Colleges with some seats still open as of May 2012

May 16, 2012
If you didn’t get in or you are a late start. There is still hope and some options. Here is a list of 436 Colleges that still have limited space. These colleges are looking to still fill their rosters. Just release May, 2012. Need help contact me! Institution Name State Contact Person Phone Number Agnes […]

If you didn’t get in or you are a late start. There is still hope and some options. Here is a list of 436 Colleges that still have limited space.

These colleges are looking to still fill their rosters.

Just release May, 2012. Need help contact me!

Institution Name State Contact Person Phone Number

  1. Agnes Scott College GA Alexa Gaeta 404.471.6423
  2. Albertus Magnus College CT Richard lolatte 203-773-8501
  3. Albion College MI Nicholas Clements 800-858-6770
  4. Albright College PA Chris Boehm 610-921-7700
  5. Alliant International University CA James Ellis 858-635-4694
  6. AMDA - The American Muiscal and Dramatic Academy NY and LA NY Charlotte Francovalle - NY, Karen Jackson - LA 800-367-7908
  7. American College Dublin Ireland Damien O' Farrell 35316768939
  8. American International College MA Linda Dagradi 413.205.3270
  9. American Jewish University CA Matt Spooner 310-440-1250
  10. Anderson University SC Pam Ross 864-328-1835
  11. Anoka Technical College MN LeAnn Brown 763-576-7484
  12. Aquinas College TN Connie Hansom 615-297-7545
  13. Arcadia University PA Collene Pernicello 215-572-2840
  14. Arizona State University AZ 785 965 7788
  15. Art Academy Of Cincinnati OH Gregory Stewart 5135628744
  16. Asbury University KY Lisa Harper 800-888-1818
  17. Augustana College SD Nancy Davidson 605-274-5502
  18. Augustana College IL Dane Rowley 309-794-7142
  19. Baker University KS Kevin Kropf 785.594.8327
  20. Baldwin-Wallace College OH Susan Dileno 440-826-2222
  21. Bangor University United Kingdom Sarah Jones-Morris 4.41248E+11
  22. Bard College at Simon's Rock MA Steve Coleman, Director of Admission 413-528-7499
  23. Belhaven University MS Suzanne Sullivan 601-968-5940
  24. Bellarmine University KY Tim Sturgeon 502.272.8085
  25. Belmont Abbey College NC Roger Jones 704-461-6665
  26. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology MA Michael Bosco 617-588-1368
  27. Berry College GA Brett E. Kennedy 706 236 2215
  28. Birminghagm-Southern College AL Sheri S. Salmon 205-226-4692
  29. Bluefield College VA Mark Hipes 276.326.4340
  30. Bluffton University OH Chris Jebsen 419-358-3254
  31. Boston Architectural College MA Richard Moyer 617-585-0256
  32. Bradley University IL Nickie Roberson 800-447-6460
  33. Brenau University GA Molly Switzer 770-534-6100
  34. Brevard College NC David Volrath 828-884-8367
  35. Briar Cliff University IA Sharisue Wilcoxon 712.279.5200
  36. Brooklyn College - CUNY NY Penelope Terry 718-951-5001
  37. Bryant University RI Brenda Doran 401-232-6100
  38. Bryn Athyn College PA Allen Linnell 267-502-6000
  39. Buena Vista University IA Bridget Kurkowski 712-749-2235
  40. Buffalo State College NY Carmela Thompson 716.878.4017
  41. Cabrini College PA Gene Soltys 610-902-8293
  42. CalArts CA Molly Ryan 661-291-3071
  43. Caldwell College NJ Stephen Quinn 973-618-3500
  44. California Baptist University CA Office of Admissions 951-343-4212
  45. California College of the Arts CA Sheri McKenzie 415-703-9535
  46. Campbellsville University KY Dave Walters 270-789-2449
  47. Canisius College NY Bridget Licata 716-888-2505
  48. Capital University OH Amanda Sohl 614-236-6574
  49. Capitol College MD George Walls 301-369-2800
  50. Cardinal Stritch University WI Emmy Stoecklein 414-410-4040
  51. Carlow University PA Judy Bolsinger 412-578-6027
  52. Carroll College MT Nina Lococo 406-447-4316
  53. Carson-Newman College TN Melanie Redding 865-471-3223
  54. Castleton State College VT Maurice Ouimet 802-468-1352
  55. Cazenovia College NY Bob Croot 800-654-3210
  56. Cedar Crest College PA Andrea Stewart 610-740-3780
  57. Centenary College LA Gail Roberson 800-234-4448
  58. Centenary College NJ Glenna Warren 18002368679
  59. Central Methodist University MO Larry Anderson 660 248 6247
  60. Centre College KY Bob Nesmith 859.238.5350
  61. CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY CA Marcela Mejia Martinez 714-997-6711
  62. Charleston Southern University SC Jim Rhoton 843-863-7050
  63. Chatham University PA Marylyn Scott (800) 837-12
  64. Chestnut Hill College PA Dan Etherton 215-248-7072
  65. Christian Brothers University TN Anne Kenwrothy 901-321-3205
  66. Clackamas Community College OR Student Recruitment 503-594-6000
  67. Clarion University PA william D. Bailey 800-672-7171
  68. Clarke University IA Emily Kruse 563-588-6316
  69. Clayton State University GA Theodora Riley 678-466-4137
  70. College of Coastal Georgia GA Betsy Kane, Assistant Director of Admissions 912-279-5730
  71. College Of Mount St. Joseph OH Peggy Minnich 513-244-4531
  72. College of St. Joseph VT Mai Miller / Geoffrey DeMarsh 802-776-5205
  73. College of the Atlantic ME Sarah Baker 800-528-0025
  74. Colorado Mesa University CO Jared Meier 970-248-1613
  75. Colorado STate University-Pueblo CO Dana Trujillo 719-549-2418
  76. Columbia College MO Samantha White 573-875-7343
  77. Columbia College Chicago IL 312 369-7129
  78. Community College of Allegheny County PA Admissions@ccac.edu
  79. Community Colleges of Spokane WA Lori Hunt 509-434-5004
  80. Compass College of Cinematic Arts MI Nancee Vander Heide 616-988-1000
  81. Concordia College-New York NY Robert (Rob) Piurowski 800-937-2655
  82. Concordia University, St. Paul MN Kristin Schoon 651-641-8839
  83. Cornish College of the Arts WA Sharron Starling 206-726-5017
  84. Cottey College MO Rick Eber 888-526-8839
  85. Crown College MN
  86. CUNY Hunter College NY Gary Lupinacci 212-772-4289
  87. Curry College MA Jane Patricia Fidler 617-333-2210
  88. Dean College MA James Fowler 508-541-1547
  89. Defiance College OH Brad Harsha 419-439-0232
  90. Delaware College of Art and Design DE Elizabeth Gatti 302-622-8000
  91. Delaware Valley College PA Dwayne Walker 215-489-2211
  92. Dixie State Collge of Utah UT Joshua Sine 435-652-7591
  93. Dowling College NY
  94. Drew University NJ April Vidor 973.408.3703
  95. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania PA Jeff Jones 570-422-3833
  96. East Texas Baptist University TX Jason Soles 903-923-2011
  97. Eastern Connecticut State University CT Christopher Dorsey 860-465-4398
  98. Eastern Illinois University IL Brenda Major 217-581-5933
  99. Eastern Oregon University OR Arlyn Love 541-962-3496
  100. Eckerd College FL Maria Furtado 727-864-8331
  101. Edgewood College WI Christine Benedict 608-663-2294
  102. Edinboro University PA Craig Grooms 814-732-2761
  103. Elizabeth City State University NC 252-335-3305
  104. Elizabethtown College PA Paul M. Cramer 717.316.1400
  105. Elmhurst College IL Gary Rold 630-617-3078
  106. Elmira CollegE NY Brett Moore 607-735-1724
