College is a match to be made,
not a prize to be won.
College Application General Information for Class of 2024:
There are 190 students in the Class of 2024 as of September 2023
TMHS School CEEB Code is 222130
TMHS address is 320 Pleasant St, Tewksbury, MA 01876
TMHS does not use Class Rank, but you can ask your counselor or Mrs. Fronduto for what percentage of the class you fall in (i.e. top 10%, top 25%, lower 50%, etc.).
Many schools are still SAT / ACT optional for the 2023-24 application cycle. Please be sure to check with the schools you are interested in applying to to see if they require the SAT exam or the ACT test. If you would like to take the SAT, make sure you sign up for an exam in October. Click on this link to see the dates and locations of this year’s SAT exams.
Click on this link, to find the current list of test optional colleges.
College Board: SAT information plus links for planning for college, taking the tests, finding the right school, getting into college, and paying for college.
America’s Best Colleges according to US News and World Report : Provides a variety of articles to help you in your college search.
Princeton Review The well-known Princeton Review ranks colleges and provides in-depth school profiles covering campus life, academics, financial aid, admissions and more! Click on Princeton Review for the online version or come to Guidance and peruse the hard copy of the book in the Career Center.
25 Best Jobs in the Next Decade: find out what the fastest growing careers will be in the next few years!!
The Common App is used by over 700 colleges and universities worldwide.
Please use these links to help you get started –
How to navigate Common App:
How to link Common App and Naviance:
Naviance Super Match program to help research colleges: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5SsFz9bW14
Outside College Visits / Military Duties
Students are encouraged to visit colleges and perform military-related duties during non-school hours, but we understand that this is not always possible. Any senior or junior wishing to have the designation of ‘school business’ (SB) on their daily attendance when meeting with a college representative outside of TMHS during school hours MUST complete the form found in the Guidance office at least 3 days prior to the visit. You will also be asked to provide documentation prior to and after the visit.
These forms are to be used when meeting with an individual (i.e. admissions rep, coach, financial advisor). They are not to be used for school tours.
Any student wishing to play a sport in college should visit the official NCAA site and create an account on the NCAA Clearinghouse Account page. There is a charge associated with this. AFTER you have created an account, see Mr. Harne and he will upload your transcript for you.
You MUST create an account if you plan to play at a Division I or II school. If you plan to play a sport for a school at any other level, you will not have to create an account with the NCAA Clearinghouse. Your coach may request a transcript through your Guidance Counselor or he/she may request one from the admissions office.
The purpose of the above link is to provide detailed information about the minimum standards for admission to Massachusetts’ state universities and undergraduate University of Mass campuses (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell).
Please note that these are minimum requirements. Eligibility for admission is not an entitlement of admission for any applicant; as such, meeting the minimum standards does not guarantee admission, since admissions officers consider a wide range of factors when reviewing students’ applications. Additionally, the state universities and UMass campuses can establish additional requirements. For additional requirements please contact the admissions office of the institution to which the student is interested in applying.
The link will also explain how to recalculate your GPA for the Massachusetts State Schools.
Latest Updates from Colleges
Anna Maria College
Included in the 30 different academic programs at AMC are Music Education, Music Therapy, Music as well as Art Therapy, Graphic Design and Studio Art.
Interesting Fact: Over 60 chiefs/commissioners of police in the state of Massachusetts have a degree from Anna Maria College. They are the epicenter of law enforcement in the state.
Weekday Campus Tours available Monday – Friday at 10:00 and 2:00. Campus visits and tours are also offered on selected weekends.
Learn more about campus tours and register for one of the above by clicking here.
Bentley University, Waltham MA
Please visit their website for more information re: the application process and important deadlines.
For information about campus visits/tours and other important information, please check the above website.
Bridgton Academy offers young men a a unique, one-year postgraduate environment to prepare for the rigors of college and beyond.
Visit their website to request an information packet and/or schedule a visit.
Bryant University, RI
Click here to schedule an in-person tour.
Catherine Hinds Institute, Woburn MA
The place to go for a career in Esthetics!
Now offering an accelerated degree program. Please go to website for details or email admissions@CatherineHinds.edu.
Please see website for information about this university.
