University of Washington 2016 Updates


Summer Opportunities at Coe College (IA)

As the second largest city in Iowa, Cedar Rapids is the perfect college town.  We encourage students to take advantage of the visit programs at Coe College this summer to learn more about the endless opportunities on campus and in our city!

  • Nano-Physics Workshop - July 23:  A free, hands-on workshop, with Coe’s award winning faculty, designed to allow rising high school juniors and seniors to learn physics by doing physics!
  • Iowa Private College Week (IPCW) - August 1-5:  An opportunity for students and families to explore campus, visit with professors and meet coaches and current Coe students while really getting a feel for campus.

  • Individual Campus Visit - Monday through Friday all summer:
    This is a great chance for students and families to meet one-on-one with an admission counselor and tour campus with current Coe students.

During each of these programs, students will get tips on how to make the most out of their college search and see first hand what Coe has to offer.  Students can find more information about these visit opportunities at


Julie Staker
Dean of Admission


Coe College Admission Office  |  1220 First Ave NE  |  Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
877.CALL.COE  |

DePaul University (IL) Updates

College of Science & Health Offers Neuroscience Major

Beginning in fall 2016, DePaul will become one of the select schools in the Chicago area offering neuroscience at the undergraduate level. The neuroscience program will offer an interdisciplinary bachelor of science degree that draws from the natural, behavioral and computational science fields. Neuroscience has quickly become one of the fastest growing areas of study in the natural and behavioral sciences. The program will provide courses for neuroscience majors across four concentrations: cellular/molecular, behavioral/cognitive, computational neuroscience and general. The program is an interdisciplinary major that involves various topics such as biology, psychology, philosophy, mathematics and computer science. By achieving a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, our students will be prepared to pursue a variety of career paths. Within the health field, students can go on to graduate training programs that focus on neuroimaging and neurophysiology for example, administering electroencephalograms or magnetic resonance imaging.

Professional health careers dealing with neuroscience include psychiatry, neurology, neuropathology, neuro-physics and neurosurgery. Students interested in psychology can pursue careers in counseling, clinical psychology or neuropsychology. Those interested in computational neuroscience can go on to graduate programs in computer science, imaging, artificial intelligence and “big data.”

Campus Updates:

New Music Facilities DePaul’s School of Music is pleased to announce that construction on the new School of Music center has begun on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus. The new School of Music center, located along the west side of North Halsted Street between Fullerton and Belden avenues, which will also include an underground parking garage, is expected to be complete in spring 2018. The 185,000-square-foot building will include teaching studios, rehearsal space, a concert hall, two recital halls and a jazz hall. The 505-seat William E. and Mary Pat Gannon Hay Concert Hall will be an elegant and acoustically optimal hall designed to accommodate the School of Music’s full range of musical ensembles. A 140-seat large recital hall will reach three stories high in order to deliver professional quality acoustics with a clear and polished sound. An 81-seat small recital hall will incorporate many of the same acoustic and technical features of the larger hall and will be located on the opposite side of the building. The 76-seat Philip Corboy and Mary Dempsey Jazz Hall will provide the perfect setting for audiences to experience the intimacy and ambiance of a jazz club.

The new space will also include a commons area to serve as the front door, forming a gathering place for the School of Music community and social spaces for students; an atrium café to serve as a gathering spot before concerts, during intermissions and after the performance; and new teaching spaces, designed around the technical needs of students and faculty, will include instrumental rehearsal rooms, a chamber music room, a choral rehearsal room, a computer lab, a large recital hall green room, a percussion rehearsal room and a sound recording technology suite.

Growth in Computing and Digital Media Over the past year, DePaul has seen immense growth in many programs, but none more so than those housed within the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM). While CDM has been the fastest growing college at the university for some time, this year the college experienced large jumps in both the numbers of applicants and admitted students into their most popular programs. Computer Science, for example, saw a 33% growth in applications from last year, with a 28% increase in admitted students, while some more specialized fields, such as Information Assurance and Security Engineering, saw a 76% increase in applications and a 91% increase in admitted students. Digital Cinema and Animation, which are quickly becoming some of the most popular programs of study at DePaul, saw a nearly 20% increase in applications and admitted students from last year (more information about the Digital Cinema program was printed in the fall issue of Counselor Clips).