  107. Elms College MA Joseph Wagner 413-592-3189
  108. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University AZ Bryan Dougherty 800-888-3728
  109. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University FL BJ Adams 386-226-6100
  110. Emory & Henry College VA David Hawsey 276-944-6803
  111. Eureka College IL Kurt Krile 309-467-6350
  112. Evergreen State College WA 360-867-6170
  113. Fairmont State University WV Lori Schoonmaker 304-367-4892
  114. Fayetteville State University NC Ulisa E. Bowles 910.672.1411
  115. Felician College NJ Alexander Scott 201-559-6131
  116. Ferris State University MI Angela Garrey 18004337747
  117. Ferrum College VA Gilda Woods 540-365-4298
  118. Fisher College MA Robert Melaragni 617-236-8818
  119. Flagler College FL Marc G. Williar 9048196302
  120. Florida Atlantic University FL Barbara Pletcher 561-297-3040
  121. Florida Institute of Technology FL Admission Reception 321-674-8030
  122. Florida Southern College FL John Grundig 800.274.4131
  123. Framingham State University MA Jeremy Spencer 508-626-4500
  124. Franklin College Switzerland Switzerland Karen Ballard 212 922-9650
  125. Fresno Pacific University CA Rina Campbell 559-453-2289
  126. Frostburg State University MD Patricia Gregory 301-687-4201
  127. Gardner-Webb University NC Kristen Setzer 800-253-6472
  128. George Fox University OR
  129. Georgetown College KY Julie Sams 800-788-9985
  130. Goldey-Beacom College DE Larry Eby 302-225-6248
  131. Gonzaga University WA Julie McCulloh 509-313-6572
  132. Gordon College MA June Bodoni 978-867-4218
  133. Goshen College IN Dan Koop Liechty 574-535-7535
  134. Grace College IN Mark Pohl, Director of Admissions 574.372.5100
  135. Graceland University IA Talia Brown 641-784-5117
  136. Grand View University IA Diane Johnson 515-263-2801
  137. Greensboro College NC Julianne Schatz 336-272-7102
  138. Guilford College NC Andy Strickler 336.316.2100
  139. Gwynedd-Mercy College PA Michele Diehl 1800DIALGMC
  140. Hampshire College MA Julie Richardson 413.559.5471
  141. Hawaii Pacific University HI Sara Sato 808-544-0238
  142. Heidelberg University OH Lindsay Sooy 4194482330
  143. Hibbing Community College MN Sarah Merhar 218-262-6713
  144. Hofstra University NY Sunil Samuel 1800-HOFSTRA
  145. Hollins University VA Nikki Williams 540-362-6217
  146. Holy Cross College IN Marie E. Bensman 5742398407
  147. Holy Family University PA Lauren A. Campbell 215-637-3050
  148. Hood College MD David J. Adams 301-696-3400
  149. Hope College MI Bill Vanderbilt 616/395-7850
  150. Houston Baptist University TX Eduardo Borges 281-649-3299
  151. Husson University ME Carlena Bean 207-941-7067
  152. Illinois College IL Rick Bystry 217-245-3030
  153. Indiana Tech IN Monica Chamberlain 260-422-5561
  154. Indiana University Southeast IN Anne Skuce 812-941-2212
  155. Inver Hills Community College MN Paula Brugge 651-450-3476
  156. Iona College NY
  157. Iowa Lakes Community College IA Anne Johnson 712-852-5254
  158. Iowa Wesleyan College IA Mark Petty 319-385-6231
  159. Itasca Community College MN Candace Perry 218-322-2340
  160. IUPUI IN Chris Foley 317-274-0838
  161. Jacksonville University FL Yvonne Martel 904-256-7000
  162. Jacobs University Bremen Germany Marie Vivas
  163. Jamestown College ND Tena Lawrence 701-252-3467
  164. John Cabot University Italy Ms. Danette Anderson 39066819121
  165. John Carroll University OH Steve Vitatoe 216.397.4277
  166. Johnson & Wales University RI 1800-DIALJWU
  167. Judson University IL Nancy Binger 847-628-2512
  168. Juniata College PA Michelle Bartol 814-641-3432
  169. Kalamazoo College MI Eric Staab 269 337 7172
  170. Keene State College NH Margaret A. Richmond 1-800-572-19
  171. Keiser University College of Golf FL Elizabeth Snyder 772-446-8361
  172. Keystone College PA Sarah Keating 570-945-8112
  173. Knox College IL Paul Steenis 800-678-KNOX
  174. La Sierra University CA Bobby A. Brown 951-785-2249
  175. LaGrange College GA Michael Thomas 706-880-8005
  176. Lake Superior State University MI Susan Camp 906-635-2231
  177. Lakeland College WI
  178. Lawrence University WI Ken Anselment 920-832-6506
  179. Le Moyne College NY Dennis J. Nicholson 3154454300
  180. Lebanon Valley College PA William J. Brown, Jr. 717-867-6181
  181. LeMoyne-Owen College TN Samuel L. King 901-435-1509
  182. Lenoir-Rhyne University NC Karen Feezor 828.328.7392
  183. Lesley College MA Debra A. Kocar 617.349.8800
  184. LeTourneau University TX Carl Arnold 903.233.4320
  185. Lewis University IL Ryan Cockerill 815-836-5250
  186. Lincoln College-Normal IL Sara Westendorf 800-569-0558
  187. Linfield College OR Lisa Knodle-Bragiel 503-883-2213
  188. Lock Haven University PA Robin Rockey 570-484-2027
  189. Long Island University Brooklyn NY Zaykeya Branic 718-780-4512
  190. Longwood University VA Sallie McMullin 434.395.2598
  191. Loras College IA Sharon Lyons 800-245-6727
  192. Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge LA
  193. Loyola Marymount University CA Matt Fissinger 310-338-2750
  194. Loyola University Maryland MD Undergraduate Admission Office 410-617-5012
  195. Loyola University New Orleans LA Keith Gramling 504.865.3240
  196. Lycoming College PA Jason Moran 800-345-3920
  197. Lynchburg College VA Sharon Walters-Bower 434-544-8439
  198. MacMurray College IL Alicia Zeone 217-479-7056
  199. Manhattanville College NY Kevin O'Sullivan 914-323-5464
  200. Marlboro College VT Nicole Curvin 800-343-0049
  201. Marshall University WV Beth Wolfe 304-696-6007
  202. Mary Baldwin College VA Roberta Palmer, Director of Admissions 540-887-7019
  203. Marymount College, Palos Verdes CA Paula Avery 310-303-7311
  204. Marymount Manhattan College NY Jim Rogers 212-517-0435
  205. Maryville University MO Shani Lenore-Jenkins 314-529-9359
  206. Marywood University PA Rachel Henneforth 570-348-6234
  207. Massachusetts College of Art and Design MA Karen Townsend 617.879.7221
  208. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts MA Annette Jeffes 800-969-6252
  209. McMurry University TX Jon Crook 325-793-4719
  210. Menlo College CA Bob Wilms 650-543-3812
  211. Mesabi Range Community & Technical College MN Brenda K. Kochevar 218-749-0314
  212. Methodist University NC Jamie Legg 1.800.488.71
  213. Michigan Technological University MI Undergraduate Admissions 888-688-1885
  214. Millikin University IL Joseph Havis 815 694-0792
  215. Mills College CA Joan Jaffe 510.430.2135
  216. Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design WI Office of Admissions 414-291-8070
  217. Milwaukee School of Engineering WI Dana Grennier 8003326763
  218. Minneapolis College of Art and Design MN Melissa Huybrecht 612-874-3762
  219. Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical MN Jackie Briggs, Director of Recruitment 877-853-8324
  220. Minnesota State University Moorhead MN Ann Buesgens 218-477-2425
  221. Missouri Baptist University MO Aaron Black 314-392-2290
