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Boston College (BC)  

Basic Information:

  • Catholic college with a medium-size campus (9,000 undergraduate students) located in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
  • Located at the end of the Green Line on the Boston subway (“T”)- very easy to get to and from Boston.

What We Like:

  • Options Through Education (OTE) Transitional Summer Program

What is the OTE Program?

  • OTE is a six-week academic program geared toward easing the transition to the college experience. There are classes five days a week, six hours a day, along with support services and social activities. 94.5% of AHANA students who participated in OTE have graduated over the past four years; the graduation rate for all AHANA students is 82% over the same period of time.

How to Apply:

Brandeis University

Basic Information:

  • Small liberal arts university (about 3,000 undergraduate students), located in Waltham, Mass (a suburb of Boston).
  • Easy to get to Boston by commuter rail (has its own T stop on the Fitchburg line).

What We Like:

  • Transitional Year Program (TYP)

What is TYP?

  • TYP is a year-long academic program consisting of exclusive courses in humanities, writing, math, science, social science, and computer science. It is geared toward students with potential whose high schools did not offer high-level coursework and those whose have overcome tremendous life obstacles to succeed. Students take four exclusive classes per semester, plus one undergraduate course each semester. Students meet with the Program Director one-on-one in semi-monthly advising meetings.

o   TYP pays for room and board (housing and full meal plan) and tuition.

o   TYP does not cover books (around $200/semester), personal expenses (around $40/week), or insurance ($537 fee + cost of plan). Approximate cost of Brandeis TYP education for one year: $2237 + health insurance.

o   Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.

o   Applicants must be insured or buy a University insurance plan.

How to Apply:

  • Send in by March 15th:

o   Completed Common Application.

o   Official copy of all high school transcripts and/or GED certificate.

o   Official copy of SAT or ACT scores and TOEFL scores, if applicable.

o   Official transcript(s) for any course(s) taken at the post-secondary school level.

o   Three (3) letters of recommendation, preferably from teachers, guidance counselors, employers, ministers, etc.

o   A 400-word essay on any experience that has had a significant impact on your life or a 400-word autobiographical statement (part of the Common Application).

o   Copy of U.S. Permanent Resident Visa (Green Card) if not a U.S. citizen.

 

Emmanuel College

Basic Information:

  • Small liberal arts college in the middle of Boston near Fenway Park. Right in between Wheelock and Simmons Colleges.

What We Like:

  • RISE Program

What is the RISE Program?

  • Geared toward low-income or first generation students with lower test scores but higher grades, who have challenged themselves academically at school. Average GPA is a 3.4, but a 3.0 or above could be accepted. RISE has a 5-week free summer program but does not offer any financial support once the student enrolls.

How to Apply:

  • There is no special RISE application. After you apply to Emmanuel, the school will notify you if you get in. Contact Roystone Martinez at (617) 735-9715 or at martinro@emmanuel.edu for more information.

Framingham State College

Basic Information:

  • Small public liberal arts college (just under 4,000 undergraduate students) in Framingham, Mass, 20 miles from Boston.
  • The commuter rail from Framingham to Boston takes about an hour.

What We Like:

  • PLUS Program

What is the PLUS Program?

  • In place of the standard four classes, each student takes three courses each semester. There is a low advisor/advisee ratio; each student receives special advising and peer tutoring.

How to Apply:

 

Hampshire College

Basic Information:

  • Very small private liberal arts college in western, rural Amherst, Mass. (about 1500 undergraduate students).

What We Like:

  • James Baldwin Scholars Program
  • Part of Five Colleges
  • SAT optional

What are the Five Colleges?

  • The five colleges are Hampshire, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, and UMass Amherst. If you go to one you can take classes at all five; the five colleges share resources and are all prestigious.

What is the James Baldwin Scholars Program?

  • It is a VERY small program (only about 9-10 students/year) for students with great promise and drive who may not be able to get into Hampshire by regular admissions standards. Often first generation, low-income, disabled students.
  • It is a transitional year program: it doesn’t count as freshman year of college. After successful completion of the program, students can either apply to Hampshire for freshman year or apply elsewhere. The course credit will count toward Hampshire requirements, though, and can transfer to other schools.
    • Each semester, each student takes three classes instead of the standard four: one chosen class, one tutorial, and one writing class.
    • Over the January term, students are required to take another class.
    • There is also a 10-week math survival tutorial to develop basic math skills.
    • Additionally, a successful Baldwin Scholar can apply for a paid summer internship and work at a non-profit.
  • The program provides tuition, room and board, and a book allowance for the year. After the Baldwin year, students become first-years and apply for federal financial aid as a first-year student.

