New at NYU

  • NYU has launched a new content website for prospective applicants – Meet NYU. It’s a one stop shop for information on the application process, academics, and student life.
  • The Steinhardt School’s Vocal Performance Department is offering a new concentration in Contemporary Voice. This track may interest students who want to have a voice in the world of pop music.
  • Students applying to the Liberal Studies Core Program are now able to spend their first year away at NYU Madrid in addition to the previously offered options of London, Paris, Florence, and Washington, DC. Review NYU’s application requirements.
  • NYU Shanghai recently broke ground on a new campus site to accommodate its growing student body. The new location is set to open in 2022.
  • Students applying to the College of Arts and Science, Gallatin, non-artistic majors in Steinhardt, and Tisch’s Film and Television major will have the option to select Liberal Studies as an alternate option for New York.


University of Delaware’s Early Action Deadline

The University of Delaware’s Early Action Deadline is Nov. 1. In order for an application to be considered for Early Action, all application materials must be received by the deadline:

  • Completed Common Application or Coalition application
  • Required essays
  • Self-reported high school grades through SRAR (Self-Reported Academic Record)*
  • Self-reported SAT (code: 5811) or ACT (code: 0634) scores
  • A school counselor recommendation—the secondary school report satisfies this requirement. An additional letter from an instructor can be submitted but is not required.

If you have any questions, contact the UD counselor for your area or contact our office at or 302-831-8123.

* Students who are admitted and plan to attend UD will be required to submit official, final high school transcripts and test scores before their initial semester.


Eugene McDermott Scholars program at the University of Texas

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the nation’s most generous and distinctive undergraduate merit awards for extraordinary students.

Valued at more than $250,000 (out-of-state) or $150,000 (in-state), the scholarship includes tuition, stipend, study abroad and professional development funding.

McDermott Scholars have:

  • Interned at Amazon, Microsoft, J. P. Morgan, U.S. Supreme Court, NPR, NIH and CERN.
  • Gone on to further their education at Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Cambridge.
  • Won Fulbrights, Goldwaters, NSF Fellowships, Udalls, a Schwarzman and a Gates-Cambridge.
  • Worked at Activision, Google, Microsoft, McKinsey, Texas Instruments, the White House, the UN, NASA, Cleveland Clinic and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

At UT Dallas, students have access to distinguished faculty, innovative academic programs, nationally recognized research and countless career-oriented opportunities.

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2019 for the UT Dallas application and Dec. 12, 2019 for the McDermott Scholars application.

A full list of qualifications and deadlines are available online. Please email or visit the website for more information.

STEM & Health Professions Day at Drake

STEM and Health Professions Day (November 8th) is designed to introduce high school seniors  to programs at Drake University that will prepare them for careers in STEM and health care professions. Specific academic programs in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences will be included. Prospective students will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and current students through academic breakout sessions, interactive labs in each field of study, academic spaces and facilities tour, an admission presentation, a campus tour and complimentary lunch in the dining hall for up to three individuals per visitor.

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Politics Day at Drake

Interested high school seniors and are invited to attend Politics Day at Drake (November 2nd) to learn from faculty, current students, and alumni about Drake’s unique position in the political landscape. Prospective students will board a bus and venture off-campus for bipartisan site visits with current Drake students and recent alumni who are working in politics in Des Moines. The  tour will include 1-2 Democratic Presidential campaign offices, the Republican Party of Iowa headquarters, and a meeting at the Iowa Capitol.

EXCITING NOTE!: In addition to the program above, the NAACP is hosting a forum on Drake’s campus that same morning. 12 Presidential candidates have already confirmed their attendance. There is no better day for your students to see the political opportunities that await at Drake!

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NCAA Reminders

In order to go on an official NCAA visit, prospective college-bound student-athletes must complete their Certification Account registration with the NCAA Eligibility Center (including submitting payment or a fee waiver request), be on that NCAA Division I or II school’s Institution Request List (IRL) and present the institution with a high school or college academic transcript. If a student currently has a Profile Page, he/she must convert that account to a Certification and pay the fee/request a fee waiver.

Prospective student-athletes with an enrollment period of Winter/Spring 2020 were able to request final amateurism certification starting October 1. In order for an account to be ready-to-process for final amateurism all amateurism tasks must be closed, and final amateurism needs to have been requested. To avoid last-minute delays,  mid-year enrollees are encouraged to check their accounts regularly to ensure they are responding to open tasks.

A tutorial on how to request amateurism can be found hereStill have questions? Reach out to our staff at 877-262-1492 — we’re here for you!

NMC Student Sponsorship Programs

For over 20 years, NMC has partnered with diesel technology schools in the midwest, offering a premier sponsorship opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in the heavy equipment industry. In collaboration with the Midwest’s finest diesel technology schools, our programs include:

  • Two paid summer internships (dependent upon student start date)
  • Paid Tuition, Books, Fees, Uniforms (up to a $10,000 value)
  • Toolbox (up to a $7,000 value)
  • Personalized mentoring during the summer and school year
  • Opportunity to earn an Associate’s of Applied Science degree in Diesel Technology
  • Employment and career progression opportunities with NMC

To apply, click here.

Click Here to apply or contact Talent Solutions for additional information. Email us at or call at 402-891-7555.

University of Alabama’s Free App Week

The University of Alabama’s Free App Week, running November 4-10, 2019.

Senior students and their families need to visit: FREE APP WEEK
Students complete the form and receive a link directly to the application with their individual code beginning November 4. They then have until 11:59 p.m. CT on November 10, to complete their application. During this week, please assist your students with acquiring transcripts.

The options for official high school transcript submission for your 2020 applicants:

  • Email: (Transcripts sent via email must come directly from the high school counselor. Students may not submit transcripts via email.)
  • Electronic Services: Parchment/Naviance, E-Scripts, Scribbles, OverGrad, SCOIR, and National Student Clearinghouse
  • Mail: Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    The University of Alabama
    Box 870132
    Tuscaloosa, AL  35487


Hope Spoke’s Active Parenting Programs

Active Parenting Classes are enrolling now!

Parents of 5-12 Year Olds: 11/4/19 to 12/9/19, Mondays 5-7pm

Parents of 0-5 Year Olds: 11/7/19 to 12/5/19, Thursdays 4-6pm (excluding 11/28/19)

Parents of Teens/Adolescents: 11/18/19 to 12/23/19, Mondays 1:30-3:30pm

Contact Alicia Waltman, MA, LIMHP, LADC, LPC at HopeSpoke for more information or to make a referral at (402) 475-7666 or

Class fee is $40.00; however, a reduced rate as low of $5.00 based upon income is possible. Materials are included. A snack and an incentive is offered for participants that attend all of the course sessions.

The Active Parenting Program is made possible through the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln

Colgate University Updates

Below are updates for students interested in: Colgate University;

Early Decision I

An ideal option for students who have identified Colgate as their top choice, the Early Decision I application deadline is November 15.

Financial Aid for Early Decision Applicants

Colgate meets full financial need for all admitted students, including Early Decision applicants. It is recommend students use an online cost calculator to estimate financial aid in advance.

Application Deadlines

Early Decision I – November 15, 2019
Early Decision II and Regular Decision – January 15, 2020

No-Loan Initiative

Prospective students and families have shown tremendous interest in Colgate’s new no-loan initiative which eliminates federal loans from financial aid packages for students with a total family income less than $125,000. The first loan-free financial aid offers will be made to eligible admitted Early Decision I students this December.