Friday, September 28, 2018

News from Drexel

As another school year begins, we would like to share with you and your students some information regarding the first-year admission options at Drexel University. In an effort to provide an admission decision on a schedule that better meets the needs of our applicants, Drexel offers three different admission plans: Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision. More information about each option, along with a link to our application on the Common Application's website, can be found at the Freshman Instructions page. There, you can also view our "Applying to Drexel?" video, which will provide you with helpful tips on the criteria we use to determine admission.

Admission Plans

Early Decision – This is the best option for students who have decided that Drexel is their top choice. By applying Early Decision, students will receive an admission decision in mid-December. Early Decision is binding, meaning that if offered admission, the student must attend Drexel and withdraw any applications submitted to other schools. Drexel's Early Decision deadline is November 1.

Early Action – Early Action also enables students to receive an admission decision in mid-December but is non-binding; students who are offered admission have until the May 1 National Candidates' Reply Date to submit their confirmation. Drexel's Early Action deadline is November 1.

Regular Decision – Students may also choose to submit their admission application on a more traditional schedule by applying for Regular Decision. Students applying through this option will receive a non-binding decision by April 1 and have until May 1 to confirm their enrollment. Drexel's Regular Decision deadline is January 15.

Flexible Testing

We also offer some flexibility in the standardized testing that we require for first-year admission. Drexel University's flexible standardized testing model allows students to submit results from a variety of standardized national and international examinations. This flexible testing policy assists us in enrolling a more diverse and talented class who are academically prepared to handle the rigors of our curriculum. You can view more in-depth information at Standardized Testing Requirements page.

We look forward to all of the excitement that the new school year brings. Your hard work and efforts truly assist students throughout their university search. Our students are making a difference with a focus on changing the world to be a better place, in part because of your great work. This is sure to be an exciting time for all of us, and we thank you for your continued support and partnership.  


Evelyn K. Thimba
Vice President & Dean of Admissions

News from Temple

Temple flags flying on campus

Beginning with our 2019 class, we will require all freshman applicants to self-report their high school transcript for admissions committee review. Applicants will utilize their TUportal account to input their high school courses and grades. Learn more.
Important deadlines
Nov 1, 2018 
Application deadline for spring semester & Early Action application deadline for fall semester
Feb 1, 2019 
Application deadline for Rolling Admissions for fall semester
Mar 1, 2019 
Deadline for FAFSA (federal financial aid)
Visit Temple
Fall Open House
Oct 6 & Nov 11
Saturday Preview Days
Sept 22, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, 2018 & Feb 23, Mar 30, Apr 27, 2019

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sarah Lawrence Admissions-What's New

What's New in Sarah Lawrence Admissions

Kevin McKenna,
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

From all of us here at Sarah Lawrence College, we hope that this new academic year is both exciting and rewarding for you and your students. Here in the Office of Admission, we are particularly excited about three new developments for the 2018-19 cycle:
  • Sarah Lawrence College now offers a non-binding Early Action application round. The deadline is November 1, and students will be notified of their admission decision by the end of December. We are keeping our Early Decision rounds, and ED1 will also have a November 1 application deadline.
  • Sarah Lawrence is now a FAFSA-only school for financial aid. Beginning with students entering from the 2018-2019 admission cycle, we will no longer use the CSS Profile in our financial aid packages. We will continue to provide financial aid awards at the time of admission for those who complete the FAFSA by the preferred deadlines.
  • Sarah Lawrence supplemental essays are now completely optional. Unlike past years, in which we required every student to submit a "Why Sarah Lawrence" response and submit a graded analytical essay, we now have three optional prompts of which a student can choose one if they think the Common Application does not give them the space to fully showcase their interest or fit with our college. They can still choose to answer "Why Sarah Lawrence," but they can also choose to write about the importance of diversity to their future campus home, or design an academic project modeled after our independent research opportunities. Like our long-standing test optional policy, we hope this gives students more control over the way they feel most comfortable applying and showcasing their skills and talents.
It is my sincere hope and belief that these three changes will simplify the application process for everyone. If you have any questions, please do reach out to us. You can also read more about the application requirements on our website here. And if you have students you think would fit our self-directed, writing-intensive, creative intellectual community, we hope you will encourage them to reach out to us and learn more. Thanks again for all you do for your students.

Who is my Admission Counselor for Sarah Lawrence?


With two new (friendly) faces, we want you to know who the primary point of contact for you and your students will be this cycle. We are happy to welcome Ingrid Loveras (SLC BA '12) and Grace Bradley to the admissions team! To make sure your counselor contact information is up to date, simply check the map on our website here.

