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!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Snow Day!

Happy Friday, Future Panthers!

We hope all of our local students stayed safe in yesterday's snow storm (and enjoyed your day off, of course)!  Our current students sure did have fun in the snow- check out this picture of President Riordan with two of our Admissions Ambassadors, Nadia and Brianne, and President Riordan's adorable dog, Georgia.

What is your favorite snow day activity?  If you are from an area where it doesn't snow, what are you most looking forward to doing during your first snow day at here Adelphi University?

Monday, February 6, 2017

Start of Classes

Greetings future AU Panthers! The start of the Spring semester is simultaneously the beginning of a challenging, yet rewarding college decision process! Although the task of narrowing down your ultimate option may seem nebulous and overwhelming at this time, I assure you that if you take advantage of your resources, the decision will come naturally. This is the time to begin (or continue) inquiring about financial aid packages, addressing scholarship questions, begin recognizing differences in academic programs (through researching plans of studies online), meeting with current college students at your preferred institutions, registering for online chats and engaging in virtual tours, requesting class visits if you've been admitted and would like to experience the collegiate classroom for yourself, and finally, VISITING!

The fall and spring semesters are highly encouraged seasons to visit schools because you'll see the student community active on campus- whether it's walking to their class, back to their dorm room, picking up food in the dining areas, or socializing at campus hot spots, students MAKE the campus a vibrant and interactive map of opportunities, creativity, and intellectual growth. I encourage you all to take advantage of our upcoming events that can be found here! Make time to explore all of your options this spring and get in touch with us to talk through any questions or concerns! You can reach our Admissions Office directly at 516 877 3050!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Happy Holidays and Happy New Years from the Office of University Admissions!

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!  We are looking forward to another wonderful year here in the Office of University Admissions, and we hope to see many of our future Panthers at upcoming admissions events.  Stay tuned for new blog posts in 2017!

Your Admissions Counselors