COLLEGE IMPRESSIONS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER, 2005
College Impressions -- Publisher: Arthur P. Mullaney -- 64 Shore Drive, Kingston, MA 02364 -- (781) 585-4070
Should you Apply for Early Decision?
For some students, one college may stand out as “the one” they really have their hearts set on. If you have a clear front-runner, Early
Decision might be a good option for you.
The question of whether or not to apply for Early Decision deserves considerable thought. Although most colleges allow you to apply
to other schools at the same time you are applying to them as an Early Decision student, you can apply to only one school for Early
Decision, so that school must be the one you really want to attend. Under most Early Decision plans, applications are submitted
during the fall of the senior year of high school. The college admissions offices then give applicants early notice of their admissions
If you are accepted through an Early Decision program, you are usually obligated to withdraw all applications to other schools without
ever learning if you would have been offered admission there. Most schools consider Early Decision a moral contract that must be
honored by the student if accepted. In exchange for his commitment, the college provides freshman applicants with their admissions
decision in several months earlier than all other applicants.
An Early Decision Application May \Have a Better Chance
There are several advantages to applying for Early Decision; the most obvious is that Early Decision may increase your chances of
being offered admission.
At most schools the Early Decision applicant pool is considerably smaller that the regular decision applicant pool. The number of
regular admission acceptances a college can make is limited by the number of spots a college h as available in the freshman class.
Many schools accept a higher rate of Early Decision applicants than regular decision candidates because they are eager to increase the
number of enthusiastic students who genuinely want to attend their school. When you apply as an Early Decision student, it’s a
clear signal to admissions officer that their school is your first choice.
Early Decision Alleviates Senior Year Stress
Early Decision programs also reduce the stress and tension of waiting until spring when schools traditionally mail acceptance or
rejection letters. With Early Decision, a candidate will enjoy a more relaxed senior year while friends are still waiting to hear. And, if
The admissions decision is not what one hoped it would be, at least you’ll know early on in the process that you need to set your
sights in a different school – and you’ll still have plenty of time to do so.
One Final Thing to Consider About Early Decision
While there are numerous advantages to Early Decision, a candidates family needs to feel confident that it can work out financing for
the college one has applied to under an Early Decision plan. While most schools provide Early Decision students with estimated
financial aid packages, you won’t know what you might have received from other colleges. Even if you know for certain that you
want to attend your first-choice college if you are offered admission, an Early Decision plan is probably not the best option for you if
your family needs to compare the financial aid packages offered from several different colleges in order to decide which college to
attend. Source: N.Y.U. Office of Undergraduate Admissions
• Females have gone from being a minority to a majority of undergraduate enrollments in the U.S. over the last generation.
• 5 Hottest Career Choices: 1 Nursing 2. Management 3. Teaching 4. Information Technology 5. Accounting
• Middlebury College, VT. Will assume management of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, in California
• Ten Top Colleges in Winning Patents: 1. U. of California 2. California Inst. of Tech. 3. Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.
4. U. of Texas (System) 5. Johns Hopkins University 6. Stanford University 7. University of Michigan
8. University of Wisconsin (System) 9. University of Illinois (System) 10. Columbia University
Source: U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
• Top 25 Colleges with Billion Dollar Endowments plus (Endowment figure): 1. Harvard University ($422.14 billion)
2. Yale University ($12.75) 3. University of Texas (System) ($10.34) 4. Princeton University ($9.93)
5. Stanford University ($9.92) 6. Mass. Instit. of Tech. ($5.87) 7. University of California ($4.77)
8. Emory University ($4.54) 9. Columbia University ($4.49) 10. Texas A & M (System) ($4.37)
11. U. of Michigan ($4.16) 12. U. of Pennsylvania ($4.02) 23. Washington U., MO ($4.00)
14. Northwestern U. ($3.67) 15. U. of Chicago ($3.62) 16. Duke U. ($3.31)
17. Rice U. ($3.30) 18. Cornell U., ($3.24) 19. U. of Notre Dame ($3.10)
20. U. of Virginia ($2.79) 21. Dartmouth College ($2.45) 22. U. of Southern California ($2.40)
23. Vanderbilt U. ($2.30) 24. Johns Hopkins U. ($2.06) 25. Brown U. ($1.65)
Source: Chronicle of Higher Education
C.I. Challenge: Compare the top 20 Billion Dollar Endowment colleges with the yearly U.S. News College Rating List.
• Top Seven Myths About Being Organized: 1. Being Organized = neat 2. Being Organized = clean
3. Being Organized = overscheduled 4. Being Organized, only certain types of people can be organized
5. Being organized takes lots of time & effort. Everyone I know is organized, except me. 7. Being Organized = no fun
Source: Staples & Maria Gracia author of “Finally Organized, Finally Free.”
Open House Notices
OH = Open House Program RR = Your Response is Requested TBA = To Be Announced IS = Information Session
Suggestion: When responding regarding attendance, confirm the date and time and place of the meeting.