Class of 2022: An Introduction and Brief Profile


On Saturday, September 1st, we had the honor of welcoming the talented and diverse Class of 2022 to our campus in Bronxville, New York! Here is a little more information about them:

Enrolling Students: 429
Applications: 3,320
Admit rate: 56%
Average SAT: 1320 (out of 1600)
Average ACT: 29
% of students submitting either SAT or ACT: 73%
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale): 3.7
International citizens: 13%
Students of color: 24%
Financial aid: 78% receiving aid (merit or need)
Average aid package: $38,000
Most popular academic interests: Psychology, Film, Literature/Writing, Biological Sciences, Theater

Questions for us?

We would love to answer them! Feel free to reach out any time via email (, phone (914-395-2510), or locate the counselor for your area directly through the map link above. We are also always happy to host visiting counselors in the office if you are in the New York City metropolitan area.
Sarah Lawrence College Office of Admission
Copyright © 2018

News From Marist

Marist to launch School of Medicine
The Marist Health Quest School of Medicine is a unique partnership between Marist and regional health care provider Health Quest. Through the use of artificial intelligence, we will transform traditional physician education, ultimately leading to doctors who are better prepared for today’s technologically advanced healthcare environment. For more details, visit

Marist purchases property in New York City
The Marist College Executive Center will open in spring 2019 at 420 Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. This location will serve as the College’s New York City hub for our innovative academic offerings for undergraduate and graduate students and all corporate programs. Additional information can be accessed via

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

RIT Early Decision Deadlines

New Early Decision Application Deadlines

RIT will now offer two Early Decision options for freshmen applicants, ED I and ED II. The Early Decision I deadline is Nov. 1 (notifications sent by mid-December) and Early Decision II is Jan. 1 (notifications sent by mid-January). We will continue our "friendly" ED policy with early notification on admission, financial aid, and merit-based scholarship before submitting a deposit.  

Learn More >>

College Planning Workshop- Hosted by NJNG Free 10/23 at BCC

At New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG), we understand how rising college costs can impact our customers so together with the County College of Morris we’re sponsoring a FREE College Planning Workshop. Premier college admissions expert, Peter Van Buskirk, will share his 25 years of experience and valuable insights on a successful college search, the application and admissions process and finding financial aid opportunities. And, there will be ample opportunity to ask questions at the end of the program.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Brookdale Community College
Twin Lights Room 1, Student Life Center
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738

Light refreshments served.
Don’t let your students miss out on this informative and rewarding FREE program. I have attached a PDF to post to your Web site. And, upon request, I will provide an e-mail blast for you to send or postcards for you to distribute. Seating is limited, so e-mail me today or call me at 732-938-1035. We look forward to seeing you, your students and their parents at this valuable workshop!

PS: Spread the word – attendees will be eligible for prizes valued from $20 to $90!
Winners must be present to claim the prize.

Rutgers- Application Information

Welcome Back!
We hope the school year is off to a great start. The Rutgers Class of 2022 is thriving on campus already — transitioning to college life, beginning classes, joining clubs, meeting with faculty, and exploring their passions. We can't wait to see what they will achieve!

We are sure you have students eagerly researching and applying to colleges, which can be a daunting task. To help them easily learn more about Rutgers–New Brunswick, encourage them to use the following tools.
 Learn More About Rutgers

  • CustomViewbook - personalized guide to Rutgers based on a student's academic and extracurricular interests
  • Majors Database - search tool with detailed information on our 100+ majors and accelerated degree programs
  • Admissions Profile - displays the average test scores and GPAs for the middle 50% of students regularly admitted for fall 2018

The 2019 Application is Now Available!

Students can apply using the traditional Rutgers application or the Coalition Application. 
  • Early action application due date: November 1
  • Regular decision due date: December 1


A Data Based Approach to College Planning

I've shared with many of you that I listen to, and encourage parents of college-bound students to download this podcast:

I just learned they are partnering with, a software-based company that uses data to customize college information and majors to help determine best-fit colleges and personalizes return on investment.

To learn more (the service costs $999 but may be less expensive than a college advisor) go to:

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Volunteer Opportunities

We need  tutors for our children that range in age from 6-13/14.  Tutoring takes place in three different locations--Red Bank, Long Branch, and Neptune--on three different week days.  Red Bank tutoring takes place on Monday evenings from 6-7:30 at Red Bank Middle School;Long Branch program is held at Long Branch Covenant Church on Tuesdays from 5:30-7; and finally Neptune tutoring is held at Community Bible Church on Thursdays from 6-7:30.  We provide all materials including curriculum and volunteers are trained prior to beginning.
We also need Christian education teachers and assistants for our weekly "right choices" classes.  Again, programming takes place in the three locations--Red Bank, Long Branch and Neptune--on three different week days.  Our greatest need, currently, is for help in our Long Branch program.
In addition to weekly programming, we also have one time events coming up and need all hands on deck!  The first event is the annualCROP Walk for Hunger taking place in Red Bank on Sunday, October 21st beginning at 12 noon. Volunteers are needed for approximately 3 hours to hand out water to participants, help at check in/registration, or serve as course marshals directing the walkers along route.
On Saturday, November 3rd, Aslan will sponsor the "Beauty and the Beach 5 Mile Run/Walk for Women" taking place in Long Branch It is a race designed by women for women and in addition to runners/walkers, we need a minimum of 40 volunteers to help with loads of other tasks including:  bag checkers, course marshals (must be 18), finish line volunteers (must be 14), race course set up (must be 16), race day packet pick up/registration.  Help is also needed on Wednesday, October 31st, for stuffing of bags for the runners, and packet pick up on Friday, November 2nd from 2:45-7:15 at Road Runner Sports in Shrewsbury. Volunteers assisting with these tasks need not be female!.  Please visit to register as a runner or volunteer.  Or any interested students may contact me directly.
Thank you so much for spreading the word!  We have been blessed to have many students from your schools in the past and are looking forward to meeting many more!

Young Women's Business Leadership Conference at Harvard 11/3-11/4

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Caitlyn and I am the Marketing Director of the Young Women’s Business Leadership Conference (YWBLC). I am writing to you today to invite Communications High School to YWBLC 2018 on Harvard’s campus from Saturday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 4th, 2018.

YWBLC is part of the larger Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business (HUWIB) organization, which is the largest undergraduate business organization on Harvard’s campus, reaching over 400 members. Our mission is to empower young women and future leaders by uniting them through business education and experience.

Our inaugural conference in 2017 was a remarkable experience for our organization and for the high school girls who attended. We hope to bring this experience back, but with more! The conference will be a full weekend of dynamic programming that seeks to introduce high school women to the business world and guide them in developing essential skills for charting their path in the field. These women will attend intimate workshops and presentations that help them further develop business, organization, and communication skills that will help them succeed in future endeavors. Other programming includes resume reviews with Harvard undergraduate students, tours of campus, networking lunches, an innovation challenge, and various industry panels. We hope to foster a growing community of ambitious young women at YWBLC and we hope you can join.

HUWIB would like to extend a formal invitation to YWBLC to Communications High School. Registration is live on our website: and tickets are available for purchase via Eventbrite linked in our website.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concern. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you join us in breaking the glass ceiling!


Caitlyn Dang
Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business
YWBLC Marketing Director

Gettysburg College

Greetings from Gettysburg College!
I hope the school year is off to a great start for you and your students.
At the end of August, the Gettysburg College community welcomed 750 first-year students to campus - our most diverse class in the College's history. As we embark on the new academic year, I have a few exciting updates to share.
  • Innovation occurs across the academic disciplines here at Gettysburg College. Most notably, we are proud of our two new Anatomage virtual dissection tables- both alumni gifts- which will transform the way in which our students learn about the human body in both health and disease. Additionally, the Alden Trust awarded Gettysburg College a grant for a cutting-edge atomic force microscope. This year, the College will create a Multidisciplinary Imaging Suite, a shared space in the Science Center, to house these powerful instruments.
  • Before entering the workforce, students interested in economics and finance are now able to access and learn the fundamentals of the Bloomberg Terminal, a computer system that provides investors critical financial data in real-time. Additionally, the Business and Entrepreneurial Thinking Program- new this year- is designed to develop and expand the business decision making process and provide opportunities that will extend into students' lives and careers after graduation.
  • "Think Critically, Act Compassionately" is the motto of the Center for Public Service (CPS), our hub for community service and social justice. CPS has been engaging students and community members for the past 27 years and, over the summer, it became our fifth Distinctive Program on campus.
  • In May, the women's lacrosse team brought home the second consecutive NCAA Division III Championship Title. We are proud of their hard work and the College's dedicated support for our athletes to have a well-rounded and highly experiential education. In fact, all the juniors on the team studied abroad in the fall semester last year!
  • The Center for Career Engagement works with all students to create a career plan, helping our graduates land great jobs and lead great lives. It pays off - 98% of the Class of 2017 is employed or pursuing an advanced degree. Three out of four recent alumni used the Gettysburg Network in their job search.
As always, we appreciate the work that you do to guide students through the college process. Please let your students know that we'd love to meet them for an interview either on-campus or off-campus. The Admissions staff is offering Off-Campus Interviewsthroughout the fall.
Please stay in touch and feel free to reach out to me or my staff at any time.
Best wishes,
Gail Sweezey
Dean of Admissions
Gettysburg College
P.S. Fall Open Houses will be held: Saturday, October 13 and Friday, November 9th. Students may register online.

