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Happy New Year from Northeastern University (MA)!!

Greetings from Boston and warm wishes for a very happy new year!

As our January 1 deadlines have passed for Early Decision II and Regular Decision, I wanted to share a brief update with you:

  • We are finalizing Early Action decisions, and those will be released no later than February 1.
  • In our inaugural year with Early Decision II, we have received over 550 applications for this decision program. These students will be notified of their admission decision by February 15.
  • We have seen a 5% increase in Regular Decision applications, making for an extremely competitive pool. Students applying Regular Decision will be notified by April 1.

If students have any questions, please feel free to call us at 617.373.2200, touch base with your Admissions representative, or tweet your question to @NUAdmissions with #askNUAdmission.

We will keep you updated!

Best wishes for a smooth start as you return to school!

Elizabeth Cheron
Dean, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Northeastern University
northeastern.edu/admissions

360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
617.373.2200
TTY 617.373.3768

Mills College (CA): Vision for 2018

 

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Babson College (MA): Application Deadline Updates



We want to share a few updates with you as our January 2nd application deadline has passed. We are aware that this fall has been challenging for many, with hurricanes, wildfires, changes in test dates, and other recent events that may have impacted  students. In order to accommodate any student whose college plans have been disrupted, we will be extending our application deadline to January 15th.

In addition, applicants can now provide self-reported SAT and ACT test scores with their application. We will require and verify official scores only for students that matriculate at Babson. We encourage you to learn more about our standardized testing policy and we hope this change will make Babson more accessible to students. 

Please reach out should you have any questions. We look forward to working with you  in 2018!


Office of Undergraduate Admission
Babson College

781-239-5522 or 800-488-3696

Chapman University (CA) Updates

Happy Holidays from the Office of Admission!
The Chapman University Office of Admission wishes you and your family a warm & bright holiday season.
Winter Break Hours
The Office of Admission and the University will observe winter break from December 21-January 2. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season, and we look forward to working with you in the New Year!

Notification Timelines for First Year Fall Applicants

Early Action/Early Decision
Decisions were released on December 15

Film Production
Decisions will begin to be released in mid-February

Regular Decision
Decisions will begin to be released in mid-March

Dance, Theatre Performance & Screen Acting applicants who are auditioning in 2018 will hear back soon after completing their in-person audition.

When an Admission Decision is Ready

Once an admission decision is ready, the applicant will receive an email (similar to the example shown here) prompting them to log in to their Admission Status Page. The applicant will be able to view their admission decision here. Admitted students will receive an admission packet in the mail soon after their status page notification. If you are unable to log in – use the “forgot password” link on your Admission Status Login Page.


Early Decision Enrollment Deposit due January 10
As a reminder, if you were admitted as an Early Decision applicant, you are obligated to enroll at Chapman University! The enrollment deposit deadline for Early Decision candidates is January 10th. Please also promptly withdraw your applications to other colleges and universities in which you applied.

Call to Action for Applicants Rolled to Regular Decision
As a reminder, if you have received notification that your application was rolled to the Regular Decision admission cycle – either due to an incomplete file, or as part of the admission committee review process – you must complete and submit the roll to regular response form by January 15th. Failure to do so will result in the closure of your application.

Responding to an Offer of Admission or
Withdrawing your Application
Please keep our office updated on any changes to the status of your application! If you wish to respond to your offer of admission (accept or decline), or withdraw your application you may do so by logging into your Admission Status Page.

Admitted Students
accept or decline admission here

There’s Still Time to Apply for the Fall Semester

First year applicants for the fall semester have until January 15 to submit their application and required documents. Applicants interested in DanceFilm ProductionPre-PharmacyScreen Acting or Theatre Performance, please be aware that priority is given to applicants who applied by November 1. Applications submitted at this time will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Please note: Mid-year transcripts should be sent after final exams have been completed with your updated grades posted to your transcript.

Students who have applied or are planning to apply to a talent program must submit a Creative Supplement in addition to the Common Application and other required documents. Without submitting a Creative Supplement, your application will remain incomplete and will not be reviewed by the Admission Committee.

Download our Application Instructions PDFs:

First Year applicants

Applicants to talent-based programs requiring a departmental Creative Supplement

Transfer applicants

Pre-Pharmacy (FEAP) applicants


Mid Year Report and Transcript
If you applied Regular Decision or were rolled to Regular Decision, ask your counselor to submit the Mid Year Report via the Common Application along with your updated transcript once your first term, semester, or trimester grades are posted. If your school has year-long courses with no grades until the end of the year, we require some form of mid-year evaluation of your academic progress.