Colby Sawyer College, NH
Please see website for information about this college.
College of the Atlantic
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor ME
Click on the link above for information about admission to Cornell.
Dean College, Franklin MA
Please see website for information about this college.
Emmanuel College, Boston
Please see website for information about this college.
Fisher College, Boston
Please see website for information about this college.
Fitchburg State University
ONLY at Fitchburg – Criminal Justice majors seeking a career as a police officer can complete their their bachelor’s degree within four years, followed by a one-year master’s program that includes a full-time academy certification from the Municipal Police Training Committee.
2019 Open House Dates : Sat. Oct 19 Sat. Nov 2 Sat, Nov 16 Register here
- check-in at 9:00 am
- president’s welcome and admissions presentation at 10:00
- Academic dept presentations at 10:45
- Student-guided campus tours at 11:45
- Lunch at 12:45
Learn about all academic majors and concentrations here !
Framingham State University
Please see above website for more information about this university.
Franklin Cummings Institute
Franklin Cummings Tech is a non-profit college that offers affordable, technical programs that meet evolving industry needs. Through hands-on classes with extensive academic support, our graduates enter the workforce with the skills to add value on day one!
Please see website for more information.
Please see above website for more information.
Johnson & Wales University, Providence RI
Lasell University, Newton, MA
Mass College of Liberal Arts (MCLA)
MCLA was recently named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Top Ten Public Colleges in the nation as part of the publication’s 2019 rankings!
MCLA is now offering majors in Health Sciences and Community Health Education, as well as 3 new concentrations in pre-medical professions, pre-veterinary and sports medicine!! In addition the Computer Science Dept has added a concentration in electrical engineering. Also new: 4 Plus 1 for Education, 3 year accelerated Business Degree, Men’s D 3 Lacrosse program.
NEW !! Arts Management Degree – Business classes are geared towards Art Students.
NEW !! Communications Major
NEW !! Minor in Environmental Sustainability
MCLA has a rolling admissions policy. Students are encouraged to apply early via the Common App to maximize potential for financial aid and scholarship awards. NO APPLICATION FEE when you apply through CommonApp!!
Recent Alumni Numbers: 94% employed or attending Grad School; 36% completed an internship; 10% studies abroad
Approximate cost of attendance for 2018-2019 school year was $22,590. Merit scholarships range from $500 – $8,000 yearly. Accepting 420 new students yearly.
2019 Fall Open House Dates: Sat, Oct 12 and Sat, Nov 16
Campus tours also available Monday – Friday at 11:00 and 2:00.
Mass College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Middlesex Community College
TMHS rep : Jennifer Migliozzi, firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-863-8072
Fall 2020 Notes:
Fall 2019 Notes:
The 2019 cost of tuition and fees at MCC for a full-time (15 credits), in-state student is $7,560 per year. 70+ degree and certificate programs are available. Financial Aid, Commonwealth Honors program and on-line learning are all available at MCC.
The MCC Theater Department has programs dealing with the interdisciplinary nature of the theater and all components of the theater industry. Course offerings include Acting, Theater History, Playwriting, Design, Musical Theater, Technical Theater and Theater Management. It prepares students to transfer to a college, university or conservatory. Most students in the Theatre Program continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in performance, production, administration or education.
The MassTransfer Program links selected MCC associate degree programs to baccalaureate degrees and schools at Mass state colleges and UMass campuses. Depending on your GPA, you may qualify for guaranteed admission and a tuition discount.
The Adult Learning Center at MCC, Bedford offers a FREE academic program designed to help MA residents age 16 or older improve their reading, writing, math and computer skills in order to qualify for further education, job training or better employment. ALC also offers prep classes for the high school equivalency test (HiSet – formerly GED). There is also now an evening program located in Waltham. If you are interested in the evening program, please contact Kimberly Kambourian at email@example.com or 978-941-1373.
The Links Program is a tuition-free transition-to-college program for students who have earned their High School Equivalency Certificate that provides extra support and small class sizes to assist students while they earn their first college credits at MCC.
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly MA
New England Institute of Technology
Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill MA
Vermont State University
Northern Vermont, Vermont Tech and Castleton have combined to form a single institution of higher learning with multiple campuses.
