K-State’s Girls in Aviation Day

The Kansas State University Polytechnic Chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI) will be hosting its fourth annual Girls in Aviation Day – a FREE program for girls ages 8 to 18, designed to introduce them to the possibilities available with a career in aviation – on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Stevens Flight Center (#4 on the campus map).

The day’s activities will take place from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Light breakfast and lunch will be served. All guests will receive a drawstring sports pack, WIA Aviation Fun Patch, Whirlygig, a copy of Girls in Aviation magazine and a limited-edition t-shirt. The first 100 girls to register will receive an additional surprise. If you attended this event last year, you’re encouraged to wear your Girls in Aviation Day t-shirt!

Attendees will have the opportunity to talk to women in various fields of aviation and aerospace, including pilots, engineers, air traffic controllers, airport managers, and more. Exciting hands-on activities, such as flight simulators and much more.

Please note: All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of their stay at the Stevens Flight Center.

For more info and to register, click here. For any additional questions, please contact our Assistant Director of Admissions, Kris Grinter by phone at 785-826-2676.

2019-20 Diversity Leadership Symposia Series at UNL

Nebraska’s Diversity Leadership Symposia are special events for high school students designed to celebrate and promote leadership in diverse communities. Students who have registered and attend will be considered for the $2,000 Emerging Leaders scholarship per year ($8,000 total). Interested students are invited to visit https://admissions.unl.edu/events/on-campus/diversity-leadership-symposia/ to learn more and register for one of the Leadership Symposiums listed below:

  • Nebraska Fall Latinx Leadership Symposium * Wednesday, October 30th (seniors only)
  • Nebraska Fall Black Leadership Symposium * Wednesday, November 6th (seniors only)
  • Nebraska Native Leadership Symposium * Tuesday, November 2th
  • Nebraska Asian Leadership Symposium * Tuesday, November 9th
  • Nebraska Spring Black Leadership Symposium * Wednesday, April 5th (9th – 11th grade students)
  • Nebraska Spring Latinx Leadership Symposium * Wednesday, April 22nd (9th – 11th grade students)

Cost is $5 and includes lunch and T-shirt. For F/R Lunch students, the cost is waived.  If you have questions, please contact Sarah Simon, special events assistant director, at sarahsimon@experience.unl.edu or 402-472-6848.


Boston University’s Expanded Financial Assistance Program

BU has a new, expanded financial assistance program, affordableBU, that will meet 100% full need of any admitted first-year student.  Students’ financial need will be determined based on the FAFSA and CSS Profile™. Once a family’s expected contribution as been determined, it will be subtracted from the full cost of attendance. The difference—calculated need—will be made up by financial aid.

Click here to view important deadlines, including when financial assistance applications are due, for the coming year.

Lincoln Area College Fair

Juniors and Seniors: Attend a College Fair this fall to meet with college representatives. Admission is free. Before you attend, visit NebraskaCollegeFairs.org to register for a barcode. Print the barcode, or download it to your smartphone, and take it to the fair so that college reps can scan it.

2019 Fall College Fairs

  • Lincoln Area College Fair, Sunday, September 22, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Southeast Community College, 8800 O Street, Lincoln
  • Omaha Area College Fair, Sunday, September 29, 1:00-4:00 p.m. – University of Nebraska at Omaha, Sapp Fieldhouse, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha

EducationQuest’s September College Planning Bulletin

Seniors and juniors will want to read the info found in the September issue of EducationQuest’s College Planning Bulletin, which can be found at one of the links shown below:

The September bulletin covers the following topics:

  • Seniors…3 must-do tasks for this fall!
  • Get FREE help from EducationQuest
  • Meet with college reps at College Fairs, Educational Planning Programs
  • September “To Do” List

Creighton University: Now Test-Optional

Creighton University is now test-optional* beginning with students applying for fall 2020.

Why test-optional?
To make Creighton education accessible to high-achieving students who may believe that test scores are not reflective of their academic record and ability to be successful in college, it is now test-optional. To us, the overall portfolio of academic experience, as demonstrated through a student’s high school performance, can be more predictive than a single test or combination of tests. Four years in the classroom says more to us than four hours taking a test. Experience shows that the rigor of a student’s program and overall academic performance shows how students will fit into the Creighton community.

Who should apply test-optional?
Students whose test scores may not accurately showcase their ability to succeed at Creighton will likely benefit from applying test-optional. Typically, students whose test scores fall above our 25th-percentile do not benefit from applying test-optional. (The 25th-percentile for ACT is a 24; the 25th-percentile for SAT is 1180.)

This is a very holistic process and there aren’t hard-and-fast rules. If you have any questions about whether or not you should apply test-optional, please visit Creighton’s test-optional website or contact AbbyMaresh@creighton.edu or +1 402-280-3845.

*Test-optional does not apply to nursing applicants or homeschooled students.

Updates from Bryan College of Health Sciences

Bryan College of Health Sciences has the following updates to share with students:
  1. Students can earn college credit at Bryan and use ACE Scholarship funds!

    Bryan Early College Access Program (BECAP) is for second semester juniors and seniors who would like to take college credit courses with at a discount! Bryan will be offering a fully online Intro to Health Professions course for $200 in spring and fall 2020. All BECAP courses are ACE scholarship eligible! Other general education courses will be offered online and on-campus in summer and fall 2020 for the same discounted tuition rate of $200/credit hour. It is easy to apply, students just need to meet the minimum 2.75 math/science and 2.75 cumulative GPA requirements. For more info, visit bryanhealth.org/BECAP

  2. Early Nursing Acceptance Deadline October 25th

    Students interested in applying to Bryan’s nursing program should have a completed online application and transcripts sent by October 25th to be considered for early decision by Thanksgiving. Students who complete their application by this deadline to be considered for an interview spot. This is a great way to secure one of 60 spots before the final deadline of the general pool in January. Students must have a 2.75 cumulative and 2.75 high school math/science GPA to be considered.

  3. Bryan’s programs continue to be ranked and have amazing outcomes!
    • Biomedical Sciences has 100% acceptance rate to PA, med school and grad research programs.
    • Nursing has a 99% NCLEX (board exam) first-time pass rate and 100% employment.
    • Sonography is #15 in the United States and has 100% employment and 100% board pass rates!
    • Healthcare Studies is Bryan’s pre-social work, pre-public health program that has 100% employment and graduate school placement.
Upcoming events include the following:

  * Fall Visit Day-October 5th

  * Nursing Night-October 14th

  * Biomedical Sciences Night-October 29th

  * Sonography Night-November 11th