  222. Mitchell College CT Susan Bibeau 800-443-2811
  223. Monmouth University NJ Lauren Vento Cifelli 732-571-3456
  224. Montana State University MT Ronda Russell 406 994 2452
  225. Montana Tech MT Stephanie Crowe 406-496-4568
  226. Moravian College PA
  227. Morehouse College GA Danny Bellinger, Associate Dean 404.215.2633
  228. Mount Mercy University IA Liz Metz 319-368-6460
  229. MOUNT OLIVE COLLEGE NC BARBARA KORNEGAY 919-658-7756
  230. Mount Saint Mary College NY Nancy Scaffidi Clarke 845-569-3488
  231. Mount St. Mary's University MD Michael A. Post 301-447-5214
  232. Mountwest Community and Technical College WV Krista Tooley 304-696-3005
  233. Multnomah University OR 503-251-6485
  234. National Louis University IL Romelia Mercado 312-261-3474
  235. National University of Ireland Maynooth Ireland Laura Elizabeth Coyle 6473383082
  236. New College of Florida FL Mitch Finer 941-487-4469
  237. New England College NH Diane Raymond 603.428.2230
  238. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) NM Mike Kloeppel 575-835-5424
  239. New York Institute of Technology NY Troy Miller 800.345.6948
  240. Newbury College MA Ken Sawada 617-730-7105
  241. Niagara University NY Harry Gong 716-286-8700
  242. Nichols College MA Paul Brower 5082132371
  243. North Carolina A&T State University NC Keyana Scales 336-334-7946
  244. North Carolina Wesleyan College NC Lori Melton 800-488-6292
  245. North Central College IL Martin Sauer 630-637-5800
  246. North Dakota State University ND Jobey Lichtblau 701-231-9581
  247. North Park University IL Mark Olson 773-244-5574
  248. Northern Michigan University MI Gerri Daniels 906-227-2650
  249. Northland College WI Rick J. Smith 800-753-1840
  250. Northwest University WA Jessica Velasco 425-889-5212
  251. Notre Dame de Namur University CA Jason Murray, Director of Admissions 650-508-3600
  252. Notre Dame of Maryland University MD Heidi Roller (410)5325330
  253. Oglethorpe University GA Lucy Leusch 404-364-8309
  254. Ohio Mid-Western College OH Jason Chambers 5132504305
  255. Ohio Northern University OH Deborah Miller 419-772-2260
  256. Oregon State University OR Noah Buckley 541-737-0583
  257. Otis College of Art and Design CA Yvette Sobky Shaffer 310-665-6820
  258. Otterbein University OH Ben Shoemaker 800-488-8144
  259. Our Lady of Holy Cross College LA Katharine Gonzales 504-398-2175
  260. Pace University NY Donna Grand Pre 212-346-1794
  261. Pacific Lutheran University WA Jennifer Olsen Krengel 253-535-7151
  262. Pacific University OR Karen Dunston 503-352-2218
  263. Pacific University OR Karen Dunston 503-352-2713
  264. Pfeiffer University NC 7044633060
  265. Philadelphia University PA Greg W. Potts 215-951-2630
  266. Polytechnic Institute of New York University NY Heather Fomin 718-637-5921
  267. Portland State university OR Melissa Trifiletti 503-725-5504
  268. Queen's University Canada Iveta Reinikovaite 16135336000
  269. Queens University of Charlotte NC Woody O'Cain 800.849.0202
  270. Radford University VA James A Pennix 540-831-5022
  271. Rainy River Community College MN Barb Fisher 218-285-2213
  272. Randolph College VA Margaret Blount 434-947-8100
  273. Randolph-Macon College VA Anthony Ambrogi 804-752-7305
  274. Regent University VA Denise Bartos 888-718-1222
  275. Regis College MA Wanda Suriel 781-768-7100
  276. Richmond, The American International University in London United Kingdom Nicholas Atkinson 617 450 5617
  277. Rider University NJ Susan C. Christian 609-895-5768
  278. Ringling College of Art and Design FL Amy Fischer 941-351-5100
  279. Ripon College WI 800-947-4766
  280. Robert Morris University PA Kellie Laurenzi 412-397-5200
  281. Rockford College IL Jennifer Nordstrom 815-226-4050
  282. Rockhurst University MO Lane Ramey 816-501-4633
  283. Rosemont College PA Kevin McIntyre 610-527-0200
  284. Rutgers-Camden Campus NJ Rodney Morrison 856-225-6104
  285. Sacred Heart University CT Emily Dauenhauer 203-365-4827
  286. Saint Joseph College CT Eileen Hocking 830-231-5308
  287. Saint Joseph's College IN Lisa Gastineau 219-866-6170
  288. Saint Joseph's University PA Brennan McDevitt 610.660.1300
  289. Saint Martin's University WA Scott Andrew Schulz 360-438-4490
  290. Saint Mary's College IN Mona Bowe 574-284-4587
  291. Saint Mary's University Canada Kristen Sutherland 902 420 5662
  292. Saint Michael's College VT Jacqueline Murphy 802 654 2806
  293. Saint Peter's College NJ Dave Griffey 201-761-7106
  294. Salve Regina University RI Laura Oliveira 401-341-2908
  295. Savannah College of Art and Design GA Anita Bentley 912-525-5100
  296. Seton Hall University NJ
  297. Shimer College IL Amanda Cadogan 312-235-3543
  298. Siena College NY Heather Renault 518-783-2426
  299. Siena Heights University MI Sara Johnson 517-264-7180
  300. Skagit Valley College WA Karen Marie Bade 360-416-7620
  301. Smith College MA Debra Shaver, Dean of Admission 413-585-2500
  302. Somerset Christian College NJ Keyla Pavia 973.803.5000
  303. Southeast Technical Institute SD Jim Rokusek 605-367-6040
  304. Southern Illinois University Carbondale IL Katharine Johnson Suski 618-453-2987
  305. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville IL Todd Burrell 618-650-3705
  306. Southern Vermont College VT Jeremy Gibbons 802-447-6308
  307. Southwest Baptist University MO Darren Crowder 417.328.1810
  308. Southwest Minnesota State University MN Matthew Suby 800-642-0684
  309. Southwestern University TX Christine Bowman 1800-252-3166
  310. Springfield College MA Richard Veres 800-343-1257
  311. St. Bonaventure University NY Monica Emery 800-462-5050
  312. St. Catherine University MN Marlene Mohs 651-690-6932
  313. St. Edward's University TX Tracy Manier 448-8602
  314. St. John's College MD Sarah G. Morse 410-626-2522
  315. St. John's College NM Larry Clendenin 505-984-6060
  316. St. John's University NY Karen Vahey, Director of Admission 718-990-2160
  317. St. Joseph's College New York - Suffolk Campus NY Gigi Lamens, Assoc. VP for Enrollment Management 631.687.4500
  318. St. Joseph's College New York - Suffolk Campus NY Gigi Lamens, Assoc. VP for Enrollment Management 631.687.4500
  319. St. Thomas Aquinas College NY Danielle Mac Kay 845-398-4100
  320. St. Thomas University Canada Ryan Sullivan 506-460-0343
  321. State University of New York at Fredonia NY Chris Dearth 716-673-3251
  322. State University of New York College of Technology NY Robert W. Mazzei 607-746-4550
  323. Sterling College VT Lynne Birdsall 802-586-7711
  324. Stetson University FL Robert Stewart 386-822-7100
  325. Stevenson University MD Kelly Farmer 410-486-7001
  326. SUNY - Alfred State College NY Deborah Goodrich 607-587-3945
  327. SUNY Canton NY Admissions Office 315-386-7123
  328. SUNY Institute of Technology NY Jennifer Phelan-Ninh 315-792-7500
  329. Susquehanna University PA Chris Markle 570-372-4425
  330. Sweet Briar College VA Gretchen Tucker 800-381-6142
  331. Tennessee Wesleyan College TN Kara Fox 423-746-5284