Click Norwich University to learn about the various types of visits available and how to register for one.
Interested in starting a rewarding career in the trades? Visit the Peterson School website for information on careers in electricity, HVAC, energy management, plumbing, OSHA, and much, much more!
Rivier University, Nashua NH
Roger Williams College
Sacred Heart University
TMHS Rep information:
Ms. Elizabeth Bouchard, 203-610-9389, firstname.lastname@example.org
Early action (non-binding) and early decision (binding) programs available.
Test optional. Average GPA is 3.4, except for College of Nursing where it is 3.7.
Regular decision priority deadline for the College of Nursing is Dec 15
Entering Freshmen 2021 – Approximate total cost $62,000
VISIT – In-person Tours happening Winter of 2020! Virtual Tours also available.
New for the 2019-2020 School Year!
The Bobby Valentine Athletic Center has opened with many amenities including a rock-climbing wall, golf simulators, bowling alleys, turf field, yoga classes, spin classes and much, much more!
New for the 2018 – 19 school year!
- Just opened the new Center for Health Care Education, a magnificent, state-of-the-art facility for College of Health Professions and College of Nursing Students.
- New 3+2 Dual Degree in Engineering Program! Earn a BS from Sacred Heart in Math, Chemistry or Computer Science, as well as a BS in Engineering from Columbia U or RPI in 5 years
- New majors include Computer Engineering; Hospitality, Resort & Tourism Management; Coastal and Marine Science; Neuroscience; Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology
Salem State University
Use this link to register for upcoming Open House, Information Session and Tour dates. All events are Virtual for 2020-21.
Nursing continues to be a very competitive major. Students should have a minimum of 900 (combined critical reading and math) and a high school GPA of 3.2 or better (3.5 preferred) in mostly honors and AP classes. A transfer student should have a minimum GPA of 3.5 or better and 30 credits.
Art and Theatre applicants can now submit portfolios using slideroom.com
The most popular majors continue to be business, biology, sport movement & science, and psychology.
Salve Regina University
2019 Fall Open House : Sunday, October 20, 2019
Information Sessions and Campus Tours offered most weekdays and select Saturdays. Please go here for available dates & times and to register.
Typical freshman: GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale (nursing students are closer to 3.8); Avg ACT score is 24-28; Avg SAT score is 1110-1240. Involvement inside and outside the classroom. Strong character, leadership, service and/or other special talents are also taken into consideration.
Financial Aid and Merit Scholarships are available. Approximately 98% of Salve’s students receive financial assistance in the form of scholarships and/or need-based aid. In order to be considered for need-based aid, you MUST file the FAFSA. All new students are considered for merit scholarships as of the application review process. It is not necessary to apply for financial aid to be considered for a merit scholarship. Merit scholarships are renewable for 4 years providing that the student maintains the required GPA.
Nursing students must apply by the Early Action Deadline of Nov 1.
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Now offering the School of Diplomacy and International Relations. Students are provided with the opportunity to learn, serve and lead. Students are required to complete at least 1 internship for academic credit. Learn about this new program here.
Open House dates 2018-19 : November 18, February 17 and April 14
Campus Tours available Mon-Fri at 10:00 and 2:00 and Saturdays at 10:00, noon and 2:00
Simmons College, Boston MA
TMHS Rep : Kat Kuhnley, 617-521-2719, email@example.com
1) Simmons now offers accelerated programs allowing a student to earn a bachelors AND masters degree in as little as 4 years.
2) The Simmons PLAN gives students the ability to customize their educational path with a focus on leadership development and career preparation.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Visit Simmons!! take a virtual campus tour, attend an info session, connect with a counselor or talk to a financial aid officer.
Smith College Will host the Annual Women of Distinction program on Oct 18-20, 2019. This is a program for high school seniors that highlights the opportunities at Smith for African American, Latina, Asian American and Native American students. Admission is competitive. Smith will provide round-trip transportation, meals and accommodations for all participants.
To learn more about this program go to www.smith.edu/women-distinction-program.
Southern New Hampshire University
New in 2017 : College of Engineering, Technology and Aeronautics programs.
