Lasell College (MA): November Connection

Lasell College | Counselor Connection
WOW what a Fall at Lasell!

We’re looking forward to hosting our ONLY annual Fall Open House on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Please join us & encourage interested students to attend!
Lasell’s NEW Science and Technology Center is OPEN! (see architectural rendering above)  Offering state-of-the-art labs, classrooms, a new cafe, bookstore and much more.
Lasell Works launches!  The College’s newest program providing valuable career experience at a significantly reduced cost – you have to check this out.
4 new Undergraduate Majors are attracting new students to Lasell: Health Science, Data Analytics, Media & Mobile Development, and Cybersecurity.  And, Lasell faculty secure tech partnerships with SAS, IBM Watson, Tableau, and CompTIA.
Resort & Casino Management major Grace Hogan ’17 lands career at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Just a recent example of the value of a Lasell College degree.
Lasell’s Valentine Dining Hall and Boomer’s Sports Grille add: Rooted – vegan and vegetarian; F.A.Z.E. 8 – free of the 8 major food allergens; and Stone Oven Pizza; and we’re proudly brewing Starbucks, Einstein’s Bagels, and arriving soon: The ONE Sushi.


We would love to host you on our beautiful campus.  Reach out to us at to schedule a visit or for more information!  

James M. Tweed
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management/Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Lasell College
Newton, MA

University of South Carolina: November Newsletter

Carolina Connections
News for November 2017
It’s “YES” Time!
Our first round of acceptance letters were mailed Friday, November 3, so the celebrations have begun! And there will be cause for many more to celebrate between now and mid-December. All students who applied by October 15 and sent required credentials by the stated deadlines will receive a decision no later than the week of December 11. Additionally, early scholarship notifications have already been mailed to some of our most academically talented students. More of these are on their way in future notification rounds. While these are not actual award letters, these students are assured they will receive one of our general university scholarships. Final merit awards will be sent no later than mid-March. All freshman applicants who apply by December 1, 2017 and submit required credentials by the February 1 deadline will be considered for merit awards. As for the next steps, have your admitted students read through their Essential Guide to Becoming a Gamecock (pictured right and included in all acceptance packets) for the important things they need to know between now and next August.
USC’s Coalition Application Numbers Continue to Rise
USC was among the top volume producers in Coalition applications last year, and so far, 1 in 5 applications submitted to USC for the Fall 2018 term have been submitted via We expect to remain a high volume Coalition school as more institutions adopt this platform. Students may choose to apply directly to South Carolina using our institutional application or the Coalition application. As a charter member of the Coalition, South Carolina is proud to be among nearly 100 institutions who are demonstrating their commitment to student success by encouraging students to use Coalition’s free college planning tools to apply to college this year. More information and resources for both students and counselors can be found at, along with a current list of schoolsaccepting the Coalition Application.
Honors and Regular Application Live Chat Sessions Offered
Live Chat sessions with admissions representatives will be offered in the days leading up to our November 15 Honors College and December 1 Priority Application Deadlines. Honors College Application Chat Sessions will be offeredNovember 13, 14 and 15 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM EST. Students are invited to apply to the Honors College if they meet the minimum score screening criteria (29 ACT or 1360 SAT). Students must first apply for general university admission. A link to the honors supplemental application is posted to the student’s checklist within 24 hours of submitting their application.
Regular Application Chat Sessions will be offered November 29 and 30, also from 5:00 – 9:00 PM EST. Encourage your students to reach out to us if they need help during their final hours before either of these deadlines. To participate, students may click on the “Live Chat Now” link at the bottom of our homepage. Current students are also available for chat sessions Monday through Thursday from 7-9 PM.
USC College of Pharmacy Announces Gamecock Pharmacy Assurance Program
The USC College of Pharmacy will roll out their Gamecock Pharmacy Assurance Program for Fall 2018. Admitted freshmen for fall 2018 who have an interest in pharmacy will have an opportunity to apply to pharmacy school earlier than ever AND receive an up-front assurance of admission to the USC College of Pharmacy before their freshman year begins. Eligible admitted freshmen will be invited to apply in the spring and must participate in a brief on-campus interview to be considered. Students must meet maintenance requirements to retain guaranteed Pharm.D. admissions status and other program benefits. Interested students can contact the USC College of Pharmacy at or 803-777-4151 to learn more.
University of South Carolina Admissions | 902 Sumter St/ Lieber AccessColumbia, SC 29208