Adelphi U., Garden City, LI, NY, Nov. 13 –OH-, Nov. 19 – Information Session- RR, call (800) 233-5744
Alabama, U. of, Huntsville, AL, Nov. 12 -Campus Visit Day- 8:40 am to 1 pm, RR, call (800) UAH-CALL
Albertus Magnus Col., New Haven, CT., Nov. 19 -OH- RR, call (800) 578-9160
Albright Col., Reading, PA, Nov. 12 -Fall OH- 8 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 252-1856
American International Col., Springfield, MA, Nov. 12 -Fall OH- 9 am to 4 pm, RR, call (800) 242-3142
American U., Wash., DC, Nov. 12 –OH- Oct. 17 & 18 -ON Program for minority - see Spec. Prog. Sect., RR, call (202) 885-6010
Anna Maria Col., Paxton, MA., Nov. 12 -OH- 9 am to noon, Nov 19 –Info. Session-, 9 am, RR, call (800) 344-4586
Assumption Col., Worcester, MA, Nov. Special Information Sessions, Consult the Special Program Section
Babson Col., Wellesley, MA, tour Days, Sept. 19 through Dec. 2, 05 Monday thru Friday, 10 am to 2 pm, call (800) 488-3696
Bay Path Col., Longmeadow, MA, Nov 10 & 11 –Overnight- RR, call (800) 782-7284
Bay State Col., Boston, MA., Nov. 19 -OH- 9 am to 1 pm, RR, call (800) 81LEARN
Beloit Col., Beloit, WI, Nov. 4 -OH- RR, call (800) 356-0751
Boston Architectural Center, Boston, MA, Nov. 7 -Information Session- 5:30 pm to 7 pm, RR, call (617) 585-0123
Boston Col., Chestnut Hill, MA, Nov 5 & 19 -Saturday Eagle Eye Session- 9 am to 11 am, RR, call (800) 360-2522
Brandeis U., Waltham, MA, Nov. 6 –Junior Reception, OH- RR, call (781) 736-3500
Briarwood Col., Southington, CT, Nov. 13 -OH- 1 pm to 4 pm, RR, call (800) 952-2444
Bridgeport U., Bridgeport, CT, Nov. 12 -Fall OH- RR, call (800) EXCEL-UB
Bridgewater State Col., Bridgewater, MA., Nov. 5 -OH- RR, call (508) 531-1237
Bridgewater Col., Bridgewater, VA., Nov. 12 -Fall OH- 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, RR, call (800) 759-8328
Bryant Col., Smithville, RI, Nov. 11 –Fall OH, Arts & Sci- Nov. 12 –Bryant 101-, Nov 11 –Bryant Road- call (800) 622-7001
Canasius Col., Buffalo, NY, Nov. 12 -OH- RR, call (716) 888-2201
Carnegie-Mellon U., Pittsburg, PA range of programs in November consult the Special Program Section, or call (412) 268-2082
Case Western Reserve U., Cleveland, OH, Nov. 11 –Senior Days, Interviews- Nov.12 -Get Connected- call (800) 967-8898
Catholic U., Washington, DC, Nov. 13 -Fall OH- 9 am to 1 pm, Nov. 12 Engineering Day- RR, call (800) 673-2772
Cedar Crest Col., Allentown, PA, Nov. 13 -Fall OH- noon to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 360-1222
Champlain Col., Burlington, VT., Nov. 4&11 –Fall Friday- 2 pm to 4:30 pm,
Nov 5 & 17 –Fall Saturday- 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, For greater detail or to pre register call (800) 570-5858
Clarkson U., Potsdam, NY, Nov. 12 -Fall OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 527-6577
Coe Col., Cedar Rapids, IO, Nov. 12 -Campus Visit Day, OH- 9 am to 1 pm, RR, call (319) 399-8000
Colby-Sawyer Col., New London, NH, Nov 3, 9, 15 -Senior Discovery Day- 8:30 am to 1 pm, RR, call (800) 272-1015
Connecticut Col., New London, CT, Nov. 14 -Fall OH- 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, RR, call (860) 553-8760
Culinary Institute of American, Hyde Park, NY, Nov. 18 –OH for high school students- 9 am, Nov. 8 -OH for Adults- 2 pm to
call (800) 285-4627
Curry Col., Milton, MA., Nov. 6 -Fall OH- noon to 4 pm, RR, call (800) 669-0687
C.W. Post of L. I. U., Greenvale NY., Nov. 6 -Fall OH- Nov. 8,10 am to 2 pm –Mini OH- 9 am to 1 pm, RR, call (800) 548-7526
Daniel Webster Col., Nashua, NH, Nov. 6 -OH- RR, call (800) 325-6876
Dean Col., Franklin, MA, Nov. 19 -OH- 9:30 am to 2 pm, RR, call (800) 852-7702
Delaware, U. of College Park, MD, Nov 12 -Blue & Gold Saturday, OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 422-5867
DeSales U., Allentown, PA., Nov. 6 -OH- RR, call (877) 4DESALES or (610) 282-1100
Drew U., Madison, NJ, Nov 19 –OH- RR, Nov. 8 –Science Day-, OH- 8:45 am to 3 pm, call (973) 408-3739
D’Uville Col., Buffalo, NY, Nov. 12 –OH-, Nov. 19 –Day at D’Uville, weekend visit- RR, call (
Elizabethtown Col., Elizabethtown, PA, Nov. 12 -Fall OH- 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, RR, call (717) 361-1400
Elmira Col., Elmira, NY, Nov. 12 -Fall OH- RR, call (800) 935-6472
