Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ivy League Early Admission Statistics

Early Admission Stats

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Scholarship

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Scholarship

Good morning Counselors,

I am emailing you on behalf of my Sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc, Alpha Alpha Chi Zeta Chapter, which services both Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  Last year we received over 50 scholarship applications between these 2 counties, and were able to award 5 book scholarships to some well deserving young ladies who have gone off to college during the 2016-2017 school year.  We are excited to be able to give away scholarships again this year.  

Attached please the application with the guidelines as well as due date.  I look forward to hearing from you or speaking with you.


Pamela L. Felder

Unigo Scholarships for March

Unigo Scholarships for March

Monday, February 27, 2017

Therapy Groups for Children and Teens in Red Bank

SAT is Now Available in August

For the first time, students will be able to take the SAT® and SAT Subject Tests™ in August. Taking the exam in the summer is great news for juniors because it allows them time to meet early application deadlines and focus on classwork as they begin their senior year. Talk to your students about testing in August; registration opens in late April.
The late registration deadline for the March SAT is February 28.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Penn State's SoVA Spring Visit Day

Are you interested in pursuing a degree in Studio Art, Art Education, or Interdisciplinary Digital Studio? Do you like the idea of attending a small art school within a Big Ten University with an outstanding reputation? If so, then Penn State’s School of Visual Arts (SoVA) may be the place for you!
A small school of art and design, situated within a large research university, SoVA is pleased to provide students a unique opportunity to work closely with outstanding faculty, access to abundant learning and student support resources, and a caring community of creative thinkers, makers, and educators. SoVA’s students participate in intimate studio courses (approximately 20 students per faculty), complete a number of minors and concurrent majors, study abroad, and are engaged in various student organizations.
To learn more about SoVA, we invite you to attend Spring Visit Day on Friday, March 17, 2017. During this campus visit you will attend an information session with the School’s director, Graeme Sullivan, regarding our various academic programs (Art Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Interdisciplinary Digital Studio) and tour our facilities and studios with current SoVA students. Click here to register for this event.
For more information about SoVA, please contact (814) 865-0444 or sovainfo@psu.edu

Honors at Brookdale

Dear Guidance Counselors:

I am very excited to reach out to you in my capacity as coordinator of Honors at Brookdale.  Having served as the assistant coordinator for many years, I look forward to this new role and working with you to have our local high school graduates realize the opportunity that exists right in their backyard.

Our Honors Program is a terrific option for your high achieving students as they will get an outstanding education at an affordable price, possibly transferring to their desired university debt-free!  Honors at Brookdale prepares students for transfer to highly competitive four-year colleges and universities, including Columbia University, Georgetown University, Cornell University, Amherst College, UMass, and many others.

Our motto is “Start here, transfer anywhere!”  But it’s not just a slogan, it’s true!

We would truly appreciate it if you could encourage your students to look past the stigma that exists about attending community college.  Brookdale has been misrepresented for decades.  The fact is, as our institution of higher learning celebrates its 50th anniversary, our students actually go into their junior year better prepared and more mature than their peers who went straight to a university.  Best of all, they have little to no debt!

Finally, please encourage your students to attend our upcoming Honors Information Session on Wednesday, March 8th from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Twin Lights Rooms (lower level of the Student Life Center).  Students can RSVP at www.brookdalecc.edu/honors.  You’ll find our brochure and application there too.  You may certainly attend as well if you would like.

Should you have any questions about our Honors Program, please feel free to contact me at jmoschberger@brookdalecc.edu.  Thank you very much for considering Brookdale’s Honors Program as an option to share with your students.  We truly appreciate it.

All the best,

Professor Jonathan Moschberger
Coordinator, Honors at Brookdale (Honors Program)
Chair, Department of Political Science
Co-President, New Jersey Political Science Association

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Naviance Updates

February 2017 Release Notes

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The following updates to Naviance college profiles are scheduled to be released on Thursday, February 16th.


  • PSAT scores now included: If a student has taken the PSAT, but has not taken the SAT, Naviance will display the PSAT score on the scattergram. A student’s PSAT score will be compared to other students’ SAT scores that have applied to that college. PSAT (1540 scale) is a 1:1 comparison to the SAT (1600 scale) per the College Board’s guidance.
  • If a student has taken both the 2400 SAT and 1600 SAT, the score that displays will be the higher of the converted 2400 SAT and the 1600 SAT scores.  
  • SAT scores of other students on the scattergram will default to show the 2400-scale score. If a 2400 SAT score is not available, Naviance will display the 1600-scale score.
  • The GPA and test score averages are calculated using all accepted students’ scores

Notes for scattergrams on the educator side of Naviance, which are accessed by navigating to Colleges > Selecting a Specific College > Analysis

  • All applications will default to the converted 2400 SAT score. If a 2400 SAT score is not available, the SAT 1600 score will be used
  • The GPA and test score averages are calculated using all accepted students’ scores