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!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

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 |

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

Bard College: A Place to Think

Bard A Place to Think
News & Updates
September 2017
Image Bard Senior Kevin Barbosa Named Forbes Under 30 Scholar 
Kevin is part of a diverse group of students that will have free admission and countless networking opportunities at next month’s Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston. Kevin studies politics at Bard and was nominated for the honor by Jopwell, a career advancement platform for Black, Latino/Hispanic, and Native American students and professionals. more>>

Image Bard Team Wins Northeast Season Opener Debate Tournament The Bard Debate Union had an impressive showing over the weekend of September 17–19 at the Northeast Season Opener Debate Tournament at the University of Rochester. The team of Nathaniel Carlsen ’18 and Hannah Hutchinson ’20 came in first place in the tournament. more>>

Image Live Arts Bard Presents the World Premiere of Sarah Michelson’s September 2017/ Acclaimed and controversial choreographer Sarah Michelson developed September 2017/over four years with a cohort of four Bard undergraduate students alongside her frequent collaborators. more>>

Image C Mandler ’18 Named One of the Young Leaders of 2017: The Next Generation Of Trans Activists While young people across the country return to class this week, many LGBT students will find themselves in environments of exclusion and harassment, not learning. This is especially true for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth, 75% of whom feel unsafe at school. more>>

Image A Father and Son Sail Through Homer’s Odyssey Together Bard professor Daniel Mendelsohn’s new memoir, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son and an Epic, recalls the semester his father decided to join his Odyssey seminar at Bard. more>>

Image Nikkya Hargrove ’05 Asks: Is Our Black Autistic Son Ready to Walk Home from School Alone? Nikkya Hargrove uses U.S. Rep. John Lewis’s commencement address at Bard as a touchstone for thinking about her son’s potential.more>>

Image Brilliant, Irreverent, Indefinable: Alumna Remembers Beloved Bard Professor and Renowned Poet John Ashbery Tania Ketenjian ’98 looks back on studying with Professor John Ashbery. more>>

Image Bard’s Clemente Course in the Humanities in Kingston Receives Grant from Ulster Savings Bank  In its sixth year at the Kingston Library, the Clemente Course offers a free college-level introduction to the humanities—philosophy, literature, United States history, art history, critical thinking and writing—to Ulster County residents living on low incomes. more>>

Image Walter Becker ’71, Bard Alum and Cofounder of Steely Dan Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter, who died at the age of 67, cofounded the rock band Steely Dan with Donald Fagen ’69 when they were students at Bard. more>>

Image Bard President Botstein’s Statement on President Trump’s Decision to End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) 
On behalf of the staff and faculty of Bard College, I wish to make clear that the college is not in agreement with the President’s call to end DACA, which exemplifies the essence of America—its history and its values. We therefore call upon our legislative representatives in Congress to restore DACA by giving it the protection of legislated law. more>>

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New Georgia Southern Admission Requirements

Due to the consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University, there will be changes to our application process and admission requirements for the fall 2018 semester. We want to make sure you are familiar with these changes in order to best assist your students. This information can also be found at

For now, students should apply to the campus they plan to attend. Admission requirements will be the same at the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses. Students should pay close attention to the programs/majors offered on each campus and apply to the campus that best suits their needs with regard to location and academic program.

From late February 2018 forward, students will apply to the new Georgia Southern University and choose their campus on the last page of your application – Statesboro, Armstrong, or Liberty. The exact date of this change will be posted on our website in January.

Admission Requirements
To be considered for regular admission, we recommend students have at least a 1030 SAT (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing + Math) or a 20 ACT composite. Students must also have at least a 2.5 GPA in the Required High School Curriculum.

