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Final Decision Letters
We’ve been sharing the “love” all season long with students around the country, and we still have more to give. Final decision letters will be mailed by the week of March 13, including offers to our residential bridge program, Gamecock Gateway. Check out the celebration going on at #UofSCYES, congratulating the Class of 2021. You might even see some of your students posting their happy moment. 

Scholarship Notifications 
Scholarship notifications have been delivered earlier than scheduled, but unlike years past, notifications have been sent via email. Students awarded a merit-based general university scholarship were instructed to log into the admissions checklist portal at to view the name and amount of the scholarship. Consideration for the majority of awards is based on a combination of standardized test scores and grade point averages for students who applied for admission by December 1. Only official scores received by February 1 were considered. For a list of scholarships awarded through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions please visit our website

Capstone Scholars 
The admissions office released invitations last Friday, March 3, to join Capstone Scholars, a two-year, educational enrichment program for academically talented students designed to sharpen academic, leadership and social skills, and provide rewarding service opportunities. Members in this invitation-only program participate in group service projects, workshops or small group discussions on current events, social events and excursions, and even group study abroad trips. In fact, a group is in Nicaragua this very week on a healthcare service abroad trip with Dr. Patrick Hickey, Faculty Principal for Capstone Scholars and a Clinical Associate Professor in the College of Nursing. Additionally, students have opportunities to apply for exclusive grants to fund research, experiential education and study abroad. Notifications to the 2017 Capstone Scholars class were sent via email and are posted on the students’ admissions checklist portal. 

USC School Codes
SAT: 5818     ACT: 3880     FAFSA: 003448

Upcoming Deadlines, Notification Dates and On Campus Events


By the week of March 13
March 25 & April 8

May 1
Final admissions notifications
Admitted Student Days

Enrollment and Housing Deposit deadlines

Army and Navy 2017 Summer Academy (CA)

Army and Navy Academy
Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders: Young Men, Grades 7-12
Camp F.A.B. (Features / Advantages / Benefits)
This ongoing series of articles presents the Features, Advantages, and Benefits of summer camp and explains what ANA Summer Programs offer to provide them to our campers. This month, read how summer camp helps children develop resiliency.   
People fail. Degree of failure varies but no matter who you are, what you do, where you live, or what you wear, you’re going to fail at something. It might not be today and it might not be tomorrow but you can’t avoid it, it’s going to happen. When it does you need to know what to do, how to best react, and above all, you need to know that it’s part of life and in the end everything’s going to be okay. That is the valuable opportunity that camp features. It provides campers an environment, time, and place to fail, learn, and grow.  
ANA Summer Programs provide a nurturing environment of encouragement for campers as they take part in new and unique activities. In this environment, with the support of their staff and peers, campers learn the importance of “bouncing back” from failure in a controlled, supervised setting. The advantages of this are that in most cases consequences can be managed and staff leaders are constantly available to reinforce the importance of team support and behavior management strategies while providing campers opportunities to try and try again.   
In the end, the benefits of developing resiliency as a skill are immeasurable for ANA campers. Being able to take their experience and apply what they have learned to their everyday lives at home and school helps them accept who they are, identify their limits and quickly move forward to push past them. Campers learn that failure does not define them and that it can be used as a springboard to bigger and better things.
Before They Were…
Before they were athletes, celebrities, stars, and social icons, there was camp.
Known as Stefani Germanotta at the time, Lady Gaga attended summer camp in the mountains of western Massachusetts and from 1999 to 2001, it was a home away from home. As for many campers it provided her a relief from her regular routine and an opportunity to express her creative, artistic side. It’s a long way from campfire sing-a-longs to Super Bowl halftime performances but with a lot of hard work, dedication, and a little help from camp, Gaga has established herself as a top artist and pop-culture icon.
Summer Staff Profile
Meet Food Service Director Frank Laucis:
After providing food services at Camp Pendleton to over 1.6M Marines as Director of Culinary Sodexo Government Services, Frank chose to join the Army and Navy Academy team to make a difference by providing quality food service in community dedicated to building a solid foundation for tomorrow’s leaders. Frank and his team manage all food services over the summer and even though it’s a tough job that always keeps him busy, he’s always willing to help out and do what needs to be done to ensure a positive experience for all our campers and guests. If you’re lucky and you catch him at the right time, he might even take a moment out of his daily routine to tell you about his first place finish in the Dungeness Crab Competition.
Parent’s Portal
Camp Pacific ESL offers a three-level, immersion based ESL course. This course provides engaging content that allows students to learn more about United States culture while developing strong listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The course provides whole group, small group, paired and individualized instruction, utilizing a variety of instructional mediums and appropriate technology support. Daily classes are three hours in length and some class exercises will involve tours of campus and the local community. With pre and post-camp testing, participants are able to review their progress and reflect on their accomplishments. Certificates of completion will be provided to all participating campers.
Camper Corner
“I would like to thank you for giving me this experience of attending the Army and Navy Academy for Camp Challenge JROTC, it was incredible. I had a wonderful time expanding my knowledge of leadership…once in a lifetime opportunity.” – Cody Elder – 2016 Camp Challenge Camper
ANA Summer: Then and Now
Did you know that in 1987 computer classes were added to the Camp Pacific program providing campers an introduction to computers and computer programming? This summer, 30 years later, campers will be able to continue this tradition and take part in computer game design clinics. Using web-based applications under the guidance of one of our specialty staff, campers will apply learn about logic, strategy, and basic computer programming skills.
ANA’s Summer Summary
Through the month of July ANA summer programs provide co-ed overnight and day camps for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 17. Though some age and grade level limits to apply, there are plenty of options available to fill your camper’s summer with fun and adventure.

