Lasell College (MA) Updates

Wow, what a winter at Lasell.

Lasell College students, Greg Camillone ’17 and Alexandra Clancy ’20, compete for NESN’s Next Producer Top Prize. Greg and Alexandra were selected among the top twelve entries in a competition that could lead to a $20,000 grand prize and a year-long internship at NESN.
Lasell is the FIRST official preferred internship partner of Major League Lacrosse (MLL)
A recent U.S. News & World Report ranking names Lasell College among the top-5 colleges in the nation, with 100% of students completing internships.
Lasell Works offers students valuable career experience at a significantly reduced cost. You have to check this out!


Important Dates

Thursday, March 15 Priority Deadline for Merit Scholarships
Saturday, March 24 Lasell Day (Accepted Students Day)
Monday, April 9 – Thursday, April 12
Laser Days
Sunday, April 22 Junior Open House

James M. Tweed

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management/Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Lasell College

Newton, MA






1844 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA, 02466   |   617.243.2225

University of Denver (CO) Updates

DU campus
Denver is the nation’s top midsize metro college town, according to economists who considered quality of life, employment rates, and diversity.
club sports, as well as a host of intramural activities, are a great way for students to stay active, make friends, and have fun at DU.
…stands for our Adventures in Admission blog. Read current student stories, as well as helpful tips from DU admission counselors.
Diversity Summit Focuses on Social Justice and Sustainability
DU’s 17th annual Diversity Summit gathered hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and community members over two exciting days to discuss the intersection of social justice and sustainability—how environmental disaster is often caused and exacerbated by deep social inequalities, and vice versa. Attendees listened to powerful guest speakers and enlightening panel discussions and participated in round tables and workshops to find ways to address challenges of diversity and sustainability.


More on the Diversity Summit

Project X-ITE Advances Entrepreneurship
In 2016, DU unveiled Project X-ITE (Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship), a University-wide collaboration to support the next generation of entrepreneurs. Just one year later, Project X-ITE is doing just that through the Colorado Solutions Summit. Last fall, the Summit brought together start-up companies with a social mission to help them solve their biggest business challenges.


Watch this video to learn more

DU Difference
The DU Difference
What makes a DU education stand out? These four students and alumni are happy to share their experiences:


Andi Schlut ’19, a political science and socio-legal studies major, says her liberal arts education at DU is preparing her for any career she chooses, whether that’s as an elected official, working for the government, or conducting research.


As an international college student, Shiying “Stacey” Xu ’17 says DU’s caring and supportive environment and small classes helped her excel in her English and communication studies majors. She’s now in Columbia University’s MFA Writing Program.


Sherlock Crockett ’19, a first-generation college student, was uneasy about higher education and the related costs. Now into his third year at DU, and after receiving several scholarships for outstanding academic performance, he feels much more confident than he did as an incoming first-year student.


Keegan Kienzle ’15, an international studies major, credits his professors for inspiring and mentoring him and opening doors. He recently was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in Berlin, Germany.


DU Student Will Compete in Olympics
DU forward Troy Terry ’19 will compete for the U.S. men’s hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, this month. Troy helped lead the Pioneers to a national championship last year. “It is such a tremendous honor to be selected,” he said. “I have always taken pride in wearing the red, white, and blue, and to have an opportunity to do it at the Olympics is incredible. I will take pride in representing my family, the University of Denver, and the state of Colorado.” Troy joins a long list of DU hockey players who are earning national attention, including alum Jason Zucker, who plays for the Minnesota Wild and raises money for a Minnesota children’s hospital.


