2015 Multicultural Programs on College Campuses


View the announcement of several overnight opportunities for high achieving, traditionally underrepresented and first generation students who plan to attend college. Some programs will cover all expenses.  This is a great way to learn about campus programs and discover new colleges!  Take note of the application deadline dates.
2015 Fall Multicultural Programs
Haverford College-Multicultural Scholars Experience 2015 (MSE)
Haverford, PA; October 27-27, 2015
The Multicultural Scholars Experience is a program designed to help prospective students from diverse backgrounds become acquainted with the academic and social opportunities at Haverford. The program gives students the opportunity to interact with professors, visit classes, learn about multiculturalism on campus, hear current Haverfordians’ perspectives, and immerse themselves in the Haverford experience.  The deadline to apply is 9/14/2015.
Williams College- Windows on Williams (WOW)
Williamstown, MA; September 24-26, 2015 and October 15-17, 2015
(This is an all-expenses-aid, three day visit program for high achieving high school seniors from low-income backgrounds.)  If you’re in the high school graduating class of 2016 and from a low-income, first-generation or traditionally underrepresented background, we encourage you to apply for WOW.  During the three-day WOW program, students have the opportunity to attend sessions on admission and financial aid polices, interact with faculty and staff, stay overnight in a student dormitory, and enjoy performances by student groups.  Williams covers all program expenses for WOW, including all travel to and from campus (by plane, train, bus or car service) meals, and overnight accommodations in a dorm with a current student. Due to the short duration of the program, we are only able to include students who attend school in the United States and Puerto Rico. Please note that preference is given to applicants who demonstrate financial need.  There are two priority deadlines as there are two dates for the program:  July 15th and August 15.
Reed College – Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience (ROME) 2015 –
Portland, Oregon; November 5 – 7, 2015
Rome is a special visit program for students from African American, Asian American, Latino American, Middle Eastern American, Native American and Pacific Islander backgrounds.  ROME is an annual fly-in program for students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds.  Students will stay on campus for two nights, visit classes, participate in fun activities on and off campus; enjoy meals in the Commons; and meet faculty, staff, and current Reed Students.  Application for ROME will be available in August, and the deadline to submit your application is September 19, 2015.  More information is available at: 
Grinnell College – Diversity Preview Program  -
Grinnell, IA; October 11-12, 2015
(This is an all-expenses paid program.)
The best way to understand Grinnell is to experience Grinnell.  For students of color and first-generation college students, Grinnell’s Diversity Preview Program offers the opportunity to attend classes, meet professors, participate in cultural and social events, and spend the night on campus with a host student.  There is no obligation—just opportunity.  Applications are due by September 16.  You can find more information at https://admission.grinnell.edu/register/GDPP2015
Colgate University – Colgate:  In Person
Hamilton, NY; October 1-2, 2015
(Travel assistance is available.)
We encourage current high school seniors who come from low-income, first-generation, or traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply to the program. For many prospective students, the open house provides a greater understanding of the Colgate experience. You will meet current students, faculty, and staff, attend class, tour the campus, and stay overnight in a residence hall, all while participating in activities sponsored by Colgate’s many diverse student organizations.  Application deadline is September 9, 2015
Harvey Mudd College – Fall Future Achievers in Science and Technology (FAST) Program
Claremont, CA; October 8-10, 2015
(The Fall FAST Program is free to all participants and includes lodging, meals and travel accommodations (if applicable). Participants will also receive a fee waiver for a Harvey Mudd College freshman application.)
The Fall FAST Program is an opportunity for high school seniors from populations that are traditionally underrepresented in math and science—including women, students of color and those who will be among the first in their families to attend a four-year college—to experience Harvey Mudd.  Participants of Fall FAST will stay overnight in one of our residence halls, take a campus tour, sit in on classes, complete an interview with the Office of Admission, participate in a hands-on computer science workshop and much more. There will also be discussions on admission policies, financial aid opportunities, campus resources and the benefits of pursuing a technical degree at a liberal arts college. Participants will be doing all of this while interacting with current Mudders, faculty and staff, and other college-bound students from around the country who share a passion for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.  The deadline to apply for the Fall FAST program is Monday, August 24, 2015.
Johns Hopkins University – Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience (HOME)
Baltimore, MD; September 24-26, 2015
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is proud to present HOME—an on-campus, overnight program connecting African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and multiracial high school seniors to the clubs, organizations, and resources that bring together our multicultural community.  HOME takes place in conjunction with our fall Open House program on Saturday, September 26. All students participating in the HOME program will also join in on Open House activities.  Due to limited space, this is a selective program.  Participation in HOME is not an indication of any admissions decision.  The online application must be received by Monday, August 3 at 5:00PM.

