NEW: B.S. in Pre-Engineering Studies at OKCU

NEW: Pre-Engineering Studies/Dual Degree Program with Washington University in St. Louis

Oklahoma City University is proud to partner with Washington University in St. Louis to offer a new dual degree program. Students in this program will complete three years of a liberal arts foundation courses along with rigorous science and math courses at OKCU. Qualified students can then transfer to Washington University in St. Louis to complete two years of engineering coursework. These students will earn two undergraduate degrees – a Bachelor of Science Pre-Engineering Studies degree from OKCU and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Washington University in St. Louis. 

  • Degree tracks in biomedical, chemical and environmental, electrical, or mechanical engineering are available.

  • Qualified students are eligible to apply for a three-year, full-tuition scholarship at OKCU. One scholarship will be awarded annually.

  • Students must have ACT science and math subscores of at least 27 (SAT math score of 640), or demonstrated proficiency in high school calculus in order to be admitted unconditionally into OKCU’s program. 

Questions? Contact the pre-engineering studies program liaison, Dr. Stephen Prilliman, through email or at (405) 208-5087. 

Click here for more information and scholarship application!

Sterling College (VT): Winter Open House

Winter Adventures Await!
Open House is the perfect opportunity to visit Sterling College.



Please save the date for Winter Open House at Sterling College: February 18th, 2017!


February is a beautiful time of year in Vermont, and we can almost guarantee snow-covered trails and great skiing during the weekend of Winter Open House.


Students and families should register now to visit our beautiful campus and learn more about the Sterling College mission of environmental stewardship. Workshops, tours, and presentations will demonstrate how that mission is expressed via our academic programs in Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Outdoor Education, Sustainable Agriculture, and Sustainable Food Systems.

Plus, guests will have a chance to meet author and environmental activist Bill McKibben, an honorary Sterling College alum who will join us on the 18th.

Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help with travel plans. Attendees should register early, as accommodations can book up during the ski season.

Tim Patterson
Director of Admission

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Craftsbury Common, VT 05827
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Exciting News from Pitzer College (CA)!!

Bryn Mawr College Updates


Seniors:  Some things to be aware of are our test optional policy, interview options, and supplemental question. This year’s supplemental question asks students to reflect on our Honor Code and Self-Government Association . For more information on these and other pieces needed to complete an application to Bryn Mawr, click below.
Learn More

Meet the Team

Take some time to get to know Afiya, one of the newest members of the Bryn Mawr Admissions Team. A graduate of one of our fellow sister schools, Afiya brings experience, enthusiasm, and a clear passion for women’s education to Bryn Mawr. To learn more about Afiya, click below.

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Afiya Johnson-Thornton, Admissions Counselor
Fall 2016 Recap 

Bryn Mawr Admissions Officers traveled to 20 states and 4 countries this fall. On October 3, we welcomed 22 Travel Scholars from 13 states and the Virgin Islands.

Visit Bryn Mawr
Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2017 has asked First Lady Michelle Obama to be their Commencement Speaker. Check out their video invitation below.
Watch Video
360°: Origin Stories

Bryn Mawr’s 360° Course Cluster program has been rapidly expanding over the past few years. Click below to learn how students are exploring origin stories from different perspectives.

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Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Rochester Institute of Technology: News & Events

RIT News and Events for prospective students and families
When you remake the world, the world tends to notice.

November 2016

In this issue, we feature how RIT is leading innovation in 3D printing, highlight students winning top honors at the U.S. State Department global anti-terrorism competition, share how faculty enrich the student learning experience, and spotlight RIT’s University Studies program. Special reminder that the RIT Early Decision deadline is November 15.

New AMPrint Center will raise the bar on 3D printing methods and applications

3D-printed circuit board patterns processed in milliseconds and using a fraction of the electricity. Flexible solar cells that can be integrated into wearable technologies. An inner-ear drug delivery system consisting of small, powerful 3D-printed sensors. This is some of the innovative work underway at the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Additive Manufacturing and Multifunctional Printing, or AMPrint Center, which officially opened in RIT’s Institute Hall this month. The center brings together university and corporate researcher-scientists to advance two industries that the region is noted for—printing and imaging— in a way that will significantly impact manufacturing in New York state and the nation. Read More >>

RIT team wins global U.S. State Department challenge aimed at combating terrorism

