student portals. Decisions will be available by December 15.
Learn more »

Financial Aid Insights - Admitted students receive automatic consideration for merit scholarships based upon the strength of their applications. To be evaluated for all types of need-based financial aid, Stevens requires both the CSS Profile and FAFSA.
Learn more »

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Information from TCNJ

Greetings from The College of New Jersey...

As the School Counselor Liaison in our office, I am glad to serve as a resource for you and your students during the college admissions process. While the Early Decision I deadline has passed, students may still apply for our Early Decision II deadline.

Upcoming Deadlines:
  • 7-Year Accelerated Medical Program – December 1
  •  Early Decision II – January 1
  • General Admission – February 1
Application Tid-bits:
  • The Common Application is currently the only way to apply to TCNJ.
  • Applicants will be deemed complete with the submission of: the completed Common Application, official high school transcript, official standardized test scores (unless applying to specific Art and Music programs), and $75 application fee or fee waiver.
  • TCNJ is test optional for Art applicants who must submit a portfolio and Music applicants who must complete an audition. If students wanted to be considered for academic merit scholarships, standardized test scores must be submitted.
  • TCNJ does not offer Early Action – only Early Decision and General Admission.
  • Early Decision I and Early Decision II applicants will receive a decision postmarked by December 1st and February 1st, respectively, and General Admission applicants by April 1st.
  • To be considered for need-based aid, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online.
Visit TCNJ:

With the opening of our new STEM Complex, Brower Student Center renovation, and addition of Campus Town, there is much to see on TCNJ’s campus. We invite you and your students to visit us.
Weekday campus tours will continue through December 8th.

Register at:

If you are on campus, please visit us in Trenton Hall 228 for a Counselor packet and TCNJ swag!

We look forward to connecting with you and your students, soon, and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!


Janika Berridge
Admissions Counselor
The College of New Jersey

Monday, November 20, 2017

Information About Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr College reviews all applications holistically, which means we look at each student within their own individual context and environment. As part of this process, we review many documents and credentials. You can find a full list of the necessary application materials by clicking the button below.

We also have additional information we'd like to share with you regarding our application process.
  • In Fall 2014, the College adopted our Test Optional Policy for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. 
  • The Bryn Mawr Supplement prompts students to reflect on how the Self-Government Association and/or Honor Code will shape their Bryn Mawr experience. 
  • While interviews are not required, they are highly encouraged. Students can interview with Admissions staff, alumnae, or via Skype with our Senior Interviewers.

Syracuse University ED II

Greetings from Syracuse!

We hope your fall season is going well. We're writing to let you know that Syracuse University will offer an Early Decision II option for applicants, the deadline for which is January 1. By applying ED II your students will affirm their desire to attend Syracuse University and receive an admission decision notification earlier than if they apply Regular Decision.

Please encourage interested students to apply ED II and contact us if they have any questions. If a student has already applied to Syracuse Regular Decision they may send us an e-mail to indicate their wish to be considered for Early Decision II.

If there's anything we can do to assist as you or your students, please don't hesitate to contact us at or 315-443-3611.


Maurice A. Harris, Ph.D.
Dean of Admissions

Friday, November 17, 2017

Information About Princeton University


Dear Colleague,
Greetings from Princeton University! I hope your school year is going well.
I want to thank you for your partnership in the admission process as we begin to evaluate applications for the Class of 2022. Your letters of recommendation in support of each student are vital to our work. Thank you for your efforts in writing thoughtful, detailed letters to educate us about your applicants, in addition to the counsel you provide to your students and their families.
Our single-choice early action application review is underway, and we are assessing a talented and diverse pool of students from around the world. We’re committed to diversity on campus, and we continue to seek students from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds, knowing Princeton can meet 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated need. In fact, for students admitted to the Class of 2021 with family incomes up to $160,000, the average aid package covered 100 percent of tuition. Moreover, 22 percent of our first-year students qualified for a Pell grant and 17 percent of students in the class are first in their families to attend college.
Our counselor profile (.pdf) provides further insight into last year’s class, as well as information about our new transfer admission process. Let me suggest you read about our new Lewis Arts Complex, a 22-acre development for the arts that opened in October.
I wish you the very best this academic year. If you have any questions or wish to speak to an admission officer, please feel free to contact our office at or 609-258-3060.
Janet Lavin Rapelye
Dean of Admission


I hope you’re doing well! We are excited to announce that Husson University recently launched a new scholarship program on RaiseMe and asked us to reach out to you to share some helpful resources for introducing RaiseMe to your students!

Through RaiseMe, your students can now earn “micro-scholarships” (performance-based scholarships) for each of their academic and extracurricular achievements beginning in the 9th grade from Husson University and over 210 other colleges.  