  332. Texas Lutheran University TX Thomas Oliver 830.372.8050
  333. Texas Wesleyan University TX Holly Kiser 817-531-4422
  334. The American University of Paris France Brad Walp, Director of Enrollment Management 303 993 4326
  335. THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ROME Italy Melissa Abraham 877-592.1287
  336. The British Columbia Institute of Technology Canada Michael Galli 604-432-8721
  337. The College of Idaho ID Brian A. Bava 208-459-5319
  338. The College of New Rochelle NY Ellen C. Lockamy 914-654-5417
  339. The Culinary Institute of America NY Rachel Birchwood 800-285-4627
  340. The University of Arizona AZ Rafael Meza, Undergraduate Recruitment Director 520-62103807
  341. The University of Edinburgh United Kingdom Mr Robbie Willis 4.41317E+11
  342. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro NC Lise Keller 336.334.5243
  343. The University of Oklahoma OK J. Andy Roop 405-325-2151
  344. The University of Tampa FL Brent Benner 813-253-6211
  345. Thomas College ME Robert Callahan 207-859-1111
  346. Trine University IN Jon Walmer 260-665-4175
  347. Trinity Christian College IL Jeremy Klyn 708-239-4708
  348. Trinity Lutheran College WA Mia Kosinski 425.4741
  349. Trinity Washington University DC Kelly Gosnell 202-884-9400
  350. Trinity Western University Canada Brian Kerr 604-888-7511
  351. Triton College IL Amanda Turner 708-456-0300
  352. Truman State University MO Melody Chambers 660-785-4114
  353. UMBC - University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Dale Bittinger 410-455-2292
  354. UNC Wilmington NC Marcio Moreno 910-962-2029
  355. Unity College ME Joe Saltalamachia 207-948-9205
  356. Universidad de Iberoamerica in Costa Rica Silvia Monzon 786-879-8460
  357. University College Dublin Ireland Molly Dineen, North America Representative 513-240-4946
  358. University of Alabama in Huntsville AL Matthew Little 256-824-2767
  359. University of Alaska Fairbanks AK Lael Oldmixon 907-474-7500
  360. University of Alberta Canada John Soltice 780-492-6447
  361. University of Arkansas at Little Rock AR Cleveland James 501-683-7260
  362. University of Detroit Mercy MI Tyra Rounds 313-993-1245
  363. University of Dundee United Kingdom Bronagh Crosse 1382384890
  364. University of Florida FL 352.392.1365
  365. University of Great Falls MT Charlene Brown 406.791.5271
  366. University of Hartford CT Richard Zeiser 860-768-4696
  367. University of Hawaii - West Oahu HI Office of Admissions 808-454-4700
  368. University of Idaho ID Michelle Henley 208-885-4118
  369. University of Iowa IA Michael Barron 319-335-1548
  370. University of Kansas KS Lisa Pinamonti Kress 785.864.5421
  371. University of King's College Canada Lia Milito 902-422-1271
  372. University of Maine ME Brian Manter, Senior Associate Director of Admission 1-207-581-15
  373. University of Maine at Farmington ME Jamie Marcus 207-778-7050
  374. University of Maine at Fort Kent ME Jill Cairns 207.834.7600
  375. University of Massachusetts Lowell MA Kerri Johnston 978-934-3948
  376. University of Minnesota, Crookston MN Amber Schultz 218-281-8569
  377. University of Missouri - Kansas City MO Sara Gillham Bedwell 816-235-1206
  378. University of Missouri-St. Louis MO Drew Griffin 888-GO2-UMSL
  379. University of Montana MT Juana Alcala 406.243.6266
  380. University of Mount Union OH Amy Tomko 330 823 2590
  381. University of Nevada, Reno NV Steve Maples 7756825918
  382. University of North Carolina at Pembroke NC Natalya Locklear 910-521-6262
  383. University of North Florida FL John Yancey 904-620-1610
  384. University of Northern Colorado CO Sean Broghammer 970-351-2806
  385. University of Northern Iowa IA Christie Kangas 319-273-2281
  386. University of Puget Sound WA Fumio Sugihara 253-879-3982
  387. University of San Diego CA Minh Ha Hoang 619-260-4506
  388. University of Saskatchewan Canada Dan Seneker 306-966-5788
  389. University of South Florida FL David Lee Henry 813-974-4150
  390. University of Texas at Dallas TX Greg Morris 972-883-6099
  391. University of the Arts PA 215-717-6049
  392. University of the Ozarks AR Chad Cox 479-979-1228
  393. University of Utah UT Mateo Remsburg 801-581-8761
  394. University of Vermont VT Office of Admissions 802-656-3370
  395. University of Victoria Canada Angela Colibaba 250 472-5278
  396. University of Washington Bothell WA Molly Ormsby 425-352-5244
  397. University of Washington Tacoma WA Lisa Garcia-Hanson 253-692-4377
  398. University of WI-Stout WI Pamela Holsinger-Fuchs 715-232-2639
  399. Upper Iowa University IA Matt Huber 563-425-5953
  400. Ursinus College PA 610.409.3200
  401. Ursuline College OH Matthew McCaffrey 4406468114
  402. Utica College NY Patrick Quinn 315-792-3006
  403. Valencia College FL Enrollment Services 407-582-1507
  404. Valley Forge Military College PA Kristen Rose 610-989-1300
  405. Valparaiso University IN David Fevig 219-464-5011
  406. Villanova University PA Stephen Merritt 610-519-7499
  407. Virginia Intermont College VA Terrie Oliver 276 466-7867
  408. Virginia State University VA Irene F. Logan 804-524-5688
  409. Viterbo University WI Robert Forget 608-796-3012
  410. Wagner College NY Jake Browne 718-390-3411
  411. Warren Wilson College NC Sharon Lytle 800-934-3536
  412. Wartburg College IA Todd Coleman 319-352-8454
  413. Washington & Jefferson College PA Bob Adkins 724-223-6025
  414. Watkins College of Art, Design & Film TN Linda Schwab 615-277-7458
  415. Waynesburg University PA Robin King 1800-225-7393
  416. Webster University MO Andrew Laue 314-246-7712
  417. Wentworth Military Academy and Collge MO Michael Bellis 660-259-2221
  418. Western New England University MA Charles Pollock 413-782-1233
  419. Western State College of Colorado CO Karen Ast 800-876-5309
  420. Westminster College UT Darlene Dilley 801.832.2200
  421. Wheaton College MA Office of Admission 508-286-8200
  422. Wheelock College MA Kristen Harrington 617-879-2206
  423. Widener University PA Edwin Wright 610-499-4126
  424. Wilkes University PA James L. Coker 570-408-4400
  425. William Carey University MS Brandon Dillon 601-318-6104
  426. William Paterson University NJ Colleen M. Fuller 973-720-3604
  427. William Peace University NC Amber L Stenbeck 919 508 2214
  428. Wilmington College OH Tina Garland 800-341-9318
  429. Wilson College PA Mary Ann Naso 717-262-2002
  430. Worcester State University MA Beth Axelson 508-929-8040
  431. Xavier University OH Lauren Cobble 877XUADMIT
  432. Xavier University of Louisiana LA Winston D. Brown 504-520-7388
  433. York College of Pennsylvania PA Nancy Spataro 800.455.8018
  434. York College, The City University of New York NY Laura Bruno, Associate Director of Admissions 718 262-2165
  435. York St John University United Kingdom Jessica Guiver 4.41905E+11
  436. Youngstown State university OH Sue Davis 330-941-2000
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what you don’t know will cost in scholarships

