United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar & Summer STEM Program

Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics? Check out the great summer programs offered at the Naval Academy in Annapolis for High School Students at USNA Admissions under the “Programs & Events” section. These summer STEM programs are designed to encourage rising 8th -11th graders to pursue a course of study in engineering and technology throughout high school and college.

And, if you’re interested in pursuing an appointment to the Naval Academy, consider their Summer Seminar, a fast-paced, six-day experience for rising Juniors. US News ranks their Aerospace and Electrical Engineering programs as 5th in the Nation!

ELM/EPT Placement Tests for Enrollment At CSU’s (California State Universities)


All CSU’s require incoming freshmen to meet certain Math and English proficiencies through a placement test or SAT/ACT test scores or the scores on the EAP assessments you took as part of your 11th grade STAR Math and English testing last year.

Be sure you meet this requirement — don’t overlook it as in most cases if you plan to attend a CSU in the fall and haven’t met this requirement by May 1, you could lose your acceptance to a CSU.  READ all of the information a CSU admissions office sends to you or posts on your portal.  If you need to take the ELM (Math) or EPT (English) assessment tests, they are only given on certain dates and ONLY at CSU campuses.  You can take the tests at ANY CSU campus, though (so for example,  if you are planning to go to SDSU, you can take them at Cal State East Bay).

For more information on either of these tests (and to learn how to determine whether or not you need ot take them and/or find out where and when they are offered), go to:  http://www.ets.org/csu/about/ .  Don’t wait…check it out now so you are prepared!

John Muir Health Summer Intern Program for high school students

Sophomores and Juniors (who will be age 16 by June 20)…..

Would you like a summer job where you work within a health care system and gain knowledge about health care careers?  John Muir Health will be accepting applications for intern clerical positions beginning Feb. 14.  Interns are paid and must be truly interested in a health care career, have excellent writing and verbal abilities and be entering their junior or senior year.  NOTE:  Students must commit to working 8 hours per day, M-F for 8 weeks, June 20 to Aug. 12, 2011.

The application window will be Feb. 14 to March 4, 2011.  Go to www.johnmuirhealth.com/careers.  Stop by the Career Center to pick up a flyer or download it from below as it contains important application procedure information.  BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS and APPLY EARLY!!

Colleges Still Accepting Applications

Seniors, if your college search still does not feel complete, consider some of  the following schools who are still accepting applications:  CSUs: Bakersfield, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, CalMaritime, Humbolt; Colorado State, Oregon State, Washington State, Montana State, University of Nevada, Reno, and Colorado at Boulder. Remember to check each school web site for application deadlines as they do vary.

While the fall 2011 application period has concluded for most CSU campuses, some may continue to accept fall applications. Certain campuses also remain open for applicants for the winter and spring 2011 terms. Individual campus deadlines differ and it is best to review campus postings. For a full list of campuses still accepting applications please visit the CSUMentor Application Filing Status Report.  Choose “Undergraduate” for “Select a level” and choose “Fall 2011″ for” enrollment term and then press the Submit button. Then check out the “Status” column to see which CSU campus still listed as “Open“.

UC Davis Young Scholars Program

Do you want to do research this summer on a university campus? Join other high achieving high school junior and seniors doing original research in biology and natural sciences at UC Davis. Only 40 high achieving students currently enrolled as sophomores and juniors will be selected. You work one-on-one with research faculty and research groups in a laboratory for 6 weeks (June 19-July 30, 2011). Each student works on an individual project, prepare a journal quality paper and present at a symposium while living at the university.

For more information and application go to http://ysp.ucdavis.edu

Deadline March 31, 2011


UC Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program

Academic Talent Development Program at UC Berkeley from June 20 to July 29, 2011. This six week program offers challenging and stimulating classes designed for acceleration and enrichment, aimed toward students from grades 7 to 11, is now online at http://atdp.berkeley.edu.   Also, 5 week summer programs including a Documentary Filmmaking Workshop, the John F. Kennedy ’35 Institute in Government, a Theatre Arts Institute and a Writing Workshops will be added to this year’s Choate Summer Program. Students from middle school through high school may also select academic enrichment courses to intellectually reinvigorate them and prepare them to tackle another academic year. Stop by the Career Center or visit www.choate.edu/summerprograms for details!

Deadline Wednesday March 2, 2011

San Diego State University | Explore SDSU Open House

San Diego State University | Explore SDSU Open House

Explore SDSU Open House – March 19, 2011

Explore SDSU is a free all-campus open house featuring an information fair, academic program workshops, tours, and open houses. This is a great opportunity for prospective students to explore what life’s like as an SDSU student.

College Inc. – Harvard nets 35,000 applications

College Inc. – Harvard nets 35,000 applications

Harvard received nearly 35,000 applications, a 15 percent increase over last year’s 30,489 — and a 50 percent increase in four years.

Even 30,000 applicants is a big number. It means, essentially, that one student in 50 applies to Harvard.

Stanford netted 34,200 applicants, a 7 percent increase over last year’s 32,000.

Northwestern crossed the 30,000 threshold with 30,529 applicants, an 11 percent increase and double the applicants of 2005.

University of Chicago, which reported a 12 percent increase in applicants, to 21,669.

Penn, too, crossed the 30,000 threshold this year, with 31,600 applicants, a 17 percent increase.

More than 29,500 students applied to Duke, a 10 percent increase. Duke applicants have risen by half in three years.

Dartmouth netted 21,700 applications, a 16 percent increase.

Boston University received 41,734 applicants, a 9 percent jump.

UCLA which got over 80,000 applications this year!