Early Action Deadline is November 15 — Saint Joseph’s University

St. Joseph's University

 

As students seek to find the best fit colleges and universities you probably ask, ‘what makes this school different from the rest?’ At Saint Joseph’s, we’ll tell you: ‘It’s the magis.‘ Magis is a Jesuit ideal and Latin word that roughly translates to “more” or “greater” – as in doing more, giving more and becoming more of what you are meant to be. It’s a culture that’s ingrained in our community. You might say it’s in our DNA.

 

Our early action decision application deadline is November 15. Details about the admissions process can be found by visiting sju.edu/apply.

 

This past year we received 8,300 applications and enrolled 1200 students for the Class of 2019. Below you will find the academic profile for this most recent group of admitted students. We hope you will find this information helpful for students to be considered for the Class of 2020:

 

Middle 50% GPA = 3.20 – 3.90/4.0

Middle 50% SAT = 1080 – 1250/1600

Middle 50% ACT= 24 – 29 (composite)

 

Saint Joseph’s offers competitive academic and merit scholarships. Students are automatically considered for these during the admission process. In addition to these awards there are a number of unique academic scholarships for which students may apply. These include, but are not limited to, our full-tuition Dean’s Scholarship and the John P. McNulty Scholars Program for women who declare a major and plan to pursue careers in the fields of natural science, mathematics or computer science. For more information about scholarships, go to sju.edu/scholarships

 

We also invite you to take a minute to learn more about our ASPIRE program and SCHOLARS Apprentice program through the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support, which would be ideal for any students interested in education. These are all held on campus at The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.

 

If you have any questions regarding the application and scholarship process, please contact the admissions counselor for your region. A list of our counseling staff can be found here.

                                                           

 

Sincerely,

Maureen Mathis

Assistant Provost

5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131

A BOOST FOR BLACK ENGINEERS

Beware of your social networking postings!

The National Society of Black Engineers wants the U.S. to produce 10,000 African-American bachelor’s degree recipients in engineering annually by 2025. The current number of black undergraduates leaving college each year with an engineering degree: just 3,620. The “Be 1 of 10,000″ campaign launches this month with outreach to seventh-graders, 150,000 of whom NSBE aims to steer toward engineering college and career paths. The initiative will also involve an expansion of the society’s Summer Engineering Experience for Kids program, encouraging more public high schools to offer calculus, upping academic support for black engineering students in college, and boosting institutional capacity to graduate those students.

Centre College: A College that Can Change Lives

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Centre College, pronounced center, opened 1819 in Danville, Kentucky. The 150-acre campus is 35 miles south of Lexington, Kentucky and 75 miles from Louisville. Centre is a private, Presbyterian affiliated college with liberal arts and science programs.

The 1,385 student population is 54% male, 46% female, and 98% residential. Other stats include 45% out-of-state students and 17% U.S. students of color. The average class size is 18, maximum is 30, and 60% have fewer than 20 students.  The student faculty ratio is 10:1.

Centre is Common Application exclusive and need-blind for waitlist decisions.  They offer travel vouchers for selected students.  They have a 91% retention rate and 84% graduate in four years.  If a student fails to graduate in four years, Centre College finances the fifth year.

The average ACT composite is 26-31 and SAT combined (CR+M) is 1150-1360.  Applications overlap with DePauw, Wofford, Vanderbilt, Denison, Sewanee, Furman, Rhodes, U of Louisville, and U of Kentucky.  Application deadline dates are Nov.15th for Early Decision, December 1st for Early Action, and January 15th for Regular Decision.

The 2015-16 fees are $47,820 and the college has a $280M endowment.  Sixty percent of students receive merit aid and 90% receive aid or scholarships.

Centre has a NCAA D-III program and participates in the Southern Association Conference.  They have 23 teams; 11 for men and 12 for women.  Football and field hockey are their most successful teams.

Eighty-five percent of students study abroad and at least 30% travel more than once.  Many students do internships abroad.  Campus programs include Bonner Foundation Scholars, for community service, and Posse Foundation Scholars, which partners with Boston high schools.

There are 100 clubs on campus and 50% of the collegians participate in Greek life.  Students can select among 26 majors and 34 minors.  A perk is self-designed majors and 25% double major.

Centre College is listed in Loren Pope’s Colleges That Change Lives and participates in the fairsAccording to Centre, it’s ranked #1 for Overall Happiness according to the Alumni Factor.

