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Versan's Tool Kit

Updated: Jan 10

It is the January roll out of a useful brochure for current and prospective students.  We are showcasing it in this blog.  I believe international students will avail themselves of the information and be adequately prepared for all forms of educational planning vis-a-vis studying overseas.

Ta Da! The Toolkit!


Jody-Ann Forrester  St. John's University/SUNY-New Paltz

Shaneya Freebon - Clark Atlanta/University of Albany

Alannah Daley - Loyola Marymount University

Shaan Daswanit - University of Lynchburg/Salve Regina/University of Greenwich (UK)

Keep them rolling in!!!!


Off to a rollicking start, the site is now functioning.  I have completed a few and wondered why this upgraded form took so long to present to families?  Rest assured US citizens and green card holders, try to complete by the end of January.

And if you are unfamiliar with terms, read the Versan toolkit, all the financial aid terminology are outlined.


All classes resume this week.

See you next week!


Hi Sandra, 

Don’t let “Undecided” be the reason you miss the opportunity for additional scholarship opportunities for your freshman year. There are more scholarship opportunities available to students who declare a major. If you would like to take advantage of one of the below automatic and stackable scholarships, submit your free application or email your admissions counselor with your request to declare one of the below majors. Make sure to copy me!

Mining Engineering - $3,000/year renewable scholarship ( Engineering - $3,000 one-time scholarship ( Engineering - $2,000 one-time scholarship ( & Geophysics, Geological and Petroleum Engineering - $4,000 scholarship. Distributed 50% in freshman year and 50% in junior year. (

To find out more about these programs, register for a free virtual presentation to meet professors and students. If you would like to schedule a VIP tour of one of these departments, please let me know. There are some amazing labs to visit! Scholarships will be posted to your student account 10 days prior to the first day of Fall classes. Let me know if you have any other questions. Good Luck and see you in the Fall!


Donna Arthur

Student Recruitment Specialist,

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

227 McNutt Hall,1400 N. Bishop


Counselor Newsletter

Happy New Year, Sandra!

As we approach our final application deadline, we wanted to reach out to recognize and appreciate the hard work that you continue to pour into your students applications, providing important context through letters of recommendation and thoughtful evaluative responses. Although our deadline is coming up, we know that you'll still be putting in work for this class all the way through the end of the academic year. Thank you, and best of luck as you enter the home stretch of college application season!

Counselor inquiry form

ED 2 and RD deadline: Monday, January 15, 2024It's shaping up to be a competitive class!

With Denison's Early Decision 2 and Regular Decision deadline coming up on Monday, January 15, please remind any of your students that are applying for admission that the admission application (Common Application or Coalition Application) and, if applying for financial aid, the FAFSA, CSS Profile, and Earning Statements and Federal Tax Statements are required to be considered. We always send admission, merit-based scholarship, and need-based financial aid decisions at the same time. Please note that although the U.S. Department of Education released the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form on December 30, 2023, their site is experiencing intermittent outages and issues with submission.

We will again be using to make the process easier for you to manage. This tool offers a free, secure counselor portal, for you and your colleagues to view information about your students' applications — including missing items — and to eventually see official admission decisions after your students have received them. If you've already signed up with, you are set — if not, you can sign up below. Denison uses for the following:

  1. Sharing application statuses with counselors

  2. Sharing application material checklists with counselors

  3. Allowing counselors to upload missing application materials

  4. Sharing official admission decisions directly with counselors (after students receive them and only if students permit the sharing)

Sign up for

Opportunities to engage across the arts

Music Audition Program Day, Summer TUTTI Performing Arts Camp, and Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

Whether you are working with a current junior in search of summer art opportunities or a gifted senior hoping to secure an art scholarship, Denison should be part of the conversation. Students can receive a renewable award of $5,000 to $15,000, regardless of whether they decide to major in an art-based major. Students who would like to be considered for an art scholarship should submit an arts supplement through their Denison applicant portal to be reviewed for scholarship consideration. For students specifically interested in auditioning for an art scholarship in music, we will be hosting a Music Audition Program Day on Saturday, January 20 — we encourage your interested students to register!

For your returning students looking to engage in the performing arts in a major way this summer, we suggest that they consider Summer TUTTI, Denison's performing arts camp. The innovative 8-day performing arts camp is tailored to high school students who are passionate about dance, music, musical theatre, and theatre. The immersive residential program will give high schoolers a taste of life at a college focused on providing performing arts training on par with top conservatories alongside a life-shaping liberal arts education. The long-standing Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison is an exceptional opportunity for aspiring creative writers looking to work one-on-one with writers. The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop is limited to rising juniors and seniors, and registration opens later this month.

Arts Applicants

DUing Cool Things Podcast Rachel Mabie '16

DUing Cool Things is a Denison University career podcast dedicated to sharing the story of cool careers, internships, and more from Denison students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University. Join your host, Knowlton Center Career Coach and lead of the Marketing, Sales and Communication Career Community, David Snider, as he uncovers all the really cool things Denisonians are DUing! Check out our past episodes and tune in to Spotify or Apple Podcasts for new episodes!

Rachel Mabie '16, Senior Marketing Manager at Vail Resorts, joins the program to discuss her path from "The Hill" to the slopes of the premier mountain resort company in the world. Rachel talks about the difference between brand and agency work, impactful Denison experiences, and offers advice to aspiring marketers

Listen to the episode!

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