Career development is built directly into the curriculum. The Career and Professional Development Center posts 1500 career and internship opportunities and attracts representatives from more than 140 companies to campus for recruiting events annually.
2017 Fall Open Houses Oct 1 and Nov 5 from 8:30 – 2:00
Take a tour of campus, learn about admissions and financial aid, meet faculty and current students, attend a a variety of sessions about academics, student life, and athletics
Get a $40 Application Fee Waiver just for attending!
click here for more info and to RSVP
2017 Fall Culinary Open Houses Oct 31 and Dec 8 from 9:00 – 2:00
includes lunch at The Quill (Student-run restaurant) Please RSVP here
2017 Fall Student for a Day
check out the campus, sit in on a class, enjoy lunch on us. Click here to see available days
Southern NH U Advantage Program
Pursue your associate degree with the support and freedom you need. Located at SNHU’s Salem Center, SNHU’s Advantage program allows you to earn your Associate’s of Arts in Liberal Arts in 2 years – all while saving significantly compared to attending class on campus.
It is called the Advantage program because it’s :
Affordable – no application fee. No dorm costs or meal plans. Just $885 per course (2019)
Supportive – one-on-one support from faculty during office hours, or visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and guidance.
Convenient – regular class schedules allow time for full-time work. Attend morning classes between 8 am – 12:45, Monday – Thursday
Social – join clubs and activities at the Salem Center and on main campus, and gain valuable leadership experience by becoming a peer mentor
Opportunity – after graduating, search for a job or internship opportunity through SNHU Career, or seamlessly transfer your credits to one of SNHU’s 100+ bachelor’s programs
2019 Open House
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 5:30 – 7:00pm at the SNHU Salem Center (register by emailing email@example.com or by calling 603-893-96000
Southern Vermont College
Liberal Arts School offering Radiologic Science, Criminal Justice, Sports Recreation and Tourism Management Majors along with a multitude of additional programs. Only 400 students on campus! All students live in Suite style dormitories.
Because of the school’s partnership with the Vermont Police Academy, students enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program have the opportunity to qualify for the Academy as part of the final semester, getting a jump on their career.
NO APPLICATION FEE ! apply.svc.edu
Upcoming Information Sessions: Sun, Dec 3; Sat 1/20; Sat 3/3
Upcoming Open House: Sat, Apr 7
Or schedule an individual visit M – F at 9:00, 11:00, 1:00 or 3:00
2019 Careers in the Arts Day : Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 10:00-3:00 This includes workshops in Art Therapy, Art Education, Art in the Community, and Digital Arts and Game Labs. You can also attend a Careers in the Arts Panel Discussion. A question and answer session will follow. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible!
questions may be directed to Ruth West at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Major 2019!! Environmental Science
St. Anselm, Manchester NH
Notes from Fall 2020:
Tewksbury Admissions Rep: Marilu McCambly, 603-641-7396, email@example.com
no class sizes over 18; avg GPA is 3.3 – except Nursing students where avg GPA is 3.6; Language requirement
Strong Criminal Justice Program – 10% of Secret Service Agents are St Anselm Alums
NH Institute of Politics hosts first primary debates on campus
Click here for information on virtual and in-person tours
2018-2019 First Generation Fee Waiver Policy
Effective immediately, Saint Anselm College will waive the $50 application fee for all first generation domestic and international students.
No additional form is required for this information. Students will automatically be granted the fee waiver when submitting the Common Application by checking the box indicating they are first generation. For this purpose, a first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree.
Self-Reported Test Score Policy
Beginning with this application cycle (2018-19), applicants may submit self-reported test scores for use during the admission process. Self-reported scores can come directly from the common application or a student can send us a scanned PDF copy of their student score report.
*** TEST OPTIONAL for CLASS of 2021 ***
Application Deadline Reminders
Early Action: Saint Anselm College offers a non-binding Early Action Plan for students interested in applying by November 15th. All Early Action Applicants will receive an admission decision by mid-January.
Early Decision: Early Decision is a binding program. With a December 1st deadline, applicants will receive an admission decision by January 1st.
Nursing: Applicants interested in applying to the nursing program must apply using one of the above early application plans.
