Goucher College (MD) Video Application

Goucher Video Application update.

Last fall, Goucher made national headlines for creating the first college application process with a video as the decisive factor when evaluating students for admission, the Goucher Video Application (GVA). We’ve received many questions about how the initiative turned out, and we’re extremely pleased to share the results:

• 64 students applied using the GVA.
• 52% self-identified as students of color.
• 30 majors are represented, including undecided.
• 51 students were admitted.
• 17 students enrolled at Goucher.

Students who applied via the GVA were later required to send their transcripts to show proof of high school graduation. The average high school GPA of GVA applicants was similar to that of our other enrolled students.

The GVA was an enormous success for us, because it attracted high-quality and diverse students who didn’t feel as if the traditional college application process enabled them to present their best attributes.

Students who are stressed about the college admissions process or want a different way to tell their story, please encourage them to consider the Goucher Video Application. You can learn more about the process here.

Best wishes for a fantastic school year!

Corky Surbeck
Director of Admissions
Goucher College

Goucher Video App | www.goucher.edu/videoapp | DEADLINE: December 1
Goucher College

1021 Dulaney Valley Road • Baltimore, Maryland 21204 • USA • telephone 410.337.6000

Engineering anyone?? Updates from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers the world’s most comprehensive collection of academic programs focused in aviation, aerospace, and security and intelligence. Our students embark on highly specialized, career-oriented study, with the advantage of small hands-on classes and a faculty with deep industry expertise. Located in Prescott, Arizona and Daytona Beach, Florida—our two residential campuses offer you the choice of a gorgeous mountain community or a spectacular beach setting.

We hope you spend a few moments to get to know ERAU. We’d love to answer your questions or provide you with more information. Feel free to contact us!

Sara Bofferding

Director of Admissions, Prescott
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Pablo Alvarez

Director of Admissions, Daytona Beach
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

At ERAU, our academic environment promotes success. We offer students free one-on-one tutoring and professors maintaining a minimum of ten office hours per week. We provide a hands-on education and even have internship opportunities with all the major and regional airlines, aerospace contractors, NASA and government agencies. Also, we are entirely dedicated to undergraduate study-meaning not only are all of the classes and labs are taught by full professors, but our students are not competing with graduate students for our facilities or the professors’ assistance.


Academic Excellence

We have seven primary fields of study which cover an array of aviation-related and non-aviation-related industries including applied science, aviation, business, computer & technology, engineering, and safety, security & intelligence.

Undergraduate degrees:

Aeronautical Science
Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace & Occupational Safety
Air Traffic Management
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Aviation Business Administration
Aviation Maintenance Science
Business Administration
Civil Engineering
Commercial Space Operations
Computational Mathematics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Cyber Intelligence & Security
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Physics
Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination
Forensic Biology
Forensic Psychology
Global Business
Global Conflict Studies
Global Security & Intelligence Studies
Homeland Security
Human Factors Psychology
Industrial Psychology & Safety
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering
Space Physics
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Wildlife Science


Return on Investment

Guided by its worldwide alumni network of over 120,000, Embry-Riddle’s reputation has grown steadily in the aviation, aerospace, business and security communities. Within one year of graduation, over 90 percent of Embry-Riddle graduates are employed in their discipline.


Student Life

There are more than 250 student clubs and organizations across both campuses, including professional associations, fraternities and sororities, specialty clubs, and intramural sports. The athletic department in Daytona Beach, Florida sponsors 17 intercollegiate sports and has been approved for NCAA Division II candidacy, but will continue to compete in the Sun Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) through 2015.The athletic department in Prescott, Arizona sponsors 10 intercollegiate sports and competes in the NAIA, Division II, CalPac Conference. Plus, the Embry-Riddle precision flight teams have consistently ranked among the top in the country in the Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) competitions and has captured the national championship title ten times.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

2015 Fall Updates from DePaul University


Driehaus Offers New Actuarial Science Business Major

This fall, DePaul University’s  Driehaus College of Business  will become the first in the Chicago area to offer a business degree with a major in actuarial science. This degree prepares students to become actuaries, which are business professionals who use mathematics, statistics and finance to help companies determine, quantify and manage risks and financial uncertainty.


