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Wednesday Blog

I made an incalculable error. I thought I had submitted my blog last week and realized that I wrote it and lost it somewhere in the clouds?

Anyway, for every cloud, there is a silver lining. In the unseen blog, I forgot to include my foray into the historic NY Stonybrook area where two great schools are, SUNY: Stonybrook and The Stonybrook school.

SUNY: Stonybrook

This school, located in Long Island, New York, is home to a large, sprawling campus in a quiet, safe community. Thank God I Was driving as general walking around campus would be a hard day's work. What are they particularly known for? I would say Pre-Medical studies, Psychology, Nursing and Research in the Sciences. There is their famous hospital there, so anyone thinking of doing medicine, this could be a school to investigate.

The Stonybrook Schòol

For my SSAT students, this school has already had a few of our Versan students attend. The School boasts one of the best sailing teams in the league as you are located close to open seas there.

In addition, the students have a rigorous academic program, with one of the rarest affiliations to NASA. This is not a school for the fainthearted.

This week, I will be visiting Johns Hopkins, more news on that....and attending the NACAC Conference where some 4000 schools will be represented.


This college was a pleasant find in Manhattan. For those searching for a community College, the annual cost runs about $5600 USD annually. Majors are Business, Health, Liberal Arts....

Do not forget to read the notices below.


Join us for a virtual open house!

Hi, Sandra! Clark University is hosting a 2023 Virtual Open House! This series of webinars is designed for prospective international students, but anyone is welcome to register. Each webinar will be approximately 45-60 minutes in length. Please share this email with students considering Clark or register to attend yourself! Thursday, September 28 - 9:00 a.m. - An Overview of Clark for International Students Monday, October 2 - 9:00 a.m. - Your Path to College Acceptance: Essay and Application Tips Tuesday, October 3 - 9:00 a.m. - From College to Career: Working in the US as an International Student Wednesday, October 4 - 9:00 a.m. - Dive Deep into Clark's Interactive Media/Game Design Program Thursday, October 5 - 9:00 a.m. - Navigating the Transfer Admissions Process Thursday, October 19 - 8:00 a.m. - Undergraduate Pathway and English for Academic Success Program Walk-in advising sessions will be available for international students on October 2, 3, 4 and 5 from 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. ET. When joining those sessions, you will be placed in a virtual waiting room, where you will be waiting for no more than 10 minutes to speak with an admission counselor. Students should register for no more than one advising session. All times are listed in Eastern Time. Feel free to use this tool to determine the session's timing in your local time zone.


Dear Sandra, As you may have heard, the University of Miami is test-optional for students applying for Spring and Fall 2024. We will continue to require a supplemental essay, which has been updated for this year’s application cycle. Here is what your students and families should know: To share these updates, right click the graphic above and click Save Image As.

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


Nate Crozier Assistant Vice President Office of Undergraduate Admission and Marketing

ADMISSION PLANAPPLICATION DEADLINEDECISION NOTIFICATIONPREMIER SCHOLARSHIP CONSIDERATIONEarly Decision I*November 1Mid-DecemberYesEarly ActionNovember 1Late JanuaryYesEarly Decision II*January 1Late FebruaryNoRegular DecisionJanuary 1April 1No

*Early Decision I and Early Decision II are our binding application options for applicants who are committed to attending, if admitted.


Hello from Bentley University! I know that many of your rising seniors are working on their college search, so I wanted to reach out to let you know about event dates, visit opportunities, and share what’s new at Bentley this fall! Fall Event Opportunities:

  • Fall Open House, Sunday October 1st

  • Academic Exploration Day, Sunday November 5th

What’s new at Bentley?

  • Bentley’s curriculum has been updated to be more flexible and innovative than ever. Business and Liberal Arts form a unified core that allows students to choose multiple majors and/or minors to best fit their career aspirations and intellectual passions.

  • We will remain test-optional through Fall 2025.

  • Our Pulsifer Career Development Center is #1 in the nation and Bentley is the #1 University in the North!

  • Our job placement rate is 99% and our median starting salary for graduates has risen to $68,000.

  • Bentley remains committed to recruiting a diverse student body. Read President Chrite’s message to our community after the Supreme Court decision.

  • To make Bentley more accessible to students, we will continue to provide a fee waiver form to students for whom the application fee presents a hardship. Students can also receive fee waiver codes after attending events like Fall Open House, Academic Exploration Day, high school visits, or virtual events.

Please encourage interested students to reach out to us! We love hearing from them and are always happy to answer any questions they have. We look forward to connecting with you in the fall. Sincerely,

Donna M. Kendall Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Undergraduate Admission


Dear Sandra,

As we begin a new academic year at Williams, I’m writing to share some important updates and information.

Our Historic All-Grant Financial Aid Program Williams’ All-Grant Financial Aid Program, the first of its kind in the U.S., goes far beyond traditional financial aid to provide every student with the wrap-around support they need to really thrive. One hundred percent of our financial aid is given to students as grants that do not need to be repaid. That means:

  • No loans

  • No campus work environment

  • No summer work requirement

  • Free books and course materials

  • Free health insurance

  • Free summer storage More than 60% of Williams’ international students receive financial aid from the college and in addition to benefiting from the All-Grant program, they also have access to funding for travel to and from campus and support for summer internships and research opportunities.

Test-Optional Policy Williams has a truly test-optional admission policy. In fact, in an effort to minimize the role testing plays in our admission process, application readers do not have access to applicants’ test submission status or their SAT/ACT scores. Instead, your students will be evaluated through a fully student-centered, holistic evaluation process.

No Supplemental Essay Because of the additional burden supplemental essays place on students during an already stressful process, Williams will not require a supplemental essay for the 2023-2024 admission cycle.

Opportunities to Explore Williams The range of opportunities to get to know Williams can be found on the “Connect & Visit” tab of our website. Williams doesn’t use demonstrated interest—attendance at school visits, college fairs, campus visits, emails to admission representatives, etc.—in any way in our admission process. We’re excited to connect with your students if it’s helpful; we understand if their college search takes a different form.

I look forward to partnering in the year ahead. Until then, enormous thanks for all you do, especially at a moment when our students and our field need our energy and commitment most.

With all best wishes,

Liz Creighton Dean of Admission and Student Financial Services Williams College

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