Upcoming Junior Preview Days:
Michigan State University's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities Junior Preview Day (East Lansing, MI)
Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10am - 2pm
For more information people can go to rcah.msu.edu or call (517) 355-0210.
James Madison College at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
April 4th, April 7th, April 14th
10:00am Club Spartan
Register at: www.jmc.msu.edu/visit
Wittenberg University (Springfield, OH)
March 28, April 4, April 11, April 25
Includes: an admission presentation, a campus tour, a student panel and an open classroom experience
For more information: call (877) 206-0332 or visit www.wittenberg.edu/ visit
By Caralee Adams on March 24, 2014 3:23 PM, Education Week
This time of year, high school hallways are filled with both jubilation and disappointment, as students learn which colleges have accepted or denied their applications. Many are fixated on a handful of elite schools as the key to a successful life, but the reality is there are thousands of college options.
So how do counselors suggest students handle rejection by their dream college?
"You need to grieve a little and then you need to focus on celebrating the schools you are admitted to," said Katy Murphy, the president of the National Association of College Admission Counseling and the director of counseling at Bellamine College Preparatory in San Jose, Calif. "You need to move on and realize that the schools you were admitted to offer characteristics that should have been a match for you."
Keep perspective on the process and explore a variety of pathways after graduation.
"Admission to a particular college is not the golden ticket," said Murphy. "Everybody thinks if you do this and this, you get a golden ticket, you are successful and you never have to worry about anything for the rest of your life." But Murphy assures students there are good professors who will inspire them on many campuses and it's more about what they do in college and the opportunities they seize. "A good college is determined by the students' individual characteristics and the fit not the name of it."
One mom in McLean, Va., who is a PTSA president at a high-achieving high school is making it her mission to get kids to think more broadly about where they apply to college and encourage parents to back off from pressuring students too much. The Washington Post had a story on Wilma Bowers Monday and her efforts to emphasize effort and attitude over grades, in hopes of getting families to keep an open mind about what it means for kids to be successful in college and beyond.
There are so many more qualified students than there are spots at top-ranked universities. An article Sunday in the Post gives a glimpse behind the scenes in the admissions process at George Washington University and is a good reminder of the subjective nature of the selection process.
Another article in the Huffington Post notes that it's important to explore other college choices and not be paralyzed by the rejection.
To look beyond the list of brand-name schools, the nonprofit organization Colleges That Change Livesencourages students to focus on what college is right for them and bypass the rankings frenzy.
Even as many criticize rankings, students and families continue to be drawn to them. When it come to selecting among various offers, counselors urge students to take their time in making the final decision--until May 1, if needed and consider fit and tangible factors, such as cost and financial aid. It also might be worth a trip to the campus again to clarify the choice. (See, "What to Look for When Revisiting a College Campus.")
College and Career Day at Pioneer High School. March 30, from 2-4 PM.
Click here for a flier with more details.
Just sending a quick reminder the National Association for College
Admission Counseling (NACAC) is sponsoring the largest *Metro Detroit
College Day Fair* at the *Suburban Showplace in Novi on April 1, 2014*.
It's a new location with ample space and bus parking is free this year!
*2014 Spring Metro Detroit National College Fair* Suburban Collection
Showplace - Hall C 46100 Grand River Novi, MI 48374
Monday, March 31, 2014: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Please consider bringing a bus or two of students to the fair or
advertising the event to your students and families to attend on their
own. Attached you'll find detailed information regarding busing students
to the fair. There is a small amount of funding available to help with the
cost of busing. If you're interested please contact Emma Macauley (
firstname.lastname@example.org) for the grant request form.
Please let me know if you any questions. I hope to see you there!
*Senior Admissions Counselor*
*Northern Michigan University*
*1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855*
*586.273.7198 <586.273.7198> direct*
*800.682.9797 <800.682.9797> campus
*906.227.1747 <906.227.1747> fax*
The University of Michigan-Flint Visual Communications Department will be hosting an open house event on March 14, 2014 from 5-7pm at our William S. White Building on our main campus in downtown Flint.
We are hoping that you will help us promote this event with your students that may be interested in attending UM-Flint and interested in the following fields:
Thank you again for helping us promote this event and we look forward to meeting some of your students at the event!
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