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