Most actuaries are employed by insurance companies, consulting and investment firms, but actuarial science majors have increasingly been hired in the financial, government and corporate sectors, too. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 21 percent increase in the number of actuarial positions by 2018. CareerCast.com recently rated actuary as the best job in 2015. Entry level positions are competitive, but credentialed actuaries with a few years of experience are well compensated. In order to progress in an actuarial career, students must pass exams that lead to professional certification by the Society of Actuaries or the Casualty Actuarial Society.


DePaul’s actuarial science degree will equip students with the skills needed to pass at least two actuarial exams, which are the industry’s standard of gauging readiness for internships and employment. It is expected that students pass these exams before graduation to enable them to be set up for successful internships and full-time employment.



DePaul Announces Middle School Education Major

Beginning in fall 2016, DePaul’s College of Education will offer a new undergraduate major in Middle Grades Education. The program prepares teachers for eligibility for a teaching license and two IL endorsements in grades 5-8. Individuals will select 2 subject areas (chosen from language arts, math, science and social science) and take at least 6 courses in each area along with education courses.


The mission of the DePaul University College of Education’s Middle Grades Teacher Education Program is to prepare educators who have passion for, understanding of, and commitment to working with young adolescents. Our program prepares educators who foster equitable, intellectually rich, socially just and compassionate learning environments for diverse middle level youth. To accomplish this goal, our program is designed to cultivate in teacher candidates the pedagogical skills, subject area understandings and social conscience necessary to enact thoughtful teaching practice.


Our goal is to prepare critical, creative educators who continually reflect on and inquire into their practices in order to further their own and their students’ learning. Our teacher candidates develop a broad understanding of the contextual factors that impact the teaching, learning and growth of middle grade learners, including the ways in which society shapes our views of middle grades learners and the social, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and physical dimensions of healthy adolescence.


Through the integration of coursework and field experiences, candidates learn about and apply interdisciplinary theories and practices that enable them to promote the intellectual curiosity, personal and academic excellence, and social and self-awareness of diverse middle level youth.


Digital Cinema or Media and Cinema Studies:  Which is Right for You?

DePaul offers two unique programs for students who are interested in studying film. Our College of Communication offers a BA in Media and Cinema Studies and our College of Computing and Digital Media houses our BS in Digital Cinema.


For prospective students, it might be unclear which program is the best fit for them and their interests. The Media and Cinema Studies program combines courses from the film, television, radio and new media fields of study. Students will develop an understanding of critical frameworks and theories in media studies, as well as develop their creativity and technological skills.


While students have access to DePaul’s green screen studio, control room, editing suites and the digital equipment facility, the BA in Media and Cinema studies is not necessarily for the aspiring filmmaker, as the program centers less on physical film production and more on an understanding of cinema, as well as other forms of media. Students in the Media and Cinema Studies program might go on to careers as film or television critics, entertainment bloggers, audio-visual consulting, or radio production among many others.


The BS in Digital Cinema seeks to define and to develop the evolving relationship between cinema production technologies and creative artistic expression. The intensive technical emphasis of the Bachelor of Science degree prepares students for work in live-action special effects, 3-D animation and game development. Students in this program will gain practical production experience through classes and internships, the school’s professional motion picture production company, and working alongside faculty and professionals on a short or feature film.


There are five concentrations within the BS in Digital Cinema: Sound, Screenwriting, TV Production, Cinema Production and Documentary. Students with an interest in both film production and theory are able to do a combination of the two by majoring in one program and minoring in the other.

Outside the Classroom: Digital Cinema & Media and Cinema Studies

  • Students in the Digital Cinema program can take advantage of the ‘LA Quarter’ program: this ten-week immersion program enables you to live in Los Angeles, take classes on a historic studio lot, and intern at high-profile companies that align with your professional goals.
  • Media and Cinema Studies students intern in almost every media outlet in the Chicagoland area. Internship possibilities include Live Nation Entertainment, Tribune Interactive, 103.5 Kiss FM Radio and WGN TV.

Admission Updates

Early Action and Regular Notification Deadlines:

DePaul’s Office of Admission encourages students interested in applying to meet one of two established deadlines. The Early Action Program (EAP) deadline requires materials to be postmarked by November 15, 2015. Students who meet this deadline will be notified of an admission decision by January 15, 2016. The Regular Notification application deadline is February 1, 2016. Students who apply by this deadline will receive notification no later than March 15, 2016. Applications received after the February 1 postmark deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.