Read Troy’s Story

We encourage students to attend a Friday@DU session later this month or in March and April. They’ll take part in an information session, a Q&A session with current DU students, a campus tour, and lunch on us.
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University of Denver
2197 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208

Babson College: Intro to the Entrepreneurial Experience for H.S. Students

Consider Babson College and the Summer Study for High School Students: Introduction to the Entrepreneurial Experience, a residential program from July 6 through August 4, 2018, that gives you real-world experience while building your business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills.
Babson College is committed to creating access for all qualified applicants by offering need-based financial aid. To make the process easier, we wanted to share answers to some of the most frequently asked questions students and parents ask our staff.
How many Summer Study students receive financial aid?
Last year, 30 percent of all Summer Study participants received full or partial financial aid. This included 24 full-tuition scholarships, as well as travel expenses in some cases.
Is there a way to waive the application fee?
On page 7 of the 2018 Summer Study Application, please indicate that you would like to be considered for Financial Aid on the Scholarships and Financial Aid page. Then, on the last page of the 2018 Summer Study Application, please select “I need an application fee waiver,” so you will be directed to the 2018 Summer Study Financial Aid form.
What types of merit and need-based scholarships are available?
Here’s an example of just a few of the available scholarships, visit our page to view a full list of available Summer Study scholarships.
  • Women’s Leadership Scholarship: This scholarship is designated for academically qualified female applicants who have demonstrated superior leadership skills in their high school experience.
  • Social Innovation Scholarship: Students who have applied or intend to apply their leadership and talents to social innovation as students and in their future should apply for this grant.
  • Diversity Scholarship: This scholarship is designated for academically qualified applicants who have demonstrated the ability to build inclusive communities across identities such as race, ethnicity, religion, social class, nationality, (dis)ability, sexual preference, and gender expression.
What documents do I need to apply for financial aid?
To be able to complete the Financial Aid form online, you also will need to upload a copy of each parent’s 2017 or 2016 tax return. International students or non-U.S. applicants should submit a copy of the most recent annual income tax filing or wage statement for each parent.
When do we hear about financial aid decisions?
Students will be notified of their financial aid and scholarship awards by April 16, 2018, along with their admission decision.
Learn more about this program and apply. The application deadline is March 1, 2018.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Courtney Minden
Dean, Undergraduate Admission
Babson College
Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs, Babson College, Babson Park, MA 02457

February News from University of South Carolina

Carolina Connections
News for College Counselors February 2018
Scholarship Names Change
We’ve recently renamed several of our scholarships that we award to incoming freshmen. All award amounts remain the same. By mid-March, scholarship offers will be posted to students’ admissions portal for those that qualify. A complete list of general university scholarships is posted on our website (old names are marked in parenthesis).
Admitted Student Receptions
Admitted Student Receptions are a great place to meet new friends, catch up with old ones, or even find a roommate. Our upcoming reception locations include:
February 22, Columbia, MD
February 25, Cincinnati, OH
March 4, Fairfield, CT
March 6, Jacksonville, FL
March 8, Nashville, TN
Admitted students in these regional areas will receive an invitation with further details and registration instructions. For more information, please contact your local representative.
You’ve seen the “#UofSCYES!” campaign of students capturing and posting their “YES!” moment. Now, admitted Honors students can post their special “YES!” moment to celebrate acceptance into the South Carolina Honors College, too. To share in the excitement, students may simply upload a photo with their “YOU’RE IN!” envelope using #UofSCHonors. More students are about to have that opportunity. We’re finishing up our review and will be sending final honors decisions within the next couple of weeks. It’s going to be another competitive year!ction
Meet Cocky on Your Next Visit
Students have a new place to meet our beloved mascot when they visit and so do you. A life-size replica of Cocky has been cast in bronze and is the perfect place for a photo op to commemorate a trip to the University of South Carolina campus. The statue, made possible through private funds, is located off Greene Street in front of Davis College near the Melton Observatory.
University of South Carolina Admissions | 902 Sumter St/ Lieber AccessColumbia, SC 29208

Xavier University (LA) Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs: Rising HS Seniors