Regular Decision: Saint Anselm College also offers the non-binding Regular Decision Plan with a February 1st deadline. Applicants will receive an admission decision by mid-March.
St. Joseph’s College of Maine
2018 Fall Visit Days : Sat, Oct 20 Sat, Nov 10
2018 Student/Athlete Day : Mon, Oct 8
On-the-Spot Review Day : Mon, Nov 12
Deadlines : Early Action : Nov 15, rolling admission after that
New for Fall of 2017 : Information Technology Management major
Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Art & Design now available. St Joe’s participates in consortium with the Maine College of Art. See website for details re: free classes.
Applying for the Nursing Program ? Early Action deadline for Nursing Pgm is Nov 15, 2018, Regular deadline is Dec 15, 2018 – no exceptions!!! GPA at least 3.0, SAT composite at least 1000, College Prep Bio and Chem require a grade of B or higher
STEM scholarships worth between $5500 – $7500 available for Bio, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Marine Science Majors
Tours & Interviews are held Monday – Friday at 10:00 am or 2:00 pm. $1500 scholarship to anyone who visits campus and then attends St. Joe’s in Fall 2019.
St Joseph’s School of Nursing, Nashua
2017-18 ASN Program
Start in January – attend for 20 months – day classes – 5 consecutive semesters
Start in May – attend for 23 months (with summer break) – day classes – 5 semesters
2017-18 LPN to ASN Program
Start in May – attend for 1 year – evening classes – 3 semesters
Start in September – attend for 1 year – day classes – 3 semesters
The following courses are required for LPN to ASN program: Anatomy & Physiology I with lab; Anatomy & Physiology II with lab; English Composition I; and Intro to Psychology
Click on the school website for program details, financial aid info and open house dates.
St. Lawrence University
Fall 2019 Visit Days Monday, Oct 14, Monday, Nov 11, and Friday, Dec 6 . All sessions start at 8:30 am . Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Includes continental breakfast, student/faculty panel, campus tour, lunch on campus, admissions and financial aid overview. RSVP here
Now listed as one of the 361 most environmentally responsible colleges according to the Princeton Review.
Explore our campus, meet our faculty, staff and students, and learn more about our extensive internship opportunities, study abroad programs, four-year career preparation and development resources, residential life, and student activities. And of course, receive valuable advice about the admission and financial aid application process. Come experience for yourself the many ways we empower students to become leaders as well as adaptive learners and thinkers.
New Buildings (Fall 2019) : School of Business, Arts and Sciences
New Majors (2019): Data Science, Special Education, 4+1 Masters Degree in SPED, Earth & Planetary Science, Theology, Anthropology and Photonics
Stony Brook U
TMHS Rep : Amanda Mills, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Major Fall 2020 : New Major, Globalization Studies and International Relations https://www.
TMHS Rep : Jennifer Finnegan, email@example.com
Suffolk University offers many ways for you to experience Suffolk with virtual or in-person (limited) tours. Please do not hesitate to call the Welcome Center at 617-973-1122 or click here to see the many options!
Suffolk University will waive the application fee for anyone who visits their campus (either in-person or virtually)!!
Suffolk now will accept self-reported test scores for all applicants. You may submit a screen shot, a pdf or your counselor can include the scores on your transcript. *** Test optional for Fall 2021 ***
2019-2020 Open Houses
Engineering Open House Sept 13 and Oct 18
Arts Open House (Fenway Campus) Oct 18
Women in Engineering Open House Sept 20
Arts and Humanities Open House Oct 11
Voices of Tufts Diversity Experience : Arts and Sciences Oct 24-25 (application required)
Register here to attend an Open House
University of Connecticut
UConn is one of only a few colleges in the US offering four-year interdisciplinary programs in Maritime Studies and Marine Science. Maritime Studies focuses on the social, cultural, political and economic forces shaping human relationships to the coastal and oceanic realms. Marine Sciences focuses on the natural sciences that inform and challenge those relationships.
School of Engineering : 12 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited undergraduate degree programs. Free weekly tutoring available in fundamental engineering, science and math.
