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In These Times

Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, war cries from Ukraine, hunger, crime, pestilence and diseases, we wonder where this will all end up for this world. But we press on with faith and hope.

Hope I did see and experience at our recent PTA meeting. Our parents came out, asked their questions and left informed about the path forward. I do like parents who are truly informed. They make the process easier, they guide our students better. We may interact with them in class and private consultations, but they wage the battle on the home front. Thanks for showing up. And asking so many relevant questions.

SAT in May

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There are many below, so I will not blog for long today. Read on!


Hi Sandra,

As a former Chicago middle and high school educator, I understand that you regularly seek out high-impact programs that will help your students boost their college readiness and prepare for the careers of the future. Illinois Tech, Chicago’s only tech university and a nationally ranked research university, offers the unique Elevate College Prep program, which sets young learners on a successful pathway to college and careers in STEM and other dynamic fields.*

Elevate College Prep programs include: · Dual Enrollment Courses: These online or in-person courses, taught by Illinois Tech faculty, allow students to gain both high school and college credit. · Summer Programs: Students broaden their knowledge and skills through an array of academic offerings, hands-on experiences, and mentorship. Opportunities include daytime, residential, and online programs, as well as courses offering college credit. Registration is now open for summer 2023 programs. · DevUp Scholars: This interactive program builds college readiness for students from Chicago’s South Side. Students receive a full scholarship to participate in structured STEM enrichment activities from the summer before their sophomore year through high school graduation. · Apprenticeships: High school students can build skills and independence in areas such as business and cybersecurity through this paid opportunity offered in partnership with After School Matters Chicago. LEARN MORE Please feel free to reach out to me at precollege@iit.eduwith any questions about Elevate College Prep. I hope you will share details about this programming with your students and their families.

I hope you will talk with your students and their families about Elevate College Prep. This exciting program will engage your students in vital experiential learning as well as college and career development that will enrich their lives for years to come


Scott Tillman Associate Director of Pre-College Access Office of Campus Life Illinois Institute of Technology


Sandra , We are currently accepting nominations for the Presbyterian College Fellows Scholarship Award, which recognizes high school juniors who have demonstrated the potential for future success. Each student you nominate will earn a scholarship to PC in the amount of $1,000 per year. That is a total scholarship of $4,000 over 4 years. The students will also be considered for other PC academic scholarships ranging from $14,000 to $28,000. They may also be considered for our "full-ride" Griffith Scholarship Competition.

Please submit your nominations by April 1 so that we can mail the certificates in time for your Awards Day Ceremony. There is no limit to the number of students you can nominate for this award. Nominate juniors who meet any two of the following criteria:

  • One or more of the following test scores:

    • PSAT (evidence-based reading, writing, and math) score of 1100 or higher

    • SAT (evidence-based reading, writing, and math) score of 1100 or higher

    • ACT Composite score of 22 or higher

  • Ranked in the top 10 percent of the current junior class

  • A weighted GPA of 3.5 or more

We will send certificates to you, designating each recipient as a Presbyterian College Fellow for presentation during your Awards Day. We look forward to receiving your nominations for PC Fellows. Best wishes to you and your students! All the best, Leigh Lanford, '98 Executive Director of Admissions Presbyterian College 1-800-960-7583 P.S. Don't forget to submit your nominations by April 1. Nominate now >>


Hi Sandra,

There is just one month remaining to nominate your student for a Tufts Pre-College Program! Your nomination will expedite your students' application and you’ll encourage them on their academic journey, guiding them toward a supportive, challenging environment where they can grow. The nomination period closes on March 31; nominate a student today!

All you need to nominate is:

  • Your contact information

  • Your student’s contact information

  • What program you’re suggesting they apply for. Check out our complete list of summer offerings here!

By accepting your nomination, your student will experience an easier application process–no need for them to submit a transcript or letter of recommendation! Best of all, they will feel supported and encouraged in their academic journey.

If you have any questions, please email us at or call us at 617-627-2926.

Thank you,

Arianna Wilson Director, Pre-College Programs University College, Tufts University 617-627-2926

Keep up with Tufts Pre-College Programs by following us:


Greetings! Colgate alumni are known for their loyalty to the alma mater they love. They are involved and invested, and because of that, Colgate students benefit by receiving support from an inspiring and successful group of leaders in business, literature, finance, entertainment, and more. Colgate alumni offer personal mentorship through Career Services programming, like SophoMORE Connections — a nationally recognized program designed for sophomores to explore career interests, develop professional skills to propel exploration, and build relationships with alumni. This is just one way students are leveraging the unique power of the Colgate network. Browse the stories below for other happenings around campus. Sincerely, Gary Ross The Jones and Wood Family Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid 21,000+ Applications for Second Consecutive Year This year’s outcome follows three consecutive years of significant increases in application numbers at Colgate. Read the story >> Conversations With Colgate Leaders Provost and Dean of the Faculty Lesleigh Cushing discusses topics ranging from academic freedom to classroom innovation. Watch the recording >>

Stronger Together Colgate’s annual MLK celebration offered seven days of extensive programming. Read the story >> SophoMORE Connections Second-year students gathered with industry leaders for Colgate Career Services’ annual program. Read the story >> $40+ Million in New Gifts Colgate has raised more than $40 million in the first half of the 2022–2023 fiscal year. Read the story >>

New on 13 Prof. Carolyn Guile and her class uncover the hidden history of some of the world’s most interesting artists. Listen to the podcast >>

Colgate Career Services: Four-Year Development Plan Watch video >>

SophoMORE Connections 2023 View photos >>



Dear Sandra, We want to let you know about our summer programs for your younger students that may prove helpful in the coming months. Our programs offer highly motivated students the chance to explore academics and campus life at WashU. We encourage you to share these programs with your students as they build their college lists and explore academic opportunities beyond high school. Use the links below to learn more about each program, including application deadlines. Olin Business School Programs The application deadline for the following programs is March 8, 2023.

Please note: Gateway to Business also includes three virtual sessions (June 8, 15, and 22), followed by the one-week, in-person academic experience on the WashU campus. Arts & Sciences Programs The application deadline for the following programs is April 3, 2023.

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Programs The scholarship, early bird, and international application deadline for these programs is March 15, 2023. The deadline for all other applicants is April 15, 2023.

Visit our Summer Programs Page for additional opportunities with Arts & Sciences, Tyson Research Center, the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, WashU Athletics, and WashU Rural Scholars Academy.

Washington University in St. Louis Office of Undergraduate Admissions One Brookings Drive St. Louis, MO 63130-4899Phone: 314.935.6000 | 800.638.0700 Email: Web:


Greetings from Bentley University! I hope this note finds you well. We’re continuing our Admission 101: Guiding you through the College Admission Process series with a new blog post on college essays. This helpful advice includes our admission team’s best tips on making the most out of the college essay process, from the basics to some insider advice that could help your students’ essays really stand out. We hope this information, and our entire Admission 101 series, gives you another tool for helping your students’ college searches stay on schedule. Thank you for all you do. Donna M. Kendall Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Undergraduate Admission Interested in sharing our tips with your students? Download a PDF!

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