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An Inside Look at the Admissions Process
Scholarship Searches

The Truth about the New SAT
Important Deadlines
 
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It's Official!!!

We've changed our name...

and our logo and our website. But, no need to worry-- we still offer the same amazing programs as we did as College Pursuit, but now we've expanded our list of services to bring you even more help for college prep. Check out our shiny new website at www.educationalpursuit.net and follow us on our re-vamped Facebook page and Twitter to get all the latest advice, success stories, and personal help that you have come to expect from us for the past 10 years.

Still have questions? Send us an email and we'll send you an answer! susan@educationalpursuit.net


Inside View of How the Admissions Offices Review Applications...

Is my GPA high enough?
Are my test scores good enough?
Did I have enough community service hours?

ENOUGH is ENOUGH!!!


Why do some students get in while others do not? This is the age-old question that has stumped college counselors and their students for decades. And, for many universities, there hasn't always been a clear-cut answer. Now, perhaps, there is, thanks to a reporter from the Washington Post who was offered access to the admissions committee decisions at George Washington University. The article poses insights to the long-misunderstood admissions process, and also provides answers to some of your questions about who gets in and who doesn’t. Read the article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/inside-the-admissions-process-at-george-washington-university/2014/03/22/f86b85fa-aee6-11e3-a49e-76adc9210f19_story.html?wpmk=MK0000200
 

$cholarships
 
Money for college is everywhere!  Check out these free scholarship search websites to find your free money!
http://www.cappex.com/
http://www.fastweb.com
http://www.scholarships.com/
http://www.collegeboard.com/
http://ww.inlikeme.com
http://www.meritaid.com
http://www.schoolsoup.com
http://www.findaid.org
http://www.scholarshipcoach.com
http://www.ftc.gov
**Remember: if you have to pay money to get the scholarship, it may be a scam.

Summer Programs


Summer programs are a wonderful way to:
  • gain a college experience
  • provide community service
  • build leadership opportunities
  • or just have some fun
If you are looking for something to do this summer, check out these programs and get started on making it a great summer!
 
Summer STEM Program at USF
University of South Florida offers a STEM for Scholars program for high school students gifted in the sciences. Students will learn about the various STEM fields, study DNA and Cryptography, conduct scientific research, and use 3D digital documentation. For more information, visit: http://math.usf.edu/stem/
 
Spend 3 Weeks Studying at UM!
 The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program is an exciting opportunity for current high school sophomores and juniors to explore their academic passions and experience college life AND earn college credits. Students selected for this three-week scholarly program will have the opportunity to:
 • Choose from 12 academic tracks and earn college credit
 • Attend classes  with high school students from around the world
 • Learn from a student-centered curriculum and hands-on activities
 • Acquire time management skills and grow as independent thinkers
 • Live on campus for an inclusive perspective or commute
 • Participate in educational field trips
For more information, visit https://umshare.miami.edu/web/wda/dcie/cstudies-ssp/pdf/SSP_Brochure%20final_web.pdf

Explore language and culture this summer!
Do more than just dream about it— immerse yourself in language and culture. Learn Spanish, French, Chinese, German or Arabic in a supportive, fun environment. So much more than summer camp, the Academy is a unique summer language experience for 8th-12th grade students based on Middlebury College’s famed Language Schools with 100 years of immersion teaching.The Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy offers a four-week residential summer language program, based on Middlebury College's famed Language Schools, for high school students who are passionate about world language study and cultural exploration. For more information, visit http://mmla.middlebury.edu/
 
Investigative Journalism Workshop at Boston University
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, based at Boston University's College of Communication, is again offering a three, two-week workshops will begin on June 30. During each session, students participate in seminars and work alongside BU faculty and award-winning local and national journalists on investigative stories that could be published on the center's website or in regional and national publications. Students will live on the BU campus and gain hands-on experience in investigative reporting while developing critical thinking and writing skills. For more information, visit http://necir.org/training/summer-investigative-program-for-high-school-students/

What's the Deal with the New SAT?

For the past year, we've heard the rumblings about College Board (the makers of the SAT) changing the test for March 2016. Turns out, the rumors were true! College Board plans to update the tired test to align more with the core content taught in our schools. And, it is not a coincidence that this is happening after the reveal of the Common Core Standards for schools. Some of the most important changes are:
 

  • The redesigned SAT will first be given in March 2016.
  • The SAT will be offered in print and, at selected locations, on computer.
  • There will be three sections: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Math, and the Essay.
  • The length of the SAT will be about three hours, with an added 50 minutes for the essay.
  • The exam will once again be scored on a 400- to 1600-point scale (200- to 800-points per section)
  • Scores for the Essay will be reported separately.

Want the full story? check it out at...
 https://www.collegeboard.org/delivering-opportunity/sat/redesign

 
Get ready for the

SAT

Don't forget to register for the next SAT... The deadline for the May 3rd SAT is April 4th!!! To register, simply go to www.collegeboard.com
 
Need SAT Prep???
 
We've got you covered! The next Educational Pursuit SAT Boot Camp begins April 23 to prepare students for both the May & June SAT exams. For more info, check us out
www.educationalpursuit.net
 


Meet our fantastic students...

All of our students are amazing and at EP, we love to brag about them! Here are just a few of our success stories...

Elie Penias improved 7 points on his ACT exam with our program and was accepted to his top choice college-- Florida State University! He is currently a sophomore majoring in business.
Adit Selvaraj recently improved 400 points on his SAT making him college ready! Congratulations Adit!!!
Sarah Bernardes was just offered the Provost Scholarship to attend Georgia Tech!!! That's over $150,000 of paid education! Way to go Sarah!!!
Duncan Osburn was offered $100,000 to attend Austin College which has a 91% acceptance rate for medical school. We are so proud of you Duncan!!!
YOU can be next...
give us a call at (954) 652-0220
or email us at susan@educationalpursuit.net 
 
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