 

 

 

View Boston University’s Virtual Tour

I am very pleased to announce that BU Admissions has launched a virtual tour. It is so much more than a map of campus (although we have that too.) This is an extensive video platform that provides prospective students, parents and you, our colleagues, with a view of Boston University from the perspective of our current students.

I hope you will listen to Jeremy’s thoughts on Academic Excellence and students from each of our schools and colleges as they describe what they love about their experiences here. You will find channels on Academic Programs & Resources, Residence & Campus Life, and BU in Boston & the World.

I hope you enjoy the tour. Happy viewing!

Sincerely,

Kelly A. Walter
Associate Vice President & Executive Director of Admissions

233 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

Goucher College (MD): Explore Goucher Day Program

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Students who are considering Goucher College should come to our next Explore Goucher Day on Monday, November 9.

While any campus visit can help students determine potential fit, Explore Goucher Day provides a unique opportunity for at-length engagement with both current students and faculty members from their area of academic interest. They’ll get the chance to hear President José Antonio Bowen’s groundbreaking vision for the college. (Very interesting—Goucher was recently selected by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the country, and for good reason.) Their parents will also appreciate our financial aid director’s simple walk-through of what that process looks like.

Students can register for Explore Goucher Day here. In the meantime, if there is any way we may be of assistance in your college search process, please let us know. We’d be delighted to help.

Best Regards,

Carlton E. Surbeck III
Director of Admissions

Office of Admissions
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21204-2794
P: 410-337-6100   1-800-GOUCHER
F: 410-337-6354
www.goucher.edu

Fall Reminders from DePaul University’s Office of Admission

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As students are completing applications this fall, here at DePaul University we wanted to send you a few admission-related reminders:

The deadline for our Early Action Program (EAP) is November 15, 2015.
We strongly encourage student to apply and submit application materials by the EAP deadline for benefits that include:

  • Strongest consideration for merit-based, community service and leadership scholarships
  • Priority consideration for DePaul’s University Honors Program, advising, and registration
  • Notification of an admission decision by January 15, 2016

The Early Action Program is non-binding, so students have until the National Candidate’s Reply Date of May 1, 2016 to choose DePaul. Students who apply and submit application materials after the EAP deadline have until February 1, 2016 to be considered for our Regular Notification.

The Theatre School and School of Music operate under different deadlines.
Candidates for the School of Music (Deadline: December 1) and The Theatre School (Deadline: January 15) are notified by April 1. For information on the application/audition processes for each school, click on the school’s name.

Did you know students applying for freshman admission can choose to apply Test Optional?
We want to give students the opportunity to determine how to best showcase their academic potential. For more information, visit our Test Optional page.

DePaul does not require an application fee for undergraduates.

We would be happy to arrange a visit at any of our campuses for students.
DePaul offer Skype sessions with your admission counselor for students who would like to hear more about DePaul but aren’t able to arrange a campus visit. Please email ADMRecruitment@depaul.edu to request a SKYPE presentation. For additional questions, please contact our office at 312-362-8300.

 

Sincerely,
Signature
Carlene Klaas
Dean of Undergraduate Admission

DePaul University
1 E Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

Paid USDOT 2016 Summer Internship Opportunities for College Students

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Paid Summer Internship for Rising Junior and Senior College Students

 

STIPDG is a summer internship for rising junior and senior college students offered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Department of Transportation (DOT). The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) is a paid internship program open to all qualified candidates without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. Students must be U.S. citizens.  The application deadline is January 15, 2016; however, some selections may be made as applications are received (think rolling admission as with college applications), so it would be advantageous to “complete and submit” as soon as possible.  For a complete summary visit http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/stipdg.cfm.  The program runs June 6th - August 12th, 2016.  STIPDG is open to rising juniors and seniors in all majors.

2015 Colorado Colleges Tour

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September 7-11, 2015, I participated in the Colorado Colleges Tour sponsored by Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), one of my professional organizations.  The seven colleges and universities visited were Colorado College, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Naropa University, U.S. Air Force Academy, University of Colorado-Boulder, and University of Denver.  All were first-visits for me except USAFA, which I toured for four days in 2011.  My departure from Baltimore Washington International Airport was a direct 3 1/2-hour flight to Denver, our host city. A summary of each campus is provided.