For students who may have trouble with standardized testing, we offer the Eagle Incentive Program. This is a summer-entry program for students who have a total SAT score of at least 960 or an 18-19 composite ACT. They must also have at least a 2.5 GPA in the Required High School Curriculum.

If students have any questions during the application process, please contact our office at 912.478.5391 or We look forward to working with you.


Amy Smith
Director, Office of Admissions

*Pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

Office of Admissions | P.O. Box 8024 | Statesboro, GA 30460 | 912.478.5391

Discover Adelphi University (NY)

Volume 1 | September 2017
I am excited to present to you Discover Adelphi, Adelphi University’s newest monthly communication
For those of you who don’t know Adelphi, welcome! I hope this newsletter helps you see what makes Adelphi such an extraordinary university in New York, filled with life-changing opportunities. 
For those who know us, I thank you. Because of your belief in Adelphi, we proudly welcomed an incredibly diverse and talented group of students into our entering fall classes earlier this month.
We are here to assist you, your students and their families throughout the admissions process. We pride ourselves on our personalized approach to learning, offering transformative opportunities to our students through a distinctive environment of intellectual rigor, research, creativity and deep community engagement. 
Your role is critical to the educational futures of our students and I thank you for your continued partnership with Adelphi University. We look forward to another great year ahead and to connecting with our future Panthers!
Kristen Capezza
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
Adelphi University
Adelphi University: Long Island’s Best-Kept Secret
Heard about Adelphi University? Located next door to New York City, our personalized approach to higher education is transforming lives and making news nationwide.
Adelphi University: New York's Best-Kept Secret
New Program Spotlight
Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience
Adelphi’s B.S. in Neuroscience helps students pursue a career in research, medicine and medical-related fields, psychology, biology, special education, and biomedical engineering—a long list of exciting choices. This degree program offers two areas of concentration: Molecular Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience, focusing on psychology and behavior. It’s a popular new major for a changing world. Learn more here.
Adelphi Student Success Story
Recent Grad Climbs the Ladder to Publishing Stardom
Adelphi creates career success. Just three years after graduating from Adelphi, creative writing major Janine Perez ’14 is well on her way to a thriving publishing career. Perez was recently named a Publishers Weekly Star Watch 2017 honoree, thanks to her excellent work as an associate digital marketing manager at Simon & Schuster, Inc., in New York City. She is the force behind Simon & Schuster’s presence at teen festivals like Yallwest, Yallfest and BookCon, and has transformed Riveted, the publisher’s online young adult (YA) community, into a popular hub for YA fiction. Perez credits Adelphi professor Peter West, Ph.D., associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, for helping her land the very first stepping-stone: a summer internship at HarperCollins Publishers in 2013.
Visit Opportunities
Professional Development Day
Join us for a professional development panel event, LGBTQ+101: Everything You Wanted to Know but Didn’t Know Who to Ask!” Take away knowledge that will help you deal more sensitively and effectively when connecting with your students and find out what colleges and universities are doing to support and address LGBTQ+ issues and concerns. Learn to be an effective ally!
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Adelphi University – Garden City Campus
RSVP by Friday, November 3, by emailing
Campus Tours and Information Sessions
Daily customized visits are available. Email
Adelphi Visits You
Daily Visit Opportunities for All Students
Daily visits include options of sampling classes, campus tours and information sessions. Students can register at
Special Events for High School Seniors
Special events are designed to help your seniors explore Adelphi. To register for any of these upcoming events, please visit
Preview the Arts, the Sciences, and the Humanities and Social Sciences 
Saturday, September 23
10:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Ruth S. Harley University Center, Performing Arts Center
Information Sessions
Sunday, October 15
9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon
Nexus Building Lobby
Fall Open House 
Saturday, October 21
10:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Special Events for Transfer Students
Our transfer events guide transfer students in their journey to degree completion. To register for any of these upcoming events, please visit
Transfer Admission Day 
Tuesday, November 14
12:00 noon–7:00 p.m.
Nexus Building
Transfer Admission Day 
Thursday, November 16
12:00 noon–7:00 p.m.
Nexus Building
Additional High School Programs for Students, Teachers and Counselors
Engage your high school students with Adelphi’s summer and year-long high school programs. Visit
Meet Our President, Dr. Christine Riordan
Dr. Riordan’s Momentum Tour 2017–2018: “Stories of Lives Changed: Hear Ours, Tell Yours” may be coming to a city near you. Throughout the year she’ll share our personalized approach to higher learning and how that is transforming lives across the nation and the world. Counselors, advisors, principals, students and their families are welcome to attend.
Upcoming October Events:
Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Adelphi University – Garden City Campus
Ruth S. Harley University Center
Complimentary lunch will be provided.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00–9:00 p.m.
The Fabulous Fox Theatre
527 North Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63103
Theater tour, followed by complimentary dinner
To register, email
Making News at Adelphi
Facing Racism in Response to Charlottesville
Adelphi is committed to diversity and taking a stand against racism. In an effort to address any anxiety and fear our community members may have, we’re holding “Facing Racism in Response to Charlottesville,” a series of productive, respectful dialogues hosted by Adelphi Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Perry Greene, Ph.D. Adelphi is creating new initiatives in social justice and understanding.
Bridges to Adelphi Earns National Acclaim, Yields Professional Success
Adelphi ranked No. 7 in the nation on Online College Plan’s list of Top 20 Best Online Colleges for Students With Autism. Bridges to Adelphi received this honor—the only New York state school to make the list—based on its high retention and graduation rates for students with autism spectrum disorder. Did you know that students in this program maintain an average GPA of 3.3?  
Adelphi’s Superstar Environmental Professor Is One to Watch
Long Island Business News recognized Beth Christensen, Ph.D., professor and director of Adelphi’s Environmental Studies Program, in its Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services 2017. Dr. Christensen’s contributions to her field have taken diverse forms, from research projects in support of climate change to chairing the U.S. Advisory Committee for Scientific Ocean Drilling. 
Life As a Panther
With 80 different student clubs and organizations to choose from, your students will find an activity, and a passion, that they love. There’s so much to do at Adelphi. See student life
Help Your Students Discover Their Own Personal Journey at Adelphi
Meet and connect with your regional enrollment counselor.
Office of University Admissions | Adelphi University | Tel: 516.877.3050 | Fax: 516.877.3039