April 25, 2012
You would agree that people who are informed with correct information can take more advantage of the situation. College is a game and if you know the rules it is easier to compete and win (scholarships). Imagine for a moment that you are in a football game playing. And the organizer of this game is playing with […]

You would agree that people who are informed with correct information can take more advantage of the situation.

College is a game and if you know the rules it is easier to compete and win (scholarships).

Imagine for a moment that you are in a football game playing. And the organizer of this game is playing with different rules that you are unfamiliar with. You don’t know where the sidelines are, you don’t know where the end zone is and you don’t know if this is two hand touch or full tackle… How likely are you to score or even win the game if you don’t know the rules.

Rule number one of the college rules is

  • To win the college game know the rules.

For example if you are a middle income family and have money saved up for college do you know if this money will be counted against you or not? If you have a rental home or second home, how will that impact need-based-aid?

Rule number two

  • Apply to the right types of colleges for your student

Applying to the wrong types of colleges (and the right college for one student might be the wrong one for another) can cause scholarship losses and potentially a rejection of admission. There is a perfect college out there for every student who is willing to expand their borders and keep an open mind when identifying colleges.

Rule number three

  • Desired students get admitted and get scholarships

While you may think that valedictorians and perfect SAT scores get scholarship money at every college, that is not the case. Students with less desirable GPA’s and lower test scores have been admitted to top colleges. (Can you believe that a 2.2 GPA student was admitted to Stanford last year???) The students who get admitted are the ones who have been properly packaged, positioned and marketed to these colleges. Becoming a Desired student is more than just grades and test scores, it’s finding out what a college needs and telling them that you fill that need. The old adage “Find a Need and Fill it” fits perfectly. These are the students who get admitted and get scholarships.

So the question is, how do you find the rules, how do you package a student.

You can do two things, browse the internet for hours for everything related to college and hope that the information that you are getting is credible or attend my free workshop. “The College Workshop - Maximizing Aid and Reduce your Costs of a College Education”.

In this workshop you will discover new ways to save money on college that smart families across the US are using to pay next to nothing for college. Nothing will be sold.

This is not a hype and pitch deal. If you want one of those go to a time share seminar. You will get real college answers. You will be informed.

One of my clients sent me an email: “Amanda just committed to St Peter's College in New Jersey. She's getting full ride! She is getting 15k academic, 25k soccer ... woo hoo!”

Do the math, she is getting $40,000.00 in free scholarship money.

You MUST attend this workshop so that you and your student won’t lose out on all the scholarships and grants that you are entitled to.

Resevations are required, register here

 

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Tax breaks for college students & parents

April 2, 2012
You can take a tax deduction for college tuition and other mandatory school fees. This is called the Tuition and Fees Deduction, and is reported directly on Form 1040 or Form 1040A. This tuition deduction is temporary: 2011 is scheduled to be the last year that taxpayers can take this deduction. If you paid college […]

You can take a tax deduction for college tuition and other mandatory school fees. This is called the Tuition and Fees Deduction, and is reported directly on Form 1040 or Form 1040A. This tuition deduction is temporary: 2011 is scheduled to be the last year that taxpayers can take this deduction.

If you paid college tuition, you might also be eligible for the Lifetime Learning tax credit or the American Opportunity credit. These tax credits have different income ranges than the Tuition & Fees Deduction. My suggestion is to see which tax break you qualify for, and if you qualify for both the deduction and the tax credits, to go with the tax break that provides the largest benefit.

Limits and Income Ranges for the Tuition and Fees Deduction

The maximum amount of the tuition and fees deduction you can claim is $4,000 per year. The deduction is further limited by income ranges:
$4,000 max for income up to $65,000 ($130,000 for joint filers)
$2,000 max for income over $65,000 up to $80,000 ($160,000 for joint filers)
no deduction for income over $80,000 ($160,000 for joint filers).

For the purpose of this deduction, income is measured using adjusted gross income modified to add back certain types of foreign income that are excluded from US income taxes. See the modified AGI section of Publication 970 for more details.

