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June 30th, 2008

04:02 pm

The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young.  GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.


The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFEtm campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution


Fill out the survey at:  www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student.


While we greatly appreciate the interest taken in GENIUS by students, staff and faculty at academic institutions outside of the United States, at this time GENIUS is only able to track schools based in the United States.

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April 16th, 2007

03:08 am - College recommendations?
I was wondering if anyone could help me out a little by recommending colleges. I'd like to live/go to school in either Boston (Brookline, Cambridge, Brighton, etc are fine too!) or NYC (again, areas like Queens or Brooklyn are definitely okay). I know I want to go for nursing (RN).
That said, can anyone make any college recommendations? If you need to know anything else to narrow it down more specifically and make recommendations, I'd be happy to tell you whatever you need to know.
I'm not asking you to do my work for me :P I've been looking at:
Quincy College
St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Queens (particularly because of being in a hospital environment)
UMass Lowell
Emmanuel College
CUNY Queensborough
Long Island C.W. Post
Regis College
Boston College
St. Francis

That's kind of a long list, I know. But I really haven't narrowed anything down yet, haha. I've done the whole CollegeBoard college matchmaker thing, but I'd like recommendations from people who've gone there/had friends or parents go there/etc. Even if it's not one of the colleges I listed, feel free to let me know about it. I just know that I want to be in Boston or NYC, and get my RN.
I go to take my SATs on May 5th, so.. I'm hoping to have college choices narrowed down by mid June/early July (so that I can start applying around October-ish).
Thank you SO much for any help you could offer!

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March 29th, 2007

05:24 pm
I applied to a Bachelor of Social Work program. After applying, they gave me a student number/password so that I can check my application status online. Up until a couple weeks ago, my application status was "no decision yet". Only, now my application isn't even there anymore and I can't check the status. I called the school and asked the admissions office what was going on and they simply said, "that's weird, I don't know why there's nothing there". The person went on to say that he spoke to the depeartment and was told that letters were being sent out right now.
It's been a week since then and I still haven't gotten a letter and my appliction status still isn't available online. Only, a few days ago an application for an entrance bursary was posted. My question is, are entrance bursaries only for students who have been admitted to a school? Or do all applicants automatically get to apply?

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March 28th, 2007

06:07 pm - One question =)
I've heard this before, but I'm not really sure how true it is. I've been told not to rule schools out because of price, but I'd rather hear if you should/shouldn't from people who've been there, done that before. So, if I'm interested in a school that's expensive as well as several other cheaper ones, should I apply to the more expensive one anyway? I was thinking that I should and, if I were to get accepted, see how much they would offer me as well as financial aid and loans. I could also see what I could do as far as scholarships go. With that said, is applying anyway and seeing how much aid you can get (before telling the school that you definitely want to go there) the best way to go? Thanks!

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March 21st, 2007

09:53 pm - Help, please
So, I really need some help on a few things. I've narrowed down the colleges I'm interested in and I already know what major I'd like to go for, but I have a few questions about admissions. I'm currently a junior, if that matters.
1. What are "rolling admissions"? Do they benefit you? If they are beneficial, how exactly do I get into the rolling admissions thing?
2. I'm homeschooled. What do I do if I need teacher/guidance counselor recommendations? I just started homeschooling at the middle of last year, so.. could I go to ones I had previously?
3. Should I write a different essay for each college I apply to? I mean, even if the topics were the same/they let you choose your own topic, it would be better to write a different essay for each college, right?

I'm just stressed out between SATs coming up really soon and applying for colleges and all that, so any help would really be appreciated :) Thanks!

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February 11th, 2007

03:59 pm - Hello potential future College Students!
I wanted to let you all know that I really hope you get in to the colleges to which you applied. That being said, the possibility exists that you won't. When I applied to college I was looking for a place that focused on how to learn over what to learn, had great books education including philosophy and an emphasis on the classics, and also a place that was a little wild and crazy. I found it when I applied to Reed College, but I got an exceptonally small letter back telling me I had been waitlisted. I realized that I had missed all the deadlines for other schools, and that I might not be able to go to college. Then my friend told me about Shimer College. When I discovered Shimer I saw everything I loved about Reed - minus the climate - and that they accept applications indefinatly.... The new class seems to be finished around a day before classes start. In the end I got in to Reed, but if I hadn't, i would surely have gone to Shimer.

Anyways I just thought you might want to know if you, like me, find yourself applying to college too late in the game or are looking for a really unique educational experiance.

Good luck!

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February 6th, 2007

09:20 pm - It says 'anything college related' but if it's not suitable...delete please.
To whom it may concern,


Forgive me if this is not appropriate, but here goes:

Out of two hundred biology students only one student scored an A on our first exam.Collapse )

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December 12th, 2006

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October 6th, 2006

02:44 pm - College Admission and Financial Aid Consultant
I am a master of organization with college applications and deadlines. I provide Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Solutions. When you're overwhelmed with paperwork and don't know where to turn, I can help. I study marketing and understand what is important to college administrators. When traditional approaches to higher education have left you discouraged, contact me to tame the chaos.

I provide many of the same services that a college guidance counselor would provide, but with much more individual attention. I can help with the entire application process, as well as financial aid paperwork.

Please contact me to set up a consultation and discuss payment options. I am based out of the Boston area but I have done telephone conferences in the past. Access to email, however, is essential for each distance client.

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September 7th, 2006

12:09 pm
I just heard about this new scholarship, The Brickfish My Job _____________. The winner gets $2000 that they can spend like they want, and runners up get music downloads and netflix rentals for a year.
To apply, you have to submit a photo, blog or video on the following topic: What is your most memorable story about a current or past job?
Winners will be selected by the number of votes they receive.
The contest ends October 31
Check it out:

And go vote for my entry:

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