“It’s Time: ExOut Extremism,” a social media campaign created by RIT students, took top prize in a global challenge conducted by the U.S. State Department aimed at finding ways to counter terrorist propaganda online. The RIT team was the only group from the United States to reach the finals of the P2P: Challenging Extremism competition, and became the first U.S. team to win first place, defeating this year’s other finalist teams from Versalius College in Brussels and Khazar University in Baku, Azerbaijan. Last year, RIT received an honorable mention in the competition. Read More >>

Grants allow faculty to reimagine learning

Learning by doing is the focus of Daniel Ashbrook’s Internet of Things prototyping class. Using particle photon mini-computer boards, LEDs and 3D printers, students are creating everything from desktop notification robots to smart remote controls. “We are exploring what it means to make physical artifacts that can be connected to the Internet,” said Ashbrook, an assistant professor of information sciences and technologies. “It may sound simple, but I think the best way for students to learn about these smart devices is to actually create them.” Read More >>

University Studies: RIT’s Undeclared Option

If you are a student who is attracted to RIT because of our dynamic and innovative programs, but needs time to explore your interests before committing to a specific major, consider RIT’s University Studies program. RIT launched University Studies in the Fall 2009 to assist first and second year undergraduate students in their major exploration journey. University Studies allows students to enter RIT before identifying an academic program of study. Through advising, coaching, career assessment, and course sampling, our students have the opportunity to make an informed, educated decision when choosing their final RIT major. Read More >>

Montana State University: Fall 2017 Scholarships

Greetings from Montana State University in Bozeman!

Each year MSU awards millions of dollars in scholarships to new students. One of our biggest scholarship programs, our New Freshman Non Resident Awards, are simple to apply for – all students need to do is:

Step 1: Apply for Admission to MSU 

Apply online

To request a paper application – just call 888-MSU-CATS (888-678-2287)

* Be sure students include their unweighted self-reported GPA and class rank (if applicable)

Step 2: Have ACT or SAT scores sent to MSU

ACT - MSU’s school code for the ACT is 2420

If students have already taken the ACT, visit to have scores sent to MSU (if they haven’t already).

If  the student is going to take the ACT, just enter MSU’s school code (2420) when they register or when they are tested.

SAT – MSU’s school code for the SAT is 4488

If students have already taken the SAT, visit to have scores sent to MSU (if they haven’t already).

If a student is going to take the SAT, just enter MSU’s school code (4488) when they register or when tested.

That’s it, that’s all students have to do. Just remember, the funds are awarded until they are gone so make sure to have them apply and have test scores sent as soon as possible.

Also students should check out why MSU is such a fantastic university at

You can email me directly at with any questions.

Ronda Russell
Director of Admissions
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana 59717
888-MSU-CATS; 406-994-2452

H.S. Students Across the Country Walk Out of Class Protesting Trump’s Election Win

Los Angeles Students Walk Out:

Montgomery County, Maryland Students Walk  Out:

Middle and High School Students Walk Out in Seattle, WA:




Apply for Wittenberg University’s (OH) Special Interest Awards!

Apply for Wittenberg’s Special Interest Awards!


Wittenberg University recognizes individual talents, experiences and passions through Special Interest Awards in the following areas:

January 15 application deadline-

  • Special Interest Award in Community Engagement  – $2,500 per year
  • Special Interest Award in Student Leadership – $2,500 per year
  • Special Interest Award in Entrepreneurship – $2,500 per year
  • Special Interest Award in Environmental Science – $2,500 per year

March 1 application deadline –

  • Special Interest Award in Art – Starting at $1,000 per year
  • Special Interest Award in Dance – Starting at $1,500 per year
  • Special Interest Award in Music – Starting at $1,500 per year
  • Special Interest Award in Theatre – Starting at $1,500 per year

These awards require a separate application, audition or portfolio.  We encourage you to apply for these awards! For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

Please note that students may apply for multiple awards, but can only receive one Special Interest Award.  If selected, students will receive one Special Interest Award in addition to one Merit-Based Scholarship. 

Please direct any questions to Kelsey Ellis, Assistant Director of Admission, via e-mail at, or by phone at (877) 206-0332, ext. 6317.

Updates from Eckerd College (FL)

Counselor Newsletter #26

Welcome to Issue 26 of the Triton Times!