All materials must be received by the established deadlines. To be considered for admission, the student must submit an application, official high school transcript and test scores (unless he or she chooses the test-optional alternative that includes supplemental essay questions), a counselor recommendation and a completed essay question. Applicants may be required to submit additional materials upon request.


The application deadline for those interested in applying to the School of Music is December 1, 2015, and The Theatre School is January 15, 2016.

Upcoming Visit Days for Students

Fall Visit Day: Saturday, October 24 & Saturday, November 7, 2015

Spring Visit Day: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Admitted Student Visit Days: Friday, March 4 & Saturday March 5, 2016

Visit Days are an overview of everything DePaul has to offer. Visitors can learn about the admission and financial aid processes as well as talk with current students and faculty from all of our undergraduate colleges. To register, visit go.depaul.edu/visit.

Happenings on the Hill from Kenyon College, September 2015

Kenyon College

Happenings on the Hill

The latest campus news and
admissions tips from Kenyon College

September 2015

Admissions Memo

To Do: Visit Campus

Visit Kenyon any time! Learn about more events and register online.

Tips to Stay Sane

  • At college fairs, don’t just grab brochures. Lose your inhibitions! Talk to people, ask questions, listen to other students’ questions, and learn about colleges you’ve never heard of before.
  • Don’t get hung up on the idea of a “good fit” or “perfect match” in your college search. There are many colleges that will fit you, not just one.

Along Middle Path

A Fresh Start

Class of 2019

Meet the 493 members joining the Class of 2019.

Open Table

Community Feast

Kenyon welcomes students, faculty, staff and community members for a feast held along Middle Path.

Summer Matters

Jules Desroches

How Jules Desroches ’18 and four other students took advantage of their summer vacations.

Joining the Fight

Joining the Fight

Six Kenyon students researched cancer at Ohio State this summer through Kenyon’s Pelotonia partnership.

Nature Preserved

Brown Family Environmental Center

The Brown Family Environmental Center celebrates 20 years of providing students a living laboratory.

That’s So Kenyon

Unpacking the Class of 2019

What did the Class of 2019 bring to Kenyon? We asked first-year students on move-in day what they couldn’t live without.

Related Links


Plan Your Visit

Financial Aid


Kenyon in Your Area

Events Calendar

After Kenyon

Amber Kraus

Studio art and art history major Amber Kraus ’15 lands a position in the sustainability department of a prominent real estate building company.

Ask the Dean

Darryl Uy

Can I really afford a private college like Kenyon? Read what Dean of Admissions Diane Anci has to say, or ask her a question of your own.

Happenings on Hill from Kenyon Admissions is sent monthly to high school students and their parents who have expressed interest in Kenyon College.

Kenyon College

Office of Admissions

Gambier, Ohio 43022

(800) 848-2468

Northeastern University (MA): Welcome to the 2015-16 Academic Year

A Northeastern Welcome to the 2015-2016 Academic Year

Hopefully you’ve had a wonderful summer and a great start to your school year. At Northeastern University, we just welcomed our exceptionally talented 118th entering class and invite you to view their profile.

I’d like to share some information regarding our upcoming 2015–2016 admission cycle:

Early Decision
We are excited to once again offer Early Decision as an additional option alongside Early Action and Regular Decision this year. Last year, fall admission was offered to 31% of the ED applicant pool, 25% of the EA applicant pool, and 28% of the pool overall. After a successful pilot last year, we will once again offer a select group of ED applicants a non-binding admission decision for The N.U.in Program.
Federal Need-Based Aid
Northeastern remains committed to meeting full demonstrated need for entering students who are eligible for federal need-based aid. Learn more about the financial aid program and the Northeastern Promise below.
Visiting Northeastern
As you know, there is no better way for students to evaluate college fit than by visiting campus.
Torch Scholars Program
Do you know an exceptional first-generation prospective college student who is still working to reach his or her full potential due to particularly difficult circumstances? Our Torch Scholars Program may be the right fit.
Connecting With Us
If students have questions, Northeastern’s admission officers are here to help with individualized information and guidance. You can look up your high school’s Northeastern admissions counselor on our website.
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We hope students will continue to explore everything Northeastern has to offer.


Ronné Patrick Turner
Associate Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admissions
Northeastern University

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North Carolina State University: Park Scholarships





Greetings from Raleigh, N.C.!

