Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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You received your financial aid notification…. Now what?
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Fighting Senioritis
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Postgrad: Jamie Sokol ’05
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Still Winter, Huh?
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Making High School Meaningful: Part One
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Get Ready for Snow, Incoming Yellowjackets!!
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Alarm
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Time flies
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COLLEGE! Where are you?!?!
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Ramblings

You received your financial aid notification…. Now what?

By Jason Buitrago, Assistant Director of Financial Aid Scenario: You’ve been admitted to the U of R and you’ve applied for need-based financial aid. Roughly 7-10 business days after receiving your admissions notification, you receive an e-mail prompting you to sign in to FAOnline, the University’s student financial aid portal. You dutifully sign in, and[…]

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Fighting Senioritis

As defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, senioritis is “an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness, absences, and lower grades.” Sound familiar? I see it in my friends and other students in my class of 333 seniors. It is getting close to April and slowly but surely, students are suffering[…]

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Postgrad: Jamie Sokol ’05

Jamie graduated in 2005 with a BA in Health and Society and a minor in Psychology. While at Rochester, she was an editor of the Campus Times and served as a research assistant at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. After graduation, she earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh.[…]

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Making High School Meaningful: Part One

All four years of high school are important. You may have heard the widespread rumor that your junior year is your most important year. In reality, admissions officers scour your high school transcript, 9th grade through 12th grade. We look at your courses, the level of difficulty, and your grades in an attempt to understand[…]

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Get Ready for Snow, Incoming Yellowjackets!!

My school district recently had two snow days within two weeks. This is a big deal, because Greece Central RARELY closes. We have been known to go to school with feet upon FEET of snow before. The first snow day was really more of a “cold day”; school was cancelled because temperatures were in the[…]

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Alarm

I just wanted to take this time to rant about fire alarms. I do not like them. Well, who does? I mean, it’s not very likely you’re going to meet someone who’s all like, “I LOVE fire alarms.” I have an interesting history with fire drills. The first one I remember was the cause of[…]

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Time flies

By Stephania Romaniuk February always seems to end with the words “Where did it go?” My fifth year in this city has been no different that way, especially since I added a few more activities to my plate this semester. In addition to my classes: Introduction to Digital Media: reading articles, watching films, trying out[…]

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Ramblings

I have two things to say today; one is extracurricular and the other is weather-related. 1) I joined Campus Times and my life simultaneously improved and got worse, in a sense. It’s true that it’s a huge time commitment, so being the Arts & Entertainment editor definitely hasn’t left me feeling like I have all[…]

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