Who is Eligible for the Tuition and Fees Deduction

The deduction is available for any person who paid tuition and other required fees for attending college, university, or other post-secondary school. The deduction is available for parents whose dependents attend college, but only if the parents claim the student as a dependent. The deduction is not available for married couples who file separate tax returns. The tuition deduction is not restricted based on what year of college you are in, or if you are a part-time or full-time student. Taking even once class can qualify you for this deduction.

What Counts as Qualifying Tuition and Fees?

  • Tuition
  • Fees required as a condition for enrollment or attendance

Books, student health fees, and other school related costs are generally do not count as qualifying expenses for the tuition deduction. Schools report qualifying expenses to you and to the IRS using Form 1098-T.

Expanded Definition of Qualifying Expenses for Midwestern Disaster Areas

Students attending college in the Midwestern disaster areas are allowed to include books, supplies, and room and board costs as part of their deduction.

Where to Claim the Tax Deduction

Report the tuition and fees tax deduction using Form 8917 (pdf, 2 pages). The amount of the deduction is also reported on Form 1040 or Form 1040A.

From the IRS

"You may be able to deduct qualified education expenses paid during the year for yourself, your spouse, or a dependent. You cannot claim this deduction if your filing status is married filing separately or if another person can claim an exemption for you as a dependent on his or her tax return. The qualified expenses must be for higher education."
Source: IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education, Chapter 6, Tuition and Fees Deduction.

Tax Planning Tips for the Tuition Deduction

  • See which education-related tax breaks you might qualify for based on your income.
  • If you qualify for more than one tax break, calculate your taxes using different scenarios and pick the tax break that will result in the most tax savings.
  • College students who are working and supporting themselves can earn up to $13,500 tax-free for 2011. (Assuming single, not a dependent, and taking the standard deduction plus $4,000 tuition deduction).

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2+2+2 Strategy Complete High School and College in 6 Years

March 20, 2012
The 2+2+2 Strategy to Complete High School and College in 6 Years by Dr. Kuni Beasley We have pioneered the process of helping students complete high school and college in six years. Our 2+2+2 strategy moves the ambitious student through two years of high school to develop the foundation of skills and abilities to tackle […]

The 2+2+2 Strategy to Complete High School and College in 6 Years
by Dr. Kuni Beasley

We have pioneered the process of helping students complete high school and college in six years. Our 2+2+2 strategy moves the ambitious student through two years of high school to develop the foundation of skills and abilities to tackle college level courses early, two years of dual credit college work combining the last two years of high school and the first two years of college, then completing the last two years of college. Here's how we do this.

Most community colleges will allow juniors to cross-enroll for dual high school - college credit. Ambitions students can take this opportunity to double up on credit and shave two years off of high school and college.

1 - You have to be advanced and ambitious. If you are not a consistent A-B student and tend to just get by, this is not for you. You have to prove yourself capable of doing college work. This means being mature, responsible, and self-motivated.

2 - You need to make sure you have proper counsel and advice. Do not take advice from anybody who hasn't done this. Certainly don't listen to people who want to pooh-pooh the idea.

3 - Course substitutions. Remember, you still have to meet certain secondary school requirements for a high school diploma regardless of the number of college courses you take and what grades you make. Here is a generic list of college courses and the high school requirements they would satisfy:

• Freshman Composition I and American Literature I (English III)
• Freshman Composition II and British Literature I (English IV)
• US History I & II (American History)
• US Government (American Government)
• Introduction to Economics (Economics)
• College Algebra (Algebra II)
• Pre-Calculus (Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus)
• Speech Communications (Speech)
• General Biology (Biology I) - Some states only require 2 years of science so you might not need this.
• Introduction to Sociology (Elective) - Usually not required for high school, but many colleges require this or similar courses.
• Introductions to Psychology (Elective) - same as Sociology
• Humanities (Elective) - same as Sociology
• Introduction to Computers (Technology)
• Personal Fitness (PE) - Believe it not, most colleges require PE.

 

Class of 2013 and beyond Arizona high school graduation requirements from http://www.azed.gov/state-board-education/high-school-graduation-requirements/

English

4   credits

Math (1)

4 credits

Science (2)

3 credits

Social Studies(3)

3   credits

CTE/Fine Art

1   credits

Electives

7   credits

Total

22 credits

(1) Math courses shall consist of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II (or its equivalent) and an additional course with significant math content as determined by district governing boards or charter schools.

(2) Three credits of science in preparation for proficiency at the high school level on the AIMS test.

(3) Social Studies shall consist of one credit of American History, one credit of World History/Geography, one-half credit of government and one-half credit of economics.

(*Please note state high school graduation requirements and college admission requirements may vary. Check with your state requirements and the four year colleges and find out the individual college’s admission policy.)

This is provided as an example. Your personal situation may be different, as may your high school requirements.

One factor you need to consider is that you will be taking actual college courses instead of AP classes - which means you get REAL college credit instead of AP credit. Also, because you will already be in college, you probably don't need to take SATs or ACTs (some colleges require some sort of entrance or placement test), and you don't need to worry about class rank.

A second factor is that when you do this, you will enter into a whole new world where conventional rules do not apply. You won't be in any sort of competition for admission or scholarships. Your focus will be to position yourself for a transfer scholarship to a four-year college. Your grades will speak for themselves. Many four-year colleges set aside significant scholarships for junior college transfers. I have worked with many students who received full transfer scholarships to four-year colleges - even Harvard!

A third factor is that you probably won't be getting a scholarship for community college, though some do offer them. You will, however, be able to apply for Federal financial aid. Even if you don't, most community colleges are very affordable.

I can count dozens of students who have done this. Many have gone on to graduate school, medical school, and law school. This might be an option for a more ambitious student who is getting bored with high school.

Kuni Michael Beasley, Ph. D., College Professor, High School Dean, and College Counselor. You need to make sure you have the proper advice when you want to try something unconventional in college. Contact us to see how we can help 1-888-237-2087 ext. 2.

 

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More Scholarships For “C” Students

March 2, 2012
More Scholarships For "C" Students - I Found Another College Scholarship by Dr. Kuni Beasley In a previous article I wrote about scholarships for "C" students. Lo and behold, I found another similar scholarship for students with slightly above average ACT and SAT scores. Will the wonders ever cease? There is hope for the average […]

More Scholarships For "C" Students - I Found Another College Scholarship
by Dr. Kuni Beasley

In a previous article I wrote about scholarships for "C" students. Lo and behold, I found another similar scholarship for students with slightly above average ACT and SAT scores. Will the wonders ever cease? There is hope for the average student.

College B - a state college located in a different southern state:

This is the "President's Endowed University Scholar's Program." Requirements are:
1. 25 ACT or 1150 SAT
2. Academic seal on a high school transcript
3. References and an essay

Award Amount: $2,500 a year for 4 years

Put into perspective, the ACT/SAT requirements are higher than the previous, but there is no GPA requirement. The ACT requirement is actually higher than the relative SAT score. A 25 ACT is 7 points above the average (18), or about 2/5th of the way to a perfect score (36). Given the 1150 number, I assume this college only looks at the SAT Reading and Math scores. Average for SAT is 1000. 150 points above average is 1/4th of the way to a perfect score (1600). If I was counseling a student who wanted this scholarship, I would emphasize taking the SAT because the additional 150 points equates to about a 10 question swing in the actual testing (10 more correct; 10 fewer incorrect). The swing would be tougher on the ACT.

