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Connect with Georgia Southern University

We will review some important reminders in this email, but if you would like to receive more mailed information, please complete this short survey. We will send you a packet of helpful information within the next few weeks!
We are excited to announce No Fee November as part of Georgia Apply to College Month! During the month of November, students can save $30 apply to Georgia Southern for free. No application fee waiver is required.
Important Reminders:
  • Georgia Southern offers students the choice of over 140 different academic programs300+ student organizationsDivision I athletics, and multiple campus options in Hinesville, Savannah, and Statesboro, Georgia.
  • Our application is available now for the fall 2019 semester, and we are already accepting students for the fall 2019 term. The application is fully online, and in order to make an admission decision, we will also need the following documents:
    • Official SAT or ACT scores (directly from the testing agency)
    • Official high school transcript (we can accept these through mail, email, or electronically)
    • A senior year class schedule (can be provided on the application, official transcript, emailed to our office, or by clicking here to complete a short form)
  • Students can keep track of all application materials and view their admissions status on our Admissions Status Check Page at My.GeorgiaSouthern.edu/admissions.
  • Our priority scholarship application deadline is November 1, and the final scholarship application deadline is February 1. Students must be accepted to Georgia Southern to be considered, and you can find more information at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/admissionsscholarships.
If you have any questions, you can reach out the admissions counselor for your school, Briana Duncan, directly. You can also contact our office at 912-478-5391 or admissions@georgiasouthern.edu. We are looking forward to working with you!
With Eagle Spirit,
Christy Rikard
Director, Office of Admissions

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Office of Admissions • P.O. Box 8024 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912.478.5391
admissions@georgiasouthern.edu • GeorgiaSouthern.edu/admissions

News from Illinois Institute of Technology

Candidate Profile for Full-Tuition Scholarships

Eligible first-year applicants for the fall 2019 semester must apply by December 1 to be considered for full-tuition scholarships, some of which require additional materials. Full-tuition candidates will have diverse academic interests, strong leadership potential, a commitment to community service, and outstanding academic ability with a trend of A’s in rigorous coursework and ACT/SAT scores in the top 10 percent nationally. In the end, we’re on the lookout for positive character traits and unique work, such as volunteer or research experience, that make these applicants stand out from the rest. Please note than any student nominated for a full-tuition scholarship must attend our Scholarship Symposium event to interview in person; there are no exceptions to this rule.


Special Program Deadlines December–April

Dual admission programs are designed for exceptional students to pursue early acceptance to professional degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and law. All programs require supplemental applications by specific deadlines separate from general admission to Illinois Tech.

Professor Research Highlight: Chris White and Bryce Littlejohn

Professors Chris White and Bryce Littlejohn in the Physics department are part of the Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment (PROSPECT), which was awarded $3 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to search for sterile neutrinos. The novel antineutrino detector will probe the possible existence of a new form of matter and is now collecting data at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Advising Students on Course Selection

It’s not too early for high school freshman and sophomores to be thinking about course selection for college application purposes. We recommend that students take courses each year that relate to their intended majors. Students who hope to pursue a STEM major should take at least pre-calculus and above, physics, biology, and chemistry, and ideally at the honors, AP, or IB level. We encourage students to take relevant electives to expose them to their majors, such as AP computer science or psychology, AutoCAD, engineering classes, and statistics, for example. High school students taking courses at the college level may be awarded credit upon enrolling at Illinois Tech.

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Illinois Institute of Technology
Perlstein Hall, Room 101
10 West 33rd Street  •  Chicago, IL 60616-3793

Health and Wellness at Beloit College (WI)

We’re committed to students’ well-being.

Learn More about Admissions at Beloit College

We believe that students are at their best academically when they feel physically and emotionally healthy. That’s why we work hard to foster a culture of wellness at Beloit.

Watch the video below to hear from a few of our health and wellness professionals on campus and learn why when it comes to our students’ well-being, “We don’t stop.”

If you have questions about our on-campus health services for students, please visit the Health and Wellness Center’s website to learn more or contact the Center at  608-363-2331.

If you have any questions about accommodations for students with disabilities, please contact our Learning Enrichment and Disability Services Office at dss@beloit.edu or 608-363-2572. 

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Beloit College: Be More, Be Remarkable

Ph: 608-363-2500 - Beloit College – 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511

Mills College + UC Berkeley=5-year BA/BS Engineering Degrees


BA in Environmental Science +
BS in Civil Engineering

We are excited to announce that Mills College and UC Berkeley have partnered to offer a five-year dual bachelor’s degree engineering program beginning fall 2019!

During the first three years at Mills College, students will study math, physics, chemistry, and biology in a liberal arts environment for a BA in environmental science. Then students will transition to UC Berkeley and fulfill requirements for a BS in civil engineering. They’ll benefit from:

  • small, collaborative classes with an average size of 17 students,
  • research opportunities and exposure to sophisticated lab equipment, and
  • professors who will get to know them personally and work with them individually.


Students must apply for first year admission to both UC Berkeley and Mills College.