 

Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado College is a private, coed campus located in the town and opened in 1874.  The liberal arts college has approximately 2061 undergrads consisting of 45% men and 55% women.  The Common Application is accepted; supplemental form required.  They have a 22% admit rate and 41% yield.  CC has a flexible testing option but reports average test scores as:  SAT critical reading as 640-740; math 640-750; writing 640-730; ACT English 29-33; math 27-32; composite 30-34.  The out-of-state population of 1640 represents 81% of students.  First year applicants have the following admission deadlines:  EDI-11/10/15; EA-11/10/15; EDII-1/1/16; RA-1/15/16. They overlap applications with Brown, Stanford, Pomona, Dartmouth, and Bowdoin.
Financial forms used are FAFSA and CSS/PROFILE; 100% of full need met; 78% of gift aid awarded to out-of-state students; and expenses include:  $46,000 tuition; room-$6176; board-$4576; regular fees-$410; books/miscellaneous-$3,338.
The smallest class size is 15 and the largest is 25.  CC offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees.  They have a 96% retention rate; 77% four-year grad rate; 80% six-year grad rate.  Athletics is a D-1 NCAA program for men’s hockey and women’s soccer; D-III for 15 sports.  There are 144 clubs, three fraternities, and three sororities.  All unmarried freshmen, sophomores, and juniors must live on campus or with family. The campus site is 90 acres in Colorado Springs (431,834) and seventy miles from Denver.
CC has a unique program that breaks the school year into eight segments, or blocks, of 3 1/2 weeks each; also described as 18 days of class/25 blocks per year.  Students take a single course during each block.  It’s accepted by the students and they describe it as “an incredible way to learn” and a system that will “help you become who you always wanted to be, or someone better.”   The CC professors are praised by the students with descriptions such as; extremely smart in their academic area; they make the classes interesting and learning fun; professors are the reason to attend the college.  The most popular majors are sociology, biology/biological sciences, economics, environmental science, and fine/studio arts.
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO
Colorado School of Mines, also referred to as “Mines” and “CSM,” is a small, public teaching and research university with a dedicated engineering and applied science curriculum.  It also has special expertise in the development of the earth’s natural resources.  As probably expected the 5600 population is 73% men and 27% women.  Freshmen and sophomores take most of the same courses.  The admission review’s focus is:  strong SAT (1385/1600) and ACT (30/36); 3.85 GPA; rigorous schedule; impressive personal statement. They do not recalculate GPA’s nor superscore. Test scores must be received from the testing agency; scores will not be accepted on HS’s transcript.
There are no teacher assistants and full professors teach all classes.  The 16:1 student/prof ratio supports the average class size of 34.  Students are encouraged to apply by 1/15/16 with a deadline of 4/1/16; notification is rolling.  Freshmen can only enter in fall.  CSM overlaps applications with U of Colorado, Colorado State, U of Denver, MIT, Texas A&M, and U of Texas.  Out-of-state students, 1306, represent 41% of population.  Popular majors are geology/geophysics, mining engineering, petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, physics. CSM has a 36% admit rate and 22% yield.  Retention is 92% and 70% graduate within six years.
Out-of-state tuition is $30,330; room/board $10,103; regular fees $2085; books/miscellaneous $4015.  The FAFSA is used; 56-61% of need is met; 79% of gift aid is awarded to out-of-state students; offer $9000-$14,000 yearly scholarships that require a minimum 3.5 GPA.
Degrees offered are bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral.  Four semesters of PE required for graduation.  CSM is a D-II NCAA program.  There are 184 clubs, 7 frats, and 3 sororities.  All first year students must live on campus and all students may have cars on campus.  The 491-acre campus in Golden (19,186) is 20 miles west of Denver.
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University is a public, major research institution that opened in 1870.  The coed population of 31,256 represents an undergrad total of 22,000; 10,109 (49%) men and 10,668 (51%) women. Its 586-acre campus located in Ft. Collins (158,000), the 4th largest city in CO and the 2nd safest city in U.S., is 65 miles from Denver, one-hour from airport, and it has 315+ miles of bike routes and trails.
CSU overlaps applications with U Arizona, U Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, U of Denver, and U of Northern Colorado.  Admission options are EA and RD; applicants are denied and there is an appeal process.  There is a 77% admit rate and 32% yield.  In the holistic review, mid 50% ranges are 3.3-4.0 WGPA, 23-28 ACT, 1050-1250 SAT, and they will superscore both tests.  There are eight academic colleges and 73 bachelor degree programs.  Most popular majors are business administration, human development/family studies, and health/exercise science. There is an 87% retention rate, 35% four-year grad rate, and 65% six-year grad rate.  There are 16 living and learning programs.  The sports management program is connected with the Denver Broncos.
Transfers are accepted and include 25% of population; 25% are first “gen” students; 18% diversity; 29% out-of-state students.  There are resources for LD students.
Application deadline of February 1st is RD.  Notification is rolling (1-4 weeks).  Accepted applications are CSU’s and Common Application/required supplement. CSU application mirrors Common Application prompts.  Average scores are SAT critical reading 510-620, math 510-630, ACT English 22-27, math 22-28.