Admission News from University of Denver

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Quarterly Admission Newsletter
June 2015

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In the classroom

The percentage of DU students who complete at least one internship during their college career—well above the national average. Internships are an increasingly important step toward post-graduation employment, and DU Career Services helps students find internships that fit their studies and career aspirations.

DU Junior Named Truman Scholar

University of Denver junior Cameron Hickert has been named a 2015 Truman Scholar. Hickert is one of 58 students selected from nearly 700 nominees across the nation and the only student from a Colorado university to receive this prestigious award.

Hickert, the 2015-16 Undergraduate Student Government President, is majoring in physics and international studies, and has had experience with educational organizations in China and the U.S. He believes in bridging the gaps between theoretical science and practical policy, particularly through the dissemination of nuclear technology to fight cancer.

The University of Denver provides students with access to faculty mentors and the resources of a national research university. This rare combination means students like Cameron have the support and tools they need to do truly great things.

Field research

The New York Times recently cited Denver as the nation’s third most popular urban destination for college-educated young professionals. With its diverse employment opportunities, outdoor lifestyle, and proximity to the Rocky Mountains, it’s easy to see why!

DU Hosts Community Farmers Market

The University of Denver is boosting local sustainability efforts by hosting a monthly Farmers Market on campus. The series of farmers markets began in May and will continue through October. The Farmers Market brings together the DU and greater Denver communities in support of sustainable, local, and organic food. The event includes live music, food trucks, and locally-grown produce for sale.

Study cafe

The University of Denver is committed to fostering undergraduate research. The Partners in Scholarship (PinS) program funds and supports collaborative research projects with faculty members. Participating students are eligible to receive $1,500 research grants.

Lacrosse Wins First National Title

After reaching the Final Four numerous times in recent years, the DU men’s lacrosse team won its first national championship in May. The Pioneers beat #1 seed Notre Dame in the semifinals, and soundly defeated perennial powerhouse Maryland, 10-5, in the championship game. Their stellar season capped a successful 2014-15 for Pioneer Athletics, which enjoys a rich history of national prominence at the NCAA Division I level.

Fun on campus

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Prepare for the 2015-16 school year this summer


Prepare for the 2015-16 School Year


Summer is upon us and many families are evaluating the previous school year and/or planning ahead for 2015-16. Start Early: College & Career Planning Service offers an early intervention that can enable students to have options after graduation. Clients represent grades 6-12, and high school graduates seeking an undergraduate education.

As a college and career planning professional since 1982, I bring my clients a wealth of knowledge in academic achievement, college preparation, scholarship information, career exploration/planning, parental support, and high school and college transition, as a few of my consulting services. My clients are traditional, first-generation, athletes,  diverse college-bound students, and students with learning differences.

Interested families can contact me via email at agoode2003@yahoo.com, or by calling 301-924-7027. You are encouraged to visit my website at www.startearlycollege-careerplanning.com to view a summary of my services. Summer is an excellent time to prepare for the next school year, as well as “life after high school.”


Marjorie A. Goode, M.Ed.  - Educational Consultant

2015 Virginia Private College Week (July 27-August 1)


The 2015 Virginia Private College Week will be held Monday, July 27 through Saturday, August 1

Save Money

You may be interested in just visiting one or two colleges during the week. However, if you visit three or more participating colleges during Virginia Private College Week, you will receive three application fee waivers. This means no application fee for three Virginia private colleges of your choice.

Visiting Colleges Is Important

Web sites, brochures, and the recommendations of friends are definitely helpful. However, visiting campuses in person is one of the most important steps in the college search process.
**Which college is the best fit for you? Which college just feels right?**

The Private College Advantage

During Virginia Private College Week, you will learn about the quality and affordability of our colleges.
Private colleges are different from many state universities because of our small classes and the personal attention our students receive from faculty. Our students are engaged in the classroom, involved on campus, mentored by their professors, and prepared for a career or graduate school.


