Southwestern University (TX)

Southwestern University



Learn about BC for Change, a First Year Seminar Class that presented a $3,500 grant to the Georgetown Family YMCA.

Markell Henderson ’19 presented to the Board of Visitors about his experiences at SU. He was able to be an award-winning football player, a Kemper Scholar, and co-founder of EMPIRE.

Meet Sabrina Silva ’18 who received the Moody Foundation Grant to complete an internship at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and Armando Vidana ’19 who also used a grant funded through the Moody Foundation to travel to Argentina.

Proof that even after graduation, SU students are using their education to do good in the world: Dr. Anastasia “Staci” M. Benson ’05, the winner of the 2018 Distinguished Humanitarian award.


The Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern has scholarships available for Studio Art, Music, and Theatre. The scholarships for Studio Art and Theatre are for any student interested in majoring in those areas. In Music, we have scholarships available for majors and performance awards for non-majors who would like to be involved in a music ensemble.

The upcoming Portfolio Review and Auditions dates are as follows:
Music: January 26February 23, and March 30
Studio Art: February 17
Theatre: March 3
If a student is unable to attend one of the audition or portfolio review dates, they can also schedule one as part of a daily campus visit.


According to Zippia, Southwestern is the “best college in Texas for getting a job.” This is in part because of the hard work and constant contact that our new Center for Career and Professional Development (previously Career Services) has with our students starting from the time they arrive on campus.
The Princeton Review even recognized Southwestern as the top Career Services Office in the State of Texas and #7 in the country.


Southwestern is excited to partner with you to get your students invested in their college search. One of the best ways to do that is to have them engage in an on-campus experience and see themselves at their school of choice–we’re always rooting for SU.

We are open and ready for you and your students to visit independently during the week, including overnight and classroom experiences, which will be back for Spring of 2019. Schedule today! In addition, we will host large-scale visit programs this spring as well as smaller-scale programs on select Saturdays:

  • February 18th – Pirate Preview Day
  • March 3rd–4th – Top Scholar Weekend (by invitation only)
  • Select Spring Saturdays - Spring Saturdays
  • March 30th – Admitted Student Day
  • April 6th – Junior Visit Day
  • April 14th–15th – Admitted Student Overnight

Please feel free to share these visit opportunities with your campus community! If you find yourself in the Georgetown/Austin area please, let us know as we are always excited to welcome you to campus and show you what makes SU special. Even if you have a limited amount of time or it isn’t during our normally scheduled tours, please reach out and we’d be happy to have you!


The final remaining deadline for applying is our February 1st, Regular Decision Deadline.

While there is no formal deadline from now until February, we are still happy to consider students who apply and complete their applications in the interim on a rolling basis.


Southwestern is community oriented and truly sees the campus as a home-away-from-home for four years. The staff who work in the admission office are ready to help each student on their journey through the college choice process.

The staff is split regionally, and most carry a part of the state of Texas as well as other areas around the globe. Each staff member is excited to connect with you and your students through digital communication, phone, or in person when visiting your area. If there is ever anything that we can do to support you or your students, please feel free to reach out to us. We know you’re beginning to work with your underclassmen this spring, and we are always ready and willing to present information at your college night, talk with you about trends we’re seeing in applications, or support you in other ways.


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Quest University (Canada) Admissions Updates

Our fall travel season has come to an end and our Admissions team is now back in the office busy working on building another class of Quest students! We had a great time visiting more than 28 different countries, 5 provinces, and 15 states as well as hosting 5 different preview events across North America.

As part of our quest for excellence, we have implemented a new application management system. We accept applications via both the Common App and this new in house system – we have no preference for which platform students choose to apply through. There are some subtle differences and we encourage you to visit our How to Apply site if students have questions about the process. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have.

Upcoming Deadlines

Just a reminder that if you do have any interested students this year, we have a few upcoming application deadlines.