Camp Pacific (Ages 8 to 16)

  • Classic: July 2 – 15 or July 16 – 28, $2,395
  • English as Second Language: July 2 – 15 or July 16 – 28, $2,595
  • Summer Days: July 3 – 14 or July 17 – 28, $950
Camp Challenge (Grades 6 to 12)

  • Leadership Development Program: July 2 – 15 or July 16 – 29, $2,995
  • Leadership Education and Training: July 2 – 29, $4,995
ANA Open House Events: April 29, May 20, and June 17
Summer Programs Contact Information
Name: Army and Navy Academy Summer Programs
Address: 2605 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: 760.434.7564

What’s New at Roger Williams University (RI)??


What’s New?

Acceptance season is in full swing!  Deciding students should plan to register for an Accepted Students Day, to have their final questions answered by faculty and current students, meet with representatives in the Office of Financial Aid, and attend a reception hosted by University President Donald J. Farish.

The Roger Williams University Office of Graduate Admission is excited to announce the addition of a 4+1 MBA to our growing offering of Bachelor’s Plus dual-degree programs! This option allows RWU undergraduates and alumni with majors or minors in the Gabelli School of Business to complete a Master of Business Administration in just one year.


What’s Now?

Roger Williams University’s Campaign for Civic Scholars aims to raise $3 million to support our guarantee that every qualified undergraduate can participate in at least one experience-based learning opportunity, from internships and hands-on community engagement projects that put students’ skills to work, to Study Abroad opportunities spanning six continents.

The Roger Williams University Athletic Department will promote the Women’s Rugby program from a club sport to full varsity status beginning in the 2018 season, following the NCAA’s recent identification of rugby as an Emerging Women’s Sport. Since its inception as a club sport in 2007, the team has claimed two national championships, and is primed to become the University’s 25th varsity sport this fall.


What’s Next?

As graduating seniors prepare to come to Roger Williams and around the country, it’s likely that juniors – even sophomores – have begun college searches of their own.  RWU’s Spring Open Houses provide students and their families tours of our waterfront campus, a sneak-peek into the application process, and even opportunities to attend mock classes.