We hope that the Fall is going well for you. We are thrilled to be reviewing students’ applications and learning about their interest in Eckerd. Over the course of our travel season, it has been a real pleasure getting to meet and speak with families about the exciting opportunities that Eckerd can offer students.

In this issue, you can read about:
A new year has begun for Eckerd’s Pet Council as animal registrations and new programs get underway. Tonya Womack ’05, the Pet Council staff adviser, said the doggie water bowls spread through campus by Professor Jeff Howard’s leadership class are still in place and ready for use. “There are bike-locked bowls in several areas around campus, including one under a bench in Hough Quad that allows people walking pets to pour water into the bowl and let their animals have a drink along the way,” she said. Pet Life has also introduced a Foster Cat program that allows students with space to take in a cat in need for the semester. So far 88 registered animals are living alongside our student population. Dogs are still the most popular, accounting for more than half of registrations. Small mammals are also on the rise—with guinea pigs, bunnies, ferrets, a chinchilla and a sugar glider making their way onto campus.
Eckerd gets media attention with statement on freedom of expression

Local and national media have praised the faculty of Eckerd College for affirming a statement in support of freedom of expression. The statement, which was introduced to the faculty senate and affirmed during the Spring Semester, was fashioned after a similar statement was reported from the University of Chicago. Colleges and universities around the country have been subject to protests with students calling for censorship of speakers, professors and other students in the academic space. The Tampa Bay Times reported that Eckerd College is a leader in the state for taking a position to support free expression that is not inclusive of hate speech. Other media outlets seized upon the story and applauded the College’s leadership, and the Tampa BayTimes editorial board also praised the statement.

Off-campus bikes to debut in October and Campus Bike Repair Shop Opens
Beginning next month, students will be able to register online, enter a PIN code and take a brand-new cruiser hybrid bike for off-campus excursions.
In addition, the Nu Bike Shop—Eckerd College’s first on-campus bike repair shop, located under Nu Complex—is charged with collecting and repairing the school’s fleet of community yellow bikes and the six new white bikes available for students to take off-campus. Before the Nu Bike Shop, Eckerd maintained a repair contract with a local vendor to the tune of thousands of dollars annually, said Evan Bollier ’11, Eckerd’s director of sustainability. Now, that money can help fund 12 work-study positions along with paying the shop leader Dexter Howard ’10. Howard, an Environmental Studies graduate, said student workers will collect disabled yellow bikes and repair them Monday through Friday. With four workstations, dozens of tools and parts, and a “quick-study” staff, the shop also can perform personal bike and longboard repairs at discounted rates to the Eckerd community, Howard said.

New series of Eckerd Pre-College Programs announced for Rising Juniors and Seniors 

Prepare for an unforgettable summer. Pre-College at Eckerd offers rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience academic and residential life at Eckerd College. These academically rigorous hands-on programs put your students in college-level courses to help prepare them for the future. From Leadership, to Marine Science, to our Young Writers Workshop, encourage your rising juniors and seniors to come


Our non-binding Early Action deadline is Nov. 15

Fall Open House is on Nov. 7

This Issue’s Fast Fact
At Eckerd’s London Study Centre, students can study the history and culture of Britain and see world-class art and theatre while living in a 200-year-old Georgian row house.

Connect With Us:

Phone: 727-864-8331 or 800-456-9009


University of Washington Updates ~ 2016

University of Washington

University of Washington Connection
October 2016

  • 2016 admission and class profile
  • 2017 and 2018 timeline changes
  • Spotlight: Musical Theater
  • Smarter Balance & math placement
    for Washington high school graduates
  • News Bites
University Of Washington Autumns
2016 admission and class profile
The University of Washington enrolled a wonderful class of undergraduate students who represent Washington’s, the nation’s, and the world’s finest. Our entering students hail from 45 states and 59 countries. What’s more, they represent the most diverse freshman and transfer classes in the UW’s history. While the overall freshman class admit rate fell below 50% for the first time, the UW remained notably accessible for Washington students, whose admit rate was nearly 63%.
University Of Washington Students
Freshman class profile
Middle 50%
SAT Composite(CR + M + WR): 1690-2010
Critical Reading: 540-670
Math: 580-710
Writing: 540-660
ACT Composite: 26-32
High School GPA: 3.68-3.94
African American: 235
American Indian/Alaska Native: 77
Asian American: 2,055
Caucasian: 2,521
Hispanic/Latino: 552
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 62
International: 901
Not Indicated: 52
Women: 53%
Men: 47%
2017 and 2018 timeline changes
Many of the UW’s key dates in admission and financial aid have changed or are changing. Stay informed and plan now.
Highlights for application year 2017

