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- All applications should have been submitted or about to be.

- All transcripts ordered and about to be uploaded.

- Getting ready to do the financial aid workshops to finalize aid paperwork due between Oct 20- Nov 1 deadlines. The early bird catches the scholarship worm.

- US citizens and permanent residents, your FAFSA goes online in December, but prepare in October.....and have ready!

- Maintain communication with the Offices of Admission about your applications. It is called " demonstrated interest". It tells a school you need to be there!

-Once apps have been submitted, finaid completed, you relax, await results and decisions. Then we meet again to discuss options and do visa processing, where required.


October 8, 2023 - Sunday

SSAT Parents: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

SAT Parents only and US residents: 12- 1 p.m. CSS Profile

SAT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT: Certificate of Finances: 2- 3 p..m.

US residents only: 4- 5 p.m.( FAFSA)

Have your laptops, notebooks ready....


Mount St. Mary's College of Maryland is a public university that serves bright students who seek an Honors College. The school has Division 1 ranking in sports. Equally, their strongest majors are Nursing, Pharmacy, Architecture and Agriculture. There are many other majors, it is a liberal arts campus.

For my artists, there is now an organization that vets your art pieces before you submit your work...visit

One of the top universities in Wales, Cardiff University, known for its STEM programs should not be overlooked.

More universities next week.....


So for those sitting the exam this week:

1) Keep calm.

2) Show up early with laptops.

3) Have ID'S ready, your calculators, pencil and pen.

4) Pace yourselves.

5) Say a prayer for calm duration.

6) A good night's rest before exam.


Most of you sit the exam on October 14. ID's, laptops or physical location.

A tough, mind exam- ensure you have done a lot of practice tests and you are down to a few mistakes per section.

Good Luck.

See you all next week.



Happy Tuesday, Sandra! This newsletter is 299 words - a two-minute read made specially for our school partners.

Repeat to Remember:

  • Students can apply to Belmont in a flash here. Have a student who needs an application fee waiver? Click here to see who qualifies.

  • Top Scholarship Deadline: Students need to complete their application by December 1, 2023 to be considered for our named and departmental scholarships.

  • The FAFSA will open in December 2023.

Notes from Belmont Admissions:

1. We're Test Optional. But what does that really mean?
  • Belmont only considers a student's test score if it positively impacts their admissions file and/or potential scholarships.

  • Submitting test scores to Belmont can only help students - there's no risk for the student.

  • All students are eligible for ALL scholarships at Belmont regardless of whether or not they submit test scores.

2. We have a new, state-of-the-art Admissions building! Tell your students to come see us.
  • Preview Days (select Saturdays) provide a full-day, comprehensive visit for prospective students, while exploring aspects of academics, student life and admissions.

  • Weekday visits are all inclusive with a tour of campus and academic and admissions information sessions.

3. Find your Admissions Counselor. We'd love to support you and your students!
  • We appreciate everything you do for aspiring college-bound students and families, and we want to support you in those efforts.

  • You can find your dedicated Admissions Counselor here and reach out to them should you have any questions.

Just For Fun:

  • Welcome Week for incoming students took place August 17-20. Watch our recap of a week that's always filled with traditions, campus connections and memories made.

  • Our second annual Hope Summit is happening this week! Students, faculty, staff and community members fill the campus with energy. Learn more about Hope Summit, our schedule of events and watch our recap of last year's Hope Summit!

Until next time, Go Bruins!


Dear partner,

Thank you for your unwavering support in making the Fall 2023 intake at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) a success. With students from over 106 countries and regions, TRU stands as one of the most culturally diverse institutions in British Columbia. Your dedication and hard work have been instrumental in helping our students embark on their educational journeys at TRU.

