Thursday, November 20, 2014

Transfer Day opportunities next week!

Thinking of transferring to Hofstra for Spring 2015? It is not too late! Come to one of our Transfer Days on campus and finish the entire transfer process in one day!


What happens at a Transfer Day? At the event you are able to apply for admission for the Spring 2015 while we waive your application fee. You will then sit with one of our admission counselors who will review your file and make an admission decision. At this time you will also hear of any academic scholarships (woo!) From there you will receive a preliminary credit evaluation letting you know how your previous coursework will transfer to Hofstra. One of our professional academic advisers will then sit with you and help plan out your major here. You will also have the option to register for classes for the spring and officially become part of the Hofstra Pride!

What to bring? All you will need is a transcript from every school you attended after high school. Unofficial transcripts are fine for admission purposes. If you have earned less than 24 credits after high school we will also need a final high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores.

Campus tours and the opportunity to sit with a financial aid adviser is also available. If you are interested in attending a Transfer Day you can RSVP for a date and time here. We hope to see you on campus soon!
By Jaime Surace, Assistant Dean of Admission

Upcoming Transfer Days: Monday, November 24 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.), Tuesday, November 25 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Wednesday, November 26 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Just a friendly reminder...

We have two exciting things happening here tomorrow for Hofstra's Office of Admission!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

It's still #FallatHofstra!

The fall is an exciting time for Hofstra’s Office of Admission! We offer many visit opportunities for students to spend a day as a Hofstra student, and find out for themselves what it is truly like to be a member of the Hofstra Pride. Remember that visiting campus is the best way to decide if a school is right for you!

Luckily, there are still two more opportunities for students to join us this fall to meet and speak with faculty members in their field of interest, hear from current Hofstra students, and tour our beautiful campus.

If you’re looking for an intimate experience and the opportunity to attend a Hofstra class, join us on Tuesday, November 11 for our College for a Day program, where you will have the chance to see our campus in action and get a feel for a typical day in the Pride! Hear from the deans of each Hofstra school or college, get to know our Pride Guides during the student panel, tour campus, visit a first-year residence hall and more.

Can’t make it to College for a Day? Our Fall Open House program on Saturday, November 15 allows you to experience all that Hofstra has to offer. Our agenda offers more than 80 different sessions, including academic information sessions, a financial aid workshop, information about student life, campus tours, a student services fair and much more.

No matter when you decide to visit, you and your family will be able to structure your own day to pursue your interests, meet your admission counselor, and have all of your admission questions answered. 

To register for one of these events, click here or call us at 516-463-6700.

We look forward to welcoming you to Hofstra’s campus soon!
By Genna Cozzolino, Event Coordinator

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Early Action I deadline is coming up!

When you apply for Early Action, you are notifying a university of your interest much earlier than the majority of applicants. By submitting earlier than most, you are part of the group that sets the stage for the later applicant pool. Your file is reviewed by admission counselors who have recently met you or visited your high school and/or region and they have a fresh perspective on the beginning of the review cycle. Plus, they may remember meeting you, as their time with you might still be fresh in their minds. The admission officers have not grown weary from reading thousands of essays before seeing yours.

You will enjoy a relaxing holiday season, knowing you are admitted before the vast majority of applicants. This gives you the maximum decision making time before May 1 (since it's not a binding agreement) and gives you more time to focus on financial aid applications and research scholarships online.

If auditioning for a music, drama or dance scholarship, you may already know that you've been admitted to a school before practicing for numerous hours as a hopeful candidate. Thus, the faculty can advocate for you to earn talent awards and champion your candidacy as a member of their performing arts community.

You can enjoy having choices- you are in a powerful position, able to evaluate all other admission and scholarship offers that come your way without making any firm commitments until May 1. Plus, the added satisfaction that comes from early planning in order to make the most well-informed decision possible regarding the selection of the institution of your choice.

By Andrea Nadler, Associate Dean of Admission

The Early Action I deadline is Saturday, November 15. Those who submit their applications by this date will receive their decision by December 15.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall Open House is this Sunday

This coming Sunday, October 26, Hofstra invites all prospective students and their families to come experience Fall Open House. This is a day full of everything Hofstra you're sure to love!

With 80 different sessions throughout the day, such as academic information session, student panels, campus tours, financial aid workshops and a student services fair, there is something for everyone! You get the opportunity to design your day based on your own interests and talk to many people that can give you the inside view on life at Hofstra. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. at the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus.

To experience all this and much more, make sure to visit Hofstra this Sunday! There is one other Fall Open House opportunity on November 15. Register for these events here or call 1-800-HOFSTRA.

By Carly Gasiewski, junior public relations and dance major

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bringing Hofstra Pride to college fairs

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to work two college fairs for Hofstra in the Central New York area. Being fairly new to the university and a big fan of road trips, I was excited to get a chance to travel and talk about the cool things I’ve learned about Hofstra that I usually share via Facebook or Twitter.

Hofstra's table all set up!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Explore your opportunities with College for a Day

Next week, we're hosting College for a Day, a great opportunity for high school seniors to get a feel for life at Hofstra. Since Monday is Columbus Day, that day off from school can be spent trying out the college experience!

This event goes beyond the standard information session and tour and offers classroom experiences, student panels, a student services fair and more. Build your own tour based on your academic interests, chat with current students and faculty and see what it's like to be part of the Hofstra community.

Interested in joining us Monday, Oct. 13 or during one of our November dates? Register to visit today!

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