Adelphi University (NY): From the Desk of President Riordan

February 2018
From my desk: News from President Riordan
Charlotte, Joseph, Tracy, Vanessa, TaLona, Yumnah, Mirirai and Brandon: Lives Changed at Adelphi.
Most all colleges and universities have a strategic plan that lays out what must be done to move the university forward. We certainly do, and we live by it.
But I think Adelphi University is unique in that we have a stated mission that is larger than all the parts of the strategic plan: to transform the lives of our students.
So I thought that, this month, I would let stories of students whose lives were changed at Adelphi—just a few of the thousands—lead this issue. 
It is fascinating to me to see all the different ways that this happens: sometimes through an academic experience, like Vanessa Mallilo ’15, who began her life in the preemie ward at New York-Presbyterian Queens and is now working there as a neonatal nurse. Sometimes it is the arts which change a person deeply; Broadway actress Mirirai Sithole earned her M.F.A. at Adelphi, and is now acting, producing and mentoring upcoming actors. Charlotte Champigny’s story is part of an effort Adelphi is leading: bringing higher education to students with cognitive challenges. In fact, the introduction last month of a Sensory Room for students at Adelphi with autism spectrum disorder is the first of its kind at any college campus in the nation.
Sometimes these transformations happen in small moments. The Long Island president of 100 Black Men, Curtiss Jacobs, addressed students from the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business last week with a talk titled, “Succeeding in a Rapidly Changing World: Advice From the Front Lines.” The talk was scheduled to end at 3:00 p.m., but students kept him on for a full hour after that. According to Dean Rajib Sanyal, Ph.D., “They would not let him go.” I wasn’t in the room—but I can imagine that the students who heard Curtiss speak that day about finding your first job left much wiser. 
Then there are students like Brandon Buono, a junior from Brooklyn, who says he spent his first two years at Adelphi, according to Assistant Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs Jeff Kessler, “just going to class and back to the residence hall.” That changed when he took the Leadership Certificate Program at Adelphi. He signed up to be a hall attendant, joined Hall Council and became president, joined the Student Activities Board and the Resident Student Association, participated in alternative spring break and last year assisted on a panel on career building with Emmy Award–winning sportscaster Al Trautwig ’78, ’17 (Hon.).
It takes work to make transformations like these happen. We think it has a lot to do with our small class size (usually about 21), professors who are personally engaged with their students, and the way we approach our students as individuals with unique gifts and strengths. We call it our personalized approach.  
The transformations continue. Last week, Charlotte, a double stroke survivor, went for her NYU Winthrop Hospital ID badge and is beginning her internship. Tracy is continuing her switch from physics to civil engineering. Yumnah will be fighting to bring wellness to adolescents with trauma. And students at Adelphi—all of them—are finding their own unique paths. 
As I saw once on a dorm poster, “Will it be easy? Nope. Will it be worth it? Absolutely.”
Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D.
Casually Suicidal | Sarah Liberti | TEDxAdelphiUniversity
Watch a TEDx talk, and see how it changes you.
Last year’s speakers captivated our campus. On March 9, TEDx returns with 10 deeply personal conversations about cybersecurity, transgender youth, urban gardens and other topics to illuminate and educate.
Celebrating neurodiversity: Meet Charlotte Champigny, stroke survivor and biology student.
Adelphi is on the leading edge of including students with autism spectrum disorder, TBI (traumatic brain injury) and other challenges. Here is the story of Charlotte, who is graduating in May from Adelphi with a degree in biology, an internship at NYU Winthrop Hospital and newfound confidence.
One internship didn’t change Joseph Lucito’s life. Four did. Read how one student broke the tradition of the rising junior summer internship by taking on four separate internships throughout his years at Adelphi—and find out what makes him feel that working at four companies, in four roles, was right for him.
Read how Adelphi’s personal approach to higher education helped Tracy Paltoo, a gifted young woman in STEM, bounce back from setbacks to build a brilliant college career. Now pursuing a second degree at Columbia University, she has studied lasers, astrophysics and civil engineering. Here’s how she did it.
Read the inspiring story of how Vanessa Mallilo, born a micropreemie, grew up to study nursing at Adelphi’s College of Nursing and Public Health and now helps newborn infants as a neonatal nurse. It’s a story that modern science made possible, but only a woman with Vanessa’s passion for nursing could accomplish.
TaLona Holbert, who started life in foster care, is now a law school graduate who earned high praise in a recent immigration law competition.See how her amazing drive, academic skills and support during her years at Adelphi helped her overcome the odds and become the first in her adoptive family to earn a college degree.
Many students who struggle with the academic and social demands of the University can come back to be stronger, better studentsSee how we’re helping challenged students, one by one, by using fresh ideas, relentless dedication and our personal approach of “meeting students where they are.” It’s academic S.O.S.
Yumnah Syed-Swift’s life has been transformed by her master’s degree in social work—and that, in turn, is helping her change the lives of adolescents from diverse backgrounds around the country. Read about a young woman who has struggled with mental health issues since age 11, and is now shedding light on adolescent trauma.
Athletics Update
Far Afield, a Transformative Experience for Field Hockey Star Mercuri
As part of our alternative break options this winter, senior field hockey star Libby Mercuri traveled with 11 other students and two faculty members on a service-learning trip to Guatemala with nonprofit Mayan Families. Mayan Families works with indigenous people living in extreme poverty. “These people were not sad, they were not defeated, and their heads did not hang low. Balancing the life of being a nursing major and an athlete can be a real challenge at times. But in doing service for others, those challenges became nonexistent to me. I am eager to see what ‘challenges’ life will throw my way after I graduate in May, and I look forward to my next life-changing experience.”
Alumni Making a Difference
Lenny Achan ’99
In this issue about lives changed, I am pleased to feature the extraordinary Lenny Achan. He began his transformative career as a nursing student at Adelphi, and has gone on to become chief innovation officer at the Hospital for Special Surgery, a gifted multimedia artist, a mentor, an advocate—and a dedicated trustee of Adelphi University. Read his story.
Momentum Tour 2017–2018
On February 15, my Momentum Tour 2017–2018: Stories of Lives Changed: Hear Ours, Tell Yours will be coming to Washington, D.C. It has been fascinating for me to hear stories of lives changed at Adelphi, all around the country. Join us—and watch for Adelphi’s Heart of Gold Giving Day, March 21.
Let’s Stay in Touch
I love sharing news about Adelphi. But even better is hearing from you. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime at
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Adelphi University | Garden City CampusOne South AvenueP.O. Box 701,
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