As we move forward, we have some important updates to share:

Important dates and deadlines

Winter 2024 intake visa confirmation deadline: December 1, 2023 or when capacity is reached

Summer 2024 intake application deadline: December 1, 2023

Fall 2024 intake application deadline: March 1, 2024

Summer and Fall 2024 intakes

Applications for the Summer and Fall 2024 intakes are now open on EPBC. Our featured and newest programs offered include:

  • Master of Arts in Human Rights and Social Justice

  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Applied Data Science

  • Bachelor of Communication and Digital Journalism

  • Bachelor of Education - Secondary (STEM)

  • Applied Sustainable Ranching Diploma

  • Culinary Arts

New viewbook and marketing materials

You can now download our latest viewbook, recruitment presentation, and brochures from our international marketing and resource center. Physical copies of the 2024 international viewbook have already been dispatched and are en route to you. If you haven't received them by November 1, please reach out to us at

English language requirements update

TRU will continue to accept Duolingo as proof of English proficiency requirements for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate diploma programs. Effective, September 1, 2023, students will be required to meet the requirement of 125 with no sub-score below 115 for direct entry programs.

East Village Dalgleish - New residence building at TRU!

Housing is always at the top of our minds at TRU. We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to Thompson Rivers University's residence buildings, East Village Dalgleish. Each unit in this development offers a private entrance and a fully furnished suite, complete with a kitchenette and a private washroom starting at $523 per student per month for double occupancy shared rooms.

Winter semester applications for all residences will open on Tuesday, October 3. Students must act promptly to secure their spot as rooms will sell out quickly given the high demand.


Dear Sandra,

Please join us for a one-hour virtual financial aid info session to learn more about our generous aid packages, including a 50% scholarship available to all admitted undergraduate students. Register here (registration required) Date: Monday, November 6, 2023 Time: 6 p.m. EST We hope you can make it on the 6th! Sincerely, Office of Admissions The Cooper Union @cooper_admissions



Visit us Online or On-Campus! Connect with Borough of Manhattan Community College on Zoom or visit our Campus to learn about the BMCC experience, and find out how to become part of our Panther family! Admissions Information Session Discover BMCC's wide range of majors, financial aid options, career planning, and campus life activities. Check out BMCC Spotlight Series to learn about the many resources available to support your college journey: FREE opportunities to attend BMCC, student support services, onsite childcare, tutoring, and more. Get the chance to meet face-to-face with our staff to ask all your questions about college. Campus Tours Join us for a personal tour of our Tribeca campus with one of our Admissions Ambassadors, or take a virtual tour to see our campus facilities! Take in the iconic skyscrapers, local eateries and cobblestone streets of downtown Manhattan while learning more about our exciting majors and success programs. Try A Class! BMCC offers more than 50 majors and certificate programs. This results in 3,000 classes being taught each semester ... and the best news is that we've saved a seat for you! Attend a live class session to explore the major(s) you're interested in. See Workshops & Register »

We are excited to meet with you in-person or online so you can continue to move forward with your college journey. Sincerely, Lisa Kasper Director of Admissions & Outreach


Minerva students in San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Seoul, and Taipei kicked off the academic year through a series of events that introduced them, among others, to the culture, city life, and partnership opportunities in their new rotation cities. From tango dancing and city exploration to shared meals, get an inside look at how each class celebrated the start of the fall semester on our Instagram page. Learn more

Minerva University Partners with Rise We are excited to announce our new partnership with Rise, an initiative of Schmidt Futures and The Rhodes Trust. Through our partnership with Rise, we will support Global Winners who enroll at Minerva University with need-based scholarships, marking a significant commitment to their educational journey. With applications for the Rise Challenge now open, we encourage you to learn more about our partnership and the opportunities it provides. Learn more

A Conversation with Incoming Minerva Graduate Student Julia

Julia, an incoming graduate student at Minerva, seeks to expand her career horizons through the Master in Decision Analysis program, leveraging her background in sociology to address complex challenges in education, particularly those related to opportunity, accessibility, and disability. Her journey exemplifies a commitment to bridging the gap between data-driven solutions and meaningful social impact in educational research. Meet Julia

President Michael Magee to Speak at the the Kim Dae Jung Peace Forum

Minerva University President Michael Magee will join the Kim Dae Jung Peace Forum as a distinguished keynote speaker, sharing the stage with Kailash Satyarthi, the recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. During his keynote address on October 5, Magee will explore the significance of higher education in advancing worldwide peace efforts. Learn more

Workshop: Navigating Complex Situations - October 18, 6:00 am Pacific Time In today’s interconnected world, the ability to analyze and navigate complex situations at any level is essential for any leader. In this interactive workshop we will discuss the complex causal relationships underlying social systems to make better informed decisions. We will work through examples from Minerva’s Decision Analysis curriculum and discover how our graduate programs can help you become a more confident decision-maker and leader. Register here

Want to learn more? Email us or visit our website.