Freshman applicants must meet the following minimum requirements –
4 years of English,
3.5 years of math (Alg I, Alg II, Geom, Pre-calc preferred) 4 years is STRONGLY recommended
2.5 years of social studies
2 years of a single foreign language (3 years strongly recommended)
2 years of lab science (Chem and Physics)
2.5 years of electives
University of Maine
- Students will be awarded based on the combination of their Academic Tier and Residency.
- To qualify for a Flagship Match Award students must submit their admissions application by February 1.
- No FAFSA is required to receive the Flagship Match Award, but students must file a FAFSA by March 1 in order to be considered for federal need-based aid.
- Students who qualify for the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) regional student program are not eligible for the Flagship Match Award.
Academic Tier Criteria
|Academic Tier||Academic Criteria||Award Amount|
|Tier 1||Minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
SAT Critical Reading plus Math of 1050+
(or ACT Composite of 22+)
100% match of
|Tier 2||GPA less than 3.0 on 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
SAT Critical Reading plus Math less than 1050
(ACT Composite less than 22)
All awards are based on 15 academic credits an hour a semester.
Click here to register for a student-led tour of campus
Application deadlines: Early Action -Nov 5, Regular Decision – Jan 15
Important Application Notes as of Fall 2020
UMass Amherst will NO LONGER BE DEFERRING Early Action Applicants to the Regular Decision pool! Early Action (EA) applicants will be notified as ‘accept’, ‘waitlist’ or ‘denied’. EA applicants have a higher acceptance rate but that is because the pool of applicants is generally stronger. Check with your counselor for advice on when would be the best time for you to apply.
All materials are due by the application deadline! There is no longer a ‘credential deadline’.
Please use the CommonApp when applying.
If applying to a more competitive major such as engineering, nursing or the Eisenberg School of Management, make sure to indicate a less competitive major as your second choice.
You may not apply as ‘undecided’, but there is an Exploratory track within each college.
UMASS Amherst uses a holistic review process, especially for students on the cusp. They will weigh the essay, recommendation letters and extracurricular activities when reviewing the application.
Profile for middle 50% of 2018-19 applicants:
3.7-4.2 recalculated GPA, 1220 – 1400 SAT, 27-32 ACT
Estimated Costs (2019-20) . tuition & fees $16,389 ; room & board $13,598 total $29,987
Once accepted, sign up for Accepted Students Day right away as these fill up quickly!
Fine Arts Dept: Juniors and Seniors should watch the calendar for Open Studio Days where you can bring your portfolio in for feedback.
2019 Open House Saturday, October 19, 2019
* Now offering an Honors College
On-campus housing now available for all freshmen and sophomores!
Commuting students will receive a pass for 50% off public transportation!
New Major Fall 2020 – Sports Leadership and Administration (check out website for details)
* Nursing Students : MUST apply for Early Action; partnership with Tufts; 150 students accepted
minimum standards: 1170 SAT or 24 ACT; 3.4 GPA
* Law Students : partnership with Suffolk
TMHS Rep : Majay Charley, 508-999-8607, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2020 Notes:
New in Fall 2019!
Honors College! admission is competitive and reserved for approximately 125 first-year students.
New Residence and Dining Complex! 2 new residential buildings will connect to a state-of-the-art dining facility. The complex includes computer lounges, makerspaces, a performance area, and classrooms, along with plenty of outdoor gathering and seating spaces.
Test Optional! Students applying for Fall 2020 admission may choose to not submit SAT or ACT scores for programs in the Charlton College of Business, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, or the College of Arts & Sciences (Biology and Chemistry require test scores) IF you have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (as recalculated by UMD). Applicants to the Colleges of Engineering and Nursing & Health Sciences require test scores. more info here
New Programs and Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering, Cyber Security, Data Science, Environmental Resources Engineering, Fashion Design, and Health & Society.
5 colleges: Arts & Sciences; Business; Engineering; Nursing & Health Sciences; Visual & Performing Arts
23 NCAA D3 varsity teams
Entrance requirements (academics): 4 English courses, 4 Math courses, 3 Sciences with Lab, 2 Social sciences – including US History, 2 foreign language courses in same language, 2 electives
2019 Fall Open House events: Sat, Sept 21st and Sun, Oct 27th . These events will be held at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell. This a great opportunity for prospective students to learn about the programs, see the campus, and meet faculty, staff and current UML students. Go here for more information! Daily campus tours are also offered.