How to Apply:

  • Student completes application for first-year students – be sure to check the box for the program on the application. An admissions interview is required BEFORE the February 1st deadline. Be sure to indicate when making an appointment that the student is a Baldwin Candidate. Two letters of recommendation are required.
  • Contact Madelaine Marquez, Director of the Baldwin Scholars Program for more information at (413) 559-5301, or check out the website: http://www.hampshire.edu/cms/index.php?id=8966

 

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA)

Basic Information:

  • Very small public liberal arts college (about 1500 undergraduate students) in North Adams, Mass. It is in northwestern Mass, near the Vermont and New York borders. 1 hour from Albany, NY, 3 hours from NYC, 2.5 hours from Boston.

What We Like:

  • Individual Enrichment Program

What is the Individual Enrichment Program?

  • A free four-week residential summer program for first-generation college, low-income, and/or disabled students. MCLA looks for students who have shown academic promise but may not have achieved their full potential in high school.
    • Summer: Students take three-credit courses-Learning Strategies, Writing for College and College Writing I, Mathematics for College, and The Creative Arts: Methods and History.
    • Academic year: Tutoring, writing, and advising services are continued throughout the year.

How to Apply:

  • Students must check a box on the standard application.
  • The office of the program will consider their eligibility and either conduct a phone interview or a face-to-face interview.
  • Contact Wendy Guerra, Coordinator of the Individual Enrichment Program at (413) 662-5389, or at w.guerra@mcla.edu. You can also check out the website: www.mcla.edu/iesummer.

 

Northeastern University

Basic Information:

  • Medium-large university (about 15,000 undergraduate students) in Boston, MA.

What We Like:

  • Co-operative Education Program (Co-op)
  • Ujima Scholars Program

What is the Co-op Program?

  • The Co-op program combines academic study with work experience. Students at Northeastern normally get their degrees in five years: 8 semesters of full-time study and up to 3 semesters of full-time paid work. Northeastern has co-op partnerships with many for-profit and non-profit companies. Northeastern is ranked #1 by Princeton Review for best internships/career services.

What is the Ujima Scholars Program?

  • A five-year program that provides students with course advising, free tutoring, personal and career counseling, cultural and educational activities and access to a special library collection of materials on Africans in the Diaspora. The program enrolls students in regular courses based on their selected majors, and strives to have them accepted into their major in their sophomore year. A Reading, Writing, and Study Skills course, which provides instruction in effective literary analysis, critical thinking, essay composition and study skills, is required.

How to Apply:

 

Salem State College

Basic Information:

  • Medium-sized liberal arts college (about 7,000 undergraduate students) in the city of Salem, Mass (famous for witch trials in colonial times).
  • North of Boston, about 30 minutes by commuter rail.

What We Like:

  • A.I.D./ACCESS Program

What is the A.I.D./ACCESS Program?

  • A state grant-funded program that provides alternative admissions opportunities for talented, low-income and educationally disadvantaged students chosen for their academic potential and desire to improve their academic skills. A.I.D./ACCESS students become part of Student Support Services Program (federally funded) and are offered a variety of support services to enhance their potential to succeed.
    • Components: six-week residential program, plus academic support and advising, career advising, etc.

How to Apply:

 

UMass Dartmouth

Basic Information:

  • Medium size liberal arts college (about 7,000 undergraduate students) in Dartmouth, Mass. Located in southern Mass, east of Newport and about 40 minutes from Providence.

What We Like:

  • START Program (Steps Toward Abstract Reasoning and Thinking)

What is the START Program?

  • This is a program for students who are considering a technical major but who lack the necessary foundation at the beginning of their college careers. Women and students of color are especially encouraged.
  • The four “steps” of START include:
    • A mathematics course which includes algebra through an introduction to calculus
    • A laboratory-based science course that assists students in understanding, analyzing, and problem solving in chemistry and physics
    • A course that teaches effective reasoning and computer skills in the areas of math and science
    • Counseling and tutorial aid which help students develop good study habits in demanding technical programs, and assists them in adjusting to university life
  • At the end of the academic year, upon successful completion of the program (2.0 grade point average), the student continues at UMass Dartmouth. Students who begin in START can expect to spend five years pursuing a degree in a technical program unless they take extra courses.
  • Each student gets a counselor and has bi-weekly meetings.
  • Each student must take and Intro to University course that is taught but a counselor.