Out-of-state tuition-$25,000, room-$4956, board-$5820, regular fees-$1819, books/miscellaneous-$3114.  March 1st is the deadline for the need-based option FAFSA; 67-71% full need met.  18% gift aid awarded to out-of-state students. All residence halls have been renovated since 2004.  WGPA is reviewed for scholarships.  Triple Crown Awards is an out-of-state scholarship renewed annually, $6000-$10,000 annually.  There’s an honors scholarship of $1000 renewed annually.
University Honors program’s application deadline is February 1st.  Student applies when admitted. There is an essay with application; recipient(s) take seminars to suffice for general ed credits; optional honors residence hall; 1500-200 students in program; great for students who want liberal arts exposure in large campus environment; register for classes before PhD students; must start by sophomore year.
Degrees offered are bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral.  Campus perks are many minors, teacher certification, pre-professional programs, AFROTC and ROTC, study abroad, member of consortiums, and host program for Semester at Sea.
CSU is a D-1 NCAA program with sixteen sports. There are 611 clubs, 21 frats, 16 sororities, and all unmarried freshmen must live on campus.
Their world-class research in infectious disease, atmospheric science, clean energy technologies, environmental science, and biomedical technology attracts more than $300 million
in annual funding.  Professional programs in veterinary medicine, occupational therapy, journalism, agriculture, and construction management are highly ranked.
Naropa University
Boulder, CO
Naropa University is a private, coed, Buddist-inspired, liberal arts campus that opened in 1974.  A leader in contemplative education, their undergraduate and graduate programs emphasize professional and personal growth, intellectual development, and contemplative practice. Through rigorous academics, faculty mentoring, contemplative practice, and community engagement, Naropa students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate effectively, and know their hearts and minds.
The 359 undergrad population, out of 992 total, represents 34% men and 66% women; 226 out-of-state students make up 64% of Naropa. Transfer students are accepted.
Priority admission is an option when applying and NU is test optional.  NU’s admit rate is 80%; 60% yield.  Retention rate is 55%; 26% graduate in four years; 40% graduate in six years.
Expenses include $29,800 tuition, room $5706, board $3366, required fees $170, books/miscellaneous $6080.  The FAFSA is used and 75-92% of need is met.
Degrees offered are bachelor’s and master’s.  Popular majors are English Language and Literature/Letters, Multi/Interdisciplinary studies, philosophy and religious studies, psychology, theology and religious vocations.  Perks include self-designed majors, study abroad, domestic exchange with U of Colorado, and 33 clubs. After graduation most pursue graduate school and/or become entrepreneurs.
Freshmen under twenty-one must live on campus; transfers under 30 credits must also live on campus.  The 12-acre campus in Boulder (101,808) is 35 miles from Denver.
U.S. Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, CO
USAFA opened 1954; became coed in 1976.  It is a public military institution.  An Academy education is valued at more than $416,000 offered at no cost to cadets.  Cadets are required to return a commitment to serve as an officer in the Air Force.  The length of commitment depends on one’s individual career path and other opportunities; such as, graduate or medical school that could extend service.  USAFA develops skills, character, and motivation.  The 3,993 cadet total represents 3,099 men (78%) and 894 women (22%); 3673 (90%) are out-of-state residents.
Applications overlap with US Naval Academy, US Coast Guard Academy and Military Academy of West Point.  Test score averages are SAT critical reading 642, math 672; ACT English 30, math 29, reading 30, science 30, composite 30.  Test results are superscored and averages recalculated (3.84 average).  Application deadline is December 31st and notification is rolling beginning October 15th. Transfers are accepted.
USAFA’s admit rate is 15% and yield is 78%.  The retention rate is 90%; 77% graduate in four years; 80% graduate in six years.  The popular majors are engineering, behavioral sciences, and management.  There are 27 majors and 11 minors.  Cadets are commissioned as 2LT after graduation and a five-year commitment is required.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and unmarried with no dependents; be in good physical health; at least age 17 but not 23 by July 1st at year of entry.  They must be nominated by members of Congress, President, Vice President, or other legal source.  Other requirements include qualities of high leadership, academic proficiency, extracurricular involvement, physical fitness, outstanding writing sample, satisfactory medical and fitness tests.
The Academy has a D-I NCAA program with 27 teams.  There are 92 clubs, no fraternities or sororities, and all cadets must live on campus.  Only juniors and seniors may have cars on campus.  The beautiful 18,000-acre community is near Colorado Springs.  The academic program follows a semester calendar. Fitness tests are required twice a year for aerobic and physical proficiency.
PERKS:  Cadets design and implement satellites; self-designed majors; domestic exchange programs; flight school.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS:  Enlisted military members can enter through the LEAD program; Summer Seminar (selective process) is available at all academies before HS senior year; Future Falcon Program for 6th-11th graders.
Open application period is March (junior year) – December 31st (senior year).  Visit www.academyadmissions.com for information.
University of Colorado-Boulder
Boulder, CO

