Happenings at Kenyon College (OH)

Kenyon College
Happenings on the Hill
News and Admissions Tips from Kenyon College
October 2017
Ask the Dean
Is there any benefit to applying Early Decision? Read what Dean of Admissions Diane Anci has to say.
Admission Tips
Decide early which teachers to ask for recommendations, and don’t wait too long to talk to them.


The Common Application essay is an opportunity to be yourself. A good essay doesn’t have to be about a superhuman feat or bizarre event. It can be about a perfectly ordinary moment.

Events and Deadlines
Application Deadlines:
It’s not too early to prepare your application to Kenyon. The Early Decision 1 deadline is November 15, and Early Decision 2 and Regular Decision applications are due January 15.
Scholarship Opportunities:
Kenyon offers 15 types of merit scholarships, which recognize academic achievement as well as talent in art, music or writing.
Cultural Connections: November 4 – 6
This overnight program for high school seniors includes the opportunity to meet students and professors and learn how Kenyon embraces diversity.
Transformational Gift
A $75 million gift to the College will fund the development of a new library and academic quadrangle.
The Fight Over Free Speech
Politicians, journalists and academics convened at Kenyon to discuss “Free Speech, Civil Discourse.”
Taking His Shot
After interning for Broadway’s hottest show, drama major Lucas O’Brien ’18 brings his design skills back to the Hill.
Mysteries of the Universe
Two physics professors shed light on black holes as part of the Nobel Prize-winning work of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
Eric Geller
After Kenyon
Eric Geller ’14 never expected his writing for the Kenyon Collegian to lead to a career as a cybersecurity reporter but, since graduating, he has acquired expertise on an issue that Forbes has called “the biggest concern of 2017.”
That’s So Kenyon
What’s the most important thing you brought with you to Gambier? Who’s your favorite Kenyon graduate? These are just some of the questions Emma Braden ’19 asked the Class of 2021 during Move-In Day.
Kenyon College
Office of Admissions
Gambier, OH 43022
(800) 848-2468

Boston U’s Merit Based Scholarships

We hope students with outstanding academic records and strong leadership skills will apply for Boston University’s merit-based scholarships.

  • Trustee Scholarship – Boston University’s most prestigious full-tuition scholarship recognizes extraordinary academic performance and leadership ability. Students must submit two additional essays with their application for admission. 
  • Presidential Scholarship – This four-year $20,000 scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. No additional application materials are required–all students need to do to be considered is apply for admission by the deadline.

The application deadline for these scholarships is December 1, 2017.

To learn more about the requirements of these scholarships and other merit awards offered by BU, please visit our website.

Best wishes,

John C. McEachern
Director of Admissions


233 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

Beacon College: Expanding Opportunities for LD/ADHD Students

Beacon College is expanding opportunities for LD/ADHD students

Beacon College is growing and expanding to better serve its outstanding student population! This year brings a new residence hall, new majors, study abroad opportunities, and even more local internship and work study experience for our students. With our focus on career-oriented coursework, work experience, and the tools for academic success, students who learn differently succeed at Beacon.

Encourage your LD/ADHD students to join us for our next Open House:

November 11th, 2017
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Student Center
118 E. Main Street
Leesburg, FL 34748

Easy Online Registration

Our Open House events are designed to give families and students a personal day to discover the many opportunities they’ll have available as a student at Beacon College. Your students’ day will include a campus tour, lunch, and the opportunity to speak with representatives from admissions, financial aid, residence life, student clubs and organizations, and much more.

Encourage your students to join us for an Open House this year, and current high school students may be eligible to receive a $4,000 scholarship through raise.me!They will also learn about our ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS ranging from $2,000 to $20,000 each year, available only to students with learning disabilities.

Beacon College Logo
For more than a quarter century, Beacon College has been the recognized leader in offering affordable, career-focused baccalaureate degree programs for students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other learning differences. Our impressive results speak for themselves:

National Average
Graduation Rate
(for 4-yr degree students
with learning differences,
Source: National Center for
Special Education Research)


Beacon College
Graduation Rate
(Source: U.S. Dept. of Ed.,
2010 Cohort)

Please forward this email to parents of students you believe may benefit from Beacon College’s innovative and transformational learning experience. If your students are unable to attend on November 11th, they can consider attending on December 2nd. Spaces fill up quickly, so encourage your students to register soon!

For questions or assistance, call us at 855-220-5376 or email admissions@beaconcollege.edu.

Many thanks for your assistance.

Dale Herold
VP of Admissions and Enrollment

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Beacon College | 105 East Main Street | Leesburg, FL 34748 | www.BeaconCollege.edu

U of South Carolina: LIVE CHAT, Sunday, October 15th, 5-9PM, EDT

Carolina Connections
News for College Counselors October 2017
Early Answer Deadline and October Scores
The Early Answer Deadline is this weekend. My, how time has flown! October SAT and ACT scores will be used for Early Answer consideration for all students who submit an application by 11:59 PM on October 15 and list USC Columbia as a score recipient for the October test.
SAT Code: 5818 ACT Code: 3880
Preliminary 2017 Freshman Profile
Admissions Staff Available via Live Chat Sunday
On Sunday, October 15, your seniors are invited to join a Live Chat session from 5:00 – 9:00 PM (EDT). Admissions representatives will available to answer questions about the university and our application process, so encourage your students to reach out to us if they need help during their final hours before the Early Answer Deadline. Students may simply go to our homepage and click on the “Live Chat Now” link at the bottom of the screen.
University of South Carolina Admissions | 902 Sumter St/ Lieber AccessColumbia, SC 29208