Elms Col., Chicopee, MA, Nov. 9 -Saturday Division Day featuring Business Law & Social Science, RR, call (800) 255-3567
Emerson Col., Boston, MA., Nov. 19 -Fall OH- 9 am to 4 pm, RR, call (617) 824-8500
Emmanuel Col., Boston, MA., Nov. 19 -OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (617) 735-9715
Endicott Col., Beverly, MA, Nov. 12 -OH- 9 am to 2 pm, RR, call (800) 325-1114
Fairfield U., Fairfield, CT., Nov. 5 & 12 -Find It At Fairfield- 9:30 am to noon, RR, call (203)254-4100
Fisher Col., Boston, MA, Nov. 6 -OH- 11 am to 2:30 pm, RR, call (617) 670-4400
Fitchburg State Col., Fitchburg, MA., Nov. 19 -OH, 9 am to 2 pm, all majors- RR, call (800) 705-9692
Florida, U. of Southern, Lakeland, FL, Nov. 12 -Day on Campus, OH- 7:30 am to noon, RR, call (800) 274-4131
Framingham State Col., Framingham, MA, Nov. 5, 12, 19 –Friday Info. Sessions- 10 am,
Nov. 14 & 28 Saturday Info. Sessions, call (508) 626-4898
Franklin Col., Franklin, IN, Nov. 5 –Blue & Gold Day- RR, call (800) 852-0232
Franklin Pierce Col., Rindge, NH, Nov. 12 -Fall OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 437-0048
Geneva Col., Beaver Falls, PA., Nov. 11 -Fall OH- all day, RR, call (800) 847-8255
Gettysburg Col., Gettysburg, PA, Sept. 3 through Nov. 18 –Saturday Appointments, Interviews- call (800) 431-0803
Gordon Col., Wenham, MA, Nov. 7 -Gordon Experience, Overnight- 8 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 343-1379
Grinnell Col., Grinnell, IO, Nov. 18 -Discover Grinnell Day- RR, call (800) 247-0113
Hamilton Col., Clinton, NY, Nov. 12 -OH-, RR, call (800) 843-2655
Hampshire Col., Amherst, MA., Nov. 12 -OH-, 5 day advance notice, RR, call (413) 582-5471
Hartford, U. of, Hartford, CT, Nov. 6 -Fall OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 947-4303
Hartwick Col., Oneonta, NY, Nov. 12 -OH- noon to 4 pm, RR, call (800) HARTWICK
Hobart William Smith Col., Geneva, NY, Nov. 12 -Fall OH- RR, call (800) 852-2255
Hofstra U., Hempstead, NY, Nov. 13 -OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) HOFSTRA
Holy Cross, Col. of, Worcester, MA., Nov. 6 -OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 442-2421
Hood Col., Frederick, MD., Nov. 6 & 7 -OH Overnight- RR, call (800) 922-1599
Hope Col., Holland, MI, Nov. 4 & 18 -Hope Col. Visitation Days- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 968-7850
Husson Col., Bangor, ME., Nov. 12 -Fall OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 448-7766
Johns Hopkins U., Baltimore, MD, Nov. 5, 12, 19 -Selected Saturday Programs, IS- 11 am to 1 pm, RR, call (410) 516-6881
Johnson State Col., Johnson, VT, Nov. 12 -Fall OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 635-2356
Johnson & Wales U., Providence, RI, Oct. 12 -OH, Visitor Day- 9 am, RR, call (800) 342-5598
Keene State Col., Keene, NH, Nov. 19 -OH- noon to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 572-1909
Kettering U., Flint, MI, (formerly G.M.I.) Nov. 5 -OH- 10 am to 2 pm, RR, call (800) 955-4464
Lafayette Col., Easton, PA, Nov. 11 -OH- 8:30 am to 3 pm, RR, call (610) 330-5100
Lake Forest Col., Lake Forest, IL, Nov. 7 -OH- 8:45 am, RR, call (800) 828-4751
Lasell Col., Newton, MA., Nov. 6 -OH- 8:30 am, RR, call (888) LASELL4
Lawrence Memorial-Regis Col. Collaborative ASN Program, Medford, MA, Nov. 3 –OH, Nursing- 7 pm to 9 pm
Nov. 15 -Radiography- 7 pm in Courtyard Bldg., RR, call (617) 396-9250
Lebanon Valley Col., Annville, PA, Nov. 19 -A Day in the Valley- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 445-6181
Lehigh U., Bethelehem, PA, Nov. 5 & 12, 05, Saturday Visit Dates, RR, call (610) 758-3100
LeMoyne Col., Syracuse, NY, Nov. 6 -OH- 10 am to 4:30 pm, RR, call (800) 333-4733
Lesley Col., Cambridge, MA, Nov. 13 -Look at Lesley, OH-, RR, call (617) 758-3100
Loyola Col., Baltimore, MD, Nov. 19 –Fall OH-, Nov. 5 & 12 –Saturday Information Days- RR, call (800) 221-9107
Lyndon State Col., Lyndonville, VT, Nov. 12 -OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (802) 626-9371
Maine, U. of, Farmington, ME, Nov. 5&12 -OH, No Stress Interviews- RR, call (207) 778-7054
Maine, U. of, Marchais, ME, Nov. 18 -Fall OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (207) 255-1318
Maine, U, of, Orono, ME, Nov. 14 -OH- 8 am, RR, call (877) ADMIT
Maine, U. of Southern, Gorham, ME., Nov. 12, 19 -Saturday Information Days- RR, see Carry Over Section, call (207) 780-6570
