Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Keep up the great work.. and plan a visit!

It’s that time of year again. The Office of Admission is in full swing reading applications, sending out decision letters and hopefully giving a lot of students happy news before the holidays!
Hofstra Hall during our annual holiday lighting last week!
As students excitedly open up their admission letters or prepare their applications, I wanted to share with the high school seniors two important pieces of information to keep in mind:
  1. Keep up the great work in senior year! Our admission counselors look closely at students’ senior year schedules, first quarter grades and mid-year reports. We know that you have been working hard throughout high school, but it’s vital to continue a strong work ethic during senior year. Continuing academic excellence during a stressful, busy senior year and staying focused is a great indicator to colleges that you are ready for college work and a prime candidate for admission. Continue to rock AP English and Pre-Calculus and you will be rewarded!
  2. Whether you are newly admitted or getting ready to apply, there is no better time to visit campus and see the world of Hofstra. Yes, it is chilly outside. Yes, you have been looking forward to your free weekends to catch up on Netflix. Yes, it can be a long drive (especially for my New England students!) But…visiting campus is the only surefire way to see the academic buildings for your dream major, taste the delicious campus food from Bits and Bytes to the Hofstra Deli, walk down the halls of the Netherlands residence hall and meet our current students studying at Hofstra! It is impossible to imagine yourself at a college without visiting it, and we make sure your campus visit is personal, meaningful and interactive. Check out hofstra.edu/visit for more info on upcoming events.
Also, your campus visits are noted by our admission counselors... a fantastic way to get on their radar while applying to Hofstra!

That’s all from the Admissions Office!

By Katie Shine, Assistant Dean of Admission

Friday, December 12, 2014

Shipping up to the Boston reception

This week, Associate Dean of Admission Lindsay Salvucci shares photos from her recent trip to Boston to meet prospective families with fellow counselor Katie and a few Pride Guides!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Signed, sealed and soon to be delivered!

The Admission team gathered together yesterday to prepare Early Action acceptance materials for mailing. Those who applied by November 15 will receive their admission decision by this Monday, December 15! We are so excited to welcome students to the Class of 2019 to Hofstra.
Fred helped out with stuffing envelopes, too.



Counselors working hard on their notes to students.
More note writing!

The tireless envelope stuffing and sealing team!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Reading, reading and more reading!

The Office of Admission is busy (but quiet) as admission counselors are working hard to read applications and make timely decisions! Here's just one of a few signs on counselors' doors:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Early Action II is the deadline for you

Want your admission decision from Hofstra by January 15? The Early Action II deadline is on Monday, December 15!


Early Action is a nonbinding early application and notification process for fall semester freshmen only. Students accepted via Early Action are not required to withdraw other college apps, but they are required to notify Hofstra of their intentions by May 1.

Check out admission counselor Andrea's thoughts on Early Action deadlines from earlier this semester: "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."

Ready to complete your Hofstra application?
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. - See more at: http://admission.blog.hofstra.edu/2014/10/the-early-action-i-deadline-is-coming-up.html#sthash.WfmWJwfh.dpuf
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. - See more at: http://admission.blog.hofstra.edu/2014/10/the-early-action-i-deadline-is-coming-up.html#sthash.WfmWJwfh.dpuf
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. - See more at: http://admission.blog.hofstra.edu/2014/10/the-early-action-i-deadline-is-coming-up.html#sthash.WfmWJwfh.dpuf
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. - See more at: http://admission.blog.hofstra.edu/2014/10/the-early-action-i-deadline-is-coming-up.html#sthash.WfmWJwfh.dpuf
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. - See more at: http://admission.blog.hofstra.edu/2014/10/the-early-action-i-deadline-is-coming-up.html#sthash.WfmWJwfh.dpuf

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

Friday, November 14, 2014

Just a friendly reminder...

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


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