On-Site Admissions Program
Admissions officers from three of our state universities will be at Woodland for the On-Site Admissions Program. University staff will provide individual interviews and a review of the student’s application and high school packet (transcript, teacher and counselor recommendations, QPA/GPA Distribution Graph) rendering an admission decision on the spot. Students wishing to participate in this application/admission decision process must see Mrs. Folta in the guidance office to set up an interview time as soon as possible.
ü November 10, 2010 – Central Connecticut State University
For Seniors looking at CCSU as one of their top two choices, have a six semester GPA of 2.6 or higher and SAT scores of 950 or higher on the combined Critical Reading and Math sections. Students are reminded to submit the CCSU application online to the college by November 5th to be considered for this program. If you have not submitted your transcript request or made an appointment for an interview see your counselor asap.
ü November 19, 2010 – Southern Connecticut State University
Students selecting to apply to SCSU through this program must be considering SCSU to be one of their top three choices, have at least a 2.5 GPA and 850 or higher combined Critical Reading and Math scores on the SAT. Students applying to SCSU through the Field Admissions Program must apply on-line to the college to be considered for this program. Submit your transcript request form to your School Counselor by October 30th
ü December 10, 2010 – Western Connecticut State University
Unlike CCSU & SCSU, students must hand in their completed WCSU application to Mrs. Gregorio
By December 3rd. Do not mail your application or submit on-line. Your transcript request form must be handed-in to your School Counselor before November 8th.
College – Open House Dates
St. Vincent’s College – November 13th
Becker College –October 23rd
ECSU –Roger Williams University –November 14th
Elms College – Oct 30th
Emanuel College – Nov 20th
Wesleyan University –& November 11th
Brown University – Engineering Program – Oct. 23rd
Johnson & Wales Univeristy – Nov 13th
Albany College of Pharmacy –Nov 14th
Salve Regina University – Oct 22nd & Nov 7th
Hofstra University – Oct. 24th
Wheelock College – Nov 13th
Trinity College – November 13th
Pace University – Nov 14th
Mitchell College – Nov 13th & Dec 11th
Towson University – Nov 5th, 6th, 12th & 13th
Johnson & Wales – Nov 13th & Dec 11th
SCSU – Oct 24th
CCSU – Oct 31st
WCSU – Nov 7th
UCONN Avery Point – Nov 13th
St. John’s University – Queens Campus – Nov 21 &
Staten Island Campus – Nov 21st
Marywood University – Oct 30th & Nov 13th
UCONN Waterbury – Oct 23rd
Pennsylvania College of Technology – Oct 24th
Iona University – Nov 7th
SCSU Honors College
The SCSU Honors College is a four-year program for the academically superior student. Courses in Honors College are interdisciplinary, organized around themes and questions common to many disciplines and approached differently in each. Honors courses are team-taught, classes are small. Students do much writing, and they receive close, individualized feedback on their work. Students wishing to apply as freshman must complete and submit their SCSU application to the University by November 15th. For complete information visit: http://
College Exposure Camp
Sat & Sun – November 27-28. Sponsored by Lee McDonald’s SpecialTeams Solutions. Professional Kicking, Punting & Long Snapping instruction from current and former NCAA Division 1 college players. Held in Manalapan, New Jersry. The cost is $400. For complete information visit: www.specialteamssolutions.com.
Local College Fairs
October 28th – 6 to 8 pm at Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT located in Beacon Hall rm 214. For more information call Earl Graham – 203-576-7392
The Student Conservation Program – High School Crew
For High School Students ages 15-19. A hands-on approach to preserving America’s national parks, forests, and wildlife. Apply for a 3 to 5 week experience during the summer learning conservation and outdoor skills. Tuition free program. Find out more information and apply at thesca.org/national.
Performing & Visual Arts College Fairs
Attention Art Students! Lyme Academy College of Fine Art is participating in a National Portfolio Day in Hartford on November 6, 2010.
Have your portfolio reviewed by a member of the admissions staff. Details can be found at www.portfolio.net . All portfolio events are free, open to the public and do not require prior registration. For additional information about Lyme Academy visit their website at www.LymeAcademy.edu or call the admissions office at 860-434-5232
SAT & ACT Testing
Registration is closed for the Nov 6th SAT. Registration for the December 4th SAT is going on now - deadline is Nov 5th and late registration is Nov 6th to Nov 19th. To register on-line visit www.collegeboard.com. Mail registration packets are available in the guidance office.
The next ACT is scheduled for Dec 11th. The registration deadline is Nov 5th and late registration is Nov 6th thru Nov 19th. To register visit www.actstudent.org. The school code for Woodland is 070014 and our site center code is 07112.
Seniors, please start entering your prospective college choices. Juniors, your Naviance account should be utilized to explore careers and colleges, begin writing up resumes and completing “Do What You Are”. Also, use it daily to sign-up for college rep visits (there will no longer be a notebook for sign-ups), and search and apply for scholarships.
Freshman and Sophomores will receive account information during the coming months.
College Presentation Information
In the fall, college representatives are visiting high schools and/or holding information sessions locally to share information about their colleges/universities.
Seniors and Juniors – you may register to attend these small informational sessions, held at our school, for the colleges you are interested in by signing up in your Naviance account.
Visits at WRHS:
Monday, October 25th – 9:00 am – NVCC
Tuesday, October 26th – 1:00 pm – ECSU
Wednesday, October 27th – 1:00 pm – Springfield College
Friday, October 29th – 8:00 am – Lasell University
Friday, October 29th – 12:45 pm – UMASS Amherst
Thursday, November 4th – 8:00 am – Wesleyan University
Tuesday, November 9th – 1:00 pm – Mass College of Pharmacy
Tuesday, November 9th – 10:30 am – Linden State College
Wednesday, November 10th – 10:00 am – University of Hartford
Monday, November 15th – 8:30 am – Quinnipiac University
Current Scholarship Opportunities
Complete information regarding these scholarships is on Naviance
Horatio Alger Scholarship – National Scholarship – October 30, 2010
Horatio Alger Scholarship – Connecticut Scholarship – October 30, 2010
Coco-Cola Scholars Program – October 31, 2010
Prudential Spirit of Community Award – November 1, 2010
Elks National Foundation – November 2, 2010
Intel Science Talent Search Awards & Scholarship – November 17, 2010
Comcast Leaders & Achievers – December 10, 2010
1800WheelChair.com – December 22, 2010
ACT High School Poster Contest – January 31, 2011 – open to students in grades 9 thru 12
Big Y Scholarship Program – February 1, 2011
Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance – Kolinsky Journalism Scholarship – February 4, 2011
Girls Going Places Entrepreneur Awards Program – February 28, 2011
Connecticut Bar Association – Annual Essay Contest – March 4, 2011 – open to students in grades 9 thru 12.