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    Celebrate Colorado: Higher Education Presentation by Admission Counselors from five public Colorado universities
    Colorado boasts more days of sunshine than any other state, thrives as the healthiest state in the nation, contains over 200 wildlife areas, and is second in the percentage of its population who have completed at least a bachelor’s degree.
    Hello Counselors,
    Please share these events with your students. We are inviting them to attend these information sessions to learn more about higher education at five public universities in Colorado.

    NOTE: By registering for these events, you agree to receive communications from the following universities:

    *Colorado Mesa University
    *Colorado State University Fort Collins
    *Colorado State University Pueblo
    *University of Colorado Boulder
    *University of Colorado Colorado Springs
    Please have your students register for each date using the registration links below.
    Sep 16, 2020 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (PST) - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TUFPJ_tLT4S0Pz-GYwvP6A
    Oct 14, 2020 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (PST) - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xUcu4OwARuGb2flvfgvxNw
    Nov 18, 2020 - 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (PST) - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wdpAHv5sSXCFgsWOrxJoGA

    The Claremont Colleges

    The Claremont Colleges -- Claremont McKennaHarvey MuddPitzerPomona, and Scripps Colleges -- are united by a unique spirit of collaboration and connectivity that influences every part of academics, athletics, and student life. The “5Cs” are literally located across the street from one another, so students can attend a small, tightly-focused college even as they enjoy the benefits of a bigger, multi-faceted campus.

    Throughout the fall we are hosting virtual programs for prospective students and families to learn more about our shared and singular approaches to liberal arts education. During our programs you'll discover what makes our consortium special, hear more about our distinctive missions, and learn about the selective college admission process. After the presentations, you'll have a chance to ask questions to the presenters. 
    Upcoming Events: 

    Thursday, September 17 at 4 p.m. Pacific Time
    5C Information Session
    *This session provides an overview of the Claremont Colleges and an introductory understanding of each individual college. For a more detailed information of each college, please visit their respective websites. 

    Tuesday, September 29 at 12 p.m. Pacific Time
    5C Current Student Panel


    Registration will close 24 hours before the event start time. Event details and webinar access are provided after registration.

    We look forward to seeing you online!


    The Claremont Colleges

    P.S. If you are on the mailing list for multiple Claremont Colleges, you might receive this invitation more than once. You only need to register once for the program. 


    The Claremont Colleges



    Greetings from the Amherst College Office of Admission!

    We are thrilled to introduce a new event for first-generation and low-income students, and we would love for your students to attend! 

    Info-on-the-FLI: Guidance for Prospective First Generation and Low-Income Students is for low-income students and/or students who are the first in their family to go off to college. They'll be joined by current first-generation, low-income Amherst College students to chat about financial aid, work study, and other campus resources, with a chance to ask questions and get other tips and support. 

    This virtual event will be offered on three separate dates/times and students can register here:

    We strongly encourage students attend a virtual information session and tour beforehand in order to get acquainted with Amherst College, which they can register for here.



    Arizona State University
    Hayden Library as the sun sets in the distance
    As you start back to school in a variety of formats, Arizona State University is here to share our admission teams’ virtual offerings to keep you and your students engaged and connected in this new wave of recruitment and outreach.

    ASU believes it would not be socially responsible to have our recruiters visiting high schools in person during the fall semester. But this does not mean we are reducing our services — in fact, we are expanding our virtual ASU information programs to six days a week, taking into account multiple time zones and students’ virtual high school schedules in order to best serve your students and their families.

    We know this virtual resource menu may be great for some, but others may still have questions. We will work with you to make sure your students have access to us so they can successfully apply for admission and financial aid for the fall 2021 term and beyond. Our virtual programming offers students opportunities to interact with admission representatives as well as other partners throughout the university, so students can understand how ASU is a catalyst to help them pursue their dreams and passions.
    What we are doing (virtually)
     Counselor update 
    A lot of information has changed over the summer, and we invite you to attend one of three virtual counselor update sessions on Aug. 26 or Sept. 1 to learn about admission and the application and financial aid processes for fall 2021. We are doing everything we can to help your students be successful with their college searches this year.
    Register now
     Live-hosted Experience ASU 
    In March, we adapted our on-campus tour program, Experience ASU, into a live-hosted virtual experience offered Monday through Saturday. Since then, more than 3,000 students have participated in this virtual program. As we begin the fall semester, we will continue to host programming Monday through Friday in the late afternoons and evenings and on Saturday mornings to make sure your students have the ability to participate without missing classes. These live-hosted events allow students and families to customize their experiences to match their needs. Programming content includes information about admission, financial aid, test requirements and academic programs, as well as a live-hosted panel with student ambassadors from each campus location.