Thousands of other counselors are using this free program to motivate students, improve outcomes, and reinforce the guidance they’re already giving. RaiseMe can help your students get a head start on their college search and develop into stronger applicants.

Here’s the best way to use RaiseMe at your school:

1. Visit and create your Educator account to access a free dashboard with resources
2. Invite your students to participate (you’ll be able to view their portfolios and track their progress once verified)
3. Email Thea Lee ( with any questions!


About RaiseMe: RaiseMe is a social enterprise working in partnership with the former First Lady’s Reach Higher Initiative and over 210 colleges to expand access to higher education by improving the way students prepare for college—both financially and academically. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to award aid, which is often too late to impact a student's college ambitions or choices,RaiseMe enables students to earn grant aid throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular. The amount that students earn from a college onRaiseMe represents a guaranteed minimum amount of aid they’ll receive if they apply and are admitted to that college.

Thea Lee
District Partner Associate
RaiseMe |

The Blount Scholars Program at the University of Alabama

The University of Alabama
“What is the The Blount Scholars Program” you ask?
The short line:
The Blount Scholars Program is an innovative liberal arts initiative structured as a four-year living and learning community at The University of Alabama.  It features small, seminar-style classes, extensive exposure to faculty, and an integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum leading to a minor in Liberal Arts.  In addition to their scholastic pursuits, students are exposed to a wide variety of organized and impromptu social activities.  First-year Blount students, along with many of their upper class counterparts, live and take classes in the Blount Living and Learning Center, a premier campus residence hall specifically designed to integrate social and intellectual life. This integration provides Blount students with the atmosphere of a small liberal arts college in the midst of a major research university.
Blount students are a diverse group in terms of both their backgrounds and their interests.  They come from all walks of life and every region of the country.  They major in a variety of different disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, hard sciences, and arts as well as in more applied disciplines such as engineering, business, and education.  They belong to a wide array of social organizations and honors societies.  What unites them is curiosity, intellectual engagement, a desire to seize the opportunities available to them at the University, and the conviction that a liberal arts education prepares them not simply for employment, but for a well-rounded and well-informed life.
Advantages to enrolling in Blount Scholars include:
Small Classes
First-year seminars are capped at 15 students; thereafter, seminars are capped at 12 students. Blount students currently enjoy priority course registration.
Intensive Interaction with Faculty
Blount courses are taught by award-winning faculty in disciplines across the University. Because of the small course size, Blount students work closely with their professors and receive individualized instruction.
Scheduling Flexibility
Because the program is built around the minor, Blount students can easily pursue any major and participate in other organizations and honor societies at the University.  In any given year, approximately 90 percent of Blount students also participate in the Honors College.
Admission to the program is competitive and any incoming student at the University of Alabama may apply.  The Blount application form can be found at accept applications throughout the year as space in the entering class permits, though we encourage interested students to apply by December 15thfor priority consideration.
The longer line:
How long do you have?  I’d be delighted to answer any questions you may have or provide a thicker description of the program and its students via email, telephone, Skype, or in person.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me.
My thanks for your time at what I realize is a very busy time of year.
Yours truly,
Frederick Whiting, PhDDirector, Blount Scholars ProgramAssociate Professor of EnglishThe University of

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.

As the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded more than $550 million in scholarships and provides a range of impactful programs for students, HSF scholars, alumni, and parents.

Don't let your students miss their opportunity to apply for an HSF scholarship. The application opens January 1, 2018, and closes March 31, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be selected in June 2018. For more information visit

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Scholarship Month Challenge

November is National Scholarship Month and Fastweb has a challenge for all Students - to Apply for 10 Awards. To make the challenge even more exciting, we've gathered 10 scholarships, each worth $10,000 to apply for now. Share our National Scholarship Month Challenge with your students today.
Scholarship Tips
Share our easy tips to help students improve their chances of getting noticed by scholarship providers with our latest Fastweb's Scholarship Best Practices information

Important Information for Rutgers Applicants

Students seeking full consideration for merit scholarships, honors programs, and the Honors College should apply no later than December 1, our regular admission due date. Regular admission applicants have until December 15 to submit the Rutgers Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR), test scores, and application fee or fee waiver, and can expect to receive our decisions by the end of February. Note: The Rutgers SRAR is also required of Coalition applicants.

The recommended filing date for the 2018/19 FAFSA is December 1. Financial aid notifications will be available in early February for admitted first-year students whose FAFSA data was received by the university by December 1. This year's FAFSA will incorporate a new IRS Data Retrieval Tool with encryption protections to better protect taxpayer information. Need-based aid is awarded on the basis of financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

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