Admission to the BA + BS in Engineering program is offered jointly by UC Berkeley and Mills College. Learn more at www.mills.edu/majors or contact an admissions counselor at admission@mills.edu or 510.430.2135.

Office of Admissions
Mills College
admission@mills.edu • 800.87.MILLS • www.mills.edu/undergrad

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Happenings at Kenyon College (OH)

Kenyon College
Happenings on the Hill
News and Admissions Tips from Kenyon College
November 2018
Ask the Dean
How do we choose who to admit to Kenyon? Read what Dean of Admissions Diane Anci has to say and learn how to apply to Kenyon.
Admissions Tips
Fear no interview. Think of it as another chance to size up a college and share something about yourself.
Dates and Deadlines
Application Deadlines
It’s not too early to prepare your application to Kenyon. The Early Decision 1 deadline is November 15, and Early Decision 2 and Regular Decision applications are due January 15.
Scholarship Opportunities
All applicants are considered for one of our 15 types of merit scholarships, ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 a year. Additionally, you may apply for a talent scholarship in art, music or writing, or one of our KEEP or STEM scholarships.
Interview Options
Kenyon offers seniors four options for an interview, which is a recommended, but not required, part of the application process.
Standing for Decency
President Sean Decatur reflects on the necessity of learning to be decent in the face of indecency.
Kenyon Votes 2018
We captured Kenyon students as they headed to the polls on Election Day.
This Is Where I End My Day
Tariq Thompson ’21 reveals the moment that he felt truly grounded and invested in the campus community.
Community Canvas
The Kenyon community came together to turn a utilitarian construction wall into an ever-evolving work of art.
Julia and Emma in New York City
After Kenyon
After graduation, Julia Greer ’15 and Emma Miller ’15 carried their passion for theater to New York City, where they launched The Hearth, a theater organization “committed to making room for the next generation of female artists in the landscape of female theater.”
Your Burning Questions
We asked what fires you up, and you answered. Here are the burning questions on your minds, as well as a response from Professor of Biology Wade Powell to the question, “Should we edit the human genome?”
Kenyon College
Office of Admissions
Gambier, OH 43022
(800) 848-2468

Fordham University Updates

The past academic year has proven to be yet another cycle of excitement, challenges, and change in the already complex world of college admission and counseling. At Fordham, we’re pleased to share that the past year for us was very successful. We owe much of that success to your support and the outstanding work that you do in finding students who are the right fit for our programs and campus communities.

As the fall term began, we welcomed more than 2200 students to both the Rose Hilland Lincoln Center campuses.The Class of 2022 is an exceptionally talented one. We attained an applicant pool of more than 46,100 and an acceptance rate of 46%. The mean GPA for enrolled students is 3.65 on a 4.0 scale. The Class also has a mean standardized test score of 1355 (+11 points over a year ago).

Additionally, the Class is notable for its geographic diversity with 64% of students enrolling from out of state, including representation from 47 states (including DC and Puerto Rico) and 41 countries. Students of color (domestic) and international students comprise 46% of the class. The diversity of our domestic students increased by 6% and international students declined slightly (9% of the class this year is international vs. 10% last cycle).

As we embark on the year ahead, I encourage you to use our counselor page as a resource for all that is new at Fordham. I’ll be posting news and updates on my blog, as well.

To start off the year, here are some highlights:


  • Fordham will continue to use one application platform –The Common Application. We know from your feedback that a single option is helpful as you guide students and families through the college process.
  • We’ve launched a new admission publication campaign. If you haven’t received copies of our new materials, please email me directly if you’d like to receive an updated counselor packet for your office.
  • After many years of super-scoring the SAT only, starting with the fall 2019 cycle, we will also super-score the ACT in an effort to acknowledge student achievement across all test types.
  • Fordham University will offer a new SAT/ACT test flexible application option for qualified overseas students applying for Fall 2019 admission, as extensive test cancellations and reductions in administrations have significantly limited the opportunities for students living outside the United States to complete standardized tests often required for U.S. university admission consideration. Please see our Application Requirements for International students page for additional details.
  • We continue to offer Early Decision in addition to Early Action, Priority Performance, and Regular Decision options.


  • We won a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant which will allow us to offer a new Aspires scholarship to select STEM students from underrepresented populations with financial need.
  • We will continue to provide financial aid packages to eligible students who are admitted and complete the filing process as follows:
    • Early Decision - packages received with admission offer
    • Early Action - packages sent to admitted students by the first week of February
    • Regular Decision - packages sent to admitted students with decision or, if incomplete, soon after

For more information about filing deadlines, please visit our Financial Aid website.


There are a few other exciting items of note at Fordham. Here are some highlights:

I have so much more to share with you, so please follow my blog, read our periodic Ram Mail for counselors and visit our counselor page often. I also encourage you to contact me directlyvisit campus, or interact with members of our Undergraduate Admission team.

I, and the Undergraduate Admission team, look forward to working with you and your students in the coming year.