February 1, 2019 – Regular Decision Deadline

All applications for Fall 2019 must be submitted by this date.

March 1, 2019 – Scholarship and Bursary Application Deadline

This is the final deadline for all of our scholarships and our need-based bursaries. We strongly encourage applicants to apply for merit awards alongside their application for admission.

All students, regardless of country of origin, are eligible for the funding opportunities listed below. Our scholarships are non-repayable funds awarded to students who meet specific achievement criteria that may include academic excellence, leadership, volunteering and other accomplishments.

David Strangway Award for Excellence - Full Tuition

This award honours Dr. David W. Strangway, Quest’s founding president chancellor, and provides full tuition for four years. Recipients will have achieved very high levels of academic excellence, a high school average above 90% (3.75 US or equivalent), combined with an outstanding record of leadership and service.

Presidential Scholarships - $2,000 to $18,000/year

The Quest program is rigorous. An applicant’s academic record is a key consideration for awarding a Presidential Scholarship, but is not evaluated on strict numerical parameters. We are also interested in extracurricular activities—not the number of different clubs a student joined, but the passion with which they pursued non-academic interests and the impact made on classmates, the community, or others.

LEAP Scholarships - $10,000/year

The Leaders in Elite Athletics & Performance (LEAP) program allows eligible candidates to pursue both an education and excellence in their art or sport. The program caters to athletes and performers at the professional or elite level.


Quest administers its own bursary program, which provides non-repayable funds to students who demonstrate assessed unmet financial need. To be considered, students must apply prior to each standard academic year by the published deadlines. For Fall 2019 the deadline is March 1, 2019.

Read more about our scholarship programs at Quest.

We are hosting an Open House on campus on Saturday, February 23, 2019! If you’ve been thinking of visiting campus, this is the perfect time. From sample classes, tours, and the most comprehensive overview of our admissions process, this is the weekend to let us introduce you to the Quest community.

Quest Profiles

We would like to share a few updates from our community, highlighting some exceptional students, faculty, and alumni.

Kika MacFarlane ’19 | A fourth-year student invents a new board game!  Read more

Cello Lukey ’17 | An alum who continued into a Midwifery Education Program (MEP) explains the biggest gift she received from her Quest education.
Read more

James Stewart | This Academy Award Nominee Artist-in-Residence has been making the rounds on campus. Read more

Wishing you all the best for a restful holiday season. We look forward to connecting in 2019!

Warm regards,

The Quest Admissions Team

Fordham University (NY) Rams Give Back

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Giving, sharing, mentoring, helping. In other words, being “people for others”. This is what Fordham Rams do…not just during the holiday season, but year-round. Fordham students thrive in a supportive community and go on to become graduates who live lives of service to others.

The five student storytellers, left to right: Shelby Daniel, FCRH ’20; Abby Govindan, FCRH ’19; Erica Knox, FCRH ’20, GSE ’21; Sophia Jagoe-Seidl, FCRH ’21; and Danielle Terracciano, FCRH ’19. Photos by Taylor Ha

Fordham Students Share Stories of Heartache, Healing, and Hope

Five Fordham students shared powerful, poignant stories about their lives at a storytelling session at the Rose Hill campus. The forum was the Social Innovation Collaboratory’s third Our Story event where students aimed to confront biases and build community in a safe environment.
Learn more about Fordham’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.
David V. Almeida, GABELLI ’73, PAR, retired executive vice president of the Bank of New York Mellon Inc., imparts words of wisdom to young alumni and students. Photos by Dana Maxson

Fordham Alumni and Benefactors Mentor the Younger Generation

A group of successful alumni and donors shared milestones from their own lives with graduating seniors and new alumni at the kickoff of Fordham’s annual President’s Council’s fall leadership series.
Explore Fordham’s alumni mentoring opportunities.
Annette McLaughlin, director of career services at Fordham, chats with CSTEP counselor Tiffany House and scholarship student speaker Arnell Stewart, GABELLI ’20. Photos by Argenis Apolinario and Chris Taggart

Women Give and Reflect at Second Annual Philanthropy Summit

A powerhouse of women rallied at Fordham’s second annual Women’s Philanthropy Summit to share ideas about careers, life milestones, and the power of giving.
Discover what Fordham students do after they graduate.