Manhattan Col., Riverdale, NY, Nov. 12 & 19 –Information Sessions- 10 am to 1 pm, RR, call (800) 622-9235
Mary Baldwin Col.,Staunton,VA., Nov 12 –Visit Day- Nov.13&14-Virginia Institute for Women Leadership- RR, call (800) 468-2262
Mass Col. of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA, Nov. 19 -Fall OH- 10 am to 2 pm, RR, call (800) 292-6632
Mass Col. of Pharmacy, Boston, MA, Nov. 14 -OH, School Of Health Science- Nov. 19 –OH, Transfer students- 10 am
At Worcester Ma campus, Nov. 15 -IS- 4 pm, call (800) 225-5506
Mass Maritime Acad., Buzzards Bay, MA, Nov. 19 -OH- 8 am to noon, RR, call (800) 544-4311
UMASS, Dartmouth, MA., Nov. 5 –OH, Engineering- Nov. 18 -OH, Visual & Performing Arts- RR, call (508) 999-8605
Merrimack Col., North Andover, MA, Nov. 6 -OH- 10 am to noon, RR, please call one week prior to the event (978) 837-5100
Miami, U. of, Coral Gables, FL., Nov. TBA -OH- RR, call (305) 284-4323
Missouri, U. of, Columbia, MO, Nov. 12 -Meet Mazzoo Day- RR, call (573) 882-2456
Mt. St. Mary’s Col., Newberg, NY, Nov. 13 -OH- 10:15 am to 3:15 pm, RR, call (888) 937-6762
Mt. St. Vincent Col., Riverdale, NY, Nov. 13 -OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (718) 405-3267
Monserrat Col. of Art, Beverly, MA Nov. 12 -OH- 11:30 am, RR, call (800) 836-0487
Muhlenberg Col., Allentown, PA, Nov. 12 -Senior OH- 8:30 am to 2 pm, RR, call (610) 821-3100
Newbury Col., Boston, MA., Nov. 6 -Fall OH-11 am to 2 pm, Nov. 16&17 –Nighthawk for a Day- RR, call (800) NEWBURY
New England Tech., Warwick, R.I., Nov. 9 -“Tech Night”- 4 pm to 8 pm, RR, call (800) 736-7744
New Hampshire, U. of, Durham, NH, Nov. 11 –Double Day- 9 am & 1:30 pm, Nov. 9&10 –IS- 10 am, call (603) 862-1781
New Rochelle Col., New Rochelle, NY, Nov. 13 -OH- RR, call (800) 933-5923
Niagara U., of, Buffalo, NY, Nov. 11 -Discovery Days- 10:45 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800)462-2111
Nichols Col., Dudley, MA, Nov. 11 -Athletic OH- 10:45 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 470-3379
North Bennet St. Sch., Boston, MA, Nov 4 & 5 -OH- 10 am to 2 pm, RR, call (617)227-0155, see Special Program section
Northeastern U., Boston, MA Nov. 12 –OH- 8 am to 3 pm, -Engineering Wednesdays- 11 am, RR, call (617) 373-2211
Norwich U., Northfield, VT., Nov. 12 -Fall OH- RR, call (800) 468-6679
Nyack Col., Nyack, NY, Nov. 10 through 12 –Visiting Weekend- RR, call (800) 336-9225
Ohio Wesleyan U., Delaware, OH.,Nov. 10&11 -OWU Visit Day w/opt. overnight- Nov. 8 –Fall Visit Day- RR, call (800) 922-8953
Pace U., NY, Nov 5 –OH at Pleasantville Campus- 10 am, Nov 13 –OH at N.Y.C. Campus- 10 M, call (800) 874-PACE ext. FO3
Pine Manor Col., Chestnut Hill, MA., Nov. 6 -OH- 1 pm to 4 pm, RR, call (800) 762-1357
Plymouth State Col.,Plymouth, NH, Nov. 7&14 –OH- 9 am to 3 pm, Nov. 12&20 –Sat. Sess.-,10 am to 1 pm RR, call (800) 842-6900
Pomona Col., Claremont, CA, Nov. 12 -Special Activities for prospective students and parents- RR, call (909) 621-8134
Quinnipiac U., Hamden, CT, Nov. 12 -Fall OH- 9:30 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 462-1944
Radford U., Radford, VA, Nov. 12 -OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 890-4265
Randolph Macon Col., Ashland, VA., Nov. 19 -Fall OH- RR, 9 am to 3 pm, call (800) 888-1762
Regis Col., Weston, MA., Nov. 19 -Fall OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 456-1820
Rhode Island Col., Providence, RI, Nov. 12 -OH- RR, call (401) 874-7000
Rhode Island, U. of, Kingston, R.I., Nov. 4 -Meet the U., OH- 12:30 pm, RR, call (401) 874-7000
Ripon Col., Ripon, WI, Nov. 13 –Fall OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, 11 am, call (800) 947-4766
Rochester Institute of Tech., Rochester, NY, Nov. 11 -OH III-, 11 am , RR, call (716) 425-2272
Roger Williams U., Bristol, RI, Nov. 13 -OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 458-7144
Rollins Col., Winter Park, FL., Nov. 12 -Discover Rollins- RR, call (407) 646-2161
Russell Sage Col., Troy, NY, Nov. 10&11 -Fall OH-, Nov. 19 -Visit Day-, 10 am t 2 pm, RR, call (888) 877-9724
Sacred Heart Col., Fairfield, CT, Nov. 12 -OH- 9 am to 2 pm RR, call (203) 371-7880
Scripps Col., Claremont, CA, Nov. 4 -OH, Preview Day for Prospective Students- 8 am to 4 pm, RR, call (800)770-1333