So, technically, a student with a low GPA but with a decent ACT or SAT score, some good references and a good essay could get this scholarship. This belies logic in awarding scholarships, but each college makes its own rules.

This goes to prove that there are many secret, hidden scholarship opportunities out there. It just takes some digging. However, I also want to caution you that there are also many scholarship scammers out there, too, who will take your money and promise you your mailbox will be filled with checks. I've never seen that played out in my three decades of doing this work.

As always, in dealing with college funding, always deal with a professional. Make sure they have letters (either degrees or professional designations) behind their name and can give you actual names of people who received funding due to their efforts. (see the testimonials page, under 'What People Say' tab). If at any time you feel pressured into writing a check or giving them a credit card number, or if they say the offer is only good right then, run away!

Kuni Michael Beasley, Ph. D., College Professor, High School Dean, and College Counselor.
There is a lot of little known information about getting money for college. If you want to know what college this is and get some free information on college prep and money for college, contact us to see how we can help 1-888-237-2087 ext. 2.

 

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Scholarships For “C” Students

March 1, 2012
Scholarships For "C" Students - Believe it Or Not, It's True! by Dr. Kuni Beasley In my three decades of advising students about scholarships and warning them about scholarship scams, one of my slogans was "There aren't a bunch of people sitting around wanting to write checks for "C" students." My latest research proves that […]

Scholarships For "C" Students - Believe it Or Not, It's True!
by Dr. Kuni Beasley

In my three decades of advising students about scholarships and warning them about scholarship scams, one of my slogans was "There aren't a bunch of people sitting around wanting to write checks for "C" students." My latest research proves that statement to be wrong! Indeed, there are colleges that offer scholarships to "C" students and scholarships to students with low College Board scores. Doesn't make sense, but it's true.

For more than three decades I have been emphasizing good grades, high class rank, and high SAT and ACT scores as the foundation to finding scholarships. Although I will continue to chant that litany, I will also share that there are colleges that actually offer scholarships to people who have a good, solid "C" average and very strong "average" SAT and ACT scores.

In a public forum such as this, I am reluctant to simply blurt out the names of these colleges, but I will give you links to the websites if you contact me. I'm in the college prep business and I don't want to make any colleges angry with me if I publicize this kind of information, so I'll present the particulars and keep the names to protect the innocent.

College A - a state college located in a southern state:

Graduated from (name of the state) public high school and achieved a 2.50 high school GPA or 19+ ACT composite or equivalent, or graduated from a private, home-school, or out-of-state high school or earned a GED and earned a 19+ ACT or equivalent.

Award Amounts: $5,000 for 4-year University; $2,500 for 2-year institution.

Let's understand this in perspective. A 2.50 is a middle "C" average which could mean the student made enough A's and B's to balance out some D's and F's. Or it could mean the student was a consistent "C" student who made a few B's to move halfway in the 2.0 - 3.0 scale.

Any way you interpret this, we are not looking at a scholar. But I am not going to judge because there are a lot of students who goofed off in high school, grew up, and did great in college. Indeed, I work with a lot of adults who dropped out of high school who returned to college and did very well. In fact, I helped one get a Harvard scholarship.

The ACT score is one point above 18, considered to be the "average" ACT score. So we have a 2.50 (slightly above average) GPA and a 19 (slightly above average) ACT score combined that will get the student a potential $5000 scholarship.

This is strange for me because I often work with students who have fair to mid-line GPAs, who are otherwise intelligent, just bored in school and didn't put a lot of effort in. I can usually help them jump their SAT or ACT scores and mitigate less than spectacular GPAs. This scholarship throws a pretty heavy wrench into my paradigm.

The kicker here is that to maintain the scholarship, the student must maintain a 2.50 average in college, take at least 15 hours each semester, and be continuously enrolled. Not a significant challenge. The scholarship continues until the student graduates, completes 130 hours, or 8 semesters.

This goes to prove that there are many secret, hidden scholarship opportunities out there. It just takes some digging. However, I also want to caution you that there are also many scholarship scammers out there, too, who will take your money and promise you your mailbox will be filled with checks. I've never seen that played out in my three decades of doing this work.

As always, in dealing with college funding, always deal with a professional. Make sure they have letters (either degrees or professional designations) behind their name and can give you actual names of people who received funding due to their efforts. (see the testimonials page, under 'What People Say' tab). If at any time you feel pressured into writing a check or giving them a credit card number, or if they say the offer is only good right then, run away!

Kuni Michael Beasley, Ph. D., College Professor, High School Dean, and College Counselor.
There is a lot of little known information about getting money for college. If you want to know what college this is and get some free information on college prep and money for college, contact us to see how we can help 1-888-237-2087 ext. 2.

 

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Colleges look for these things in a student

February 22, 2012
Colleges look for these things in a student 1. Curriculum A rigorous class schedule shows intellectual curiosity, a willingness to challenge yourself and that you are comfortable with hard work. Strong grades in honors and AP courses are typically more impressive than perfect grades in regular classes. Colleges are a place of higher learning so […]

Colleges look for these things in a student

1. Curriculum

A rigorous class schedule shows intellectual curiosity, a willingness to challenge yourself and that you are comfortable with hard work. Strong grades in honors and AP courses are typically more impressive than perfect grades in regular classes. Colleges are a place of higher learning so it makes sense that colleges look for students who want to learn. Starting early on in middle school asking questions in each of your classes can help you develop a love of learning.

2. Grades and Class Rank

Junior year is most important followed by first semester senior year. Freshman and sophomore grades are typically less significant especially if there is a pattern of improvement. Along with the transcript, high schools provide colleges with a senior class profile. Admissions officers review the profile of your high school to gain perspective of your academic achievements compared to other applicants from different high schools. Increasing class rank is a planned strategy that starts on the first day of the high school freshman year. Taking AP, Honors classes AND getting a great grade will help with your class rank. Students who take a lot of AP, Honors, IB, etc. while maintain a high GPA have the highest class ranks.

3. Standardized Test Scores

SAT/ACT scores are a major admissions factor at most colleges. Impressive scores will put you in a higher category. Scores provide a standard measure to compare applicants from different schools and backgrounds. Get on a Testing Strategy plan early can help increase your scores and increase your scholarship eligibility. Check out the excellent Test Prep material here.

4. Extracurricular Activities, Athletics, Avocations & Summer Experiences

In past years, most successful applicants were well-rounded high-achievers. There is a growing preference, especially at the most selective schools, for high achievers who are also “angular” or “focused” or “passionate” candidates. These successful students typically possess a special activity or unusual characteristic that sets them apart from other applicants. This is commonly referred to as a “hook”. Admissions officers look for quality over quantity. Depth, not breadth, of experience is most important as most colleges now prefer to see fewer activities that really interest you and where you are involved in a significant way. Evidence of passion, leadership, initiative, commitment and making a real difference is critical. Review the information on How to Develop a Passion.

