You're almost there! Can you believe it? The seniors are leaving this week, making you the oldest students in the building - really you are pseudo-seniors :) What have you been up to this month - A LOT. We are proud of how you are balancing all of the many demands! The counselors have been especially pleased with how most of you have been well-prepared for your three-way college conferences; you've shown attention to research, a willingness to answer our questions regarding your choices, and a commitment to further research to ensure that your final college short list is well-informed, balanced in terms of reach, fit and star and most importantly shows BEST FIT. If you haven't already done so, please complete the JUNIOR SURVEY. We use this information to write our counselor recommendation letters which we will begin in the summer. The more specific detail you use in answering the questions, the better our chance to write you the best recommendation possible. Also, please remind your parents to fill out the PARENT BRAG SHEET (Due May 1st) We will be coming into seminar class, for your last seminar of the year, next week. For this seminar we will concentrate on what makes for a strong common app essay and/or personal statement - much of the seminar will be a work period for your essay/statement with a counselor answering questions as you work.
AS YOU WORK ON YOUR COLLEGE LIST, PLEASE KEEP BEST FIT IN MIND!
UNIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT Each month a different university from around the world will be highlighted.
In a Few Words: Maastricht University is a young university (less than 50 years old) that offers tutorial style learning - similar to Oxford and Cambridge. Uniqueness: The multidisciplinary research, from growing human tissue to exploring sustainability issues, provides a fertile breeding ground that feeds into their education. Academics are heavily involved in teaching, and interested students have a range of options for getting involved in research themselves. Also, its location is in the heart of Europe - see map below. Size: 16,300 students, 4,300 staff Curriculum: Education and research at Maastricht University is organized into faculties and schools. In total there are six of these entities, which consist of a number of departments. The six entities are: Psychology and Neuroscience, Business and Economics, Arts and Social Science, Health Medicine and Life Sciences, Law, Humanities and Sciences Admission: Applying for a bachelor's programme. Register via Studielink.nl. Upload your documents in MyUM. UM assesses your admissibility. Follow the admissions procedure. Complete your registration and pay your tuition fee Admissions Expectations: UCM strives to attract highly motivated students with a genuine academic interest. Therefore, UCM has a selective admissions process that is designed to help the Board of Admissions assess whether there is a match between your academic interest and what UCM has to offer. There are 225 spots available for incoming students each year. All applicants must meet the following - LINK Cost: Use this LINK for international student fees and scholarships
Interesting articles this month
Your digital footprint and college admissions - read this article
Can you afford it - getting into your dream school - a price too high? Read this article