University of Colorado-Boulder, also commonly referred to as CU-Boulder, CU, Boulder, or Colorado, is a public research university located in Boulder, Colorado. It is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system and was founded five months before Colorado was admitted to the union in 1876.  According to The Public Ivies:  America’s Flagship Public Universities (2001), it is considered one of the thirty “Public Ivy League schools.”  The coed institution’s undergrad population is 55% men and 45% women of the 23,853 students.  The 8,825 out-of-state students represent 45% of the population.  Boulder’s population is 101,808 and is 30 miles from Denver.

UC’s overlaps applications with Colorado State, University of Denver, University of Oregon, University of Arizona, Caltech, University of Washington, Colorado School of Mines, and UC-Santa Barbara.  The popular majors are physics, psychology, geography, aerospace engineering, molecular/cellular/developmental biology, integrative physiology, and music.

Admission options are Early Action, Priority, and Regular Decision and UC accepts the Common Application.  Transfers are accepted. The admit rate is 84% and their yield is 30%.  The retention rate is 85%; the four-year graduation rate is 41%; the six-year graduation rate is 70%.  The average ACT composite is 27; average SAT total is 1188 (math-596 and CR-576).  CU-LEAD Alliance and Scholarship is for students not normally admissible.  It is designed to help students from diverse backgrounds succeed through its unique learning communities housed within each college, school and program.  There are several support services and resources at CU for students of color and first generation students.

Total expenses for out-of-state students is approximately $52,646.  CU requires the FAFSA for financial aid.  81% of need-based met.  42% of gift aid is awarded to out-of-state students and there are no-need scholarships and grants.

PERKS: 18:1 student/professor ratio; NCAA D-1 athletic programs; PAC-12 conference; 400 clubs; 21 frats; 16 sororities; all freshmen must live on campus unless living with family; all students may have cars on campus; semester calendar with five summer sessions; approximately 6000 freshmen (’15-’16); prefer WGPA to GPA; value academics first, character and citizenship second; no perk for demonstrated interest; superscore SAT; regional and professional accreditation; competitive ranking of programs-Engineering, LEAD School of Business; Environmental Design and Journalism, Arts & Sciences.

University of Denver

Denver, CO

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University of Denver opened in 1864, just a few years after the city of Denver was founded, and is one of the country’s premier private universities.  The 125-acre campus is a few miles south of downtown Denver and home to more than 11,500 students representing all regions of the U.S. and eighty-three other countries.  UD offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate and professional programs.  Denver’s population is 634,265.

The coed institution has a total 5,129 undergrad population which represents 46% men and 54% women. The 59% out-of-state students comprise 2,564 of the college.  Population is 19% students of color. 8-10% Jewish population with a dedicated Hillel house.

Students can apply to UD via Early Action, Early Decision, or Regular Decision.  They accept the Common Application and Pioneer Application (UD’s form).  The admit rate is 77% with a 13% yield.  UD’s rates are retention, 86%; four-year graduation, 53%; six-year graduation, 78%.  Transfer students are accepted.  SAT total scores average 1140-1320 (math, 612; CR,595) and ACT composite average of 27. Students should explain weaknesses on transcript.

