Monday, October 2, 2017

Oh Dear, October is Here!

Greetings everyone! I’m excited to be diving back into the blog in the midst of yet another rewarding college application season. As I wrapped up yet another successful year here at Adelphi, the past few months have been a time of reflection and prioritization- I’m consistently thinking of newer, innovative ways to connect with prospective applicants and this blog gives me an outlet to advise, encourage, motivate, and creatively inspire applicants through content, examples, and even timelines.

Speaking of timelines- I encourage all prospective seniors to take advantage of our early action 
priority deadline of December 1st (and of course the FAFSA form opened up yesterday so I encourage all seniors to file the form for financial aid eligibility). With the holidays just around the corner, try to push yourself to be proactive rather than reactive, adhere to deadlines in a prompt manner, and do your research as much as possible. Most importantly, start demonstrating interest if you haven’t done so already! Register for our Open Houses, Information Sessions, opportunities to sample a class,  and just take a moment to connect with your personal enrollment counselor via email, phone, or by scheduling an appointment. On behalf of University Admissions, I personally look forward to connecting with you this season and hope I can meet you at our upcoming events. Enjoy October- the month of pumpkin spice and the beginning of college applications! 

Friday, June 30, 2017

“Cool” for the Summer

Would you believe that July is around the corner?! Where did June even go? That should tell me and you that Summer is officially in full swing AND that it’s going to start getting really hot. Are you prepared? If you’re like me and try to find ways to beat the heat, here’s some suggestions to keep you “cool” for the Summer.

1) Treat yourself to a milkshake.
I’m not sure if you’re aware as of yet but, one of the biggest food fads out there right now are outrageous milkshakes! Some shakes include crazy ingredients such as a whole brownie on top or even a donut. Try the best sounding shake or create your own. A place I would recommend is called Burgerology in Rockville Centre. They’re delicious!

2) Sorry, another beverage suggestion here...have yourself a Panera Lemonade.
I’m sure we all know by now that you can find a Panera Bread almost anywhere. For someone who dines at Panera Bread often, especially while recruiting on the road, I had never tried a lemonade from there. It must of been the first hottest day this year and I craved lemonade. Well, this certainly did the trick. So if you’re feeling the heat and are very thirsty, certainly give this a try.
3) Catch a movie.
One of my favorite things to do during the Summer is actually going to visit the movies. Not only will you more than likely probably catch a blockbuster movie that has been promoted all year but, the movie theaters are usually nice and cool as well. Makes it much more enjoyable.
4) Come visit Adelphi!!
I couldn’t resist in putting that in here. But, why not? Stop by our Admissions Office where you can attend an Information Session in an air conditioned room, meet with a “cool” admissions counselor, and tour the campus where you can feel the wonderful breeze from outside. You can do all of this while learning about the many things that Adelphi has to offer. Think of it as multi-tasking.

Hopefully, these suggestions were helpful. Good luck with surviving the Summer!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Welcome to Adelphi University, Class of 2021!

The Office of University Admissions would like to formally welcome our Class of 2021 to Adelphi University!  We are so glad that you have decided to spend your next four years as Panthers, and we look forward to seeing you on campus this fall!  With May 1st officially past us, we are now looking forward to our upcoming orientation sessions and matriculation weekend.  Your new student kits will be sent out towards the end of the month, so make sure you keep an eye out for the mail with all of the information you will need about your transition to Adelphi University.

One of your first steps will be to register for one of the two upcoming orientation sessions taking place from either June 28-30 or July 5-7.  You can register right online by following this link.  We also have a suggested list of items to bring to orientation available online as well.

There are also additional steps for our incoming students to set up their eCampus portal, submit their immunization/health history assessment forms, take the language placement exam, register a car on campus, and secure their Adelphi ID card.  Additional information about each of these steps can be found by following this link.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus for orientation this summer, and we hope you enjoy the end of your senior year, Panthers!

Monday, April 17, 2017

See you at ASD!

ASD? What is that you ask? It stands for Accepted Student Day. Yeah, that’s right!  It’s a day full of excitement, helpful information, and good times for Accepted students and families to experience with us before ultimately deciding to become a future Panther. This event takes place on Sunday, April 23rd. It’s the perfect time for students to receive a glimpse of what exactly they can experience on campus and what Adelphi has to offer.

If you haven’t learned about this event already, there’s several benefits to attend. You can take advantage of:

  • Taking a campus tour with our student ambassadors
  • Speaking to Admissions Counselors to discuss questions
  • Attending academic department presentations
  • Visiting with Student Life and Services
  • Discussing your financial aid package with a representative
  • Depositing on the spot with an Admissions Counselor

And so much more! So if you’re an accepted student and are thinking to yourself this event is just what you need, we’d love to have you! So don’t miss out and hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring Break Trips!