“Stories” from DePaul Has Launched DePaul’s “Stories” is designed to bring the best of DePaul to the forefront. With content coming from Admissions, Career Center, Athletics, Alumni, Newsline and everywhere in between, “Stories” will become the place for prospective students, parents and high school counselors to learn about the fun, important and impactful things being done by our faculty, staff and student body. .

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, 2016. In recognition of the earlier October 1 FAFSA start date, November 15 will also serve as the priority filing deadline for students to complete the FAFSA. Students who meet this deadline will be notified of an admission decision by January 15, 2017 and financial aid information by mid-December.

The Regular Notification application deadline is February 1, 2017. Students who apply by this deadline will receive notification no later than March 15, 2017. 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), and a counselor recommendation. We encourage students to also complete the optional essay to give us more insight into their applications. 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, 2016 or The Theatre School is February 1, 2017.

Upcoming Visit Days for Students

Fall Visit Days: Saturday, October 8 & Saturday, November 5, 2016
Spring Visit Day: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Admitted Student Visit Days: Friday, March 3 & Saturday, March 4, 2017

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 or call (773) 325-7500.


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20,000 Apps! DePaul had the largest applicant pool in our history this year, with over 20,000 applications received for our freshman class.

Common App Exclusive!!  Students applying for admission to DePaul for fall 2017 will only be able to apply using the Common Application.

Summer 2016 Pre-College at CA College of the Arts

It’s not too late to apply for Pre-College at California College of the Arts!
Program Dates: June 27 – July 22

For high school students ages 15-18 who have just completed the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade

For 30 years, CCA’s Pre-College Program has been an inspiring opportunity for high school students to study art, architecture, design, or creative writing in an art school setting while earning 3 units of college credit. 
Our program provides a perfect platform to expand your knowledge, grow as an individual, develop strong portfolio pieces, and get a taste of college life. Housing is available.
Watch this video about life as a Pre-College student!

For more information and to apply, please visit
Cheena Marie Lo
Pre-College Coordinator
Phone: 510-594-3638
California College of the Arts
5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618
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Bryn Mawr (PA) Updates

Bryn Mawr College Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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Admissions News for
May 2016



“Thank you for your continued support of Bryn Mawr! We look forward to working with you and your students this upcoming year and hope you have a great summer.”

Peaches Valdes ’99, MSS/MLSP ’03
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

  • June 1: We will begin offering interviews for rising seniors
  • September: We will begin offering alumna interviews for rising seniors





Snapshot of the Class of 2020 Applicant Pool 

We were excited to have another record-breaking applicant pool this year. Below is a snapshot of the applications we received. 

  • 3010 applications
  • 150 students admitted under Early Decision I and II
  • 46 states/territories and 70 countries represented
  • 32% international students
  • 13% students of color

Visit Opportunities:

Bryn Mawr By Day

Weekday information sessions and campus tours are available throughout the year. More information and registration forms can be found on our website.

Travel Scholars Application

We offer a limited number of travel scholarships in the fall of each year for students who are unable to afford the expense of traveling to campus. The travel scholarship covers individual round-trip transportation to/from the student’s sending city to Bryn Mawr College, as well as all meals and accommodations while they are a guest on campus. For more information about the program, click here.

Fun Fact:

During Commencement 2016, graduates and guests had the opportunity to listen to Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, former President of Brown University and Smith College. You can see what the Class of 2016 is doing after graduation  here

Central Michigan University Updates


Application fees waived for College Days attendees

Calling all high school juniors! Attendees at one of Central Michigan University’s six College Days events this July will have their $35 application fee waived. Start the application early, apply at the event, or fill it out on the way home. We just want to say “Thank you!” for visiting campus. Select a Friday to visit campus and explore one of six specific academic areas.

Bring your student group to campus on us

We would love to host your group on campus – at no charge to you! Bring a bus of juniors or seniors to campus for one of our group visit programs. Your day will include an admissions presentation, a campus walking tour and lunch in one of our residential restaurants. We will happily cover the cost of a school bus and lunch. Call 989-774-3076 for details and to register your school. Spaces fill up fast!


Bioscience, business facilities receive upgrades

Among the campus construction highlights this summer are a $95 million Biosciences Building and a $10 million renovation to Grawn Hall, the primary academic facility for the College of Business Administration. Over the last decade in the sciences, undergraduate majors have increased 210 percent, tenure-track faculty have increased 71 percent and external grant funding has increased more than tenfold. The building will be completed in September and hold its first classes in January 2017. Business students will benefit from a new two-story addition, including a new main entry and multifunctional space for lectures, events and group study.


