Southwestern University (TX)

Southwestern University



Learn about BC for Change, a First Year Seminar Class that presented a $3,500 grant to the Georgetown Family YMCA.

Markell Henderson ’19 presented to the Board of Visitors about his experiences at SU. He was able to be an award-winning football player, a Kemper Scholar, and co-founder of EMPIRE.

Meet Sabrina Silva ’18 who received the Moody Foundation Grant to complete an internship at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and Armando Vidana ’19 who also used a grant funded through the Moody Foundation to travel to Argentina.

Proof that even after graduation, SU students are using their education to do good in the world: Dr. Anastasia “Staci” M. Benson ’05, the winner of the 2018 Distinguished Humanitarian award.


The Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern has scholarships available for Studio Art, Music, and Theatre. The scholarships for Studio Art and Theatre are for any student interested in majoring in those areas. In Music, we have scholarships available for majors and performance awards for non-majors who would like to be involved in a music ensemble.

The upcoming Portfolio Review and Auditions dates are as follows:
Music: January 26February 23, and March 30
Studio Art: February 17
Theatre: March 3
If a student is unable to attend one of the audition or portfolio review dates, they can also schedule one as part of a daily campus visit.


According to Zippia, Southwestern is the “best college in Texas for getting a job.” This is in part because of the hard work and constant contact that our new Center for Career and Professional Development (previously Career Services) has with our students starting from the time they arrive on campus.
The Princeton Review even recognized Southwestern as the top Career Services Office in the State of Texas and #7 in the country.


Southwestern is excited to partner with you to get your students invested in their college search. One of the best ways to do that is to have them engage in an on-campus experience and see themselves at their school of choice–we’re always rooting for SU.

We are open and ready for you and your students to visit independently during the week, including overnight and classroom experiences, which will be back for Spring of 2019. Schedule today! In addition, we will host large-scale visit programs this spring as well as smaller-scale programs on select Saturdays:

  • February 18th – Pirate Preview Day
  • March 3rd–4th – Top Scholar Weekend (by invitation only)
  • Select Spring Saturdays - Spring Saturdays
  • March 30th – Admitted Student Day
  • April 6th – Junior Visit Day
  • April 14th–15th – Admitted Student Overnight

Please feel free to share these visit opportunities with your campus community! If you find yourself in the Georgetown/Austin area please, let us know as we are always excited to welcome you to campus and show you what makes SU special. Even if you have a limited amount of time or it isn’t during our normally scheduled tours, please reach out and we’d be happy to have you!


The final remaining deadline for applying is our February 1st, Regular Decision Deadline.

While there is no formal deadline from now until February, we are still happy to consider students who apply and complete their applications in the interim on a rolling basis.


Southwestern is community oriented and truly sees the campus as a home-away-from-home for four years. The staff who work in the admission office are ready to help each student on their journey through the college choice process.

The staff is split regionally, and most carry a part of the state of Texas as well as other areas around the globe. Each staff member is excited to connect with you and your students through digital communication, phone, or in person when visiting your area. If there is ever anything that we can do to support you or your students, please feel free to reach out to us. We know you’re beginning to work with your underclassmen this spring, and we are always ready and willing to present information at your college night, talk with you about trends we’re seeing in applications, or support you in other ways.


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Quest University (Canada) Admissions Updates

Our fall travel season has come to an end and our Admissions team is now back in the office busy working on building another class of Quest students! We had a great time visiting more than 28 different countries, 5 provinces, and 15 states as well as hosting 5 different preview events across North America.

As part of our quest for excellence, we have implemented a new application management system. We accept applications via both the Common App and this new in house system – we have no preference for which platform students choose to apply through. There are some subtle differences and we encourage you to visit our How to Apply site if students have questions about the process. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have.

Upcoming Deadlines

Just a reminder that if you do have any interested students this year, we have a few upcoming application deadlines.

February 1, 2019 – Regular Decision Deadline

All applications for Fall 2019 must be submitted by this date.

March 1, 2019 – Scholarship and Bursary Application Deadline

This is the final deadline for all of our scholarships and our need-based bursaries. We strongly encourage applicants to apply for merit awards alongside their application for admission.