College expenses (’15-’16) for out-of-state students is $57,218.  84% of full-need me and UD accepts the FAFSA and the CSS/PROFILE. Student awards available for first-year ($13K-$23K/yearly) and transfer students ($9K-$13K/yearly) with a 4.0 GPA and 25-35 ACT.

Applications overlap with University of Colorado, Colorado State, Santa Clara U, Colorado College, Stanford, University of Oregon, University of San Diego, and University of Vermont.  Most popular majors are biological sciences, business, psychology, history, English, political science, public affairs, and international students.

PERKS:  regional and professional accreditation, D-1 NCAA athletic program; 30 teams; ice hockey has most spectators; 113 NCAA individual champions; 152 NCAA tournament appearances; men’s lacrosse won the 2015 NCAA Lacrosse Championship; 120 clubs; 9 frats; 5 sororities; all unmarried freshmen and sophomores <21 must live on campus; all students may have cars on campus; quarter system and one summer session; accessibility to downtown events and ski slopes; AP credit awarded for scores of 4> (maximum 45 quarter hours for AP and IB); study abroad is usually 15-20 weeks; living and learning centers; demonstrated interest is valued for borderline applicants; superscore SAT; writing components not required for SAT/ACT; GPA’s not recalculated.

University of Evansville (IN) Application and Program Updates

University of Evansville
 October 2015
Deadlines. The farther into the school year we get, the more deadlines we see approaching. It is time for high school seniors to start narrowing their choices and meeting deadlines. At the University of Evansville we have an Early Action application deadline. If you apply on or before December 1, your admission and scholarship decision will be mailed no later than December 15. Admission and scholarships will be offered on a space-available basis after December 1. Seniors should educate themselves on the quickly approaching deadlines that most universities have.
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University of Evansville Preview Days in Indianapolis

On October 26 – 28, the UE Office of Admission will host preview days in the Indianapolis area. The events will include a cocktail reception for guidance counselors and a preview of the University of Evansville for area high school students. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. Meet with myself, our Indianapolis admission counselor representatives, and local alumni. There will also be UE preferred applications available for students to apply. For more information please call Catie Taylor at 812-488-1124. RSVP yourself. RSVP for a student.

Fall Events in the City of Evansville

This fall will be a very busy time in the city of Evansville! The first week of October marked the 94th annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival, which is said to be the second largest street festival in the country (only to be outdone by Mardi Gras in New Orleans). The festival is known for its extensive food offerings (brain sandwiches and pronto pups anyone?) and carnival rides. Learn more about this long-standing Evansville tradition.

Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana and the University of Evansville have partnered to bring celebrity entrepreneur, Daymond John to Evansville. Over the last 20 years, John has evolved from one of the most successful fashion icons of his generation to a highly sought after branding expert, author, consultant, and speaker. In 2009, John joined the cast of the ABC entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank, and has since become a household name. The free public event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on October 20, 2015, at the Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville. For more information, visit evansville.edu/daymondjohn.

Full-Tuition Available for Children of Veterans/Current Military Service Members

Do you have students in your school whose parents are veterans or currently serving in the military? They may be eligible for scholarships worth up to full tuition at the University of Evansville through the Post-9/11 GI Bill/Yellow Ribbon Award. UE is one of a special group of Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) partners with the US Department of Veterans Affairs who share in this outstanding education benefit. Benefits for this GI Bill can be transferred from veterans and service members to dependent children. More details are available on the US Department of Veterans Affairs webpage. The University of Evansville’s Office of Veterans Affairs is ready to help you and your students, please contact us at CL29@evansville.edu or call 812-488-2141. Learn more at the UE Office of Veterans Affairs webpage.

Six Easy Ways for Students to Visit

  1. Individual Visit – Monday thru Friday and select Saturdays
  2. Open House – October 17, January 18, and April 23
  3. Purple Visit Days – November 2, December 4, and March 21
  4. Road Trip – for admitted students only – February 19-21
  5. Fly-In – We will help with the cost of your flight!
  6. Online – Visit our virtual tour anytime

Monday, November 2 – Purple Visit Day

Purple Visit Days are a great way for students to experience life as a student on campus. The event begins on Sunday night with an overnight for high school seniors. These students will be hosted by a current UE student in one of our residence halls. The visit day, which is for any high school student, offers the opportunity to sit in on a class, meet with faculty in your desired major, and a campus tour. We also offer the chance to take the ACT residual test while they visit.