Dear Sandra, Hello from Worcester, MA! I had the pleasure of meeting many colleagues in Baltimore last week. For those of you I didn’t get the chance to connect with or haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet, I am Emily Roper-Doten, and I became the Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Assistance at Clark University this summer. In just a few months I’ve been impressed by the smart, playful, fiercely independent yet exceedingly kind and caring community of students, faculty, and staff here in Main South. It is truly wonderful to be a Clarkie. I’m writing today to highlight a few opportunities for your students and to share a few updates.

  • Encourage your students to come visit Clark in the fall during Clarktoberfest on Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Students will meet faculty from academic departments across the university, hear from key staff in our division of student success, and have the chance to tour a number of specialty spaces in addition to a campus tour, such as Visual and Performing Arts, Biology, Chemistry, the new Center for Multimedia Arts, Computing, and Design, and more!

  • The first day of classes at Clark marked the opening of the impressive Center for Multimedia Arts, Computing, and Design, a Gold LEED certified building that houses the Becker School of Design and Technology. This includes the #4 ranked Interactive Media: Game Design and Development program as well as Computer Science and Visual and Performing Arts. More information about the collaboration focused design can be found on our website.

  • This year, we’re introducing a new major in Creative Writing along with three new concentrations in Arabic Studies, Arts Management, and Geospatial Data Analytics to our already dynamic academic programs that offers over 40 majors and minors, in addition to over a dozen interdisciplinary concentrations.

  • In preparation for the release of the Simplified FAFSA, we are making changes to ensure the best estimates for students in our Early Decision and Early Action rounds. All applicants for the 2023-2024 cycle will require the CSS Profile in addition to the FAFSA. Remember, Clark is committed to meeting demonstrated financial need for students applying in either of our Early Decision rounds (EDI deadline of November 15 and EDII deadline of January 15- see all of our admissions deadlines). We remain dedicated to providing both need-based and merit scholarships throughout our decision rounds to make Clark a viable option for your students.

  • Today, I had the pleasure of joining a class led by Clark’s Juan Pablo Rivera. In this class, students are actively co-designing a new honors experience tailored for Clarkies. We are building upon the foundation of our existing departmental honors programs to create an enriching academic journey that fosters collaboration and intellectual vibrancy. In the true spirit of Clark, we’re collaborating closely with current students to shape this honors program. Stay tuned for further updates as this program takes shape. For prospective Clark applicants, we invite them to express interest in the honors program on their application. We’ll provide additional information to all applicants about the next steps for applying to this program.

If you are traveling to New England this fall, I extend a personal invitation for you to join us for a campus visit and enjoy a warm beverage. We would love to host you! Our incredible group of admissions counselors are eager to help you and your students. You may find your region's assigned counselor on our Find Your Counselor page.




As the number 7 Best Value College in the United States, we know that the value of a Rice University education vastly surpasses the cost. To make Rice more affordable for families, we have generous financial aid policies for all, including international students.

While we are need-aware for both admission and financial aid, international students who apply for and receive need-based aid will have 100% of demonstrated need met with institutional grant aid. Each student is also automatically considered for merit scholarships (no separate application required), which are renewable for four years. These scholarships are typically awarded to students who distinguish themselves scholastically or personally within our pool of applicants. This year, we provided more than $10 million in merit scholarships to Rice undergraduates.

At Rice University, we believe cost should not be a barrier to attending one of the finest universities in the country. Visit our financial aid website to learn more.


College Affordability 101

Financial aid can be confusing, so we’ve worked hard to streamline the process. Understanding and applying for aid is simple and straightforward with our new step-by-step guide to paying for college, College Affordability 101. This resource will explain everything from financial aid lingo to the different types of aid available to students and families.

Financial Aid Information

The financial aid journey looks different for each student and family, but it all begins in the same place. Point students and families toward the basic steps they’ll need to take to better navigate the world of financial aid to make college more affordable.