All students, regardless of country of origin, are eligible for the funding opportunities listed below. Our scholarships are non-repayable funds awarded to students who meet specific achievement criteria that may include academic excellence, leadership, volunteering and other accomplishments.

David Strangway Award for Excellence - Full Tuition

This award honours Dr. David W. Strangway, Quest’s founding president chancellor, and provides full tuition for four years. Recipients will have achieved very high levels of academic excellence, a high school average above 90% (3.75 US or equivalent), combined with an outstanding record of leadership and service.

Presidential Scholarships - $2,000 to $18,000/year

The Quest program is rigorous. An applicant’s academic record is a key consideration for awarding a Presidential Scholarship, but is not evaluated on strict numerical parameters. We are also interested in extracurricular activities—not the number of different clubs a student joined, but the passion with which they pursued non-academic interests and the impact made on classmates, the community, or others.

LEAP Scholarships - $10,000/year

The Leaders in Elite Athletics & Performance (LEAP) program allows eligible candidates to pursue both an education and excellence in their art or sport. The program caters to athletes and performers at the professional or elite level.


Quest administers its own bursary program, which provides non-repayable funds to students who demonstrate assessed unmet financial need. To be considered, students must apply prior to each standard academic year by the published deadlines. For Fall 2019 the deadline is March 1, 2019.

Read more about our scholarship programs at Quest.

We are hosting an Open House on campus on Saturday, February 23, 2019! If you’ve been thinking of visiting campus, this is the perfect time. From sample classes, tours, and the most comprehensive overview of our admissions process, this is the weekend to let us introduce you to the Quest community.

Quest Profiles

We would like to share a few updates from our community, highlighting some exceptional students, faculty, and alumni.

Kika MacFarlane ’19 | A fourth-year student invents a new board game!  Read more

Cello Lukey ’17 | An alum who continued into a Midwifery Education Program (MEP) explains the biggest gift she received from her Quest education.
Read more

James Stewart | This Academy Award Nominee Artist-in-Residence has been making the rounds on campus. Read more

Wishing you all the best for a restful holiday season. We look forward to connecting in 2019!

Warm regards,

The Quest Admissions Team

Fordham University (NY) Rams Give Back

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Giving, sharing, mentoring, helping. In other words, being “people for others”. This is what Fordham Rams do…not just during the holiday season, but year-round. Fordham students thrive in a supportive community and go on to become graduates who live lives of service to others.

The five student storytellers, left to right: Shelby Daniel, FCRH ’20; Abby Govindan, FCRH ’19; Erica Knox, FCRH ’20, GSE ’21; Sophia Jagoe-Seidl, FCRH ’21; and Danielle Terracciano, FCRH ’19. Photos by Taylor Ha

Fordham Students Share Stories of Heartache, Healing, and Hope

Five Fordham students shared powerful, poignant stories about their lives at a storytelling session at the Rose Hill campus. The forum was the Social Innovation Collaboratory’s third Our Story event where students aimed to confront biases and build community in a safe environment.
Learn more about Fordham’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.
David V. Almeida, GABELLI ’73, PAR, retired executive vice president of the Bank of New York Mellon Inc., imparts words of wisdom to young alumni and students. Photos by Dana Maxson

Fordham Alumni and Benefactors Mentor the Younger Generation

A group of successful alumni and donors shared milestones from their own lives with graduating seniors and new alumni at the kickoff of Fordham’s annual President’s Council’s fall leadership series.
Explore Fordham’s alumni mentoring opportunities.
Annette McLaughlin, director of career services at Fordham, chats with CSTEP counselor Tiffany House and scholarship student speaker Arnell Stewart, GABELLI ’20. Photos by Argenis Apolinario and Chris Taggart

Women Give and Reflect at Second Annual Philanthropy Summit

A powerhouse of women rallied at Fordham’s second annual Women’s Philanthropy Summit to share ideas about careers, life milestones, and the power of giving.
Discover what Fordham students do after they graduate.


Fordham’s Regular Decision deadline is coming up on January 1. Please refer to our counselor page for information that will help you guide your students through Fordham’s application process.


Office of Undergraduate Admission
Lincoln Center Campus | 113 West 60th St. | New York, NY 10023 | (718) 817-4000
Rose Hill Campus | 441 East Fordham Rd. | Bronx, NY 10458 | (718) 817-4000