I hope your fall is off to a great start. As seniors and juniors are considering college options, I’m reaching out to ensure North Carolina State University and, specifically, the Park Scholarships program are on your radar screen. 
The Park Scholarships program brings exceptional students to N.C. State based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The program develops and supports Park Scholars in these areas, preparing them for lifelong contributions to the campus, state, nation, and world.
The Park is a four-year scholarship that covers the full cost of attendance at N,C. State. This year we will award approximately 35 Park Scholarships to high school seniors for undergraduate study in any discipline at N.C. State.
To be considered for the Park, candidates must apply for admission to N.C. State (via the Common App) by October 15. All Park Scholarships application materials are due by November 1. For more details regarding our application and selection processes, please visit our website: http://park.ncsu.edu
Best regards,
Valerie Schwartz
Valerie Schwartz
Assistant Director, Park Scholarships  NC State University
Campus Box 7009  Raleigh, NC 27695-7009
919.515.3794 │ 217 Peele Hall

Greetings from Pitzer College in sunny California!


Founded in 1963, Pitzer College is a nationally ranked undergraduate college of the liberal arts and sciences located in Los Angeles County and a member of The Claremont Consortium.

On August 22 the college welcomed 260 first-year students who make up the Class of 2019. Refer to our first-year profile, on the website, and take a quick look at our accomplished class of change agents.

Fall Preview Pitzer Day

Pitzer College will be hosting one Preview Pitzer Day this year on Friday, October 30.  Prospective students will have an opportunity to spend a full day on Pitzer’s campus with their families.  Students will interact with other prospective students, meet the Admission and Financial Aid staff, enjoy conversations with faculty, eat lunch on campus and explore all Pitzer has to offer.  In addition, students coming from outside of Southern California will be given an opportunity to spend the night on campus the Thursday before the program. Check our website for more information.

Campus Updates
It has been a busy summer at Pitzer as we make improvements across campus, renovating facilities and expanding our lauded, low-water landscaping. Here are some highlights:

  • Pitzer welcomed new Sagehens Athletic Director, Lesley Irvine, who joined Pomona-Pitzer Athletics in June.
  • Pitzer’s Vacinne Development Institute, in partnership with the University of Botswana, began clinical field tests on its first vacinne this summer.
  • Facilities is removing grass turf in selected areas and installing drought-tolerant landscaping to help save water and comply with recent California state-mandated water-use reductions.
  • Facilities has replaced traditional water-flushing urinals with waterless fixtures in various buildings around campus.
  • In July, Pitzer was represented on a divestment panel at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference in San Francisco.
  • Interim President, Thomas Poon, welcomes faculty, students, parents and staff to campus for Pitzer’ 52nd year of transformative liberal arts education.
  • Pitzer College’s search for its 6th president is underway. Pitzer’s impressive trajectory in recent years, its membership in The Claremont Colleges consortium, and its unique place in the world of higher education all make the Pitzer presidency a highly desirable postion.
  • Pitzer parents and Trustees hosted New Student Welcome events in eleven cities including Hong Kong, Washington D.C., Boston, New York, South Pasadena, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, Beverly Hills, Portland, and San Rafael.

Pitzer College, Undergraduate Admissions - 1050 N Mills Ave – Claremont, CA 91711 – 909.621.8129

Dates to Remember

Early Decision I
Nov 15, 2015 Application due
Nov 15, 2015 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE due
Nov 15, 2015 Interviews due (optional)
Dec 18, 2015 Decisions mailed
Jan 15, 2016 Commitment deposits due
Feb 1, 2016 FAFSA due
Mar 2, 2016 Cal Grant program deadline (CA residents only)
Early Decision II
December 15, 2015 Interviews due (optional)
Jan 1, 2016 Application due
Jan 1, 2016 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE due
Feb 1, 2016 FAFSA due
Feb 12, 2016 Decisions mailed
Mar 1, 2016 Commitment deposits due
Mar 2, 2016 Cal Grant program deadline (CA residents only)
Regular Decision
Dec 15, 2015 Interviews due (optional)
Jan 1, 2016 Application due
Feb 1, 2016 FAFSA and CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE due
Mar 2, 2016 Cal Grant program deadline (CA residents only)
Apr 1, 2016 Decisions mailed
May 1, 2016 Commitment deposits due
On-Campus Events
Oct 29-Oct 31, 2015 Fall Diversity Program for high school seniors
Oct 30, 2015 Preview Pitzer Day for high school seniors
Apr 21-Apr 23, 2016 Spring Diversity Program for admitted students
Apr 22, 2016 Spring Admitted Student Day

Bryn Mawr College Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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Class of 2019September marks the beginning of a new school year. This past week we welcomed the class of 2019 to campus.  As we head into the fall, we want to make students aware of important upcoming dates and events on campus.