Nominate a senior to compete for CMU’s top merit award

The Centralis Honors Scholarship Competition annually awards 150 full-ride or full-tuition scholarships and seats in CMU’s Honors Scholar Program. Participants in the on-campus essay competition must carry a 3.7 high school GPA and a 27 ACT score. However, alternate criteria have been added this year allowing guidance counselors to nominate up to two students who have at least a 3.5 GPA or 25 ACT score and have experienced personal hardships that may have affected their academic success. Please review the nomination procedure if you have a student who may be eligible to compete.

Central Michigan University

West Point, The United States Military Academy (NY)


Photo A West Point education can set a student on course for a lifetime of success.

Young men and women who fit the exceptional profile of a West Point cadet are encouraged to apply to the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point. The application process costs nothing and carries no obligation to attend.


1LT Brianna Perez
B.S., USMA ’12
West Point Admissions Officer

We’re looking for excellence.

Top students who meet our high standards of academic achievement, physical fitness and strong moral character, the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point offers an exciting path and a rewarding career. A West Point education places students in the company of tomorrow’s leaders. In fact, our graduates, known as the Long Gray Line, include U.S. presidents, senators, and generals, as well as leaders in business, industry, medicine, and academia.

Why should a top student consider applying to West Point?

Consistently ranked among the top colleges in America, West Point is world recognized as the preeminent institution for developing leaders of character. A West Point education develops the whole-person academically, physically, and ethically. West Point offers:

  • A fully funded undergraduate education leading to a Bachelor of Science degree (the equivalent of a scholarship valued at more than $200,000).
  • Fully funded health and dental care, plus a monthly salary.

What’s it like to attend West Point?

We offer more than 35 academic majors, including high-demand programs in engineering, science, business, mathematics, and the humanities. Classes are small and generally include between 14 and 18 students, which provides an optimal learning experience and open access to instructors who know all their students by name.

Every cadet is an athlete. All our students participate in sports, and West Point offers a full complement of NCAA sports as well as intercollegiate club and intramural sports. So, there is something for everyone.

Also, every cadet receives and participates in military instruction. Upon graduation, our cadets have fully developed the self-confidence and personal fortitude that will serve them and guide them through life as a successful leader.


100% Job Placement

For the right student, there is no greater distinction than to serve one’s country as a graduate of the United States Military Academy. But, more than an education and distinction, West Point is the door to a rewarding and meaningful career in leadership.

Find Out More

You’re invited to contact your region’s team who are very happy to answer any questions you might have about the admissions process for West Point and about the qualifying criteria for future West Point cadets.

United States Military Academy at West Point

Penn State: Schreyer Honors College

The Pennsylvania State University - Schreyer Honors College
image of Atherton Hall on the Penn State University Park campus

Summer Scholars Day Open House • June 17

Looking for college events for talented, highly motivated rising seniors?

The Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University will host its Summer Scholars Day Open House on Friday, June 17, 2016. This is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn more about the Schreyer Honors College and Penn State through Scholar student panels and presentations by Deans and the SHC Admissions staff. The event also includes an information fair with various University departments and academic colleges.

The Schreyer Honors College is a leading force in honors education nationwide. We provide numerous opportunities for academically prepared students to achieve excellence with a keen focus on leadership and civic engagement. Our Scholars graduate prepared for rewarding careers at some of the world’s leading businesses and organizations. They are also accepted into some of the best graduate schools and programs across the nation and around the globe.

To students who show exemplary commitment and dedication to their academic success, we hope that you will consider attending the Summer Scholars Day event on Friday, June 17. It is an excellent introduction to life at Penn State as Scholar.

Registration for this event opens Tuesday, May 17. Click on the buttons below for event information.

Event Information and Registration
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Please feel free to email us at with any questions about this upcoming event or about the Schreyer Honors College in general. We also welcome you to check out our website, and to stay connected with us on social media.
An Invitation from the Schreyer Honors College – Spend A Summer Day

Spend a Summer Day is an additional summer visitation event for prospective Penn State students. At the University Park campus, representatives from all academic colleges (including the Schreyer Honors College) deliver 40-minute presentations as part of the full-day program. Information and registration may be found here.

We Are Penn State!


