Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Acceptances & Denials

Just because a school is in your state (USM, UMO) or has historically been easy to get into (St. Michael's) is no guarantee! There are no guarantees. We are in a time of record numbers of students applying to college, and applicants apply to too many places, making it harder for everyone to get in to college!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Admission: Tufts

In 2006, Tufts University in Massachusetts expanded their application to include more questions about you, the applicant. An excerpt:
"The experiment involves additional essays used to identify applicants who are creative, who possess practical skills, or who have wisdom about how to promote the common good — characteristics Tufts says are consistent with its vision of higher education, but which may not be reflected in SAT scores or high school grade point averages."
Read the whole article here, especially if you are applying to Tufts!

Check out their essays by visiting Tufts Admissions site. Here are the 2010 supplemental essays:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Admission: Holy Cross

Holy Cross information session at Cheverus, updated 2016

Final Grades Count!

What? My college wants to see my 2nd semester senior year grades? They already accepted me! Can they un-accept me?!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Good Advice

Good advice from a 2013 Harvard rejection letter:

"Past experience suggests that the particular college a student attends is far less important than what the student does to develop his or her strengths and talents over the next four years."

Thursday, March 15, 2012

67%=avg admit rate

No One is Getting In!?

If you read only the headlines each spring, you might believe the statement, “no one is getting in anywhere!”

The truth is that the majority of the colleges and universities in this country admit more students than they deny.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bill Gates' advice

Bill Gates, Harvard's most famous dropout, and creator of Microsoft Windows, returned to deliver the Commencement speech and accept an honorary degree. His advice to the Class of 2007? Here is an interesting clip that may resonate with Cheverus students in light of our motto "people for others":

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Engineering Majors outside Maine

If you'd like to major in engineering but the State of Maine University System (UMO, USM) does not offer the exact major you want, consider enrolling in another New England public university that offers your major, and save some money. Instead of being charged out-of-state rates, you'll be eligible for a tuition discount.