Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Friday, March 17, 2017

I would like to tell you about the exciting summer opportunities we have available for high school students (aged 15 - 17 years) at Stevens Institute of Technology located in Hoboken, New Jersey just minutes from Midtown Manhattan.

All of our summer programs focus on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields of study. Below is brief introduction to each program. For a full description of each program, please click here.

Foundations in Electronic Music: Learning composition, songwriting, recording, production, beatmaking, remixing and live performance — everything students need to develop their creative practice and produce original music.

Game Design: Develop an original video game from start to finish in just two weeks! This interdisciplinary program allows students to merge art, design, play, storytelling, and computer science.

Business Explorer: An overview of the fundamentals of business management and how they interrelate with technology. This program reviews a multitude of majors within the business field such as marketing, management, accounting, information systems and much more!

Entrepreneurship: From an Idea to a StartUp: Working with experienced entrepreneurs, students will refine an idea for a product or service, conduct market research with prospective customers, build a website showcasing your idea and pitch it to a panel of accomplished investors and professors.

Exploring Career Options in Engineering & Science (ECOES): An overview of the broad range of topics that are relevant and cutting edge in the fields of engineering and science. Explore engineering disciplines such as Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Environmental, Navel and much more!

Intermediate Computer Science: This fresh series is packed with accelerated modules on topics such as scientific computing, cyber security, artificial intelligence, graphics and system design.

Pre-Med Biology: Students will attend lectures and labs that touch on cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, immunology and analytical chemistry.

STEM Law & Policy: This program culminates in a Mock Congress - where students will draft legislation, design studies to test the efficacy of their proposal, work in committees to hold hearings on topic-specific research, and give persuasive floor speeches.

Designing Virtual Reality Experiences: Learn to create immersive 3D virtual reality experiences. This program will cover the history of VR up to the most recent developments in the software and hardware behind creating fully immersive VR experiences. This hands on interdisciplinary program merges art, 3D modeling, design, sound, storytelling and immersive media creation tools.

All of our programs are 100% residential, so the students will have the full experience of living life like a college student. While the programs run for one to two weeks, students are more than welcome to partake in multiple programs to extend their stay at Stevens. Costs range from $2000 - $3400 and are all inclusive (program fee, room and board, excursions, airport pick-up / drop-off). 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Middlesex County College AP Summer Institutes
July 31 – August 3 & August 7 – 10

Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics 1,
US History, Statistics… and more

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Pre-College Program – July 5 – August 8
Summer Session 2017
Check out the website for more information and application details

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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This summer, Binghamton University launches Binghamton Summer College, a two-week program that provides an early college experience for academically talented, rising high-school juniors and seniors.
Scheduled Sunday, July 16 through Friday, July 28, the experience will offer students a preview into what college life at a premier public university is all about.
Applications are available now!
There are many reasons your students should apply. Opportunities include:
  • taking courses such as "Intro to Engineering," "Business Foundations and Leadership Academy," "Speech and Debate," "Behind the Scenes at the Museum" and "How to be a Writer," taught by distinguished Binghamton faculty.
  • living in Binghamton's modern residential halls.
  • meeting other talented high-school students.
  • exploring the local community.
  • learning about the college admission process and financial aid.
The deadline to submit an application is May 1, but earlier applications are encouraged since programs have limited enrollment.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Welcome to the second semester and the official beginning of
your college search and application process. At this stage, you
should be monitoring your Naviance account on a regular basis
for updates from your counselors. You need to:

1) Update your resume in Naviance to reflect activities this year. All clubs, activities, volunteerism and employment needs to be added.
2) Your prospective college list, "Colleges I'm Thinking About", should be updated to truly include ALL the colleges you are thinking about.
3) Check out the summer program options on our blog. There may be something incredible for you to try.

Reminders: SAT: 5/6 (deadline 4/7); 6/3 (deadline 5/9)
ACT: 4/8 (deadline 3/3); 6/10 (deadline 5/5)
** All juniors should plan to take at least two tests before the end of the school year. Discuss your specific plan with your counselor.

Athlete Notes
If you are a varsity athlete and plan to participate in athletics when in college, you need to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. This is not a commitment to play, but you cannot begin without being determined eligible by the NCAA.
Do This Now!

Test Optional?
Go to for a list of all the colleges and universities with test optional policies.
What's Next?
• College fairs - throughout the spring, so keep an eye out for opportunities at your local high school.
• PREP DAY: plan to spend the day doing some college activity. Details coming shortly.
• Teacher recommendation letters: your current junior year teachers are your greatest allies. Continue to develop relationships by putting your best self forward. Give them many examples of just how great you are.

Your College Counseling Team

Monday, March 6, 2017

We are excited to announce two new Pre-College Summer Academies at Rutgers University--- New Brunswick.

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In addition to the Pre-Engineering Summer Academy (July 9-15), we will offer the iSTEM Academy (July 16-22) and the Leadership Academy (July 23-29).
These one-week residential academies offer students ages 16-18 the opportunity to:
  • learn about engineering
  • conduct hands-on environmental research
  • develop leadership skills
We invite you to attend an upcoming online information session to learn more about these academies on Thursday, March 16 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (ET). We will conduct a live Q&A session during this event.
If you have any questions regarding this email, feel free to contact us at or 848-932-7565.

Friday, March 3, 2017

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Summer 2017 Pratt Institute Pre College Program
Brooklyn Campus July 5 - 28
architecture, art, fashion, design, creative writing and more....

BASE Bucknell Academy Summer Experience
June 25 - 29, 2017

Pre-College Summer Program 
@ Rutgers U

GW Pre College 2017

The New School NYC
Parsons School of Design
Mannes School of Music
Writing, Acting, and Filmmaking