Schreyer Honors College
Office of Admissions

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Schreyer Honors College
10 Schreyer Honors College
University Park, PA 16802

Fall Admission and Financial Aid Still Available at Cottey College (MO)


         VISIT CAMPUS! 
“C” For Yourself, October 14-16, 2017: Stay overnight, sample classes, meet with faculty!


Helpful Links

Academic Departments                                              Center for Women’s Leadership


Facts about Single-Sex Education                                               International Study Abroad                                              Our Founder                                              Serenbetz Institute for Women’s Leadership, Global Awareness and Social Responsibility                                              2-year programs
4-yr programs                                            Mission and Goals



The final application review date for women planning to enroll at Cottey College, a member of the Women’s College Coalition, this fall is Saturday, August 13, 2016. Our minimum admission requirements of a 2.6 GPA and an ACT/SAT score of 21/970 (math and reading) is illustrative of our desire to remain an institution committed to access and opportunity for a broad cross-section of students.

Our small size and engaged faculty are able to meet all students where they are and add significant value to each woman’s academic and intellectual potential and achievement. We are also proud to offer scholarships to empower the intellectual growth of a broad diversity of students. A student entering in the fall of 2016 with a

•30 ACT/1340 SAT and a 3.9 GPA may be eligible for up to $10,000 renewable annually

•27 ACT/1220 SAT and a 3.7 GPA may be eligible for up to $7,500 renewable annually

•24 ACT/1110 SAT and a 3.4 GPA may be eligible for up to $5,500 renewable annually

•22 ACT/1030 SAT and a 3.25 GPA may be eligible for up to $4,000 renewable annually

Ranked as one of Missouri’s best value colleges, Cottey’s cost of attendance, for many, can be much less than other public or private institutions. Visit our website to learn about our small, private, nonprofit, residential, liberal arts and sciences institution committed to women’s leadership, global awareness and social responsibility.

Members from our community come from 43 states and 25 countries, 19% of our faculty and 25% of our students are of color, and 14% of our student body is international. We invite select women from communities to join us at Cottey and around the world on annual College-sponsored study abroad excursions to Italy, England, France, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, Tanzania, or Thailand.

We encourage women who may be interested to connect directly with their regional admission representative:



Natalie K. Herring Vice President for Enrollment


Cottey College

Enrollment Management

1000 W Austin Boulevard

Nevada, MO 64779 417 667 8181

417 448 1025 fax

May 2016 updates from Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)

Greetings from Gustavus Adolphus College! Welcome to our last monthly email update of the academic year. Here are three final Gustavus admission updates until the fall:

1. Seniors Still Deciding? We Have a Few Spots Left

While we’re on our way to filling our first year class, we still have some space for students who would like to enroll this fall. Admitted seniors should visit the Paying Your Deposit page of our website to pay their $300 non-refundable enrollment deposit. If a student has not yet been admitted to Gustavus, they should complete their application or apply online by the end of May.

2. Spring & Summer Visit Opportunities

Spring and summer are great times for students and families to visit Gustavus. In fact, we will host our Preview Gustavus visit event for current high school sophomores and juniors on Saturday, May 14.

Gustavus will also host a morning and afternoon open house every day between June 20 and 24, 2016 during Minnesota Private College Week. MPCW is a fantastic opportunity to visit multiple colleges in one week – registration is now available online.

Finally, our Visit page also outlines individual campus visit opportunities throughout the summer. Please encourage any current junior or sophomore you know who is interested in Gustavus to pay us a visit!

3. Class of 2017 – Application & FAFSA Changes

Looking ahead to the high school graduating class of 2017, please know that the Gustavus application will be available online in early August, 2016. Once again, we anticipate offering a non-binding Early Action admission plan as well as Rolling Admission. To promote access for all students, Gustavus will again accept both our own online application and the Common Application. As always, there will be no application fee.

Here at Gustavus we’re embracing the change to the federal government’s new Early FAFSA (also known as Prior-Prior Year or PPY) timeline beginning with the high school graduating class of 2017. We encourage students to complete their 2017-2018 FAFSA as early as October 2016. We will begin making Gustavus admission decisions in November and financial aid awards shortly thereafter.

We’ll be back with more Gustavus admission updates in September. Enjoy the summer!

The Gustavus Admission Office

800 West College Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082
507 933 7676
1 800 GUSTAVUS (toll free)

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