Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

1
Um, I don’t drink, no thanks.
2
The Weary Don’t Want to Rest – That’s Why They’re Weary
3
Fall Leaves, Fall!
4
Inspired by a Fortune
5
Mythbusting: The College Search
6
The Club Life (How it Got Me Through)
7
Rochester in the Fall
8
It Is Not Enough To Talk The Talk…
9
Stories from the Road: “Bonding Over BBQ”
10
Seven College Admissions Essays You Shouldn’t Write: Part Two

Um, I don’t drink, no thanks.

It seems as though a lot of prospective students are concerned about the party scene.  I’ve heard questions such as, “Do I have to drink?,” “Are they going to judge me if I don’t?,”  “Maybe I shouldn’t go to parties at all…” Take it from someone who goes partying almost every weekend. I’m allergic to[…]

Read More

The Weary Don’t Want to Rest – That’s Why They’re Weary

So. We’re probably halfway through the semester and my fifth class just started. I’m recommissioning a geartruder extrusion device in senior lab, learning about Noh theatre in my Japanese culture class, and designing process flows — all while trying to convince myself that quantum theory isn’t just some joke that physicists are playing on the[…]

Read More

Inspired by a Fortune

“This is crap,” says a friend sitting next to me at The Commons (formally known and preferred as the “The Pit”), as he reads his fortune from the Panda Express.  I began to reminisce about a fortune cookie from the past… Two years ago, during a time when I was stressing over college applications, I[…]

Read More

Mythbusting: The College Search

Myth #1: Everyone, on any given college campus, knew their specific college was the right place for them as early as the day they applied. Myth #2: When you walk onto the college campus that is right for you, “You’ll just know, you’ll get that feeling.” Call the Discovery Channel and get me a spot[…]

Read More

The Club Life (How it Got Me Through)

By Brien I don’t know about you guys, but during my freshman orientation the thing I most looked forward to most was the activities fair.  For me, college was going to be my chance to really get out there and try a bunch of things I hadn’t tried before.  Of course, as a typical high[…]

Read More

Rochester in the Fall

By Stephania Romaniuk Ahhh… Fall in Rochester.  The best season there is. I have always loved the moment I see leaves turning yellow – just a peek here and there at first – because I know that the long, glorious weeks of colorful trees, crisp Fall mornings, and new adventures are about to begin.  Rochester[…]

Read More

It Is Not Enough To Talk The Talk…

Every year, admissions professionals and college counselors from all over the country come together at a conference hosted by the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.  Conferences of this type are usually characterized by PowerPoint presentations, contact cards, and ‘I can’t believe I haven’t seen you since last year’s conference’ hugs and handshakes – this[…]

Read More

Stories from the Road: “Bonding Over BBQ”

By Bradley Booke This past week, during a high school visit, I had the opportunity to talk about one of my favorite places in Rochester… Dinosaur BBQ. The student I was talking with had recently visited Rochester and had been impressed with what he found.  Nothing impressed him more, though, than the culinary delight that[…]

Read More

Seven College Admissions Essays You Shouldn’t Write: Part Two

[Part 1] Here are a few more examples of common essays that fall short of their potential impact. Essay Topic #5: Immigrating to the U.S. / Adopting a New Culture Every immigrant struggles to learn a new language and culture. These barriers alone don’t tell us much that’s unique about you. Get to the heart[…]

Read More