St. Andrews, U. of, Fife KY169AJ, Scotland, Nov. 16 –Visit Day- RR, call 44(0)1334-463330
St. Anselm Col., Manchester, NH, Nov. 5 –OH-, Nov. 11, 12, 19 –Interview Days - 9 am to noon, RR, call (603) 641-7500
St. John’s Col., Annapolis, MD., Nov 13 –Reception in Concord, MA- see Carry Over section, call (800) 727-9328
St. Joseph Col., Standish, ME, “Focus Days- Nov. 4 Business, Nov. 9 Nursing, Nov. 11 Education, RR, call (800) 338-7057
St. Lawrence U., Canton, NY, Nov. 11 -visit Day- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 285-1856
St. Michael’s Col., Colchester,VT, Nov. 5 -OH, Education- 9:30 am to 2 pm, Nov. 12 –OH, Psychology- 9:30 am to 2 pm,
Nov. 19 -OH, Business & Internships- 9;30 am to 2 pm, see Special Program section, for details call (800) 762-8000
Salem State Col., Salem, MA, Nov. 19 -OH- 9 am to 1:30 pm, RR, call (978) 542-6206
Salve Regina Col., Newport, R.I., Nov. 13 -OH- RR, call (800) 321-7124
Sara Lawrence Col., Bronxville, NY, Nov. 12 -OH, possible Sleep Over- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 888-2858
School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY, Nov. 12 -OH, Cartooning, Fine Arts, Illustration, Interior Design- RR, call (800) 436-4204
Scranton, U. of, Scranton, PA, Nov. 6 -Fall OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (888) SCRANTON
Simmons Col., Boston, MA., Nov. 19 -Fall OH- See Carry Over section, RR, call (800) 345-8468
Skidmore Col., Saratoga, NY, Nov. 11-Fall OH- 9 am to 3 pm, Nov. 19 -Theatre- see Carry over section, RR, call (800) 867-6007
Smith Col., Northampton, MA, Nov. 11 -Fall Preview II, OH- RR, see Carry Over section, call (413) 585-2500
So. New Hampshire U., Manchester, NH, Nov. 6 -OH- 8 am to 2 pm, RR, call (800) 642-4968
Springfield Col., Springfield, MA, Nov. 6 -OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 343-1257
Spelman Col., Atlanta, GA, Nov. 14 -OH, - 8 am to 4 pm, RR, call (800) 982-2411
So. Conn. State U., New Haven, CT, Nov. TBA -Mini OH- call (203) 392-5656
Sterling Col., Craftsbury, VT, Nov. 12 -Fall OH- 9 am to 2 pm, RR, call (800) 648-3591
Stetson U., Deland, FL, Nov. 19 -OH- RR, “Saturday for Seniors”, RR, call (800) 688-0101
Suffolk U., Boston, MA., Nov. 19 -OH- 11 am to 3 pm, RR, call (617) 573-8460
SUNY, Col. of Environ. Sci. & Forestry, Syracuse, NY, Nov. 11 & 18, -Info. Sess.- see Special Program section, call (800) 777-7373
Syracuse U., Syracuse, NY, Nov. 4 & 18 –Fall Friday Programs- see Special Program section, call (315) 443-3611
Tampa, U. of, Tampa, FL, Nov. 13 -OH- noon to 5 pm, RR, call (800) 733-4773
Towson State U., Towson, MD, Nov. 4 & 19 -Fall OH- 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, RR, call (800) CALL-TOWSON
Tufts U., Medford, MA see Carry Over section or call (617) 627-3170
Union Col., Schenectady, NY, Nov. 11, -OH- RR, call (888) 843-6688
Unity Col., Unity, ME., Nov. 12 -Fall OH- 9 am to 2 pm, RR, call (207) 948-2268
Vassar Col., Poughkeepsie, NY, Nov. 11 -Fall OH- 8:30 AM to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 827-7270
Vermont, U. of, Burlington,VT, Nov. 12 –OH-, Nov. 7 -Vermont in Person Day- RR, call (802) 656-4647
Wells Col., Wells, ME., Nov. 13 -Fall OH- 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 952-9353
Wentworth Institute, Boston, MA, Nov. 6 –OH- 8 am to 2 pm, RR, call (800) 556-0610
Wesleyan U., Middletown, CT., Nov. 11 -Veterans Day OH- 9 am to 4:30 pm, RR, see Carry Over section, call (860) 685-3000
Western New England Col., Springfield, MA, Nov. 12 -OH- 11 am to 4 pm, RR, call (800) 325-1122
Westfield State Col., Westfield, MA., Nov. 2, 16 –Wednesdays at Westfield- 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, &
Nov. 139- Saturday Presentation Day – 10- am to noon Pre registration requested, see Carry Over Section or call (413) 572-5218
Wheaton Col., Norton, MA, Nov. 11 -Visit day-, 9 am to 3 pm, RR, call (800) 394-6003
Wheelock Col., Boston, MA., Nov. 19 -Fall OH- 8:30 am to noon, RR, call (800) 734-5212
Wittenberg U., Springfield, OH., Nov. 12 –OH- RR, call (800) 677-7558
Worcester Polytech. Institute, Worcester, MA, Nov. 11 -Fall OH- Nov. 5, 12 & 19 –Saturday Info. Sess.- RR, call (508) 831-5286
College Selection: A Checklist for High School Seniors November, 2005
Take your SAT I & II in November or December -- Consider applying for an “Early” Program.