Getting to Know Your Admission Counselor

Have you had a chance to get to know your Chapman University Admission Counselor? Our Admission Staff is here to help and assist you through the admission process.

If you aren’t sure who your admission counselor is, be sure to visit our Meet Your Counselor webpage, read up on their bio and get his or her contact information.

When you have questions, please lean on your Admission Counselor. We’re here for you!


Looking to Interview?
Chapman offers the opportunity for high school seniors to take advantage of an optional interview with one of our Admissions Fellows. This is your chance to make a connection with a current student, get your questions answered and have our admission staff get to know you a little better. We offer the opportunity to interview in-person, via phone or Skype.

NOTE: Interview options are available to both Regular Decision applicants and students who were rolled to the Regular Decision admission cycle. 

Register for a a Fellows Interview

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Biannual Student Research Day culminates student’s projects
Chapman University Office of Admission
One University Dr., Orange, CA 92866
(714) 997-6711 or 1-888-CU-APPLY

University of South Florida Updates

As 2017 winds down, we’d like to share some important information to help the new year progress smoothly and productively.

Check out this free resource to find all the information students may need.

Upcoming Admission Deadlines

  • Jan. 1 – FAFSA Priority Deadline
    Students should complete the FAFSA by this date to be considered for the most types of financial aid possible.
  • Jan. 15 – Admissions Scholarship Deadline
    Students should complete their admission files by this deadline to be automatically considered for admissions scholarships. A complete admission file includes the online application and all supporting documents (transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, etc.).
  • Feb. 1 – USF Scholarship Deadline
    Students who wish to be considered for other university scholarships should submit a complete scholarship application by this date.
  • March 1 – Final Application Deadline
    This is the final deadline by which we will accept applications for Summer/Fall 2018 admission.

What is a Deferred Admission Decision?

Students often receive a letter from us with a “deferred decision.” What does this mean? The student is not a clear cut “admit” or “deny,” and we need more information to make a final decision.

Students should submit any additional information requested in the letter, which may include seventh-semester grades and updated ACT or SAT test scores. They will usually receive a final “admit” or “deny” decision from USF in early to mid-March.

New Rankings Announced

  • USF Tampa has been recognized as the top public university for Latino student success by The Education Trust for eliminating the completion gap between Latino and white students.
  • Education Dive named USF higher education’s “Institution of the Year” for using data analytics to eliminate the graduation rate gap between race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status, as well as improving student retention rates.
  • In the recently announced 2018 U.S. News and World Report rankings of National Universities, USF jumped to No. 68 among public research institutions and No. 140 among all universities.
  • USF was again named the top four-year public university in the country for student veterans by Military Times magazine.

Experience Bulls Country in Person

The Campus Visit Experience is a great way for all students (prospective and admitted) to see our sunny Tampa campus first-hand. This free event is offered Monday-Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and most Saturdays at 10 a.m. during the academic year.

We also will host Bulls Unite Day events, casual on-campus experiences exclusively for admitted students. It’s an opportunity for them to tour the campus and residence halls, meet with representatives from their intended majors and more.

If a campus visit isn’t possible, explore USF with our interactive virtual tour – anytime, anywhere.

Want to keep quick tabs on USF’s admissions deadlines? Download our handy deadline card!

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Sean Gilmore, Interim Director

University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave.  SVC1036  Tampa  Florida  33620

Bard College (NY) Updates

Bard A Place to Think
News & Updates
December 2017
Image Bard Alumna Lolita Cros ’13 Among Top Young Women in the Art World Curator and art dealer Cros is one of five young women who will make the art world go round in 2018, according to W magazine. more>>

Image Bard is Honored for Work on Hudson River Water Resources The Hudson River Watershed Alliance (HRWA) has honored Bard College with its 2017 Watershed WaveMaker award for an organization working to protect, conserve, and restore Hudson River water resources. more>>

Image Francine Prose Reviews Reckless Daughter: A Protective Biography of Joni Mitchell Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Francine Prose reviews David Yaffe’s new book. more>>

Image Bard Prison Initiative Debate Team Beats Morehouse College The team, composed of students enrolled in the Bard Prison Initiative, debated Morehouse, which has one of the best debate programs in the country and the first historically black college team to debate at Eastern New York Correctional Facility. more>>

Image Chinese Music Finds New Foothold at Bard The Bard College Conservatory of Music will teach an undergraduate program in Chinese musical instrument performance starting next fall. more>>