    Interacting with current Sun Devils lets your students ask questions and have a much more fulfilling virtual experience. Beginning this fall, students will receive a certificate upon attending a virtual Experience ASU to indicate they have participated in one of our programs.
     Application workshops 
    Over the summer, a team of our admission coordinators created our Virtual Application Workshops, similar to the programs that took place in your schools in a pre-COVID time, and we are excited to be offering these on a weekly basis. One thing we learned over the summer is that it often takes more than one person to host a successful virtual program, and we can ensure that we have a team ready to assist students with their applications.
     Scholarship and financial aid workshops 
    Our teams have designed virtual programming for FAFSA and scholarship workshops. We know hosting large information sessions will be difficult this coming fall, and we are excited to be able to offer this experience each week. Students and families will get important information about completing the FAFSA, understanding how merit scholarships work, and all of the important to-do items a student must complete.
     More to Explore 
    We were excited by the success of More to Explore, our virtual visit event this summer where we offered more than 200 sessions. Due to the overwhelming response from students, we are adding programs from Sept. 20 through Sept. 26 and again in late October. More to Explore is an in-depth opportunity to learn about a variety of different topics at the university. We will let you know when our fall programming is open for registration.
    “I am thrilled with what you've put together for the More to Explore week. I truly believe you are ahead of the curve and are defining what college visits and info sessions should be this coming fall in our new reality, which is quite virtual.”

    — Palos Verdes High School counselor
     One-on-one virtual appointments 
    Your students can meet with their designated admission representative for a personal virtual session where they can get answers to their questions about ASU. We’ve held more than 4,000 of these individualized appointments with students and their families since March 16, 2020.
    Save the date for Sept. 8, 9,10 and 12 as Arizona’s three public universities are teaming up to host a series of college prep workshops for students and families to learn everything from unique scholarship and financial aid programs to the honors college experiences offered, and why choosing an Arizona public university is a great option and value. More details will be coming soon.
     Here to assist 
    As we transitioned to this new modality, we tested many different formats and experiences and are happy to share our knowledge with you about best practices, from challenges with technology to making interactive programming. This summer, we assisted Phoenix Union High School District's week-long Liftoff to College program with great success in its new virtual format. A special thank you to Dolores and Terry for allowing us the opportunity to collaborate and learn.

    We invite you to encourage your students to connect with their ASU admission representative.

    After reviewing this newsletter, we hope you are as excited as we are for these virtual offerings. If you have specific needs for your school or have ideas on how we can partner together, please contact NaTasha Henry.

    We want to be a good partner to our counselor family, so let us know what you need from us and how we can better serve you and your students. We are here to help.



    The scoop on Banson NYC
    All of our Banson NYC Virtual Camps are designed for high school and college students. See below for details of our three options:
    Banson NYC Virtual Fashion Career Camp:
    This week-long program will teach students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider's perspective. We will design each camp to spotlight a wide variety of careers in the industry - merchandising, media, design, styling, buying, blogging, public relations, production to name a few. Each week will also include interactive activities like a Master Class in Beauty with your own personal beauty box, a sustainable design project with a chance to win a prize and tips on successful interviewing techniques and appropriate attire to wear. We will end the program with a panel discussion from former students on how they landed internships and advice they have for making your college choice the right fit for you. Each camp will be 18-20 hours long. We will have an orientation on Sunday afternoon and then begin the program on Monday at 11:00 am (NYC time) for the summer sessions and then begin the program on Monday at 3:00 pm (NYC time) for the fall sessions.. We accept applications on a first come, first served basis.
    The cost is $650.00 per student but use code STAYWELL to receive 20% off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Session F: August 23, 2020 - August 28, 2020
    Session H: September 20, 2020 - September 25, 2020
    Session I: October 4, 2020 - October 9, 2020
    Banson NYC From Closet to Concept Camp:
    In this week-long program students will learn about styling through their own closets. Throughout the week they will uncover their personal style, learn about different fashion styles and how attitude and feeling dictate style and much more. Upon completion, students will understand that style affects their success in every aspect of life. They will gain greater self-awareness, a new point of view and knowledge that will prepare them for college interviews, networking, social occasions and much more. The camp will have 10 hours of live instruction + offline hours. The program begins on Monday at 11:00 am (NYC time). We accept applications on a first come, first served basis.
    The cost is $375.00 per student but use code STAYWELL to receive 20% off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Session E: August 17, 2020 - August 21, 2020
    Banson NYC Where Fashion Design Begins Camp:
    In this week-long program (or 5 consecutive Saturdays in the fall) students will experience the very first step of fashion design: finding inspiration. Throughout the week students will learn about inspiration and how to create a mood board. The week will simulate how a designer finds inspiration and brings it to life using visual imagery of color, shape and form. Upon completion, students will have an original mood board of their own creation. The camp will have 10 hours of live instruction + offline hours. For the Summer Session, the program begins on Monday at 11:00 am (NYC time) and for the Fall Session, the program will take place over 5 consecutive Saturdays. We accept applications on a first come, first served basis.
    The cost is $375.00 per student but use code STAYWELL to receive 20% off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Session G: August 23, 2020 - August 28, 2020
    Session J: September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 10
    For More Information: Contact Banson NYC at (917) 328-1469 or simply go on our website and fill out the Summer Camp Application so that we can email you a full packet of information.

    As the new school year is upon us, we wanted to provide you some quick updates regarding Linfield. Have a colleague who would also appreciate receiving updates from Linfield? Encourage them to submit our counselor information request form.

