Friday, January 29, 2016

Listing Test Scores on the Common App

We noticed last year that many transfer applicants chose to skip the TESTING section on the Common App (see below).  After all, it asks "do you wish?" The standard common app verbiage isn't very encouraging, but we would encourage you to use the space.  It's true that a small sliver of you, because you've been out of high school for five years, may not have SAT or ACT scores. But skipping this section does create a problem if you want us to consider strong AP scores that you may have earned a some point in your past. You can get credit for these! We remember one case in particular where it was the difference between a deny and an offer. Maybe you took International Baccalaureate HL exams.  You should list these scores. If you are admitted, we'll then ask you to send the official scores in order to get official credit. If you would like to see what sort of credit an AP or IB score might give you, click here. If you've already submitted your application, and you left this part out, you can send us an update to

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Come join us for the Spring Semester Transfer Open House!

While it certainly does not feel like spring out there, for most of us, it's the spring semester.
We are hosting our transfer open house and we'd like you to join us.

We'll be hosting it here on grounds on Friday, February 5th from 10am-2pm.

Please go here to register.

The day will include a general admissions talk, a student panel Q&A, a tour of grounds and session with a faculty member from your school of interest (commerce, engineering, nursing, arts and sciences etc.). 

Stay warm!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Finalizing your Spring Courses?

Many of you started classes last week, or you're getting into it this week. As you are putting the final touches on your course schedule for spring, keep an eye on the pre-requisite courses we've listed on our website.  Remember that if you're applying to the College of Arts and Sciences, the math, science and foreign language pre-requisites are extensive.  If you haven't taken any of these courses, we suggest you sign up and start taking off a bite off of them this spring.

To find these pre-requisites, go to this site and click on your school of interest:

Happy first week of classes!