No Test Option: UMass Lowell is now test optional in some cases. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.25 and show evidence of outstanding academic success throughout high school. If you scored at least 1140 or higher on your SAT or at least 23 on your ACT, you are encouraged to submit your scores.
Deadlines: Early Action is Nov 1 and Regular Decision is Feb 1.
The School of Nursing will accept applications ONLY during Early Action.
The majority of Merit Scholarships are awarded during the Early Action review process.
New Majors: Art & Design – Animation and Interactive Media;
Bachelors of Education in Elementary & Moderate Disabilities
Competitive Majors: Nursing, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Biology
Portfolios and Auditions: Students applying to the Art and Music programs require a portfolio and audition as part of the evaluation process. Music auditions will be conducted PRIOR to a student receiving their decision.
University of Maine
Open House Programs: Sat Oct 19, Sat Nov 16, Sat Apr 25 All programs run from 9:00 – 2:00
Accepted Student Days: Fri Mar 13, Fri Mar 27, Fri Apr 3, Fri Apr 17 All programs run from 8:00 – 2:00
Engineering Enhanced Visit: Fridays 10:30 – 12:45
Register here for any of the above sessions.
Be considered for the EA Scholarship by applying by Dec 1st. Application is FREE.
Home to the only Division 1 Athletic Program in Maine.
Home to the LARGEST 3D printer in the world!
UMaine 2019 Nursing program has a 97% NCLEX Pass Rate!
University of New England
Fall 2019 Open Houses
Weekday Walking Tours Monday – Friday 9:00, 11:30, 2:00 (Meet at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions)
Saturday Walking Tours : Select Saturdays at 10:00 am
Program Specific Info Sessions focusing on specific academic programs at UNE. Click here to see schedule
Starting with the applicants for Fall 2019, UNE will NOT require submission of ACT/SAT scores for undergraduate admission.
UNE is adding a new Data Science program to its offerings. The program, which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree, will be part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Click here for more information.
2019 total cost : $53, 160 98% of undergrad students receive merit-based scholarships up to $20K with the average total award package is $24K
University of New Haven
2019 Open House Dates: Sun, Sept 29th and Sun, Oct 27th register here
The University of New Haven is the first college in Connecticut to offer a paramedicine program as a bachelor’s degree. The major is housed in the School of Public Service, a part of the University’s Henry C Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.
U of New Haven now has a Center for Film, Television and Multi-Platform Journalism Studies: there is a state-of-the-art broadcast studio, control room and editing suites allowing students a chance to be active participants in the process of news gathering and news production.
Marine Sciences Center scheduled to open in fall 2020. Students will have access to state-of-the-art marine biology labs, New Haven Harbor and the Quinnipiac River.
New academic programs: With an eye toward industries that anticipate tremendous growth for employment, we recently have installed unique areas of study in Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Exercise Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Business Analytics, and a concentration on esports within Business Management.
University of New Hampshire (UNH)
NEW for Fall 2019!! UNH is now test-optional for majors and all scholarships!! The only exception is for NCAA Athletes (submitting test scores is an NCAA requirement).
Successful candidates for admission demonstrate grades of B/B+ or higher in the core subject areas; an average GPA of 3.4 (weighted) on a 4.0 scale; 4 years of English, 3 years of Math, 3 years of science (including 2 years of lab sciences), 3 years of social science (including US History), and 2 years of a single foreign language (3 years preferred)
Notes re: the Occupational Therapy Program – limited to 25 students, typically the top 10% of their class, avg GPA of 3.95, built in 5-year program
University of Rhode Island (URI)
2019 Open House Dates : Sun, Sep 22 and Sat Oct 19
Tour the campus, meet students and faculty, gather info about majors, clubs and more
Reservations required! RSVP here
Daily Information Sessions, Saturday Information Sessions, Special Information Sessions by Major
Take a virtual tour here
News as of Fall 2019 :
2 New Majors!! Music Therapy and Neuroscience
Deadlines: Early Action Dec 1, Regular Decision Feb 1, Merit Scholarship Priority consideration Dec 1
Nursing, Engineering and Pharmacy are most competitive majors and students are encouraged to apply early action. 2 letters of recommendation required for these majors.