Patricia Peek, PhD
Dean of Undergraduate Admission

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

Where else but WOOSTER COLLEGE (OH)

Greetings from The College of Wooster!

With the application season well under way (and with November 1 past us), I wanted to take the opportunity to send you some recent news about Wooster, and to remind you to reach out with any questions!

We appreciate your enthusiasm for Wooster and look forward to connecting with you periodically.

Please see our counselor page for additional information and explore our website for current student stories, where our admissions office is traveling, and the latest updates.

All the best,

April Gamble
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions &
Coordinator of Counselor Relations

Wooster News

The Class of 2022 at Wooster is the most geographically and culturally diverse we have ever welcomed to campus. International students make up nearly 20% of the class, representing 37 countries. U.S. students of color comprise 20% of the class.

The new Ruth W. Williams Hall of Life Science, or “The Ruth” (nicknamed by students to honor Ruth W. Williams) is home to the biology, chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, neuroscience departments, and the environmental studies program. With its innovative biophiliac design, The Ruth houses classes, research spaces, and community areas for the interdisciplinary conversations that are so important to scientific discovery – and even a greenhouse!

The Princeton Review just ranked Wooster 9th in the country for “Best Colleges for Internships.” Whether working over the summer at NASA, The Cleveland Museum of Art, or Credit Suisse, Wooster students participate in supervised short-term experiences in a career field of interest to them. Wooster has developed partnerships with many organizations nationally and internationally, including our

Wooster Student Spotlight
Sabrina Harris ’19
Highland Park, Illinois

I study Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. I was a research assistant to Dr. Kille, where I helped compile and analyze sources about the many specialized components on the United Nations system. I then studied abroad in Geneva, focusing on the UN headquarters there. I also interned with the UN’s liaison office in Washington, DC  which allowed me to learn firsthand about the organization and foreign policy worlds.

The strong resources, and support from faculty and community were huge factors in my decision to come to Wooster. Compounded with the beauty of campus and the many opportunities Wooster provided, it was an easy choice.

I am involved in the Wooster community through a few different avenues: I am the President of our Model United Nations team and the yoga club. I am also a member of our hunt-seat equestrian team.
If you want a place where you can grow into who you want to be and figure out what you want to do, all while surrounded by an incredible community and support system, choose Wooster!

Office of Admissions
1189 Beall Avenue
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Phone: (330) 263-2322


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Gettysburg College (PA): Liberal arts is where innovation starts

As you continue to counsel students and families on the right college fit, I wanted to share a great example of how innovation occurs in a liberal arts and sciences setting when a student’s academic pursuits and personal passions collide.

Tyler Mitchell ’20, computer science major and Digital Technology Summer Fellow in the Gettysburg Innovation Lab, designed a potentially revolutionary medical device with the use of 3D printing technology. Tyler created a closed loop insulin pump that operates entirely by reading blood sugar levels that continuously move through a glucose monitor and has the potential to radically improve the lives of those living with Type 1 Diabetes. Tyler reflects on his experience: “At Gettysburg College, I was given the freedom to build whatever I wanted through my summer fellowship – and it seems to be paying off. My hope is that this project will have a real-world impact on those suffering with diabetes, and that I can truly help those individuals in a meaningful way.”

Tyler’s story underscores the ability to think critically and solve complex problems. His story is just one example of how students at Gettysburg College are inspired to transform the world around them.

Please take a moment to share Tyler’s story with your students and families as you discuss the value of the liberal arts.

Gail Sweezey
Dean of Admissions
Gettysburg College

2018-19 Clemson University (S.C) Application Is Live!!

Clemson University
The 2018-19 Clemson University application is live! Now is the time to encourage your students to apply to one of the nation’s top 25 public universities (U.S. News & World Report). Check out the next steps below as you guide them through this exciting process.

First-Year Applicant Checklist

  1. Submit application through Clemson or the Coalition
  2. Request high school transcript
  3. Report SAT or ACT scores
  4. Watch our student stories

Note: Clemson is pleased to be part of the Coalition for College. Students should apply using either the Clemson University Application or the Coalition platform. There is no preference for one over another.

Copyright © 2018 Clemson University, All rights reserved.

Hillel Stands with Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh

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It is impossible to put into words the grief we feel today for the loss of our family, our loved ones, and our beloved brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh at Tree of Life Congregation.

That this congregation and Jewish community is minutes from our Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh, serving the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, makes the loss closer, but does not change the feeling of connection we would have wherever this might have happened.

Kol Yisroel Zeh Lazeh - all Jews are responsible for one another. 

At Hillel, we have a responsibility to create a safe space for Jewish students on every college campus. In the aftermath of this horrific event, we are continuing to work directly with local law enforcement and university officials around the country to ensure the safety of our Jewish students.

Today, Hillel mourns with our people. Hillel houses across the country will be holding vigils to pray for and support the families and individuals who have suffered devastating losses. May the memories of the fallen be connected to our people forever, and may we never forget to stand for our people everywhere.

Eric D. Fingerhut, President and CEO