23 members of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) host two daily programs for rising juniors and seniors — and their families. Prospective transfer students are also invited. The program includes a campus tour and an information session about admissions, financial aid, and academic/extracurricular programs.
On Monday-Friday, there will be a morning (9:00 am) and afternoon (2:00 pm) session.* On Saturday, there will be a morning (9:00 am) session only. There are colleges with exceptions to this schedule, which will be listed below when the colleges finalize their Virginia Private College Week schedules.
**Scheduling Exceptions**
Ferrum College. Ferrum College will offer group information sessions Monday-Friday at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. The college will offer two group information sessions on Saturday, August 1st (9:00 am and 10:30 am).

Hampton University. Hampton University will offer group information sessions Monday-Friday at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. The university will NOT be open on Saturday, August 1st.

Jefferson College of Health Sciences. Jefferson College of Health Sciences will offer group information sessions Monday-Friday at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. The college will NOT be open on Saturday, August 1st.

Virginia Union University. Virginia Union University will offer group information sessions Monday-Friday at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. The college will NOT be open on Saturday, August 1st.

Washington and Lee University. Washington and Lee will offer group information sessions Monday-Friday at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm. The university will NOT be open on Saturday, August 1st.

**Do I Need To Register?**
No, but we strongly recommend that you contact the colleges you plan to visit. Email addresses and telephone numbers of participating institutions can be found here. If you are using a smart phone to access the map, please view the contact information for the colleges using the college profiles, which may be accessed here.

Here’s How You Participate:

1.Decide which colleges you would like to visit.

2.You don’t need to register for the event, but we strongly recommend that you contact the colleges you plan to visit. Use the Contact Our Colleges! web form on the right hand side of this page! Your email will be sent to the colleges of your choice. Go to http://www.cicv.org/Our-Colleges/Virginia-Private-College-Week.aspx to get form.

3.Organize your travel plans. Driving directions are available on individual college web sites. This is not an organized bus tour.

4.If you visit at least 3 participating colleges you will receive 3 application fee waivers. You may use the application fee waivers at any college participating in Virginia Private College Week–not necessarily the ones you visited.

5.The application fee waivers will be emailed to eligible participants in late September.

6.If you have questions, please contact the CICV at (540) 586-0606(540) 586-0606 (540) 586-0606(540) 586-0606 or email admin@cicv.org.

We look forward to seeing you!!!

Participating Colleges and Universities

Amazing things at Hillel!!


Hillel is doing amazing things on our 550 campuses around the world, so it’s no surprise that the students at Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach were inspired to make a music video to let everyone know what Hillel means to them.


Abraham Mercado, a Film and Jewish Studies major at Florida Atlantic University, wanted everyone to know that Hillel is a major part of their college experience. That’s what he, rapper Austin Morgan and singer Jessy Wald, three very talented Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach students, have done with their latest music video.


Hillel is a welcoming place for Jewish students of all backgrounds – but don’t take our word for it. Watch the video!


Click here to watch the video.

Click here to watch this video


Since 2006, Hillel’s powerful combination of student interns and Jewish educators has engaged over 100,000 students in meaningful Jewish experiences – students who otherwise wouldn’t have connected with Jewish life.


Nearly half of all Jewish students participate frequently in Hillel events – up 30 percent in the last seven years! Hillel enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. We envision a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.


Abraham, Austin and Jessy are only three students, but they represent what Hillel means to hundreds of thousands of students worldwide.


I hope you’ll take a moment to watch their video and get to know us – there’s a role for everyone at Hillel.


Monica Herman
Digital Media Manager


Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center | Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Building
800 Eighth Street, NW | Washington, DC 20001-3724

Registration for the 2015-16 SAT is open!!

Students Face Crucial Exams For University

Registration for the Official SAT is open for 2015-2016, including for the new SAT coming March 2016


Visit https://account.collegeboard.org/login/login?idp=ECL&appId=115&affiliateId=aru&bannerId=satreg-satregpg&DURL=https://nsat.collegeboard.org/satweb/login.jsp to open an account and register

Go to https://sat.collegeboard.org/home if you plan to test BEFORE March 2016


Go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat if you plan to take the March/May/June 2016 test

​​​​Fashion Preparatory Programs in Milan, Italy

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Preparatory Fashion Programs

A preparatory  fashion Course is a good idea for anyone looking to enter the thriving global fashion industry

Preparatory Fashion Course

Do you want to became a fashion designer or stylist but you don’t know how to start?