Honors College requirement is 3.8 out of 4.0 OR 3.5 GPA and 1300 SAT score / 27 ACT score
Merit-based scholarship requires 3.2/4.0 min GPA, 1130 SAT or 23 ACT plus leadership and school/community involvement
2018 admitted student profile: GPA 3.1-3.8/4.0
University of Tampa
Wentworth Institute Of Technology
2019-2020 Open House Dates Oct 27, 2019 and Nov 24, 2019
Check-in begins at 9:00 am. Programs run from 9:30 – 2:00. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Please click here to RSVP and get more information.
Important Notes from Wentworth – Sept 2019
- Now Test Optional for all majors
- Priority Deadline is Dec 15 !!! to be guaranteed housing and admission into your chosen major
- Cyber-security added as a major
- Rolling admission policy
Wesleyan U is located in Middleton CT.
Financial Info – Will meet 100% of demonstrated financial need. Please use wesleyan.edu/finaid to get a quick cost estimate. Use wesleyan.studentaidcalculator.com for a more in depth estimate of aid that may be available to you. 3-year option to complete degree requirement is available to help cut cost.
Student Profile Class of 2021: 90% have taken Calc; 84% have taken Bio, Chem and physics; 82% have a fourth year of one foreign language; School is test-optional, but many students ask to have scores considered – Median SAT scores are ERW 770 and Math 790; median ACT score is 33; 60% of admits are in top 10% of class and 87% are in top 20%;
Monday, Oct 8 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, Nov 12 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Schedules for these Open Houses will be posted on or around Sept 15th. Registration recommended, but not required.
Student-led tours take place Monday – Friday at 9:00, 12:00 and 3:00 and last about 75 minutes.
Come to an Information Session to meet with a dean to discuss the admission process and financial aid and then take a tour with a student. Information sessions are held Mon – Fri at 10:30 and 2:00. Saturday sessions will be added during the fall.
Western New England
2019 Open Houses : Sun, Sept 29 Sat, Oct 26 Sun, Nov 17
2020 Open Houses : Sat, Mar 7 (STEM Open House)
WNE has a rolling admissions policy. Starting with the Fall 2018 entering class, WNE will review many applications without Q1 grades, and, for some programs, test scores are optional. Acceptance letters will start to come out in November, so apply early! Merit scholarships are available.
New in 2019 : This is the ‘recruitment’ year for a new D3 Women’s Hockey team!! Play will start next year in the Commonwealth Coast Conference.
Separate housing for Honors Program students is available starting in Fall 2019.
Scholarships!! Renewable, annual academic merit scholarships range from $10,000 to $22,000 per year! New in 2020: 2 new $5,000 per year scholarships for Women in Business or Engineering with an additional $1,000 per year scholarship to ANY student who participated in FIRST Robotics, regardless of what major they choose. They also offer an application-based $3,000 per year Leadership Grant.
Westfield State University
Fall 2020 Notes:
TMHS Rep : Christian DeJesus, 413-572-8546, email@example.com
Schedule an In-person tour or Virtual tour here
Business program split into new majors: Accounting, Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing
Test Optional for all programs (including Nursing) for students entering Fall 2021. Students are encouraged to send scores IF they tested well.
Test Optional for all programs EXCEPT Nursing for students entering Fall 2022.
Fall 2019 – Health Science Major – Very Popular and Very Competitive!!
Now offering a Major in Chemistry as well as a number of other opportunities for students interested in becoming science teachers.
NEW Fall 2019 – Early Action Now available – Nov 15 Deadline
Admission Notes: No essay, recommendation letters or resumes required. Admissions Dept uses a sliding scale when reviewing SAT scores / GPA.
Worcester State University
Liberal Arts Program now allows students to create their own major with approval from administration.
Worcester State U is now offering a major in Environmental Science.
Nursing Program Requirements: 3.2 recalculated GPA and 1130 SAT
OT Program requirements : 3.0 recalculated GPA and 1080 SAT