Monday, March 15, 2010

San Diego State University Applicants Receive Acceptance Letters

Throughout the past two weeks, San Francisco Bay Area high school seniors and community college students, along with students in other parts of California and beyond have received acceptance letters from San Diego State University. More than 15,000 applicants received acceptance letters out of the approximate 61,800 students who applied.

SDSU is admitting its most academically prepared undergraduate class, according to the university.
Academic requirements include an average GPA of 3.78 and an average SAT score of 1148.

“Given our limited enrollment funding, we are providing an opportunity to those students who are best prepared to succeed at the university level,” Manager of Media Relations at SDSU, Gina Jacobs, said.

The incoming undergraduate class is also expected to be the second most diverse class, racially and ethnically, to be admitted to SDSU since the university has been keeping track.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Virtual College Fair

Don't have time to attend college fairs? Attend a virtual college fair. That's what is all about.
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Monday, December 28, 2009

Scholarship for California Community College Grads

A Massachusetts college has scholarships and a plane ticket for California community college grads. American International College (AIC) offering a program that provides up to $10,000 a year in scholarship money and a plane ticket from California to the east coast. AIC is located in Springfield, MA. Specific requirements must be met. Read more

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Win $1,000 in College Essay Contest

EssayEdge, a college application essay editing service, is launching its "Tell Your Story College Admissions Essay Contest," which will award a grand prize of $1,000. The contest runs through Dec. 1.

"With college application season in full swing, we want to offer an opportunity for students to compete for scholarship funds with their college application essays," said Scott Johns, manager of consumer business at Get more details at:

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

If you're a high school senior, you probably have decided which colleges to apply to and are working on your applications. If you haven't decided, or in your junior year of high school and planning to visit campuses during spring break, now is the time to start researching colleges and universities that are a good match for your academic abilities and extracurricular interests.

An excellent way to research colleges is through the many guidebooks available. These will provide information about schools across the U.S. and Canada including:

  • Academics
  • Dorm Life
  • GPA and Test scores of admitted students
  • Extracurriculars
  • Sororities and Fraternities
  • Location
  • Financial Aid
  • Tuition Fees

College guidebooks can be purchased online, at bookstores or you might be able to find them at your local library or at your high school's college counseling office.

More on specific college guidebooks can be found at:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ayn Rand Essay Contest

25th Annual Essay Contest on Ayn Rand's Novel The Fountainhead for more details

For 11th and 12th Graders

Entry Deadline: April 25, 2010

FIRST PRIZE: $10,000
10 THIRD PRIZES: $1,000
45 FINALISTS: $100

Sunday, October 25, 2009

College Essay

Today's College Admission News:

For some
good advice on writing your college essay or personal statement, check out the October 25 Washington Times' story, "Giving admissions essays the old college try." Lots of good tips.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation's largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students. You or your family must be descended from specific countries that are listed on the fund's web site to be eligible. A minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA based on a 4.00 scale is required. For high school graduating students, the cumulative GPA is for grades at least 9th through 11. Complete details are at: Be sure to check out the deadlines. Some are coming up soon. Good luck!