Chapman University (CA): 2018 Snapshot

Fall 2018 First Year Application Deadline
Members of the Admission Committee are actively reviewing your Regular Decision applications!

If you are still interested in applying for Fall 2018, you are welcome to submit an application to be reviewed on a space-available basis. Although our Regular Decision deadline of January 15th has passed, we will review late applications following the review of those submitted by January 15. Please reach out to your admission counselor prior to applying for some guidance.

Mid Year School Report and Transcript – due by March 1st
If you haven’t already done so, please ask your counselor to submit the Mid Year Report via the Common Application along with your updated transcript once your first semester, or trimester grades are posted. If your school has year-long courses with no grades until the end of the year, we require some form of mid-year evaluation of your academic progress. The Mid Year Report must be submitted no later than March 1.

Notification Timelines for First Year Fall Applicants

Early Action/Early Decision
Decisions were released on December 15

Film Production
Decisions will begin to be released in mid-February

Dance, Theatre Performance & Screen Acting applicants who have submitted a pre-screen audition or completed an in-person audition will begin to be released in mid-February. Notifications will continue through mid-March.

Regular Decision
Decisions will begin to be released in mid-March

Chapman’s January Term: Interterm

Chapman is on a 4-1-4 calendar and we currently just concluded our January Interterm. While some Chapman students take advantage of Interterm to complete a class on-campus during winter break, others register for a travel course and explore the world!

Interterm is valued by students as there are no additional tuition costs, and it allows students a study abroad experience without being away from campus for a semester. You can find out more about our available travel courses on our Center for Global Education website.

Responding to an Offer of Admission or
Withdrawing your Application
Please keep our office updated on any changes to the status of your application! If you wish to respond to your offer of admission (accept or decline), or withdraw your application you may do so by logging into your Admission Status Page.