Read college materials with a critical eye for what you are seeking
Final college visit. Plan overnight stays with your top choices. Attend College Fairs & College Conferences in your high school.
Begin writing your college essays.Complete 5 to 6 college applications by Thanksgiving. Give your admissions papers to your
counselor and recommendation forms to your teachers and peers (where requested.) Details, an important part of the game!
For Guidance & College Counselors a College Visit & FLASH
Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY is hosting a two day visit to it’s
Riverdale campus on December 15 & 16, 2005. Participants will train from Rt. 128 Station in Westwood, MA to the “Big Apple”, stay
in a NYC Hotel, have diner and take in a “Broadway Show”, visit and tour Manhattan College campus on the following day, meet
with the admissions staff and train back to Boston. It’s an outstanding experience and the hospitality extended by Bill Bissette and his
admissions staff is absolutely terrific. The Manhattan group is planning for twenty counselors to attend the December trip. To make
a reservation call the Manhattan College Admissions Dept. (800) 629-9235 or Email Tom Dunn, New England representative
email@example.com College Impressions awards this experience *****5 STARS*****
*** FLASH ***
Massachusetts Peer Helpers Association is offering a one-day workshop for peer program advisors on Tuesday, October 25, at
Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School. Interested persons may contact Corinne Pridham, 401-351-6063, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Florence Cranshaw at 508-429-6730, email@example.com
Comment: I know Florence Cranshaw and any activity to which she is associated is creditable and a valuable professional resource.
Extend your most serious consideration to learning more about Massachusetts Peer Helpers Association.
16th Annual “Academy/ROTC Night” at Danversport Yacht Club, Danvers MA at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, November 9,
2005. Military personnel will be present at 6:30 pm and remain through 9:00 pm to answer questions. The program will start at
7:00pm. Representatives from the service academies, The Citadel, Maine Maritime Academy, the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy,
Massachusetts Maritime Academy & New York State Maritime Academy, Norwich University, Valley Forge Military Institute, and
the Virginia Military Institute. All ROTC Programs and representatives of area Congressional Officials will be present to meet with
prospective students and their parents. Should a student (grades 9 through 12) be considering attending a military academy,
attendance at this program will be most helpful. For more detailed information contact: Capt. Ed Bryant, USNIA, at 978-356-5453
or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Ed Bryant the coordinator of this event extends an invitation to all Maine and New Hampshire counselors, students and their
parents to attend this Military School “Academy/ROTC Night.”
New England Art Portfolio Day - The Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA is hosting the annual New England Art Portfolio
Day on Tuesday, November 6, 2005 from noon to 4 pm. Students will be able to have their portfolios reviewed and evaluated by
representatives from 50 leading colleges of art and design. It is an opportunity for students to learn more about these colleges, their
admissions criteria and to obtain professional advice on how to expand and edit their portfolios. For more detailed information call
the Admissions Department at the Museum of Fine Arts School at (617) 267-6100
The New York Art Portfolio Day will be held at Pratt Institute, NY, NY on November 19, 2005
The NEBHE Science Network at MIT October 22, 2005
A program designed to address the unique need and concerns of New England students underrepresented in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines – particularly African American, Hispanic, Native American and Southeast Asian.
An all day event at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA.
Online registration site: www.nebhe.org/sciencenetwork/register04.asp Registration Password scinet13 (case sensitive, no spaces,
numeral 1 and 3)
American University, Washington, DC will host a number of admissions programs for prospective students: November 17 & 18, 05
an Overnight Program for prospective multicultural students; November 12, 05 an OH Day, call (800) 428-4632
Assumption College, Worcester, MA is hosting a number of Information Session type meetings to replace the traditional open house
programs. Each meeting will consist of a small group session to answer all students and parent questions regarding admission to
Assumption and a tour of the Assumption College Campus. The sessions will begin at 10:30 am and extent to noon on the following
dates: November 11, 12, 19, 05 -- December 3, 05 Call in advance to make a reservation, call (888) 882-7786
Bryant University, Smithfield, RI Bryant will host a number of admissions programs for prospective students.
Bryant Road Nov. 11, 05 – a bus trip from various NE cities to Bryant for a day at Bryant
Bryant 101 Information Sessions: Oct. 29, 05 (Communication & Applied Psychology - Nov. 12, 05 (Arts & Science)
For greater detail or to make a reservation call the Bryant Admissions office at (800) 622-7001
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA will host “Sleeping Bag Weekends” for high school seniors on the following Sunday &
Mondays: November 13 & 14, 05 (Deadline to register Nov. 4) -- January 29 & 30, 06 (Deadline to register Jan. 20) -- February 5
& 6 06 ( Deadline to register Jan. 27)
The “Sleeping Bag Weekends” feature presentations from academic departments: Engin., Science, Computer Science, Humanities &
Social Sciences, Information Systems, Business Administration, & Fine Arts. Fine Arts will not be participate in the Feb. 5 & 6, 06
program. “Diversity Weekend” for underrepresented students will occur on the weekends of November 12 to 14, 05 and January
29 to 31, 06. For specific detail consult the Carnegie Mellon Web site www.cmu.edu or call the admissions office at (412) 268- 2080
CMU Portfolio Review Days Sch.of Art:Nov.14 - Jan.30, 06 - Feb.6&20, 06 Sch.of Design:Nov.14, 05-Jan. 30, 06 -- Feb. 6, 20, 06
A pre registration can be made by calling (800) 570-5858
Champlain College, Burlington, VT is hosting two admissions programs. “Fall Friday” on November 4 & 11, 05 from 2 pm to 4:30
pm and “Fall Saturday” on November 5 & 12, 05 from 10:30 am to 1 pm. To pre registration calling (800) 570-5858
Framingham State College, Framingham, MA will host a number of Friday & Saturday Information Sessions in late November, 05.