Milan Fashion Campus gives you the opportunity to realize your dream. The fashion school has
developed a specific combination between fashion styling  and design courses aimed to everyone who wants to step into the fashion, our courses are
equipped with the skills and educational foundation necessary to make a transition into higher education

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Discover Drew Day in Madison, New Jersey



Discover Drew Day

July 15, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.




College-bound students should sign up for this event to see for themselves why Drew is known for:

    From day one, faculty mentors work closely with each student well beyond the classroom–from choosing a major and finding internships to applying for jobs and graduate school.
    Drew students put theory into practice in Drew’s semesters in New York City, advanced STEM research with faculty and senior industrial scientists and a top-ranked theatre department.
    Drew’s spectacular campus is in a thriving small town in the middle of the dynamic New York City metropolitan area–an internship, employment, economic, arts, corporate, nonprofit, government, finance and media hub.


 James Skiff
Director of College Admissions


In Honor of Father’s Day


Father’s Day is June 21st and this article serves as a tribute to all dads, as we acknowledge their role as a valuable asset to a child’s education. This journey involves the collaborative effort of school staff, the student, and parents.

In my 30-year career as a high school counselor, I can attest to the underestimated role of fathers in education.  In addition to celebrating the presence of the active caregiver, praise should also be given to those individuals who must assume the paternal role in the absence of a father.

I had fathers initiate parent-teacher-student conferences, pick up a sick child at school, drop off money and other important items (often forgotten) from home, attend school events, actively participate in the PTSA and booster club, drive their child to school, occasionally embellish a story for the child, and ask for help with adolescent and other pertinent school counseling issues.  The effort was genuine; otherwise, they could have been elsewhere.  They wanted to be engaged in their child’s education and life, and a little recognition was greatly appreciated.

Presently as an educational consultant, I have fathers, again, actively engaged in their child’s educational journey.  Some initiate the contact for assistance, attend the consultations and/or drive the student to my office, ask questions and pursue frequent communication.  Whereas in the majority of meetings, concerns relate to academic achievement and college planning; sometimes, a father may need a consultation to help with parenting skills.  As you know, teens are not the easiest species to understand.

Fathers are not perfect, and as with cookies, not all dads are identical.  They are creatively formatted with unique personalities, world views, opinions, motivation, physical features, discipline theories, and idiosyncrasies which I have learned to respect.  And by the way, aren’t mothers uniquely programmed with a variety of behaviors?

Parenting can be a challenge and some fathers consider it an easier task with sons than daughters.  If this is your experience, do not be upset about it; instead, show some maturity and reach out to him.  Sometimes parents need a little help establishing a comfort zone with their children.

Occasionally teens limit their dad’s role in the family; he’s only viewed as “the money man.”  Yes, his support is an asset for security.  However, allow him to expand his responsibilities by supporting your academic, personal, and social development.  It usually precedes the big, broad smiles you see at graduations.

It’s easy to give presents; a word of thanks can be more genuine.  How about surprising dad with a hug on Father’s Day and saying, “Thank you dad for coming to my game,” or, “Thanks for supporting me at school,” or “Thanks for helping me with my problem.”

Sadly, I’ve noticed that some teens do not have the “old school” passion for gratitude; they do not feel it’s necessary to say, “Thank you.”  Too bad, because your father could benefit from your encouragement on his special day.

Dad will cherish whatever you do for him today; words and actions last forever.

Common Application Prepares for its 2015-16 Launch



To prepare for the August 1st launch of its 2015-16 application, the Common Application will go offline temporarily.  This process happens every summer.  It will go live  Thursday, July 23, 2015.

During the retooling process, all current accounts will be permanently removed from the system, and you will not be able to save information you previously entered.  Any information you entered will be deleted and you will have to start again August 1st.  However, if you would like to see how Common Application works, you can do so before July 23.

The Universal College Application, another format used by colleges, will go live on July 1, 2015.  The UCA currently has 46 member institutions. This could increase by the fall.

The University of California system has an application that will be active August 1st.  The ApplyTexasForm, used by the Texas system, will be also be available August 1st.