Stethoscopes, Scrubs, and Students – Our UE Nursing Program

Nursing students at the University of Evansville not only dedicate their time learning the latest health and medical practices, but they’re also developing patient interaction skills and personal, compassionate communication. Our nursing students benefit from a direct admission program – meaning they are receiving evidence-based, hands-on learning experiences beginning their freshman year. They are even spending time in our Dunigan Nursing and Simulation Laboratories by spring of their first year.

Students in high school interested in studying nursing should take a minimum three years of science, including grades C or above in two semesters of chemistry. They should also have a minimum four years of English and three years of math.

One current nursing student, sophomore Susannah Frailey, hails from Louisville, Kentucky. Susannah said she was drawn to the UE campus after visiting and noting the small, close-knit environment. “You’re guaranteed to know everyone in your class. Your teacher will know you, and you really get that community aspect.”

Nursing students have the ability to complete their senior clinical experience abroad in China, or at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. Harlaxton, UE’s British campus, is one of the most popular study abroad opportunities at UE and was recently named the number one study abroad program in the country (BestCollegeReviews.org). The ability to study and complete her clinicals at Harlaxton was another defining aspect for Susannah.

But what played an instrumental role in her choosing to make UE her home away from home was the direct admission nursing degree opportunity. “Starting off our freshman year with nursing classes was great because it solidified the fact that nursing was what I was passionate about,” she said. “I knew through taking those courses that I was on track to go to Harlaxton and that I would be able to start clinicals my sophomore year. That really gives us a head start.”

As a sophomore, Susannah is now in a clinical group of eight students. She received her purple and white scrubs earlier this semester, as well as her “nursing kit” – a purple UE tote bag with her purple-accented stethoscope and other classroom necessities. “It’s such an amazing feeling when you get to put your scrubs on for the first time,” Susannah said. “Each time I put them on I get so excited. Because this is the uniform I get to wear for the rest of my profession. It’s exciting that I get to start that so early.”

Direct Entry Physical Therapy and Direct Entry Physician Assistant Deadline Reminders

UE offers an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. If you have high school seniors who wish to be considered for Direct Entry admission into the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program, they must submit an undergraduate application to the University by November 1.

Starting this fall UE, will be taking applications for our newest program, Master of Physician Assistant Science. If you have high school seniors who wish to be considered for Direct Entry admission into the Physician Assistant Program, they should submit their application to the University by November 1.

For more information visit these program areas regarding their deadlines.

Intramurals National Ranking

The University of Evansville was ranked among the best colleges for intramural sports by www.BestColleges.com. Criteria for the ranking included variety, leadership, and facilities. UE has men’s, women’s, and co-recreational teams in a variety of sports and activities at every ability level. The most popular sports are soccer and basketball, but there is a wide range of individual and team sports to choose from. One unique sport we offer is inner tube basketball where players sit in an inner tube in the shallow end of the pool and try to get the ball in the basket. Other sports include flag football, volleyball, tennis, floor hockey, softball, and the annual bike race (52-year UE tradition!). Learn more.

While some students are using the fall to make decisions regarding their college choices, others will just be starting to explore their options. With the prospect of deadlines looming overhead, please encourage them to visit and apply. The application process at the University of Evansville is free! The earlier they apply, the earlier they will get all the information they need to make this important decision regarding college.

Sincerely,
Shane Davidson, EdD
Vice President for Enrollment Services

Application Update from University of Illinois

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The fall 2016 application priority deadline is November 1, 2015. Students should start their applications early and submit them and all supporting materials (fee/fee waiver and test scores) by the priority deadline. More information about application dates and deadlines is available on our website. Additional application reminders are listed below.

  • Test Scores. Original test scores must be sent by the testing agency. High school or student copies will not be accepted. Students should indicate that scores be sent to Illinois using ACT Code 1154 and/or SAT Code 1836. Please keep in mind that test scores must be requested by November 1st in order to meet our priority deadline. We will consider any additional scores prior to the decisions being posted.
  • Transcripts. Applicants must self-report their classes and grades in the courses section of the application. No official transcripts should be sent. However, students must have a transcript with them when self-reporting courses and grades, and they must transcribe information exactly as it appears on their transcript.
  • Letters of Recommendation. We do not accept letters of recommendation.

 

There are still opportunities for students to visit campus this fall. Students can view available visit programs by logging into myIllini or checking our website.

Have a great week!

Keith A. Marshall, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Provost for Enrollment Management
admissions.illinois.edu