College Spotlight: Case Western Reserve University
If you are an academic scholar who is looking for solid pre-professional programs Case may be for you. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, Case offers very competitive pre-med, pre-law and pre-dental programs, in addition to the co-op engineering program, business and social work programs. It also has the 4th ranked nursing program in the country. First year nursing students go into clinic by the second week of school! Case is one of the top- ranked independent universities for federal research funding. This school offers a traditional student living environment. One notable Case tradition is the Hudson Relays, a 26 mile relay race that commemorates Western Reserve College’s move back in 1882 from Hudson, Ohio to Cleveland. Race winners receiving a steak dinner and their class year carved on a campus rock. Interested in learning more about Case? Click here. Campus photos taken on college visit on 6/22/09 by Michelle Cassel
Don’t Let Summer Pass You By!
While many think of the summer as a time to relax, hit the beach and do anything but something academic, summer is the best time to explore potential academic majors and careers. You can learn more about this at your local library. Take advantage of the down time to up your game. You will be glad you did.
In Memory of Diane Gallo
We are deeply saddened by the passing of our co-founder Diane Gallo. Diane, a beloved independent educational consultant who went above and beyond for the students she served and their families, will be greatly missed. She was a great colleague and friend to all. If you had been working with Diane, please reach out to her husband Michael Gallo with a written request for a refund of any monies that may be owed to you at 43 Hillside Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.
Did You Know?
With the number of applicants now using the Common App and the ease of submitting an online application (in the 2010-11 cycle, 1.8 million applications were submitted as of January 1, 2011), admissions officers are looking for more than just an application to make admissions decisions - you need to demonstrate a genuine interest in the school. The best ways to do this include visiting the campus, having a campus interview if offered, attending college fairs and completing the intake form for schools you are really interested in, attending any local events in your area sponsored by the college, and emailing the admissions counselors with specific questions about programs that interest you. These steps can help to differentiate you from the herd of "stealth applicants" who use the Common App as their sole contact with the school.
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