Monmouth County College Fair - October 14, 2018

Rice University Financial Aid

We have some exciting financial aid news that we invite you to share with your students. Rice University has unveiled a new initiative to make higher education more affordable by dramatically expanding financial aid provided to students from low-income families to those with incomes up to $200,000.
Starting in fall 2019, Rice undergraduates will be eligible for The Rice Investmentone of the nation’s most generous financial aid initiatives that increases access to an affordable, quality education for low- and middle-income students. The Rice Investment will provide extraordinary opportunity for extraordinary students to seek a top-tier college education at a time when many families are struggling to make ends meet. Going forward, low- and middle-income families with typical assets will receive scholarships and grants as outlined below:
Family Income Range*The Rice Investment Grant to Include
$65,000 and belowFull Tuition, Fees, Room and Board
$65,001 - $130,000Full Tuition
$130,001 - $200,000Half Tuition

*Some families may qualify for additional need-based aid beyond The Rice Investment.
The Rice Investment will also reduce the burden of student debt. Beginning in fall 2019, degree-seeking undergraduate students from families with incomes up to $200,000 who qualify for The Rice Investment will no longer be required to take out loans as part of their need-based financial aid packages.
Rice has a legacy of helping students afford college, dating back to our founding. While we believe that students and their families have a role in helping to pay for college, we never want their financial circumstances to be the reason they can't realize their dreams at Rice.
Thank you for your support in sharing this message with your students. Please visit our website for more information.

Yvonne Romero da Silva, Ed.D.
Yvonne Romero da Silva, Ed.D.
Vice President for Enrollment

SAT Prep at CHS

NYU Weekend Workshops

University of the Arts Saturday School

Saturday School
8 Saturdays | 10am - 1pm | October 13 - December 8

Digital Filmmaking: Cinematography

Learn to craft shots, produce scenes, and develop your visual voice through intensive hands-on experience. You'll be an experienced visual storyteller by the end of this course!
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Experiencing Film: Watch, Write, Review

Learn to watch movies with a critical eye and enhance your ability to evaluate what you see. Instructor-led discussions will prompt you to identify and analyze cinematic conventions. This class is perfect for future filmmakers, artists, critics, and writers.
Register Now

News From Ohio State

New early action requirement for engineering majors

Another reason to meet our November 1 deadline

An important update for students applying to be freshmen on the Columbus campus for the autumn 2019 semester: Applicants who wish to be considered for an engineering major must meet our November 1 early action deadline.
Applying by November 1 also remains a requirement for consideration for most merit scholarships, and is strongly recommended for those interested in the Morrill Scholarship Program and Honors and Scholars Programs.
We must receive a complete application by the deadline.

What is a complete application?

For most freshmen applications:
  1. Coalition Application or Common Application
  2. Official transcript (sent from the high school by Nov. 1)
  3. Official ACT or SAT scores (received from the testing agency by Nov. 1)
  4. Optional: Recommendations from a teacher or counselor
Students can find helpful information on our Apply step-by-step page, including last dates to take the ACT or SAT to still make our November 1 deadline.

Monday, September 17, 2018

SUNY Binghamton

Fall 2018 snapshot
The Class of 2022 is impressive! Binghamton received more than 38,000 freshmen applications for 2,850 spots for fall 2018 and with a high-school GPA range of 92-98 (3.4- 3.9), our students are some of the brightest in the nation:
  • ACT score (mid 50%): 27-32
  • SAT math (mid 50%): 650-740
  • SAT evidence-based reading and writing (mid 50%): 650-715
Application deadlines for fall 2019
Freshmen may apply Early Action or Regular Admission to Binghamton for fall 2019.
  • Early Action deadline is Nov. 1, and students will receive a decision by Jan. 15.
  • Regular admission deadline is Jan. 15, and students will receive a decision by April 1.
Applying for financial aid
Families can submit the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) as early as Oct. 1. Our priority filing date is Jan. 1, 2019, but students can apply for financial aid through May 1, 2020.
Binghamton continues to be ranked a best value by numerous publications including the #26 best value in the nation according to Money magazine’s Best Colleges for your Money (2018).
With out-of-state tuition at $23,710 Binghamton is known for affordable excellence. We also offer significant merit-based scholarships.
Fall Open House: Sunday, October 21
We’re looking forward to welcoming students and their families to our beautiful campus for Fall Open House on Sunday, Oct. 21
I will continue to be in touch periodically to provide updates and information, and as always, feel free to contact me with any questions at or 607-777-6226. You can also connect with the admissions counselor for your region or contact or 607‌-777‌-212.
I look forward to working with you this year.
signatureKrista Medionte-Phillips
Director of Undergraduate Admissions