Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Everything You Need to Rock the UC Application

Some good reading.....
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It's Nov. 2 and most Early Action/Deadlines are behind us. You can relax. 

For like, a minute. 

Time to shift into 2nd (or 16th) gear for the UC application.

Stressed? Don't worry.

Here's Everything You Need to Rock the UC Application:

1. A Brief (and Fun) Guide to the 14-Points of Comprehensive Review
Spoiler: The UCs are looking for some specific stuff. Don't try and guess what that stuff is.

2. How to Write Your UC Activities List
Spoiler: Emphasize tangible, measurable impact using sentence fragments and specific numbers. 

3. Free 1-Hr Guide to the Personal Insight Question (PIQ)s
Spoiler: A boring PIQ uses a common topic, common connections, and common language. But a stand-out PIQ uses an uncommon topic, uncommon connections, and uncommon language. 

Let's do this,

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Free 2nd Annual MSJC Arts Festival

Please pass this along. The free event includes an enrollment fair to get signed up for classes at MSJC and activities like theater, dance, music and art for kids of all ages.


Mt. San Jacinto College's Second Annual Arts Festival
Featuring Performance Crossroads, an afternoon of Jazz and Theater

Saturday, November 5, 2016
2:00 – 5:30 pm
Menifee Valley Campus
28237 La Piedra Rd., 92584

Artists, poets, musicians, and hands-on activities will be among the features at the Mt. San Jacinto College Arts Festival on Nov. 5, 2016. 

This event is free and open to the public.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Students are Invited to the Cal State East Bay Information Session for Prospective Students 2016!

Find out what it means to be a Pioneer!
Students are invited to attend a free upcoming Cal State East Bay Information Session for Prospective Students. 
Come meet key university representatives and learn more about:
  • Fall 2017 Admission & Financial Aid
  • Pioneer Heights Residence Halls
  • Campus Life and Student Support Services
  • Our exciting San Francisco Bay Area location
For event question, plese e-mail
or call 510-885-2612
Cerritos - Sat., November 5th
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Check-in 9:00 a.m.
Sheraton Cerritos Hotel
12725 Center Court Drive,
Cerritos, 90703
Free parking and light refreshments
Register at:

Riverside - Sat., November 5th 
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Check-in 2:00 p.m.
Riverside Convention Center
3637 Fifth Street,
Riverside, 92501
Free parking and light refreshments available.
Register at:
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Friday, October 7, 2016

Air Force Academy Scholarships

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HORIZONS                                                                      Volume  VI, October 2016

Find an Admissions Advisor by Region

If you or your students have questions or want more information about the United States Air Force Academy, please contact your area's admissions advisor, as well as the Admissions Liaison Officer (ALO) who lives in your community for your school. You can find those contacts here.

Outreach Events
 Learn more about the United States Air Force Academy!  We have representatives at multiple outreach events throughout the year. 
Click here to find upcoming events in your area.

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KEY Dates:

  • Deadline for submitting the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online is December 31.
  • Congressional representatives and other nominating entities submit nominations to the Academy between December 1 and January 31.
  • Applications for our Summer Seminar program are open from December 1 through January 15.  This program gives high school juniors a chance to see what life at the United States Air Force Academy is really like.  Limited spaces are available.

Rolling Deadlines: Applicants' specific deadlines to complete their file is posted on their portal. They must complete the required items by the deadline posted.

During a Student's Junior Year

Junior year is when the application process to the United States Air Force Academy truly begins. Students will start by filling out the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire, which becomes available online March 1 every year and starts the application process. When a student is ready to begin the application, they can visit the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online.

Between March 1 of their junior year and December 31 of their senior year, they must also request nominations from their state's congressional representative(s) or other designated nominators.

Who Are We Looking For?

The United States Air Force Academy strives to create a highly qualified and truly diverse cadet wing at the Academy each year. In addition to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity and gender, we are looking to expand our applicant pool across individual characteristics defined by our diversity definition, including:

  • Personal life experiences, including having overcome adversity by personal efforts
  • Geographic background, such as region, rural, suburban, urban
  • Socioeconomic and educational background, such as academic excellence and/or whether an individual would be a first generation college student
  • Cultural knowledge and language abilities, with particular emphasis on cultures and languages of strategic importance to the Air Force
  • Work background, including prior enlisted service
  • Physical abilities, including athletic prowess
  • Age, though applicants must be within statutory parameters for academy attendance

We take a holistic view of our applicants.  They're more than a GPA or standardized test score.  We're looking for students who have a desire to serve and seek an education that is on par with highly selective colleges and universities.   For our top diversity candidates, we offer the Falcon Visitation Experience.  This opportunity gives prospective students an opportunity to spend three days on our campus to get a first-hand look at what United States Air Force Academy life is like.  If you have students who may be a good fit for this program, please have them talk to their admissions advisor

Campus Tours

If you have students who are interested in pursuing an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy and plan to visit the campus, they may wish to participate in an escorted tour and admissions briefing. Offered during the academic year to middle school, high school, and post-high school students, tours can help individuals gain a deeper understanding of the United States Air Force Academy environment. Escorted tours are conducted regularly throughout the academic year and require reservations 14 days in advance. 

We also offer Game Day tours. After the tour, participants will be allowed to purchase discounted tickets to cheer on our AF Falcons for football, hockey, and men's and women's basketball. 

For more on available dates for both tours, please go here or call 1-800-443-3864.



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Thursday, October 6, 2016

UC Merced's Open House

Hello Colleagues,
We are writing to remind you about Preview Days, UC Merced's open house, which will take place on three dates this October.
This is a great opportunity for students and the community to learn more about UC Merced.
Please promote these events at your campus:
Oct. 8: School of Engineering and Undeclared Majors
Register Now
Oct. 22: School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, and Undeclared Majors
Register Now
Oct. 29: School of Natural Sciences and Undeclared Majors 
Register Now
In addition to tours of the campus, students will learn about:
•    Majors and UC Merced's interdisciplinary approach to learning
•    Research and internship opportunities
•    Housing and student life
•    Financial aid, scholarships and affording college
•    Athletics and recreation
•    Applying to the University of California
•    Engage in dialogue with UC Merced Students
For more information, the agenda and to register for the event, students can visit 
If your students can't visit us for Preview Days, they can take a virtual tour of campus here
If you have any questions, you can call:
or email: 
We look forward to seeing you and your students!

Encarnacion Ruiz
Director of Admissions
University of California, Merced


TEL: 209-228-7178  EMAIL:  WEB:

5200 N. Lake Road  Merced, CA 95343-5603

Contact: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Give students a glimpse of their future



Hi, Niki!

Encourage your students to join us for Cougar Preview — our largest open house for future students — Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 or Saturday, April 1, 2017!

These are great times for students to get a preview of the UH experience, so please spread the word and have your students register soon! At #UHCougarPreview, students will be able to:

  • See our 667-acre campus, including a sneak peek of our residence halls
  • Learn about our admission requirements, academic programs and campus life
  • Interact with faculty, staff and current students
  • Experience what it's like to be a Houston Cougar

Send students to for more information.

Go Coogs!

Joey Ratcliff
Interim Director
Prospective and New Student Programs
Office of Admissions

University of Houston

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Late-Start Classes Available @ Mt. San Jacinto College

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Late-Start Classes Available @ Mt. San Jacinto College

Late-start 8-week classes at MSJC begin in October, search for open classes

MSJC: Closer to home, closer to career