Eager students can get an early start on their college experience at RWU.  Summer Academies and Development Camps allow high schoolers to earn college credit or hone their skills for NCAA recruitment on our beautiful campus in Bristol, RI.  Academic programs in Architecture and Marine Biology run in one-week or one-month formats, while our coaches and current players run camps for aspiring swimmers, wrestlers, lacrosse players, and more.



Be a summer TERP: UMD’s Terp Discovery Program for M.S. Students


Terp Discovery, July 16-28, 2017

Terp Discovery welcomes academically talented middle school students to an extraordinary learning opportunity at the University of Maryland. For two weeks, students expand their skills, broaden their horizons, and experience an early immersion into campus life. In UMD’s world-class facilities, participants learn from our exceptional faculty and engage with experts in innovative fields.

Terp Discovery scholars attend classes, enjoy field trips and guest speakers, participate in coursework and projects, and engage with other students during program activities. The program is open to rising 7th and 8th grade students. Acceptance is competitively based on academic performance and recommendation.

Application: Opens February 21
Orientation (Check-In) Day: Sunday, July 16
Program Final Day: Friday, July 28


To get details visit

Be a summer TERP: UMD’s Young Scholars Program for H.S. Students

Terp Young Scholars: July 9-28, 2017

Terp Young Scholars is your opportunity to discover the challenge, excitement, and independence of campus life at the University of Maryland. With other academically talented students, you’ll pursue an academic interest, learn about career opportunities, enjoy our outstanding facilities and amenities, and get a jump on college by earning three university credits.

For rising high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, UMD’s rigorous program delivers an experience that is at the forefront of theory, thought, and technology. Acceptance is competitive, and based upon academic performance and recommendation.

Benefit from this exceptional opportunity to grow both academically and personally.

Application: Opens February 21
Orientation (Check-in) Day: Sunday, July 9
Program Final Day: Friday, July 28


For details visit

Pre-College at Skidmore (NY): Summer 2017

Pre-College at Skidmore College
Hear from Pre-College students
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Don’t miss your summer at Skidmore!

Pre-College Program for high school scholars

July 1 – August 5, 2017

At Skidmore, high school students can earn college credit in a wide range of courses:

…plus many more innovative courses to choose from.

At Skidmore, explore your interests and discover new ones!

Apply now

815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Main Phone Number: 518-580-5000

Laselle College (MA): Newsletter

Counselor Connection | March 2017

Lasell CollegeClick on the highlights below to learn about what’s new at Lasell. 

Priority deadline for merit scholarship consideration is March 15 – if you have students still looking for the right college fit, encourage them to apply soon
Lasell will host annual Hospitality Day and Com Day networking events for students – keynote speaker for Com Day is ABC News VP, Alan Ives!
Laser Spotlight: Women’s Lacrosse voted to finish first in conference in preseason poll and Men’s Volleyball ranked 12th in the country by the AVCA DIII Men’s Coach’s Poll!
Spring Job & Internship Fair to be held on March 7th – check out the employers that will be on campus!
Fashion & Satire exhibit on display at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, RI until May 7th – completed by Lasell professor, Jill Carey, and Lasell students

James M. Tweed
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management/Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Lasell College
Newton, MA

Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Ave • Newton, MA 02466

Cornell University (NY): Newsletter and Summer Pre-Vet Programs for H.S. Students