How You Compare, Ranges, and Dials

  • PSAT scores are now included in Ranges, How You Compare and dials. The dials are located on the Overview tab of a college’s profile page. Test score Ranges and How You Compare are located on the Admissions tab of a college profile next to scattergrams. If the student has taken the PSAT, but has not taken the SAT, these features will utilize the students’ PSAT score for comparison. The student’s PSAT score will be compared to other students’ SAT scores who have been accepted to that college. PSAT (1540 scale) is a 1:1 comparison to the SAT (1600) per the College Boards guidance.
  • Converted GPA: For national score comparisons under the Ranges tab, we will convert your students’ scores to a standard 4.0 scale if your school does not utilize a 4.0 scale. There will be a message indicating that the students’ GPA have been converted to a 4.0 scale. For comparisons to students from your high school on the How You Compare tab, GPAs will not be converted.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Common Application Essay Prompts 2017-2018


Scholarship for Monmouth University Alumni Association Scholarship

Children of Monmouth University alumni who have children who will matriculate to MU in the fall are eligible to apply for a $1000 Alumni Association scholarship.

Application is available in the guidance office and the materials are due by June 30, 2017.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Summer Program for Engineers at Columbia

Dear Colleague, 

I am writing to alert you to the launch of the Columbia Engineering Summer High School Academic Program for Engineers (SHAPE). This is an exciting new program for high school students to take STEM courses on Columbia's campus in two separate three-week sessions over the summer.

SHAPE is a rigorous, selective program for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who have demonstrated achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. Students must live within commuting distance to Columbia's Morningside Heights campus. SHAPE students will take courses with Columbia Engineering faculty in robotics or computer science, while also developing research skills, exploring engineering labs and the MakerSpace, and also take part in weekly college preparation workshops and field trips around New York City. 

The priority application deadline is Tuesday, February 28, 2017, and the regular application deadline is  March 31, 2017Need-based scholarships are available; students applying for scholarships must submit their application by the priority deadline. Interested students can review the SHAPE website for further details; questions can be directed to engineeringoutreach@columbia.edu.

This program is in addition to our long-standing Summer Programs for High School Students, offered through our School of Professional Studies, in which high school students can take courses from over a dozen departments at Columbia College in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Please note that students who have attended a program on the Columbia campus are not given preference in our admissions process.

We encourage you to share this information within your community. As always, thank you for all you do in helping students reach their educational goals.

Best wishes,

Dana Pavarini
Director of Engineering Recruitment

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Scholarship Opportunity

Interested CHS Seniors Please Stop by the Guidance Office

NJSCA High School Award:
High school counselors can nominate current high school seniors.  The student must be a New Jersey resident, a 2017 graduate of a New Jersey high school and have been accepted/plan to enroll in a post- secondary institution.  Students are required to write a 300-500 word essay describing how a school counselor has influenced his/her life in a positive way.  Please use the 
link to apply.

The Opioid Crisis: Free Presentation

Monday, February 6, 2017

OceanFirst Scholarship

If you are applying to Brookdale Community College, Monmouth Univesity, Rowan University, Stockton University, or Georgian Court Universtiy, you may be interested in applying for the OceanFirst Bank Scholarships:



Thursday, February 2, 2017

Free Programs at Riverview Medical Center in Honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

My name is Carly Proper-Rosenstein. I am a psychotherapist in Red Bank, NJ specializing in the treatment of eating and body image disorders. In honor of the upcoming National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, I would love to invite you to two free events being held at Riverview Medical Center, sponsored by the Eating Disorders Program at Monmouth Psychological Associates and the Center for Eating Disorders Care at the University Medical Center of Princeton. 

I have attached a flyer detailing the information for these events, in hopes that you may be able to share this information with the staff and students in your school. The events are as follows:

Friday, February 24th , from 1:00-3:00pm: “Encountering the Eating Disorder Patient” Lunch & Learn for medical and educational professionals.Led by Donald Erwin, Ph.D. and Carly Rosenstein, MS, LPC, NCC of Monmouth Psychological Associate’s Eating Disorders Program. We will explore how to detect a patient or student who is struggling, as well as how to assist with getting them help.

Saturday, February 25th, from 10:30am-12:00pm: “What and Where is Treatment” Community Educational Eventespecially helpful for those who may be struggling with an eating disorder, as well as their friends and family members. There will be a panel of professionals discussing their experience with different levels of care, insurance authorization, as well as what to expect when entering treatment. 

These events are free and open to the public. Please call to reserve your spot, as seating is limited at (732) 530-9029 or by email drerwin@monmouthpsych.com

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Navigating the Social World Therapy Group

Winter Wellness

Coming in February 2017

Winter Wellness



 Tuesdays at 6:00 pm

This group will address the mental & physical demands winter months can take over our well-being.  The purpose of this group is to regain balance & restoration in order to supercharge empowerment into the New Year by letting go of attachments to experience more joy & less stress. 
$20.00/week (walk-ins welcome)
For additional information, please contact Noelle Derhay
email: Noelle@njsamaritan.org or call: 732-223-HOPE(4673)
The Samaritan Center at the Jersey Shore
36 South Street, Manasquan, NJ 08736