Quarterly Admission Newsletter
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 email@example.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
Visiting Colleges Is Important
**Which college is the best fit for you? Which college just feels right?**
The Private College Advantage
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?**
Here’s How You Participate:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participating Colleges and Universities
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!
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.
Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center | Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Building
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
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.
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.