Friday Information Sessions: November 14 & 28, 05 Saturday information Sessions November 5, 12, 19, 05. The Information
Sessions consist of a presentation and a question and answer period conducted by a member of the Admissions Staff followed by a
tour of the campus. Call the admissions office at (508) 626-4506
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA will be hosting an OH day – November 12, 2005.
There will be Hampshire Visit Days on: Oct. 24, 05 - Feb. 20, 06 & Apr. 10, 06.
There will be an ALANA Overnight program on: November 11, 05 and April 21, 06. Students should call the admissions office at
least two weeks prior to a visit at (413) 559-5725
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA will be hosting a series of Saturday Visits days which will feature tours, information sessions.
Interviews will be available on selective Saturdays beginning in September and running through early November, 05. Tours will be
offered at 10 am, 11 am and noon and last 45 minutes. Information sessions begin at 9 am., 10 am and 11 am and last for about 45
minutes. Personal interview time slots begin at 9 am and continue through 11:15 am. Reservations for tours and information sessions
are not necessary for tours but are required for interviews for a reservation call the admissions dept at 610-758-3100
Saturday Visit dates fall 2005: November 5, 12, 05 these dates are subject to change therefore it is suggested that a call be made to the
admissions dept. to verify the date and time of the program.
University of Mass at Dartmouth, MA will host two OH Programs, each focused on a specific area of education
November 5, 2005 Engineering at 9 am
November 18, 2005 Visual & Performing Arts at 9 am
For greater detail contact: the U. Mass, Dartmouth Admissions Office at www.explore.umassd.edu or call (508) 999-8605
Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA will host a number of admissions programs during the fall, 2005.
Oct. 20 & 21, 05 Focus on Athletics for Athletes, through invitation of a Mt. Holyoke coach
Oct, 17, 05 Shadow Days, OH,
Nov. 6 & 7, 05, Voices of Diversity --
November 17 & 18, 05 Equestrian OH
Dec. 5, 05 Shadow Days, OH -- To pre register or to obtain greater detail call the Mt. Holyoke Admissions Office (413) 538-2023
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH traditionally hosts a number of Fall Information Sessions. The programs consist of
an information session, student panel and tours for high school students and their parents. The Fall Schedule of Saturday Information
Sessions is: November 5 & 19, 2005 The schedule of the Friday Information Sessions is: September 23 through November 18, & on
December 2 & 9, 2005 For greater detail consult the U.N.H. web page www.unh.edu or call (603) 862-1360
The North Bennet Street School, 39 North Bennet St., Boston (North End), MA will host it’s annual Open House Program on
Friday & Saturday, November 4 & 5, 2005. This is an opportunity to meet and speak with full time students in all eight programs as
they work at their benches. The eight full time programs are: Bookbinding, Locksmithing, Carpentry, Piano Technology, Jewelry
Making & Repair, Violin Making & Repair, Preservation Carpentry, and Cabinet and Furniture Making. For specific information
call the North Bennet Street School Admission Department at (617) 227-0155
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. The Admission Department will host a number of Open House & Information
Session type programs during the 2005 – 2006 school year. Each program will consist of a three hour presentation which will
commence at 1:00 pm and consist of a discussion regarding Admissions and the Application Process and a Tour of the facilities.
Especially note that each presentation is designed to be student and family friendly. The Schedule will be as follows:
October, 2005 through January, 2006 Mon., Wed., & Frid. – Feb., Mar., Apr. & May, 2006 Wednesdays and Fridays
RISD will host Saturday Programs: November 12, 19, 05 - March 18, 2006 and April 8 &15, 2006 & May 6, 2006. The Saturday
Programs are subject to change thus call to check the date/time of any program.
*** These programs are expected to attract more families and applicants than can be accommodated at one sitting therefore
participants are urged to call well ahead (3 to 4 weeks) and secure a reservation. Call the RISD Admis. Off. at (800) 364-RISD
St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD will host a fall meetings for prospective applicants.