   
Happy Holidays from the Bard Admission Team 

Image Bard High School Early College Queens to Receive $1.5 Million Grant The New York State Education Department has awarded $4.76 million to four recipients of the Smart Transfer Early College High School Program, including $1.5 million to Bard High School Early College Queens. more>>

Image Professor Stephen Shore’s Offbeat Sublimities “An immersive and staggeringly charming retrospective of the photographer’s work showcases his easeful acceptance of the world,” writes Peter Schjeldahl. more>>

Image Bard Students Exhibit at Art Basel Miami Forbes highlights the “New York Takeover” of the Freehand Hotel on December 8 with art installations from Bard College art students. more>>

Image Elizabeth Royte ’81: The Simple River-Cleaning Tactics That Big Farms Ignore In Iowa and elsewhere, runoff from fertilized fields pollutes drinking water and creates dead zones. Yet straightforward solutions exist, writes Royte in National Geographicmore>>

Image Want to Save the World? Start by Eating Less Beef Bard Professor Gideon Eshel is the lead author on a new study published in Nature that provides a model for sustainable U.S. beef production. more>>

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University of Arizona: SALT Center

SmartNews December 2017 – Winter Edition

Introducing Our New Director

In November, 2017 the SALT Center welcomed its new Director, Gabrielle Miller, Ed.D.  She brings a wealth of experience, along with a vision and passion for seeing students who learn differently succeed in school and in life.  We asked Gabrielle to share a little about herself and here’s what we learned:

What is something that you feel is important for people to know about you on a personal level?
It’s all summed up in one of my favorite quotes from Marcus Aurelius:

“The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.”  

What attracted you to the SALT Center?
I have had wonderful opportunities over the course of my career. However, the SALT Center’s incredible contribution to meeting the needs of undergraduates who learn differently, its reputation as a world leader and the opportunity to work with colleagues across the UA community who are committed to student success couldn’t be missed. 

How has your career prepared you for this position?
My professional roots are in special education– as a teacher, administrator and a researcher.  Most of that time was with the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI), one of the world’s leading clinical and research institutions for children with multiple and complex disabilities. The relationship between KKI and The Johns Hopkins University enabled me to not only complete my graduate studies but work in the graduate school of education training teachers and earn an appointment as ranked faculty at JHU.

Following my years in the university/clinical world I was incredibly fortunate to spend ten years in the nonprofit world, working with philanthropic leaders with tremendous understanding and commitment to systematic change.  Working with and learning from them helped me to understand the needs of communities and stakeholders across the nation.

I am delighted to ‘come home’ to a wonderfully robust and caring community at the at the University of Arizona, work in a field that I love, and continue to advance the vision and mission of the SALT Center launched by Eleanor Harner so many years ago.

What excites you most about working with our Students, our Team and our Campus Colleagues?
The opportunity to be continuously and energetically curious…and learn. My sincere hope is that from this learning I can draw on my professional experiences to strengthen the SALT Center’s impact on student success, and meaningfully contribute to the UA’s commitment to bold thinking as a world leader for undergraduates who learn differently.

What are some of your favorites…

When you need to recharge?
Reading, gardening, watching classic movies and my favorite–spending time with my family.

Favorite food? 
I am Italian and Costa Rican, so pretty much anything….except sushi

Favorite authors?    
Agatha Christie, Alexander McCall Smith, John Mortimer, PG Wodehouse

Favorite music?      
Depends on my mood—very eclectic. I love Mozart as much as The Kinks…and anything by Irving Berlin

Favorite vacation spot?  
Tucson, AZ….and now I’m a resident!!

Favorite comic book character?  
Uncle Scrooge—I love his adventures through history!!

The SALT Center team is looking forward to working with such a dynamic leader, and cannot wait to see what the future holds under Gabrielle’s leadership.  Please join us in welcoming her to the SALT Center program.

Alumni Returning to Help Students Make Transition Into Workplace

For most students approaching graduation, the prospect of finding a good job and then flourishing in the workplace can prove to be a formidable task, and for students with learning or attention differences, the undertaking can prove to be exceptionally daunting. In order to help guide and inspire students preparing to enter the workforce, we provide an incredible opportunity each year called the SALT Center Alumni Forum. This annual event brings together a panel of former SALT Center participants who are now professionals in their respective fields and who are eager to help share their experiences and advice with current students preparing to transition into the next phase of life.

The event includes various sessions which include networking, small-group discussions, a Q&A alumni panel discussion, and a free lunch. Attendees receive firsthand advice from alumni on managing learning differences in the workplace, discovering their passion, and excelling professionally. Students who have attended past events report coming away with a newfound confidence and enthusiasm about tackling life after college.