    Linfield University

    On July 1, Linfield College officially became Linfield University. The name change reflects our move to a university-model and the addition of graduate programs. A College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Business will join our long-standing School of Nursing, which launches our new Masters of Science in Nursing in Leadership in Healthcare Ecosystems. However, the undergraduate experience remains largely unchanged - small rigorous classes taught by knowledgeable and supportive faculty in a residential university environment.

    Test Score Requirements

    For students applying for Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 enrollment, SAT and ACT scores will not be required for admission, scholarship or financial aid. An application for admission will only require an official transcript, school report (completed by a counselor), and a teacher recommendation. A counselor letter of recommendation is optional.

    Our new temporary policy is an update from our prior test-optional admission plan, where scores would be considered if submitted. Now, there is no need to submit any score reports to Linfield.

    Virtual Programs This Fall

    As we will not be able to visit schools and attend college fairs this fall, we are working on a robust schedule of virtual programs. These will include daily information sessions and topic-specific programs, including academic offerings, student life and athletics. We are also hosting weekly information sessions specifically for school counselors. You can view the schedule and sign up online. These sessions will provide updates on Linfield and time for you to ask questions without students present.

    In addition to our Linfield-specific programs, we will be participating in the NACAC and PNACAC Virtual Fairs, too. And, if you wish to schedule a virtual visit for your school, contact your admission counselor, Peyton Smith.

    Campus Visits

    We are once again able to offer visits to Linfield's campus. Each day, we offer four, two-hour individual campus visits. Visits may consist of a campus tour, led by an admission counselor or current student, financial aid appointment and coach visit. Visits must be requested 48 hours in advance and we are unable to accept walk-in visitors at this time. Full details, and our calendar to register, is available online.

    Thank you for your continued support of Linfield among your students' post-secondary options. We look forward to working with you again this year.

    Office of Admission
    Linfield University
    McMinnville, Oregon



    Oregon State University Banner
    Photo of MU on a beautiful summer day.
    Today I’m sending a special hello from beautiful Oregon, and I’m including some good news for your students!

    Several months ago, long before the pandemic upended our lives, we at OSU began discussing the benefits of The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) for undergraduate students in the western states.  After much consideration, research, and paperwork, I want to let you know that it’s official:

    Oregon State has joined WUE!

    You probably already know about WUE, but if you don’t you should: It allows students from 15 US states and territories outside of Oregon to pay no more than 1.5x in-state tuition.

    We’ll be rolling out the details over the coming weeks, but want you to be among the first to know. Some quick answers to common questions:
    • The award is not automatic, but competitive; the award is based on a holistic review of the student’s application (remember, OSU is permanently test-optional for freshman admission)
    • Financial needs may be considered, but is not a requirement
    • There are no restrictions on college or major: Students applying to all OSU colleges and majors are eligible
    • Our WUE participation begins with the class entering Fall 2021
    We hope a little good news brightens your day and the prospects for your students, in an otherwise difficult year.  While it appears we won’t be traveling to visit high schools or attend college fairs in the fall, we hope spring will bring us back to some semblance of normal; and we look forward to seeing our colleagues who work with students then.

    In the meantime, feel free to reach out to anyone on the OSU admissions staff with your questions.


      As the new school year is upon us, we wanted to extend our best wishes and hope that this email finds you and your loved ones in continued good health. We are excited about the variety of ways in which we can connect with you and your students in a virtual world. Below is an invitation to our prospective student week, which is taking place next week. Each session was designed to help students navigate a part of the admissions process as well as introducing students to the University of Redlands and the programs we offer. We would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this list of events to your students. We look forward to partnering with you to create opportunities for students to learn about their many college options.

    Monday, August 17
    12:00 p.m. - How to Transfer to Redlands: A Transfer Student Application Workshop
    1:00 p.m. - Johnston Center for Integrative Studies: What Education Would you Create for yourself
    3:00 p.m. - Common Application Workshop: Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of Your Application

    Tuesday, August 18
    4:00 p.m. - First Generation Student Session
    5:00 p.m. -¡Si se puede! Prepárese entre familia para la Universidad

    Wednesday, August 19
    3:00 p.m. - The Extra-curricular Section of the Common Application: Taking it from Good to Great
    5:00 p.m. - The Big Search: College Admissions During COVID-19

    Thursday, August 20
    3:00 p.m. - Experience Redlands: Student Led Virtual Tour
    5:00 p.m. - Admissions 101 for Students & Parents

    If you cannot make these events, we offer virtual information sessions two times a day, and one-on-one virtual appointments with admissions counselors. We hope to meet you online soon!


    Join a SCAD virtual information session for high school counselors!
    Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2 p.m. ET - Register
    Thursday, Sept. 3, 2 p.m. ET - Register
    Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. ET - Register

    Join SCAD admission directors for a Virtual Information Session via Zoom to learn more about the university's application process and enrollment, portfolios and scholarships, and dual enrollment pre-college programs.

    For more information, email llangsto@scad.edu.

    SCAD: The University for Creative Careers