November 13th in Concord, MA, at 1 pm through 3 pm. A pre registration is requested, call (800) 727-9238
St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT will be hosting a number of admissions programs this fall (2005)
General OH programs: Oct. 15 9:45 am to 2 pm with panels on Political Science & Pre law Advising
Oct. 22 9:45 am to 2 pm with panels for students undecided on their college major
Oct. 29 9:30 am to 2 pm with a panel on English
Nov. 5 9:30 am to 2 pm with a panel on Education
Nov. 12 9:30 am to 2 pm with a panel on Psychology
Nov. 19 9:30 am to 2 pm with a panel on Business & Internships
For greater detail or to pre register call the St. Mike’s Admissions Office at (800) 762-8000
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, NY will host a number of Admissions Information Programs:
Open House at Syracuse Campus; October 22, 2005 and April 29, 2006
College Information Programs are planned from 1 to 4 pm on: November 11(2), 18, 05 Dec. 22, 05 -- Feb. 10, 24, 06 -- Mar. 10,
31, 06 -- Apr. 10, 06 to pre register call the SUNY Admissions Office at (800) 777-7373
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY will be hosting a number of Fall Friday & Saturday Visitation Days during the fall of 2005
Fall Friday Programs: November 4, 18, 05
Saturday Visit Programs consisting of a 10 am Information Session and a 11:30 am Tour. For dates and details call (315) 443-3611
Saturday Visit Program dates: November 5, 12, 19, 05 -- December 3, 10, 17, 05
To obtain greater detail call the Syracuse Admissions Office at (315) 443-3611
Syracuse University will also host a number of admissions interview sessions for high school students during the fall of 2005. To pre
register or to obtain more complete information call the Admissions telephone number (315) 443-3611
The Syracuse Admissions staff will hold interview and information receptions in the following cities: Massachusetts:
Boston, Oct. 23 to 27, Nov. 28 to Dec 12, 05 Rhode Island: Providence, Oct. 17 to 19, 05
Connecticut: Hartford Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 & Stamford Nov. 6 to 10, 05 New Hampshire, Manchester, Oct. 2 to 5, 05
New York: Tarrytown, Nov. 6 to 10 & Uniondale Oct. 9 to 13, 05 Maine: Portland, Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, 05
Washington DC, Oct. 18 to 19, 05
Syracuse University, Metropolitan Office in New York City – Lubin House holds required portfolio reviews and auditions for
students applying to architecture, art & design, acting, musical theater & design technical theater. Call the Director of Recruitment
and Admissions in the College of Visual & Performing Arts at (315) 443-5074 to make an appointment or to obtain greater detail.
Tufts University, Medford, MA. Overnight stays are typically available form mid-October through mid-November for high school
seniors and during the month of April for admitted students. For greater detail call (781) 395-8500 or by visiting
Grants for Youth Service America Day
State Farm Insurance is offering 100 grants of $1,000 each to students aged 5-25, teachers and school based service-learning
coordinators to support youth service projects planned for April 21 to 23, 2006. Applications must be received by October 17, 2005
Visit www.ysa.org/awards for details, application forms and other grant opportunities.
Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2009
Most students entering college this fall were born in 1987. Today’s high school seniors may have a similar referent.
1. Andy Warhol, Liberace, Jackie Gleason, & Lee Marvin have always been dead
2. They don’t remember when “cut & paste” involved scissors.
3. Heart-lung transplants have always been possible.
4. Wayne Gretsky never played for Edmonton
5. Boston has been working on “The Big Dig” all their lives.
6. With little need to practice, most of them do not know how to tie a tie.
7. Pay-per-View television has always been an option.
8. They never had the fun of being thrown into the back of a station wagon with six others.
9. Iran & Iraq have never been at war with each other.
10. They are more familiar with Greg Gumble than with Bryan Gumble.
11. Philip Morris has always owned Kraft Foods.
12. Al-Qaida has always existed with Osama bin Laden at its head.
13. They learned to count with Lotus 1-2-3.
14. Car stereos have always rivaled home component systems.
15. Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Baker have never preached on television.
16. Voiced mail has always been available.
17. “Whatever” is not part of a question but an expressions of sullen rebuke.
18. The federal budget has always been more than a trillion dollars.
19. They may have fallen asleep playing with their Gamesboys in the crib.
20. For daily caffeine emergencies, Starbucks has always been around the corner.
21. Ferdinand Marcos has never been in charge of the Philippines.
22. Money put in their savings account the year they were born earned almost 7% interest.
23. Bill Gates has always been worth at least a billion dollars.
24. Dirty dancing has always been acceptable.
25. Southern fried chicken, prepared with a blend of 11 herbs and spices, has always been available in China.
26. Michael Jackson has always been bad, and greed has always been good.
27. The Starship Enterprise has always looked dated.
28. Pixar has always existed.
29. There has never been a “fairness doctrine” in the FCC.
30. Judicial appointments routinely have been “Borked.”
31. Aretha Franklin has always been in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
32. There have always been zebra mussels in the Great Lakes.
33. Police have always been able to search garbage without a search warrant.
34. It has always been possible to walk from England to mainland Europe on dry land.
35. They have grown up in a single superpower world.
36. They missed the oat bran diet craze.
37. American Motors never existed.
38. Scientists have always been able to see supernovas.
39. “Les Miserables” has always been on stage.
40. Halogen lights have always been available at home, with a warning.
41. “Baby M” may be a classmate, and contracts with surrogate mothers have always been legal.
41. There has always been a pyramid in front of the Louvre in Paris.
42. Irradiated food has always been available but controversial.
43. Snowboarding has always been a popular winter pastime.
44. Libraries have always been the best centers for computer technology and access to good software.
45. Biosphere 2 has always been trying to create a revolution in the life sciences.
46. The Hubble Telescope has always been focused on new frontiers.
47. Reseachers have always been looking for stem cells.
48. They do not remember “a kindler and gentler nation.”
49. They never saw the shuttle Challenger fly.
To be continued……..
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