  • The CollegeNet application will be the UW’s only freshman application.
  • U.S. and international freshmen will continue to use separate applications.
  • The UW will superscore the SAT and ACT.
2017 Freshman Dates
October 1 Admission application opens
FAFSA opens
December 1 Application Deadline
Early December Last sitting of ACT or SAT the UW will accept
December 31 Test scores deadline
January 15 FAFSA priority date
March 15-31 Admission notification period
2018 Freshman Dates
September 1 Admission application opens
October 1 FAFSA opens
November 15 Application deadline
Early December Last sitting of ACT or SAT the UW will accept
December 31 Test scores deadline
January 15 FAFSA priority date
March 1-15 Admission notification period
Spotlight: Musical Theater
Spotlight: Musical Theater
The College of Arts & Sciences offers an interdisciplinary major in Musical Theater. Through a collaborative among the School of Drama, the School of Music and the Dance Program , the program offers a dynamic range of coursework and practical application including robust training in acting, singing and dancing; performance-based projects; faculty and student directed productions; and, special workshops with leading musical theater professionals. The Musical Theater major is designed to graduate well-rounded individuals equipped with the knowledge and skills to transition into the musical theater profession and to approach their careers from an entrepreneurial perspective.
Performer and Businessman
After two decades as a performer and five years of studying and teaching dance, Wilson Mendieta (MFA, Dance, 2013) became the program’s director. Mendieta has been a central figure in the program since its launch in 2013, teaching modern dance, ballet, jazz technique, choreography, and a capstone course. Maintaining a career as a performer had made Mendieta into a businessman. To enhance those skills, he took an executive leadership class from the Evans School , and he earned a certificate in nonprofit management..
The Husky Experience The Musical Theater Program is imbued with Mendieta’s respect for the business side of show business. Students looking to land jobs need to know more than how to act, sing, and dance. They need to learn about auditions, contracts, and unions; to develop soft business skills like collaboration, time management, and delivering a product on a deadline; and to receive honest career evaluation.
Prospective students interested in Musical Theater are encouraged to review audition and application materials.
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“Musical theater has this heightened reality that embraces the idea of escapism. When done well, it can transport audiences into a different world. And it embraces three art forms-music, drama, and dance-that we connect to in very different ways.”
Smarter Balance & math placement
for Washington high school graduates
The public baccalaureate institutions in Washington have agreed, on a pilot basis, that new freshmen from Washington high schools, who have a score of 3 or 4 on the Smarter Balance math exam can be placed into entry-level QSR courses without being required to take remedial math courses (defined as those below 100-level). The agreement excludes pre-calculus, calculus, or any higher-level course. Moreover, it does not prohibit public baccalaureate institutions from requiring any institutional math placement exams currently in place.
The only UW math course relevant to this agreement is MATH 111 (Algebra with Applications). Again, students wishing to register for MATH 111 will still be required to take the UW mathematics placement exams and meet any other existing qualifications. Those who take the UW placement exam but do not place into MATH 111 may be referred to Sarah Garner, director of students services in the Department of Mathematics. If students have Smarter Balance test scores, Sarah will counsel them individually about their options for MATH 111.
Any questions from counselors or students may be directed to Sarah Garner.
News Bites
  • Honors Program: No longer requires letters of recommendation
The UW Honors Program is not requiring or accepting recommendations for Autumn 2017 freshman admission.
The Honors website provides complete information about the admission process, including — new this year — a video, offering an overview of the Honors Program and step-by-step instructions about how to apply.
  • Open House: Occupational Therapy
Find curriculum information, interact with current faculty and students, ask questions of advisers, view teaching facilities, and network with fellow applicants. The focus for this session is on career exploration rather than the application process. Two other programs in the UW School of Medicine’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine will also hold an open house that evening: Physical Therapy and Prosthetics and Orthotics.
Thursday, November 3, 2015, 5:00-6:00 PM
Magnuson Health Sciences Center, CC 902