How to Apply:

  • Contact Carol Spencer at (508) 999-8705 or cspencer@umassd.edu. Or you can contact Anne Boifvert at (508) 999-8702 or aboifvert@umassd.edu. Check out the website: http://www.umassd.edu/undergraduate/alternativeadmissions.cfm.
  • Completed applications should be sent in NO later than January – but admissions is rolling, so the earlier the better. Testing and interviews take place before a decision is made (testing is only for placement, it’s not pass/fail). Use a paper app if using a fee waiver.

 

Westfield State College

Basic Information:

  • Small public liberal arts college in Westfield, Mass, about 20 minutes from Springfield, Mass, and 2 hours from Boston. Best known for its Criminal Justice and Education programs.

What We Like:

  • Urban Education Program

What is the Urban Education Program?

  • For students with at least a 2.0 GPA, high school diploma/GED, who have taken the SATs. Preference given to low-income and first-generation college students. UEP provides academic and personal support services to its students, and encourages graduate and/or professional school study.
    • Free six-week residential program. Each student takes 5-6 classes and can receive up to 9 college credits. Students live on campus from Sunday through Thursday. Ask about weekend accommodations.
    • Academic support services throughout the year, and possible additional grants/scholarships.

How to Apply:

  • Students need only to check a box on the regular application. Contact Joan Fuller, Director of Urban Education Program at (413) 572-5389 for more information. Check out the website: www.wsc.ma.edu/urbaned.

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These are schools in Connecticut that have programs that give generous financial aid and/or provide academic support services for incoming freshmen. 

Central CT State University

Basic Information:

  • Medium campus (12,000 students) located in New Britain, CT
  • Small town setting, but near a major mall area.

What We Like:

  • CONNACS Program
  • Phoenix Program

What is the CONNACS Program?

  • CONNACS is a free five-week summer transitional program that aims to boost retention rates for students who are among the first in their families to go to college, or who have a disability.
  • During the summer, students take 2 or 3 classes, potentially for credit.
  • Upon successful completion of the summer program, students enter the University and receive mentoring, one-on-one-tutoring, and attend workshops to ensure success in the first year.

What is the Phoenix Program?

  • Like the CONNACS program, Phoenix seeks to boost retention and success in college for students who are among the first in their families to go to college, who are low-income, or who have a disability. Unlike CONNACS, the Phoenix Program occurs only in the fall semester.
  • Students in this program receive additional advising and workshops on critical thinking, study skills, etc.

How to Apply to the CONNACS or Phoenix Program:

  • Students should fill out the regular application for Central CT State, since the University identifies qualified students from the regular applicant pool. This means it’s good to apply early!
  • You can also contact Leah Byrd at (860) 832-2299 or byrdles@ccsu.edu to express interest.

Connecticut College

Basic Information:

  • Highly selective small liberal arts college of about 1900 students
  • Located in New London, CT (smaller city than Providence, but bigger that Warwick).
  • Good public transit. Amtrak stop, Greyhound bus stop, commuter rail service.
  • Near nice beaches and has a little more edge than the rest of the Shore Line area.

What We Like:

  • Paid campus visits (willing to charter a bus if enough people are interested or to pay for train tickets if only a few are interested)
  • Explore Weekend Program

What is Explore Weekend?

  • The purpose of Explore is to bring talented, high achieving high school students from underrepresented groups- including those from low income backgrounds or first-generation college bound students- and those interested in issues of diversity to the campus to further “explore” Connecticut College during the fall of senior year.
  • The Explore Weekend is designed to acquaint students with what a liberal arts college has to offer and more specifically, what Connecticut College has to offer in preparing students for success. This includes a campus tour, admission interview, overnight stay in the dorms, workshop on financial aid and applying to college, the chance to attend classes, and a final reception with college deans and faculty.
  • Described as a “weekend of admissions workshops- a mini admissions boot camp.”

How Do I Participate in Explore Weekend?

  • Fax or mail the completed one-page application, along with the assigned essay and your high school transcript, to Connecticut College. Application can be found at: http://www.conncoll.edu/admission/adm_explore.htm
  • Fax: 860-439-4301 or Mailing Address: Connecticut College, Office of Admission, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT 06320
  • You can also talk to Mitch Herz for more information. He can be reached at (860) 439-2280 or Mitch.Herz@conncollege.edu.
  • Be sure to check the website for the application deadline- this program takes place in the fall of senior year of high school!