Pre-Vet Newsletter
March 2017

Dolphins to dairy cows: College summer programs offer diversity of experiences
Lauren Roberts
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is well known for its world-class DVM program. But the learning doesn’t stop when the school year ends; during the summer months, the College hosts educational programs that give students engaging and instructive experiences–from dolphin training, to dairy management, to workshops hosted by Nobel Laureates. “Our summer programs offer fantastic opportunities for students to engage in research and pursue career interests in greater depth,” says Dr. Kathy Edmondson, assistant dean for learning and instruction at the College.
Diving Deep:  AQUAVET® 
AQUAVET® trains both DVM students and established veterinarians in aquatic animal medicine. From fish anatomy, to water quality, to dolphin husbandry, trainees receive intensive hands-on learning in all areas of marine and aquatic animal health. Having celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, AQUAVET® is the oldest and best-known program of its kind.
“One of the biggest benefits students get out of this experience is the breadth of experts they get to meet,” says Dr. Rod Getchell, research scientist in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and associate director of the program. “They get exposed to the best talent this field has to offer, and, if you’re lucky, these teachers will someday be your colleagues, too.”   AQUAVET alums include the senior staff veterinarian at Chicago’s Shedd aquarium, vice president for research and science at SeaWorld, and clinical assistant professor in the zoological pathology program at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
International Influence: Leadership Program for Veterinary Scholars
This past summer, the College hosted a buzz-worthy event- “The Creativity Spark” a workshop with Nobel Laureates and other scientific super stars who discussed the role of creativity in science exploration and discovery.  The event was put together by one of the College’s most prominent and prestigious summer programs-the Leadership Program for Veterinary Scholars. For the past 27 years, top-notch veterinary students from across the globe gather to live and learn together, participating in leadership workshops and engaging in faculty-led research projects.  Participants have traveled from Ireland, Australia, South Korea, and beyond to immerse themselves in science, career development, and leadership training.
Cream of the Crop: Summer Dairy Institute
Cornell also hosts the number one training program for prospective dairy veterinarians-the Summer Dairy Institute.  Founded 13 years ago by College faculty members Dr. Daryl Nydam, Dr. Charles Guard, and Dr. Robert Gilbert, the program has grown into the best of its kind, with the goal of “bridging the gap between what is taught in traditional veterinary curriculum, and what new graduates need to accelerate their career in providing value to sophisticated dairy farmers,” says Nydam, who acts as program director.
This means trainees get in-depth training in skills that are crucial for the modern dairy industry-rigorous data-based decision-making, records analysis, and sophisticated technology-driven reproduction protocols, to name a few. “Our students want to bring these valuable services to high-level dairy producers, in addition to the traditional medical services,” Nydam says.
This ten-week program is designed to give veterinary students (most of them from Cornell) an introduction to biomedical research. Applicants identify three faculty with whom they are interested in working, along with the applicant’s top three areas of interest.
“The program is structured for people with no research experience, but who may have an inkling that it’s something they may want to do,” says Arla Hourigan, graduate education manager.  “This program gives students an excellent introduction to the world of biomedical research,” adds Dr. Bettina Wagner, associate dean for research & graduate education and director of VIP. For many participants it ignites a life-long passion for scientific inquiry.”


Upcoming  Opportunities to Visit Cornell
Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm

  • May 5, 2017 (3:00-5:00)
  • June 16, 2017 (2:00-4:00)
  • July 21, 2017 (2:00-4:00)
  • August 4, 2017 (2:00-4:00)
Cornell on the Road 
Association of American Veterinary Colleges
Career Fair
Sunday, March 12, 2017 (2:30-5:00)
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC


Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences
Career Fair
March 31, 2017 (10:30-4:00)
Grand Wyndham Pittsburgh, PA (Downtown)

Virtual Meeting with Pre-Vet Clubs
Skype with the Director of Admissions
An informal presentation with lots of time for Q&A!  Contact us to set up a meeting with your club.



Earn a Master Degree in Veterinary Parasitology
Cornell University has launched a first-of-its-kind Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree with a Veterinary Parasitology concentration. This program is ideal for individuals who are looking to get ahead and stand out from the crowd during their pre-veterinary gap year. Students receive rigorous specialty training in veterinary parasitology through in-depth courses and practical labs, offered in a hybrid online and residential format that allows great flexibility. For more information on the program and to apply, visit our website or email us.
More about the curriculum.
Application deadline for Fall enrollment is June 15, 2017.
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Office of Admissions
Schurman Hall, S2-009
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 253-3700