University of Virginia

The University of Virginia shares the three important admission changes for applicants to beware of:

  • Early Decision– A new binding early application option for students this year with an October 15 application deadline.
  • Common Application Exclusive– No longer accepting the Coalition Application and will only accept the Common Application.
  • Scholars/Honors Program Notification Date ChangeALL Echols, Rodman, and College Science Scholars will be named in March following the release of Regular Decision.

Connect on social media– The University of Virginia continues to offer ways for students, parents, and counselors to connect and ask questions via social media — @uvaadmission and @uvadeanj on Twitter and Instagram. Weekly live “Q&A” sessions have been held on Instagram for three years and the UVA admission blog is now in its 15th year


Gettysburg College

Starting with next year’s incoming class, students at Gettysburg College will be able to apply for the Eisenhower Scholarship–designed to recognize outstanding applicants who are positively transforming their communities. The College has a long history of civic engagement with students and alumni making a difference in their communities and around the world.

The Eisenhower Scholarship is Gettysburg College’s most selective scholarship–$160,000 for four years of full-time study ($40,000 per year). It is awarded to top-performing applicants within a most challenging curriculum who have demonstrated a high level of civic engagement locally, nationally, and/or internationally. More information about the Eisenhower Scholarship including application requirements and process is on the website.

Additionally, Gettysburg College recognizes students’ academic achievement in high school by awarding four categories of academic merit scholarships under Early Decision and Regular Decision.

  • Abraham Lincoln Scholarship–$32,000 per year
  • Presidential Scholarship–$27,000 per year
  • David Wills Scholarship –$24,000 per year
  • 1832 Founders Scholarship–$15,000 per year

Decisions on merit scholarship recipients are made as part of the admissions process. A separate application is not required. All students, including those who apply test optional, are considered.

Gettysburg College accepts self-reported SAT and ACT scores. Please visit this webpage for more information about applying test optional or with self-reported scores.

K-State Polytech Live

Learning about the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is easier than ever with Facebook and Instagram Live.

Tuesdays this fall, K-State Polytech will go live inside the classroom to give you a personalized look at three of our engineering technology degree options. It also will feature alumni from K-State Polytechnic tackling the topic of life after college.

The Facebook and Instagram Live schedule for fall 2019 is below, so log on, learn about the Polytechnic experience and join the conversation!

Upcoming live sessions:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 8
    • Featuring: Lindsey Dreiling, 2007 professional pilot alum
    • Facebook Live at 6 p.m. CST | Instagram Live at 6:30 p.m. CST
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22
    • Featuring: Digital media technology professor and students
    • Facebook and Instagram Live at 6 p.m. CST
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5
    • Featuring: Computer systems technology professor and students
    • Facebook and Instagram Live at 6 p.m. CST
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19
    • Featuring: Ashley Flowers, 2012 technology management alum
    • Facebook Live at 6 p.m. CST | Instagram Live at 6:30 p.m. CST
  • Tuesday, Dec. 3
    • Featuring: Kendy Edmonds, 2017 unmanned aircraft systems alum
    • Facebook Live at 6 p.m. CST | Instagram Live at 6:30 p.m. CST
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10
    • Featuring: Robotics and automation professor and students
    • Facebook and Instagram Live at 6 p.m. CST

Join & go Live!

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Sweet Briar College’s Explore Engineering Event

Sophomore, junior and senior girls who have an interest in engineering or technology who answer “yes” to the following questions are invited to participate in Sweet Briar College’s Explore Engineering event.

  • Do you like to help people?
  • Are you the kind of person who likes to craft, make, tinker and break things?
  • Have you been wondering if engineering might be for you, but you’re not sure?
  • Do you like spooky things?

Explore Engineering, an overnight event for high school girls at Sweet Briar College will be held October 25th-26th.

Participants will work in teams with engineering professors and students to imagine and bring to life a computer-controlled, interactive Halloween device. The event is hands-on, stresses teamwork and creativity, and is perfect for both experienced students and newbies to

Get more information and register!


Seton Hall University’s Joint Bachelor’s/M.D. Program

Seton Hall University recently opened a new school of medicine in partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health, a network of 16 hospitals, including the #1 ranked hospital in New Jersey. The new School of Medicine will reserve 25% of the seats exclusively for Seton Hall University graduates. Many of these students will come to the School of Medicine from Seton Hall’s newly designed Joint Bachelor’s/M.D. program.

This innovative joint-degree program allows students to spend their first 4 years completing a Bachelor’s degree at Seton Hall in any subject and then moving on to complete an M.D. at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University. Learn more about the Joint M.D. program by visiting or click here to check out an informational webinar.

The application process for admission to this program is now open for freshman planning to enroll in Fall 2020. Interested applicants should check off “Medicine (Joint Bachelor’s/M.D. program)” as their intended major on the Common Application or Seton Hall application.

Applicants must:

  • Apply no later than Sunday, December 15
  • Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Have a minimum ACT composite score of 30, or two-part SAT score of 1400 (no less than 650 on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics sections)

Interested students are encouraged to apply for Seton Hall’s Joint Bachelor’s/M.D. program! Students can learn more about Seton Hall’s Joint Bachelor’s/M.D. program at an information session and campus tour offered MondayFriday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and noon. Register today!

Western Colorado University’s Preview Days

Choosing the right college can be challenging and big decision for families who live out of state which is why Western Colorado University is host Preview Days! Preview Days give students and their families the chance to experience Western like a true Mountaineer. Professors and department heads from different academic programs are available to share information about their program, courses and innovative research that Western students participate in throughout their college career. They’ll also have the chance to meet with representatives from different Western student groups and tour our beautiful campus.

View the full Preview Day itinerary.

All visitors who attend a Preview Day are eligible for a night of free lodging in town (while supplies last)! Interested students are encouraged to sign up today for one of the upcoming Preview Days.

A Student’s Guide to Your First Year of College

The first year of college can be overwhelming. That’s why Reach Higher, Michelle Obama, YouTube and NowThis teamed up to create A Student’s Guide to Your First Year of College – a 10-episode playlist that sheds light on all aspects of the first-year college experience. Students will learn about finding financial aid, locating mentors and supporters on campus, and navigating a college-level course load. View the playlist by clicking here.

Mural Design Contest

The Foundation for Educational Services (FES), National Student Loan Program (NSLP) and EducationQuest Foundation are proud to announce its Mural Design Contest! Interested students are invited to participate in this contest for a chance to win a college scholarship. Contest submissions are due October 1, 2019.

See the details of this contest in the attached documents or online at Questions can be directed to or (402) 479-6608.