The SALT Center Alumni Forum is organized each year with the assistance of a group of dedicated former students who volunteer to serve as members of the SALT Center Alumni Board.

The next SALT Center Alumni Forum will take place on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 from 10am-3pm. All students enrolled in the SALT Center are encouraged to attend. Alumni presenters in attendance will represent a number of career fields including education, business, media production, retail, and engineering. Students who would like to attend are required to register ahead of time and can contact their Learning Specialist for more information.

Follow this link to watch a video about the SALT Center Alumni Forum.

Family Weekend Highlights

Recently, we hosted our Annual SALT Center Family Weekend Celebration & Awards Ceremony.  The theme for the evening was “A Night for the SALT Center to Shine,” which was fitting given all of the shining moments that comprised the event.  The lights illuminating the tables and the ceiling could not out-shine the light in the eyes of the students, past and present, who were featured throughout the night.

This year’s event was special for many reasons. For starters, it was our 25th Annual Family Weekend event and we welcomed our new Director, Gabrielle Miller, Ed.D., to her first SALT Center appearance.  We were also privileged to have Pat and Bruce Bartlett, Amy and David Davidson, Jocelyn Combs, and other notable friends of the program in attendance as special guests.  The Bartletts have been long-time supporters of our program, and Amy Davidson is the daughter of the late Eleanor Harner, who founded the SALT Center. Amy’s husband, David, was also one of the original tutors for the program.  This was Jocelyn Comb’s first visit with us since she established the Michelle Combs Endowed Fund, and we were thrilled to have her present.

During the ceremony, we were pleased to salute the following individuals for their unique contributions to the program: Dr. Ken Marsh with the Director’s Award, Mr. Paul Miller with the Alumni Award, and Mrs. Julie Darling with the Community Service Award.  Dr. Marsh served as the supervisor to our clinical psychology interns for five years, and helped pioneer the in-house psychology services offered today.  Mr. Paul Miller was one of many original SALT Center students who worked with program founder Eleanor Harner, and now serves as a champion of the SALT Center in his role as an Associate Director in the UA Office of Admissions.  Mrs. Julie Darling serves as Treasurer of the Pet Partners of Southern Arizona, and coordinates visits to the SALT Center for therapy dogs and their handlers.  Julie and her dog, Molly, always brighten the day for students when they come to visit.

Recognized as the 2017 Michelle Combs Awards winners were Helena Yomantas and Tyler Topping for their goal-oriented drive, as well as adventurous and energetic spirits.  In addition, 18 other students enrolled in the program were recognized for their academic and personal successes that demonstrate the SALT Center spirit of excellence, perseverance and commitment.  For the second year in a row, we also acknowledged some of our outstanding tutors who help students achieve success.  Nine tutors in all were selected by students for recognition.

The evening was rounded out by a show of appreciation for some of our scholarship donors in attendance.  Scholarships make a dramatic impact in the lives of our students during their time at the University of Arizona and well beyond.  We are so grateful to our generous friends of the program who help make the SALT Center accessible to so many students, and, in so doing, allow them to shine at the University of Arizona.

It was a festive night complete with live music, great food, and inspiring stories of personal journeys and successes.  As we look ahead to the coming year, we are grateful for our strong foundation and legacy, and we are proud of the great work that is done daily by staff and students, alike.  We are looking forward to a bright future as we continue to support University of Arizona students on their journey of achievement in higher education.

If you would like to partner with us in this meaningful work, please consider making a contribution using the link at the end of this publication.  As always, we thank you for your continued support of our students and our program.

Congratulations to Our Fall 2017 Graduates

At the end of each semester thousands of students graduate from the University of Arizona with a well-earned degree in hand. From among this select group, we are especially proud to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the students enrolled at the SALT Center who have reached this life changing milestone. It is our mission to inspire students with learning and attention challenges in their pursuit of higher education and we are therefore honored to have been able to partner with these students along their path to success. They have proven that they can accomplish their goals and we will be expecting great things from them.

The December 2017 Graduates have earned the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts – Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts – Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts – Sociology
  • Bachelor of General Studies – Economy and Industry
  • Bachelor of General Studies – Social, Behavioral, & Human Understanding
  • Bachelor of Science – Animal Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science – Literacy Learning & Leadership

Become a Part of Our Legacy

The SALT Center is a fee-based non-profit serving UA students who learn differently. We strive to balance our fiscal needs with fee rates and scholarships that make our services accessible. We also rely on the support of generous friends who want to see our students and our program succeed.