Admitted Students
accept or decline admission here

Financial Aid Application Deadline: March 2nd

All students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be postmarked by March 2nd to meet Chapman’s priority deadline. If you are interested in learning more about Chapman’s application process, scholarships or financial aid, we recommend visiting the ​​​​Financial Aid Office’s website.

TIP: Don’t forget to sign your FAFSA! Doing so can slow down the process. 
*Chapman University’s code for the FAFSA: 001164

Financial Aid Awards for Early Action & Regular Decision Students
If you submitted your FAFSA, and have been admitted for Fall 2018 your Financial Aid Award will be mailed out:

Mid-February – for admitted students who applied for Early Action
Mid-March – for admitted students who applied Regular Decision

Catch Up With the Admission Office on Facebook Live!

Join us as we host Facebook Live events to talk about what you need to know as you prepare for various deadlines and where we’re at in the admission cycle. We had a blast conducting our latest one a few weeks ago and hope you’ll join us on Facebook Live for future events!

Follow us on Facebook for future broadcasts

Admitted Student Visit Opportunites
If you have been offered admission, we invite you to join us for one of our admitted student visit opportunities. Here’s a few options that are available to you now through deposit day!
Admitted Student Experience Tours
These tours are exclusive to admitted students and their families and are available through May 4th. They are offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on most weekdays. They include:

a brief presentation about the admitted class and Chapman specifically designed for admitted students
a panel of current Chapman students for a Q&A session
90-minute walking tour of the campus and residence halls specifically tailored to admitted students
Panther for a Day
Panther for a Day is a great way to come experience what life would be like as a Chapman student. The program includes:

a class of your choosing
a meal with other admitted students in our Randall Dining Commons
an intimate tour of campus, hosted by a current Chapman student

Panther for a Day is designed as a solo experience for the admitted student; guests of admitted students are welcome to join an Admitted Student Experience tour.

Register for an Admitted Student Program

Chapman Happenings
See a sneak peak at the new Chapman Grand Residence Hall
New Keck Center is on-schedule for Fall 2018 opening
Interterm is a great time to fit in a travel course and go global
Learn more about mindfulness from our Interfaith Center staff
Chapman University Office of Admission
One University Dr., Orange, CA 92866
(714) 997-6711 or 1-888-CU-APPLY

Boston University Class of 2022

Happy New Year from BU Admissions! We are very excited to begin 2018 with a record-breaking 64,401 applications for admission to the BU Class of 2022. This is a 6% increase in applications over last year.

While we are pleased that such a large number of students are attracted to BU, we are particularly proud that the academic quality of our applicants continues to strengthen. I would like to share some additional information about our applicant pool.

  • BU received 4,492 applications for admission through ED and ED2. We expect to enroll approximately 35-40% of our freshman class through these binding programs.
  • Applications from underrepresented minority students increased nearly 6.5% over last year. Enrollment of first-generation, low-income, and URM students continues to be a priority for BU.
  • We received 13,308 applications from international students representing 167 countries.
  • BU?s enrollment target for the Class of 2022 is 3,300 students.


We encourage students to set up and check their BU Web Accounts on the Applicant Link regularly to confirm that all required credentials have been received. Admission decisions will be released on Saturday, March 17. Students will receive emails when their decisions are available.

We wish all students the best of luck with their college applications.


Kelly A. Walter
Associate Vice President for Enrollment &
  Dean of Admissions

233 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

Academy Media Production Summer Program at Boston U for H.S. Students

Creative high school students develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, multi-camera productions and more at Boston University’s Academy of Media Production.
“AMP was immersiveexciting and challenging - I never imagined that I would learn so much, work so hard and have such a blast.”
It’s time to AMP UP!
The application deadline is
March 31, 2018.
Program Dates:
July 9 – August 3, 2018
Program Information &
Application Materials:
Contact the program at
Boston University College of Communication | 640 Commonwealth AvenueBoston, MA 02215