Dates to Remember:

 Application deadlines

  • Early Decision I: Nov. 15th
  • Early Decision II: Jan. 1st
  • Regular Decision: Jan. 15th

Travel Scholars application deadline
 Wednesday, September 30th 

Visit Opportunities

Open House on October 26brynmawr.edu/visit/open-houses

Senior Stays: brynmawr.edu/admissions/senior-stays

September 29-30 (Arts/Humanities)
October 23-24 (Scholars Athletes)
November 3-4 (Women in STEM)

Important to Know!

Each fall Bryn Mawr offers a limited number of travel scholarships for students who are unable to afford the expense of traveling to campus.  To learn more about our Travel Scholars Program at brynmawr.edu/admissions/travel-scholars.

Fun Fact:

Cheryl Strayed author of Wild, a #1 New York Times best-seller, will be this year’s Emily Balch speaker. Learn more >>>

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Pratt Institute (NY) Updates

If you are a student interested in art, design, architecture, fashion, writing, film, or similar programs, I hope you will consider Pratt Institute, the number one ranked school for  fine art and studio programs by USA Today, located in Brooklyn, New York.

Students should know about the National Portfolio Days we attend as well as our one-on-one off-campus interviews/portfolios reviews offered throughout the United States and Canada.  Both are an excellent way for students to receive feedback on their visual portfolios and learn about Pratt, our programs and campuses. 

We invite high school art classes to join us for a tour of Pratt’s beautiful campus in Brooklyn, New York. Art class group tours are offered on Wednesdays only at 10am and 2pm.  Email visit@pratt.edu to schedule. Note that we are unable to accommodate general interest groups and groups larger than 30 students.  

If you have any questions, please contact us. More information about Pratt is below as well. 



Judith Aaron
Vice-President for Enrollment
718 636 3743


More about Pratt

Rankings: Pratt is ranked among the top schools of art, design and architecture with most programs ranked among the top ten and five in the country. See Pratt’s rankings.

Variety of Majors:   Pratt offers a wide variety of majors in virtually every area of art, design, and architecture including fine art, industrial design, interior design, art and design education, fashion design, writing, critical and visual studies, photography, history of art and design, writing, film, animation, graphic design, illustration, architecture (five-year NAAB accredited B.ARCH), and more.  Although students at Pratt declare a specific major, they have many opportunities to explore electives within any of Pratt’s disciplines.

Ideally Located Campuses

Brooklyn Campus: Pratt’s main campus is located in Clinton Hill, an historic, residential section of Brooklyn just 25 minutes from Manhattan.  It is home to all of Pratt’s four-year undergraduate programs but construction management and the two-year associate degree programs. Located on 25 beautifully landscaped acres, the Brooklyn campus was named one of the top ten best campuses for its architecture by Architectural Digest.  Twenty-eight buildings, on-campus housing with five residence halls, several dining options, an athletic center, outstanding studio facilities, historic buildings, and brick-paved pathways make Pratt an ideal choice for art students looking for a traditional residential campus experience.

Pratt’s Manhattan campus on West 14th Street in the exciting Chelsea area of New York City houses Pratt’s two-year associate programs and both the four-year and two-year construction management programs.

Upstate New York Extension Campus in Utica: PrattMWP College of Art and Design offers the first two years of Pratt’s four-year BFA programs in fine arts, photography, art and design education (teacher preparation), and communications design (graphic design, illustration, advertising art direction).  There are many reasons why students choose PrattMWP, including a substantially lower cost and a more intimate and nurturing environment. Information is available at www.mwpai.edu 

Distinguished Professional Faculty: Pratt’s faculty members are practicing professionals who mentor students and provide invaluable connections for internships and jobs.  Pratt’s job placement rate is 92 percent within a year of graduation.


U of Evansville (IN) Announces Its Graduate in 4-Years Guarantee!!