To learn about our giving opportunities, visit our website at the button link below.

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UA Parents & Family Association

Interested in connecting with other UA parents, families, and administrators at campus events? Then consider joining the UA Parents & Family Association.
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For up-to-date information on the SALT Center, visit our website by clicking our logo below.

Boston University: Decision Notification and Updates

I am writing with a brief and exciting update regarding the BU Class of 2022. With ED decisions released, I am pleased to report that we have filled 29 percent of the freshman class. Boston University is a top choice for more and more students each year, and we are grateful to you for helping them determine that BU is the right fit.
As a reminder, the application deadline for Early Decision 2 and Regular Decision is January 2, 2018.
BU Admissions will close at 5:00 p.m. on December 22. We will resume business on January 2, 2018, refreshed and eager to review applications.
Sincerely,
Kelly A. Walter
Associate Vice President for Enrollment &
  Dean of Admissions

233 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

Mitchell College (CT): Students with Learning Differences Have Options




For students with learning differences, finding just the right college fit is so important to their ultimate success. At Mitchell College,we offer comprehensive strategies that teach students how to learn on their own – skills that they apply during college and beyond. We also break down barriers in the application process so students get their admission decision in just 3 weeks!

Mitchell Gives Students Choices…
Mitchell College is recognized as a leader for academic support. About 20% of our students access the services of our signature Bentsen Learning Center (BLC) for students with diagnosed learning differences and ADHD. We also offer Academic Coaching for Empowerment (ACE) and robust core programs such as the Mitchell Ability Model (ability based education and flexible pacing) that prepare students to be prepared for their rapidly changing world. Mitchell affords a powerful and holistic network of support strategies that drive student success. Students apply through the user-friendly Mitchell College Unique Minds Application, or the Common App



Students may choose to apply to Thames at Mitchell College. Thames is on the Mitchell College campus and is specifically for students with diagnosed learning differences or those who would benefit from additional preparation to succeed in college. At Thames, students can ‘test the college waters’ before diving in — and earn up to 15 credits over 2 semesters on a college campus! Students may apply through the Thames Application.


I would love to personally connect with you to answer your questions — please email or call anytime!

  

Tammy Byron
Director of Admissions
O: 860-701-5043
byron_t@mitchell.edu

Mitchell College | 437 Pequot Avenue | New London, CT 06320  mitchell.edu 
Mitchell College is located halfway between NYC and Boston on the beautiful New England shoreline

    

Old Dominion University (VA): December Updates

Featured Event

Dec. 16: Entrepreneur and V.P. at Washington Post to Provide Graduation Addresses
    

The first commencement ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. for graduates of the College of Sciences, Darden College of Education and Batten College of Engineering and Technology. A second ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. for graduates of the College of Arts and Letters, Strome College of Business and the College of Health Sciences. More

President’s Corner

Graduation Isn’t Just a Spring-Time Event    

It used to be that college commencements were held only in the heat of May. But for more than 30 years, Old Dominion has also been graduating students in December.

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Dec. 12:  Community Invited to Discuss King Tide Event

Old Dominion University News

ODU/NASA Collaboration Challenges Conventional Wisdom on Subsidence    

A groundbreaking new study by researchers at Old Dominion University and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) challenges decades of conventional wisdom about the sinking of land in southeastern Virginia. More

NSF Grant Aims to Strengthen Cybersecurity Foundation at ODU

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State of Commonwealth Report Explores Virginia’s Economic Health

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Old Dominion and Naval Surface Warfare Center Collaborate on Unmanned Surface Vehicle

A collaboration between Old Dominion University and the Naval Surface Warfare Center is advancing ODU’s unmanned systems development expertise and providing additional opportunities to partner in the Navy’s unmanned surface vehicle (USV) research. More

ODU Researcher: Consumer Confidence Up Heading into Holiday Shopping Season

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Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel: Grant to Fund Study of Overheight Truck Violations

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Refugee Studies Research: Learning by Helping

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VIDEO: Meet Connor Huffine
ODU electrical engineering student Connor Huffine is on his way to fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut. Through ODU’s partnership with NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Connor had the opportunity to launch a payload into space.
Monarch Moment
 
University leaders, students and community members celebrated the official opening of Old Dominion University’s new student retail store, THE Monarch Way. Old Dominion University President John R. Broderick joins student entrepreneurs Janay Brown, owner of Full Belly Delights, and Sophia O’Neal, owner of 2 Pink Peas, inside the store. Photo by David B. Uhrin Read More.