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I must say, the week is chockful of appointments - everyone trying to complete applications, financial aid forms et al. It is good to see the assiduous response of students and parents. As you all make your appointments, I must urge you to set your Zoom meetings and to invite me on for your appointment.


The Kingston branch will be closed all day on October 26. Please note for your diaries/records.


Please remember to register for your upcoming exams. Should you need additional help, please inform the office and we will swoop right in and rectify!


When we attach notices below, READ THEM! Because of CoVID, we cannot host physical fairs anymore, so colleges, schools are all meeting online - be professional, tote those diaries, sign up online, meet them, get vested, ask your questions, show interest. They are spending millions to reach out to you, get on board! Show up!

See you next week, read the notices below!


Dear Sandra, We hope this email finds you, your loved ones, and your students doing well. After last year’s challenging admission cycle, we know you and your students have many questions as we navigate the process this year. Below are some important points to keep in mind as you guide your students who may be interested in applying to the University of Miami.

  • The University remains test optional for Fall 2022 applicants.

  • In an effort to increase access to UMiami’s top-tier education, we meet 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students.

  • On-campus information sessions and guided tours are open to Fall 2022 applicants. To make visits possible, the Office of Undergraduate Admission is limiting capacity and requiring masks.

  • If students can’t snag a spot for the guided tour, they can always sign up for a Self-Guided Campus Tour.

  • Can’t make it to campus? We continue to offer a range of virtual options for you and your students to get to know the University, our staff, and current students.

  • We’ve put together a series of short videos (linked below) on how to apply. Everything from admission plan options to tips on writing the essay. We hope these are helpful to you, your students, and their families!

Don't hesitate to utilize my colleagues and me as a resource. Visit to locate your admission counselor by territory. Sincerely,

Nate Crozier Assistant Vice President Undergraduate Admission and Marketing


Columbia Giving Day is coming up on Wednesday, October 20! After over a year and a half of uncertainty, this inspiring initiative allows us to come together as a community to support the over 500 SIPA international students that have brought the campus back to life.

You are invited to click here today and make your contribution early to help unlock up to $100,000 in challenge funds! SIPA will receive $60,000 when we reach 300 gifts, and an additional $40,000 when we hit our participation goal of 400 gifts!

Please select the SIPA Student Support fund to join with others and collectively change not only the lives of our students but the communities they work in globally. Participation from our international alumni and friends is key to showing that SIPA has emerged stronger than ever.


Dear Colleague,

The college application process has a lot of moving parts. That’s why Reed offers an array of virtual workshops that will help students make sense of the process and polish every part of their application. We hope you’ll encourage your students to join us this October for our virtual events and a chance to step on campus.

  • Fall Visit Program – Visits on October 11, 15, and 16: This is an opportunity for your students to experience what life is like at Reed. They’ll hear from an admission counselor about the Reed experience, take a campus tour with a current Reedie, and admire the stunning fall colors.

  • Application Basics – Tuesday, October 12, at 6 p.m. PDT: Applying to college can feel overwhelming, especially when it comes to the different applications, rounds, and required materials. This session is designed to walk students through the basics and make it clear what they need to complete and when.

  • Writing Your Personal Statement – Thursday, October 14, at 7 p.m. PDT: The personal statement is a student’s conversation with the admission committee and a key component of the application. In this interactive session, we’ll explain the dos and don’ts of the essay and share examples from successful applications to Reed.

  • Understanding Financial Aid – Monday, October 18, at 6 p.m. PDT: Your students have their applications filled out and ready to send. But what about financial aid? Sandy Sundstrom, Reed’s Director of Financial Aid, will explain what financial aid is, how it works, and how to apply.

  • Student Panel – Friday, October 22, at 3 p.m. PDT: This is a chance to hear from the people who know Reed best: our students! Current Reedies will discuss academics, residence halls, student life, clubs, organizations, and Portland. They’ll answer questions live and talk about life at Reed.

  • Application Resources for International Students – Monday, October 25, at 8 p.m. PDT: Do you work with international students interested in attending school in the US? In this session, they’ll learn about the best ways to search for schools from a distance, discuss factors to consider when studying abroad, and get advice on the application process.

  • Is Early Decision Right for Me? – Wednesday, October 27, at 6 p.m. PDT: If your students are excited about a few colleges, but aren’t sure how the application deadlines really work, this is the session for them. We’ll walk through the pros and cons of Early Decision and answer any questions they might have.

  • Case Study of a College Application – Thursday, October 28, at 5 p.m. PDT: What is the admission process like behind the scenes? This event offers an in-depth look at an example application. We’ll talk through what admission counselors are looking for and how different schools make decisions.

We hope you’ll encourage your students to join us this October! Be sure to check our Visits & Events pagefor up-to-date info on all of our events.


Milyon Trulove

Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid


Dear Colleagues, We invite you to share the below upcoming events with your students. These unique events will provide a great opportunity to hear from current international students and staff at the University of Pennsylvania. Our panel will share their personal experiences at Penn while highlighting their perspectives of attending college in Philadelphia. Please help us spread the word! Sincerely, Penn Admissions

A Conversation with International Students and Staff at Penn Wednesday, October 20 10:00 AM Eastern Time

Our Penn community is made up of students from all parts of the world. We invite you to join in a conversation led by the Director of International Student and Scholar Services, Dr. Rudie Altamirano. A panel of current international Penn students will also share their perspectives on the Penn community and are excited to answer your questions.

Global Voices: Latin America and the Caribbean Wednesday, November 10 6:00 PM Eastern Time

During this session, students from Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean will share their experiences navigating, exploring, and celebrating their identities at Penn. Learn about some of their individual challenges and successes, as well as the organizations and support systems that play key roles in the Penn community. There will be time for Q&A.



If you haven’t already registered, we encourage you to join us on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC-4), for a collaborative, engaging, virtual workshop. Michigan State University, Rice University, University of Denver, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present a variety of perspectives, philosophies and traditions that make our universities home. In our presentation you will learn more about:

  • Academic programs

  • Scholarships and financial aid

  • The selective admission process

  • Student and campus life

We encourage you to share this invite with any interested students!While each of our schools is unique, we are united in our commitment to help students make informed decisions about which university is the best fit for them. We look forward to having you there!


Michigan State University -

Rice University -

University of Denver -

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -


Meet Your NYU Rep

Dear colleagues,

I hope all is well and that your school year is off to a great start! I am pleased to share that I will be hosting an event for students from your region, and would like to ask for your help in spreading the word. This session, called Meet Your NYU Rep, is an opportunity for your students to get their questions about NYU answered in an informal virtual setting.

I will be hosting two separate sessions to try to accommodate as many students as possible. I ask that you please share the following registration links with students. They will receive the Zoom link via email after registering.

Thank you for your support, and I hope to see your students there!

All the best,



Arianna Yarritu | she/her/hers Assistant Director of Admissions New York University Enrollment Management 212-998-4500

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