Eastern CT State University

Basic Information:

  • Eastern is located in Willimantic, Connecticut, a small town (in Windham County, not far from UConn)
  • Small to Medium sized campus of about 5,000 students

What We Like:

  • STEP/CAP Program

What is STEP/CAP?

  • STEP/CAP stands for Summer Transition at Eastern Program/Contract Admission Program.
  • This program is geared toward first-generation college students who may need extra support at the beginning of college.
  • Only 75-80 students are admitted to the program and often these students do not meet normal Eastern CT State admissions criteria.
  • The program starts with a six-week intensive academic program (students are in class five days a week and commute home on the weekends). At the end of the summer family is invited to attend a graduation ceremony
  • During a student’s freshman year, he/she signs an academic contract expecting a certain GPA, bi-monthly meetings with an advisor, and permission for the advisor to be in direct contact with the student’s parents.
  • The program cost is $2500, but students eligible for financial aid may be able to have this fee waived.
  • Transportation to and from the program, about 45 minutes by bus, cannot be provided.

How Do I Apply to STEP/CAP?

  • Application includes a mandatory essay and an interview. Upon arriving on campus, participants are identified by on-campus offices and then invited for placement testing.
  • Deadline to apply is the same as Eastern CT State application for admission deadline (May 1), but earlier is better.
  • Contact Laquana Price, Assistant Director of Admissions and head of STEP/CAP, at (860) 465-5020

Fairfield University

Basic Information:

  • Located in Fairfield, Connecticut, the campus is small to medium sized with about 5,000 students.
  • Fairfield is well connected- Amtrak, Commuter Rail, located on Boston Post Road (a big, well known street). Town is considered very nice.
  • The school is a private Jesuit school.

What We Like:

  • Project EXCEL

What is Project EXCEL?

  • Project Excel is a long-term program for students who are among the first in their families to go to college, or who are from low-income backgrounds, or who have a registered disability, which offers to give academic support throughout the student’s time at Fairfield.
  • Academic support includes tracking and workshops on topics such as study skills and study abroad.
  • The program also offers supplemental grants/aid to some students who qualify (need based).
  • EXCEL begins in July, with a 4-week summer component, consisting of 2 classes for credit. Students are provided housing during this time.

How Do I Apply to EXCEL?

  • Students must fill out the regular application to Fairfield University, and once accepted, can either be referred to the program or apply.
  • A four-page application to the program is sent out some time in April and should be returned by the end of May.
  • For more information, contact Carrie Rivera at (203) 254-4000 or crivera@mail.fairfield.edu.

Southern CT State University

Basic Information:

  • Medium to large campus of about 12,000 students located in New Haven, CT (slightly smaller city than Providence).
  • Downtown New Haven is accessible from the campus and has access to buses and trains and a small airport.

What We Like:

  • Summer Educational Opportunity Program (SEOP)

What is SEOP?

  • SEOP is “a special program for students whose educational background has left them under-prepared in certain areas for the challenges of university life.”
  • After completion of the summer session, which is aimed at allowing 50 students to brush up on their skills before the fall, students receive 4 college credits and are admitted to SCSU for the fall
  • SEOP includes scholarship aid in the form of tuition waiver, textbooks, plus room and board from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon for the five weeks of the summer component.
  • All students live on campus, attend classes, and explore campus life together.Resident advisors and peer counselors are always available to advise and counsel SEOP students and to implement a variety of enrichment activities, both academic and recreational. SEOP participants receive a number of academic advantages, including individualized academic counseling, small classes, and personal attention from faculty and staff.

How Do I Apply to SEOP?

  • There is no separate application process- the program chooses students.
  • For more information, and to express interest, contact Diane Rosner (Program Coordinator) at (203) 392-6812 or rosnerd1@southernct.edu by late February or early March.
  • You can also visit the SEOP website at: http://www.southernct.edu/SEOP/

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The Common Application is accepted by over 300 colleges.  This means instead of filling out a different application for each school, you can complete this one and send it to many schools.  But be aware: a lot of schools require you to fill out a supplement to the Common App.  Check each school individually.

CCRI and RIC do not accept the Common App.  Here are the links to these applications.