Quick Takes from Wittenberg University (OH)



Fountain at Entrance

Important Dates:

Fall Visit Days: Oct. 13, Oct. 27 and Nov. 10
Early Decision Deadline: Nov. 15
Early Action I Deadline: Dec. 1

Teach for America child

Teaching For AmericaFive members of the Class of 2017 will provide high-quality education to young children in some of the nation’s most challenged communities through Teach For America, teaching in urban and rural low-income public schools most impacted by educational inequity. “I think Wittenberg has helped prepare me for this career by fostering my passion for service and giving me the confidence to take opportunities to serve others that may seem beyond my reach,” said Stephanie Glass of Chillicothe, Ohio. Read More …

Costa Rica

Beyond Wittenberg: Costa RicaWittenberg’s newest study-abroad option in Costa Rica aims to provide a comprehensive cross-cultural experience. Based in the nation’s capital of San José, the unique program includes intensive language instruction, general education courses, community service, a home stay with a local family, and opportunities for student athletes to train and condition in their sport. Read More …


Ground Broken On New
Athletics Facility

Wittenberg has broken ground on its nearly $40 million Health, Wellness and Athletics (HWA) Complex. The restoration and expansion initiative will create space for academic programs, as well as the university’s 25 intercollegiate athletics teams and 14 club teams. The new complex will include an indoor artificial turf surface to accommodate football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and softball; a six-lane, 300-meter indoor track; a new 7,000-square-foot weight room; and a sport performance, strength training and wellness center. Read More …

Did You Know?

Wittenberg offers a thriving archaeology program that presents unique hands-on opportunities for students, from a dig on campus called Nearby Wittenberg to work sites across the globe, including Egypt, Spain, Italy, Ireland, and even an underwater excavation site off the Florida coast.



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