Darryl D. Isom

Director of Admissions and Recruitment

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Student Development Center, Suite 1140

Princess Anne MD 21853

(410) 651-6411 (office) (410) 651-7922 (fax)


THE LATEST FROM NOTRE DAMEGreetings from Notre Dame!

We are delighted to see so many high school students taking advantage of

our on-campus and virtual visit opportunities. We also have our 2023-24 Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Fact Sheet available as a reference guide for students that are interested in applying to Notre Dame.

We are here to support you through this new admissions application cycle. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.Financial Aid Applications Open Soon

Seniors applying for admission to Notre Dame may also apply for financial aid. Notre Dame requires the CSS Profile and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit our Financial Aid website and scroll to "Undergraduate Deadlines and Priority Submission Dates" for details and deadlines.

LIVE October 16: Pre-College Programs Applications

Do you know students who are looking for an extraordinary summer experience? Our Pre-College Programs applications open October 16. Students can earn college credit, live on campus and abroad, and take courses led by Notre Dame professors. Details here:

  • Summer Scholars

  • Leadership Seminars

  • Study Abroad

FirstGen@ND: ResourcesNotre Dame strives to create a welcoming and inclusive community for all, including our first-generation students.

Check out our First-Generation web page, where we highlight many campus resources and feature our students' stories.


Hello from Wellesley!

We hope this message finds you well and that you had a great start to the academic year! As Wellesley’s Class of 2027 settles onto campus, the Admission Team wants to provide a snapshot of the newest members of our community. We also want to take a moment to thank you for your continued partnership and provide some updates as you support students this year to navigate the college search and application process. Should you have any questions or need additional information, do not hesitate to reach out! Class of 2027 Profile This year, Wellesley welcomed 573 outstanding students to the Class of 2027. Members of the first-year class were chosen from among 8,460 applicants for an admission rate of 13%. Students represent 43 states plus the District of Columbia and Guam, in addition to 27 countries of citizenship. 58% of students received need-based financial aid and 23% of students were eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. To learn more, please visit the Class of 2027 Profile. Applicant Updates Applicants to Wellesley for fall 2024 will have the option to submit SAT or ACT scores for consideration with their application. Our holistic, committee-based application review process gives us the flexibility to evaluate each applicant’s full record within the context of their available resources. Regardless of an applicant’s decision to submit test scores, the admission committee is particularly interested in an applicant’s demonstrated writing and quantitative skills as key predictors for success in Wellesley’s curriculum. Visit our application FAQs on our school counselor website for more information. Fall Programming Highlights This fall the Admission Office will host a series of in person and virtual events for prospective students to learn about and connect with our community.

Amplify. A virtual series about empowering change and redefining leadership.

Campus Visits. Immerse oneself into the vibrancy of our campus on a self-guided or student-led tour. Virtual Tour. Explore our beautiful campus and discover new things to love about Wellesley, all from the comfort of your couch, bed, classroom, etc. Virtual Programs. Learn about the Wellesley experience from those who've lived it! Engage with our students, faculty, and alumnae as they share how they made their Wellesley education uniquely their own.

We hope that you and your colleagues find this information helpful as you advise your students. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if we can be of any assistance.



Thank you, Sandra, for the critical role you play in your students’ college search!

Your time is valuable—so here at a glance is information we hope will be of use (and interest) to you:

  1. Ithaca College has been test optional since 2012. We’re eager to learn all about your students—how they see the world, their passions, their hidden or not-so-hidden talents, and the things they’re proud of. Learn more about what we consider.

  2. Explore IC’s online viewbook—including video collections focused on academics; student life (including residence halls and dining); athletics; our top-ranked college town; and more.

  3. Encourage your students to visit campus. Fall open houses will be held on Monday, October 9, and on Friday, November 10. (What better way to spend a day off from school?) Can’t make it to Ithaca? Connect with IC at a virtual visit.

  4. Our counselor resources web page is a hub of information just for you, so you can quickly get the information you need to guide and support your students.

  5. Connect with Ithaca near you! IC representatives will be in your area this fall to get to know you and your students.

Thank you again for all you do to support your students through the college search process. We are here for you! Please contact us anytime you have questions. Sincerely, Bridget O'Connor Senior Admission Counselor

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