Ni Hao! – NYU to open Shanghai campus
March 27, 2011
New York University announced plans to establish a degree-granting campus in Shanghai. NYU’s president was expected to sign an agreement on March 28 with Chinese officials to seal the deal. This move signals a continuing trend for American universities. NYU already has a degree-granting campus in Abu Dhabi, established in September 2010, and has smaller programs in other countries. The goal of these programs is to lure faculty talent and tuition from foreign students, as well as giving U.S.-based students an option to study in a foreign land while still being affiliated with their home university. NYU expects to offer classes in Shanghai beginning in September 2013, and envisions an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students, with 40-50% being from China. Classes will be taught in English.
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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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