CCRI application: http://www.ccri.edu/OES/admissions/ApplyOnline.shtml

RIC application: https://www.applyweb.com/apply/ric/menu.html

URI application: URI now takes the Common App.

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Yes, they really are tuition-free…At some of them you have to work, at some you don’t.  Check out each school below – if you click on the college’s name it’ll take you to their website. 

Location: Pippa Passes, Kentucky.

Specialty: Liberal arts college with work-study program serving a 108-county area in rural Appalachia.

How to get in: Applicants must score at least a 17 on the ACT or 430 verbal and 400 math on their SAT. They must have at least a 2.25 GPA in pre-college curriculum courses.

Percentage of students accepted: Of the 1,365 students who applied in 2007, 43% were accepted.

Estimated annual value of tuition: $7,000.

 Location: Berea, Kentucky.

Specialty: Liberal arts college with required work-study program.

How to get in: Most students score between 20 and 30 on the ACT or between 1410 and 1980 on the SAT. Applicants are expected to have a GPA of at least 3.0. The majority of applicants have limited financial resources and come from Appalachia.

Percentage of students accepted: Of the 2,083 students who applied in 2007, 28% were accepted.

Estimated annual value of tuition: $23,400.

Location: New York

Specialty: The academy, in its second year, prepares undergraduates to be math or science teachers in New York city’s public middle and high schools.

How to get in: The school looks for applicants who are strong in science and mathematics and want to become teachers. Applicants need a high overall GPA, as well as high scores on the SAT or ACT.

Percentage of students accepted: Out of the 400 students who applied in 2007, about 120 were accepted.

Location: Point Lookout, Missouri.

Specialty: Liberal arts college with required work-study program.

How to get in: Ninety percent of each entering class must demonstrate financial need. Students should be in the top half of their graduating class and have at least a 19 on the ACT or a 910 on the SAT.

Percentage of students accepted: Of the 2,728 students who applied in 2007, 12% were accepted.

Estimated annual value of tuition: $15,900

Location: New York

Specialty: Engineering, art, and architecture.

How to get in: Fine arts applicants need to submit a portfolio and complete a home test of six or seven projects. Architecture applicants are accepted based on their academic achievement and a home test evaluation. Engineering students are admitted based on their high school average, SAT scores, and other math or science exams.

Percentage of students accepted: Of the 2,551 students who applied in 2007, 11% were accepted.

Estimated annual value of tuition: $31,500.

 Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Specialty: Music conservatory.

How to get in: The school seeks students with strong musical aptitude who want to pursue a professional music career. Students must submit an application and schedule an audition at the school.

Percentage of students accepted: Of the 834 students who applied in 2007, 7% were accepted.

Estimated annual value of tuition: $32,500.

Location: Deep Springs, California

Specialty: All-male liberal arts college located in a remote desert area with a focus on academics, labor, and self-governance.

How to get in: Applicants must take the SAT or ACT and complete a two-stage application.

Percentage of students accepted: Of the 200 students who applied in 2007, about 7% were accepted.

Estimated annual value of tuition (includes room and board): $50,000.

Location: Needham, Mass.

Specialty: Engineering school.

How to get in: The school looks for students with a strong calculus and physics foundation. Applicants are asked to take either the SAT or ACT, along with two SAT subject tests in math and science.

Percentage of students accepted: Of the 1,054 who applied in 2007, 11% were accepted.

Estimated annual value of tuition: $33,600.

 

Location: Various

Specialty: Military, Air Force, Naval, and Coast Guard studies.

How to get in: Applicants must complete a physical fitness test, a medical examination, and either the SAT or ACT. In addition, applicants are required to obtain a congressional nomination from a member of the applicant’s state congressional delegation. Other requirements vary by school.

Percentage of students accepted: The U.S. Military Academy and Naval Academy each have acceptance rates between 14% and 15%, while the Air Force Academy accepts about 19% of its applicants and the Coast Guard Academy accepts 24%.

Estimated value of tuition: $187,000 over four years at the U.S. Military Academy. Students get an average monthly stipend of $800.

Location: Glen Cove, N.Y.

Specialty: Naval architecture and marine engineering.

How to get in: The school looks for applicants with a strong engineering background. Students must have at least a B average in physics, chemistry, and mathematics, as well as strong grades in other subjects. The average SAT score for students is 1370, out of 1600.

Percentage of students accepted: Of the 102 students who applied in 2007, 31% were accepted.

Estimated annual value of tuition: $28,000.

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