Hi Future Panthers,

Spring break is an exciting time for our current students as they have the opportunity to take a short break from the hustle and bustle of the spring semester.  While students can use this week off in any way they choose, Adelphi University does offer some pretty incredible alternative break programs through the Center for Student Involvement as well as faculty-led study abroad programs through our Center for International Education.

This past spring break, the Center for Student Involvement was able to send our students to the Dominican Republic.  Our students were able to engage in social awareness and action by helping to serve the community during their one week trip.  Some of our students were so inspired by the opportunity that they decided to sponsor some of the children they worked with- sending money each month to help them afford to attend school.  In previous years, our students have had the opportunity to travel to Baton Rouge and New Orleans, South Florida, Belize, Guatemala, and Costa Rica over either their spring or winter breaks to engage in similar community service activities.

Additionally, Adelphi University's Center for International Education ran five programs over our winter intersession and spring break this past year.  Students were able to experience London theater, learn about international perspectives in Paris, travel to the literary cities of New York and Dublin, complete a service learning trip to Guatemala, and nursing students were able to go on a specific service-learning trip to Costa Rica.  There are also several program opportunities available for our students to travel over the summer and continue to earn college credits.

What trips are you looking forward to as an Adelphi University student?!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Can I be a pre-med major?

That is a common question we answer at the Office of Admissions.  There is a popular misconception about being 'pre-med' or 'pre-law'.  

Pre-med is not a major, rather it is a track of study with a particular end goal in mind.  That end goal is getting accepted into medical school after attaining a bachelor's degree.  According to published medical school acceptance data, Biology is the most common undergraduate major of future doctors, however medical schools accept applicants from other disciplines at near equal rates as biology majors.  Therefore you are generally free to pursue a wide array of majors as long as you fulfill medical school prerequisites such as biology, chemistry, physics and math before applying.  

As for pre-law, The American Bar Association actually does not recommend any one undergraduate major.  Just like medical students, future lawyers come from a wide degree of disciplines.  Law schools often look for applicants that have taken challenge classes in their college curriculum, maintained a high GPA, and scored high on the Law School Admission Test.

At Adelphi there are several Joint Degree Programs for students who know they ultimately want to become doctors and lawyers.  Joint Degree Programs provide students with a direct path to professional careers.  Some programs even allow you to skip a year of college and achieve your goal in a shorter period of time.  For example, Adelphi's Early Admission partnership with Lake Eric College of Osteopathic Medicine permits students to enter medical school after just 3 years of studying at Adelphi.   

There is also a Pre-Professional Advising office located in the Nexus Building.  This office is open to the entire study body and helps students apply to the professional school of their choice, whether it be medical, law, dental or veterinary.   

Monday, February 20, 2017

Does Anyone Know What Time it is?

It’s the start of the Spring Recruitment Season!

Now, before you scratch your head in confusion of what that means let me explain. As you know, the Fall is the time of the year where admissions counselors are always on the go. We’re making visits to your schools, being representatives at college fairs, facilitating on the spot admission events, and just traveling as much as we can to meet with you and put a face to the name. But did you know we actually travel in the Spring as well?

So in case you’re a Senior and you thought you missed us, there’s still time! If you are a Junior and want to get an early head start on checking out colleges, the Spring is the perfect time to start! Us Admissions Counselors at Adelphi cover a wide range of areas from Long Island to even Florida, and many, many areas in between! I in particular travel to Western New York, Hudson Valley, Rockland County, Westchester, and all counties in Connecticut. So if you’re keeping an eye out for us, you just might see us at a college fair very soon.

Here’s just a list of some Regional Fairs that you may find me at:
  • Syracuse NACAC: March 8th 9am-12pm, 5-8pm
  • Rochester NACAC: March 12th 1:00pm-3:30pm, March 13th 9am-12pm
  • Buffalo NACAC: March 15th 9am-12pm, 6-8:30pm; March 16th 9am-12pm
  • Hudson Valley College Expo: March 24th 9am-5pm
  • Southern Connecticut College Fair: April 5th 4pm-8pm
  • Hartford NACAC: April 6th 9am-11:30am, 6:30-8:30pm; April 6th 9am-11:30am
  • Southern Westchester College Fair: April 24th 6:30pm-9pm
  • Northern Westchester College and Career Night: April 25th 6pm-9:15pm

And these are are just a few! Remember, if you want to see an Adelphi Representative at a college fair you plan on attending, definitely don’t hesitate to look out for us! We hope to see this Spring!