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Look what our friend over at Send Me Personalized just made us! Love it!
No matter how many students submit applications, I still get excited when they submit and get to their confetti screen! 🤗
This is a different viewpoint than many articles floating around, and where my thinking has been through all of the newest changes. Thoughts?
Opinion | Actually, legacy admissions are good. Here’s why. Legacy admissions don’t harm diversity. They enhance it.
It’s Common Application Day! apply.commonapp.org
Colleagues through IECA recently contributed to the linked article. We’ve been asked many times by students of color over the past few weeks just how this will affect their applications. Now more than ever, we’re encouraging them to use every word of their application and essays to introduce themselves.
How to Talk About Race on College Applications, According to Admissions Experts After the Supreme Court struck down affirmative-action, the college admissions essay will become even more important.
Hope you're all enjoying the holiday weekend since he got it done! 😂
I’m always a fan of a college town along a river. 💦🌳 Does anyone recognize this one?
We always have students who head to FL for college. I guess our PA kids will have to start watching for gators too. 🐊
Gator on the North Shore!! 😮 Not everyday I get a chance to capture something as wild as this! 🐊
I fell in love with Eckerd College alongside one of my current seniors. I’m looking forward to visiting soon and also hearing more about their new 2+2 program.
Theatre and Musical Theatre BFA Develop skills in acting, directing, design and technical theatre as you earn a theatre or musical theatre degree at Eckerd College in Florida.
Seniors considering William and Mary, interviews just opened today. Register for one now while they’re still available!
A kind post from a parent and seeing a student succeed is the best motivation.
The Fall 2023 College Fair schedule is here! has expanded its offerings this fall to include 21 in-person and three virtual fairs. Promote your institution and programs to thousands of prospective students! Register now! nacacfairs.org.
It’s college decision day eve. Don’t forget to leave out the stale pizza and Red Bull.
LOTS of movement on waitlists tonight for those who are waiting! 🤞🏼
What makes this the best job ever? Our students!! Opening my email to this message from a student who I’ve worked with since she was a freshman who is now confident in her college choice makes me so happy!
Colleges still accepting applications for any last minute decisions
College Openings Update Now available for 2023! College Openings Update will be back in 2024. Watch this space. NACAC’s annual College Openings Update: Options for Qualified Students is a voluntary listing of NACAC member postsecondary institutions that are still accepting applications from prospective first-year and/or ...
Wishing all a wonderful day with their family!
Have a gamer at home? Maybe they’ve just been prepping for college!
We'll soon begin offering a new, first-of-its-kind degree program focused on esports! It will include three tracks:
🍊 Esports Business and Management
🍊 Esports Communications
🍊 Esports Media and Design
Learn more: bit.ly/40bBXAO
How are you celebrating Pi Day?
Several of our juniors took the SAT on Saturday. Scores will be here before they know it! 🤞🏼
Scores from today's SAT will be available beginning March 24. http://spr.ly/61843FHLM
"Little girls with dreams become women with vision." Happy International Women's Day from Propel Smart!
Want Propel Smart to help you and your student prepare for college admission success? https://www.propelsmart.com/book-a-college-planning-call
It may be Monday, but at least it is National Oreo Cookie Day! Happy Monday from Propel Smart!
As expected, colleges have been announcing their testing stance for the upcoming admissions season. What has been a bit surprising is so many schools deciding to stay test optional. That’s left many people wondering what can help their application stand out. Here are 3 points to consider.
-Solid test scores will still enhance an application, and many students will still be submitting them.
-Class rigor will count even more now.
-Extracurriculars and volunteer work will continue to be evaluated and set students apart.
Common Application essay prompts will officially remain the same for the 2023/2024 application season. What does that mean for Propel students? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
JMU’s applications have nearly doubled in just two years! (Article linked 👇🏻)
This is such a cool part of WVU!
Adventure WV First-Year Trips are now open! 🌄
Adventure WV is for everyone and the perfect opportunity to meet other Mountaineers. 🤝
Learn more. http://go.wvu.edu/gpzvv
NACAC will be hosting virtual college fairs the next 3 months. These are free and a wonderful chance to discover colleges and universities that your student may not have considered or learn more about some of their favorites.
The virtual college fairs offer a dynamic digital meeting space for connecting students and families with colleges and universities. Learn more at nacacattend.org/fairs
Happy New Year to all of our Propel families and friends! Tonight our families will celebrate Soellel!
In order to make your dreams come true, it's best to start with small steps. Time to dream big! What is your dream? What small step can you take this week towards your dream?
Duquesne was under construction when I was there in July. It looks like that will continue as they expand for future students.
Duquesne University Announces New Student Apartment Building A new 11-story student apartment building will be constructed on Forbes Avenue as the result of a public-private partnership between Duquesne University, Harrison Street, and Radnor Property group. The three partners announced their plans to build a new 556-bed student apartment building on Forbes A...
Freshmen, you have the fun goals! OK, working hard academically might be less fun, but your future self will thank you. Other than that it's time to explore! Learn more about what is out there, try something new, think about how your interests could possibly work into a career. Have fun with this and we'll start focusing more on college next year.
It's your turn, sophomores! Remember, leadership opportunities are best when they're in an activity you're excited about and already enjoy. How can you expand on those activities and possibly care for others in those areas?
Juniors, here are the areas for you to focus on right now. It's also a good idea to create good bonds with your teachers this year. You'll need strong letters of recommendation for your college applications and generally those letters come from your junior year teachers.
Kicking off the New Year with some goals for each class year. Let's start with our seniors!
Here at Propel we wish you all good health and happiness this New Year!
Propel Smart wishes you a very happy holiday season! ☃️
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