5. Community Service

Few colleges have a community service requirement, but volunteering is considered an excellent venue to show character, compassion, and self-fulfillment through helping others. Evidence of increased responsibility and dedication over time is especially impressive. That said, community service is often a criteria for obtaining scholarships. There are several colleges that have “Community Service Scholarships” for students who meet the criteria.

6. Work and Entrepreneurial Experiences

Part-time work experience, an internship or summer job, even starting your own business can provide excellent essay material to showcase your maturity, initiative, work ethic as well as interpersonal and time-management skills. Having a job and maintaining your high GPA is looked upon favorably by many colleges. This is especially true if your parents are high income earners. However this could backfire if you have a job that was given to you at (for example) a law office because your father is a partner. Some students get these types of jobs to impress the colleges. It is more impressive if you got a job on your own at Burger King.

7. Application Essays

Application essays are a prime opportunity to stand out with well-composed essays about what makes you a truly special candidate — your passion, personality, character, personal achievements, background, special talents, sense of humor, inner resilience, writing ability as well as your reasoning for choices you have made. Colleges look for articulate, well-written, thoughtful essays providing insight into your personality, values, and goals. A well written essay is not something that can be ripped out in half an hour. Write your essay, read it out loud, have other people review and critique it. Then, rework and rewrite your essay. Some students rewrite the essay 4, 5 and more times to perfect it.

8. Recommendations

Admissions officers rely on letters of recommendation to round out and confirm their picture of you as a candidate. It is important to cultivate good relationships with your guidance counselor, teachers, coaches, employers and others who can recommend you highly. Develop relationships with these people over a period of time can turn these people into your advocate.

9. Interview

Your meeting on-campus, or with an alumni interviewer (typically in your local area) is usually the only in-person data point that colleges have to evaluate you. Colleges value this input to corroborate their picture of you from other sources. It is also an excellent opportunity to convey your genuine interest in a particular college or university, to ask insightful questions and show your good sense of humor, maturity and interpersonal skills. However, do not base the entire college fit on this one person. They are there to “sell” you on the college, they should do a good job at that. Some interviewers are not good or may have a dull personality, again, don’t base everything on this one interviewer or recruiter. It is always a good idea to give it a second look then evaluate whether or not you are going to keep the school on your short list.

10. Level of Interest & Potential Fit

Admission officers have a preference for applicants who appear knowledgeable about their college and seem highly motivated to attend. Colleges care about their yield (percentage of accepted applicants who enroll). All factors being equal admissions officers typically favor the applicant most likely to attend, not necessarily the one with the highest score and GPA. Review the College Touch Points for further insight.

11. Other Factors

There are numerous other factors that can play a role in the admissions decision including: geographical diversity, athletics, legacy, ethnic heritage, socio- economic background and ability to overcome adversity and other factors. If there is something unique about you that you can use to separate yourself from the rest of the application pool, it could be to your benefit. Colleges look to fill voids in their student body, identifying yourself as someone who would fill the void could be beneficial.

 

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February 10, 2012
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Colleges will do anything to get your money

February 9, 2012
Colleges will do anything to get your money, including lie, cheat and steal. In a recent article published February 7th 2012 in the Washington Post, the Claremont McKenna school system was caught falsely inflating SAT scores. Why would a college do that? The answer:

Colleges will do anything to get your money, including lie, cheat and steal.

In a recent article published February 7th 2012 in the Washington Post, the Claremont McKenna school system was caught falsely inflating SAT scores. (http://goo.gl/M97Fn link to article)

Why would a college do that? The answer: the original sin – greed.

Higher SAT/ACT scores increases rankings in the “Best Colleges” publications. With higher rankings comes more publicity. More publicity results in more people (high school counselors, parents and students) being aware of theses college. More awareness results in more student applications.

This last application season UC Berkeley had over 54,000 students apply at $70 per application. That is a whopping $3,780,000.00. Colleges WANT more students to apply because they will make more money.

Now that you know that colleges do anything (and everything) to increase their rankings, you can position your student with these different colleges. As colleges identify potential college students, they are asking if we recruit this student will it increase our rankings? If the answer is Yes, that is when the magic happens. This is where I come in. We will help identify the right types of colleges for your student.

 

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Taking Advantage of Summers Separate GREAT Students From Good Ones

February 6, 2012
Taking Advantage of Summers - What Separates GREAT Students From Good Students by Dr. Kuni Beasley One thing that clearly separates the GREAT students from GOOD students is how the GREAT students strategically use their summers. Although some students have to attend summer school and some get summer jobs, most students simply "goof off" during […]

Taking Advantage of Summers - What Separates GREAT Students From Good Students
by Dr. Kuni Beasley

One thing that clearly separates the GREAT students from GOOD students is how the GREAT students strategically use their summers. Although some students have to attend summer school and some get summer jobs, most students simply "goof off" during the summer, as if summer is some sort government entitlement or constitutional right.

In the educational system in the United States, we might have a good, solid six months of actual educational advancement for each 9-10 month academic year. This is because of summer vacations.

About the middle of April (around Tax Day), students get "Spring Fever" and begin to shut down academically. It takes about six weeks to decline into total academic brain death around Memorial Day. During this time the majority of students coast through the last six weeks, doing the minimum. Come August or September, teachers have to re-teach most of the last year because the academic brains have been unplugged for the summer months and have been operating on "dim" for the month and a half before that. So with an extensive review, the school system manages to get the academic brain back to its April 15th state in about six weeks - around Columbus Day. For the six months between Tax Day and Columbus Day, the light is on, but no one is home... academically.

As I look through the Valedictorian and Salutatorian lists in the newspaper, I notice a significant number of children from what I assume to be first generation parents who have come to the US. Many of these people bring with them a value for education and a dedication to work that our population has seemed to have lost, not just in education. As I observe many families new to the US send their children to special summer programs and have their children fully engaged in advancing their education. This shows up in the classroom, on tests, and ultimately on college admissions and scholarships.

The choices, the options, and the opportunities are there for everyone. It just takes those who have not had the privilege and luxury of the opportunities we have here in the US to really appreciate and take advantage of what we have.

To be academically competitive, it takes about 4 hours a week in the summer to gain an advantage. Indeed, a student who does anything academic in the summer will certainly have an advantage over anyone who does not, the 4 hours may be an arbitrary figure. I know from my own experience, a little application in the summer went a long way for me.

I urge you as parents to not think about summer as "vacation" because it shouldn't be. We have summers off schools because a hundred years ago we needed the kids to work the farms. We don't have that need anymore, yet we still take three months off like it was in the Ten Commandments or in the Constitution. The rest of civilized world moved forward.

The United States is the only industrialized country that has to send its students to college to finish high school. As we look at the number of students requiring remedial courses in simple arithmetic and grammar while in college, we should wonder why students have to do this. We can blame the school system, and they have a lot of blame to bear. But we also have to blame ourselves because for 12 years we wasted one-quarter of our year goofing off during the summer.

Do something with your students this summer that will move them ahead. Need some help with coming up with a summer game plan, contact us today.

Kuni Beasley, Ph. D., College Professor, High School Dean, and College Counselor.
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