Fordham’s Regular Decision deadline is coming up on January 1. Please refer to our counselor page for information that will help you guide your students through Fordham’s application process.


Office of Undergraduate Admission
Lincoln Center Campus | 113 West 60th St. | New York, NY 10023 | (718) 817-4000
Rose Hill Campus | 441 East Fordham Rd. | Bronx, NY 10458 | (718) 817-4000

What’s New at Nova Southeastern University (FL)?


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Welcome to the first 2018-19 issue of Nova Southeastern University’s Counselor eNewsletter. We are eager to share with you some highlights of the exciting developments on our campus as well as the success of our students. This eNewsletter will be published quarterly to provide you with easy access to information that will be beneficial to you and your students.


Now accepting self-reported test scores for admission

This year, we started accepting self-reported test scores for admission review. We have begun releasing admission decisions for Fall 2019 and have already seen a 21 percent rise in students applying to NSU compared to last year.

NSU offers three admission options for prospective students: Early Decision or Early Action and Regular Decision (Feb. 1 priority application date). 


Use our online admissions guide to learn more about freshmen, international, and transfer applicant admission timelines, requirements, and more.

Upon enrollment, students will submit their official test scores using NSU SAT and ACT codes (if applicable):

SAT: 005514
ACT: 006706

Priority Dates and Requirements

Announcing a new business innovation academy (and scholarship)

NSU is looking to invest in future entrepreneurs with new business ideas for the newest Premier Programs offering, the Huizenga Business Innovation Academy . A ’3+1′ combined bachelor’s and MBA program, students earn an annual $18,000 scholarship, and graduates will be awarded a $20,000 investment stipend to launch their own business. Immersive by design, students will develop a business plan and launch their own business on campus, coupled with business internship opportunities.



Are your students interested in Dual Admission, Razor’s Edge Scholars, Farquhar Honors College, The Fischler Academy, or Huizenga Business Innovation Academy? Encourage them to submit the Premier Program Application to be considered for one or more of these programs. They will be required to come to a Shark Preview weekend for an on-campus interview as part of the selection.

Premier Programs and Shark Preview Weekends

B.S. in Human Nutrition now offered in college of medicine

In addition to Public Health, students now have the option to study Human Nutrition in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. This distinct advantage to earn an undergraduate degree from a college of medicine at NSU is the edge students need in today’s competitive job market.

This also establishes NSU’s Dual Admission program as the first in the nation to offer an accelerated, seven-year academic path from the B.S. in Human Nutrition to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree.

More Academic Programs

NSU Welcomes First M.D. Class and 38th Entering D.O. Class

This summer, NSU made history as it welcomed approximately 300 incoming medical students in the nation’s first combined White Coat Ceremony celebrating Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) and Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) candidates together.


NSU is now one of only three in the U.S. with two medical colleges. Both medical colleges bear the name of university benefactor, Dr. Kiran C. Patel – the only person in the nation to have two medical schools named in his honor.

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Chapman University (CA): What’s Next, What To Do When You Visit and More!

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Chapman Celebrates Students (& Raises $2 Million!)
5 Things To Do When You Visit Chapman!
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Enter the 16th Annual Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize at Kenyon College (OH)

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The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers

Do you love to write poetry?

Are you a high school sophomore or junior?

Then here’s a great opportunity for you! You’re eligible to enter the 16th Annual Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers contest, presented by the Kenyon Review, one of the country’s most respected literary magazines. If you are the winner or one of the two runners-up, you will see your poem published in our bimonthly journal and on our website. In addition, the winner receives a full scholarship to either the 2019 Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop or the 2019 Kenyon Review Young Science Writers Workshop in Gambier, Ohio, next summer.

