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.


Visit Naviance


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!!


Common App :

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:

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.


NCAA Clearinghouse :

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.

Admissions Standards for the Massachusetts State University System and the University of Massachusetts

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, Paxton, MA

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.

Boston University

For information about campus visits/tours and other important information, please check the above website.

Bridgewater State U

Click here for Tours and Info Sessions

Bridgton Academy

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.

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

Clark University

Please see website for information about this university.

Colby Sawyer College

Please see website for information about this college.

College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor ME

Please see website for information about this university.

Cornell University

Click on the link above for information about admission to Cornell.

Curry College

Please click the above link for information about this college.

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 Tech, Boston MA

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.

Ithaca College

Please see above website for more information.

Lasell University, Newton, MA


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.

Click here for details and to register.

Mass Maritime Academy

Click here to schedule a visit or a Virtual Tour.

Middlesex Community College

TMHS rep : Jennifer Migliozzi,, 978-863-8072

Fall 2020 Notes:

Use this link to find out about about upcoming Open House virtual events.
Click here – to see the Power Point presentation created for TMHS students Fall 2020.

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 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.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Click here for Information Sessions in our area.   Admissions officers will discuss academics, student life, financial aid and how to apply.

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.

Peterson School

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!


TMHS Rep information:

Ms. Elizabeth Bouchard, 203-610-9389,

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

The most popular majors continue to be business, biology, sport movement & science, and psychology.

Salve Regina U

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,

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 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

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

Southern Maine CC

Open House :  

Sat, Oct 21 from 9:00 am – noon at South Portland Campus and

Thu, Nov 9 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Midcoast Campus in Brunswick

Register online

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

SNHU Advantage

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 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.


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

Springfield College

TMHS Rep : Meaghan Schenker, 413-748-3136,
Fall 2020 Notes:
– Have been test optional for a few years, are now test optional for all programs
– For limited enrollment programs (OT, PT, PA and Athletic Training) students should take extra time with the supplemental essay questions
– No shadow hour requirements this year
– New Environmental Science program is growing
– New in 2020 : speech/language pathology program
– Merit scholarships based on GPA only

2020 Virtual Tours

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

New Major 2019!!  Environmental Science

St Anselm

Notes from Fall 2020:

Tewksbury Admissions Rep: Marilu McCambly, 603-641-7396,

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 U, Canton, NY

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

Stonehill College

Now listed as one of the 361 most environmentally responsible colleges according to the Princeton Review.

2019 Open House – Nov 9, 2019

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, NY

TMHS Rep : Amanda Mills,

New Major Fall 2020 : New Major, Globalization Studies and International Relations

Suffolk University

TMHS Rep : Jennifer Finnegan,

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 ***

Tufts University

2019-2020 Open Houses

Engineering Open House    Sept 13 and Oct 18

Arts Open House (Fenway Campus)     Oct 18

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Open House     Oct 11

Women in Engineering Open House          Sept 20

Arts and Humanities Open House    Oct 11

Voices of Tufts Diversity: Engineering Experience     Oct 17-18 (application required)

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

TMHS Rep : Daniel Abbatello,
Fall 2020 Notes:
In-person campus visits available (for now)
Will award credit for AP classes with a 3 or above and all dual enrollment credits
Working with a hybrid model this year with the option of fully remote
Tons of room on remote campus with only 1700 students so hybrid is working
Considered to be the premiere teaching school in Maine
Education is their most popular major (new major in the education program is Physical Education)
Psychology and Business Economics are also popular
Creative writing program is growing in popularity
Need a 2.5 GPA for admission, 2.75 minimum for any education program
Merit scholarships available for anyone with at least a 2.75 GPA
$5,000 tuition break for MA residents usually doesn’t apply for education majors and is prorated if a student receives a merit scholarship.
Fall 2019 Notes:
UMaine has launched a new scholarship program! Students from our area are eligible for UMaine Flagship Match Award. This award is a competitive scholarship program that guarantees academically qualified, first-year students from Massachusetts to pay the same tuition and fee rate as the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The guidelines are as follows:
  • 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
UMass tuition
and fees

$15,083 (est)

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)
$9,000 (est)

All awards are based on 15 academic credits an hour a semester.

UMass Amherst

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.

Selective Majors:

UMass Boston

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,

Fall 2020 Notes:

– 95% nursing exam pass rate (about 200 students in nursing program)
– Only public law program in MA, have accelerated 3+3 law program
– Interior Architecture & Design- new program, only program in NE
– Medical Lab Sciences major, 100% job placement rate
– EA Nov. 15th
– Test optional, will look at scores if you have them
– Letters of rec are optional but highly suggested for competitive programs

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

UMass Lowell

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;

Environmental Engineering;

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

Please use the UNH Net Price Calculator – a tool that will help you determine how affordable UNH may be for you and your family.   Check out the list of Merit Scholarships available at UNH.

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

Mass rep : Phoebe Perelman, Admissions Counselor,,  813-257-3022
Fall 2020 Notes:
– Private school
– Around 9000 undergraduates
– 22 average class size
– 50% out of state, 10% international
– Urban environment, private campus feel
– 30 minutes from the beach
– Liberal arts school, allows lots of flexibility in choosing a major
– Experiential learning
– Marine Bio and Nursing are two of biggest programs
– Nursing, Education and Physical Therapy are only direct admission programs
– Test-optional for this year only (unsure about next year yet)- will not be looking at test scores at all this year, essay is required instead
– Happy to do 1-1 calls with anyone
– Will provide fee waiver to anyone interested

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 to get a quick cost estimate.  Use 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%;

Fall 2018 Open House Dates

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.

Tours & Information Sessions

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 U

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,

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