It’s easy to enter:

  • Go to
  • Submission button will be live November 1-30, 2018.
  • High school sophomores and juniors only, please.
  • Limit of one unpublished poem and one entry per person.
  • No submission fee, it’s free!

We look forward to reading your poem!

The Kenyon Review  •  Gambier, Ohio  •
Young Writers is fun!

Pen and Paper


The Kenyon Review, Finn House, 102 W. Wiggin St, Gambier, OH 43022

Cornell College (IA) Updates

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November 2018
Access to counselors, technology boosts college readiness
Building bridges between colleges and rural high schools

Some students don’t have the money to spend on college applications or AP tests, and they lack the resources to research their options for college. What are the challenges rural students face?

Faculty mentors key to student success
Faculty mentors key to student success

It’s not surprising that having dedicated faculty mentors for students leads to overall greater academic achievement, career development, and well-being. Because of One Course At A Time, Cornellians always have a faculty or staff mentor who, over the course of 18 days, is able to get to know, support, and guide each of their students.

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Students can use smartphones to complete the FAFSA
The Department of Education has made completing the FAFSA easier by launching a mobile app, as well as a mobile-friendly website. (P.S. we created a Spotify playlist to help!)
Students can earn college credit during a gap year
High school graduates looking for an academic adventure prior to enrolling full-time at Cornell College now have the opportunity to earn college credit before coming to the Hilltop.
Alumni at a glance
Shannon Carty ’13, a behavior analyst who works to reduce dangerous or isolating behaviors in individuals from low-income families, originally majored in geology at Cornell.
Study shows that students do not take advantage of mental health resources 
A recent study highlights that students across the country do not take advantage of the mental health resources available to them. We responded by creating a cutting-edge Well-being Network.
Cornell women’s volleyball finishes a terrific season
Cornell finished another terrific season at 18-10 with its seventh trip to nationals in eight years. Go Rams!
Russell Science Center opens Nov. 26 
The long-awaited Russell Science Center officially opens for classes on Nov. 26. STEM students will begin Block 4 in the high-tech labs and classrooms within the new four-story, 45,600 square foot science building.
We’re feeling thankful 
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and with it a much-needed (and well-deserved) breakyay! One thing we’re thankful for is…YOU! And we’re not the only ones.

Connect with Cornell

Excellent Cornell candidates come from all over the nation and beyond. Do you have a student whose curiosity about how things work, how humans interact, how to approach a problem, or how to fully engage in their world is larger than life? Introduce us. We could be great for each other.

One of the Colleges That Change Lives
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600 First Street SW | Mount Vernon, IA 52314
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The 2018 edition of the Hillel College Guide magazine is available for the first time TODAY, and it’s full of new information and resources to help Jewish students find the perfect school!

From our famous Top 60 list of colleges and universities that Jewish students choose, to advice on how to survive the first year on campus, our Fall 2018 issue has it all.

And the best part is, it’s FREE!

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The LAUNCH PROGRAM at Drew University (NJ)

Drew University

Our one-of-a-kind, leading-edge path to a degree that syncs career development with rigorous academics and powerful community


At Drew University, we combined our top-ranked undergraduate academic programs with two guaranteed real-world, resume-ready experiences — think internships, New York City semesters, hands-on research, etc. — and plenty of opportunities to earn professional credentials. A customized mentorship team supports and guides students along the way.

Students graduate with more knowledge, more skills, more experience, more mentors and more opportunities.

They graduate ready to launch.

If you have students who want to learn by doing in and around New York City with mentors to guide them, introduce them to Drew.

Learn more about our Launch program and all we can offer your students.

Jim Skiff
Executive Director of College Admissions

36 Madison Ave | Madison, NJ 07940 | | 973-408-DREW 

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