There's a beautiful full moon tonight. Howling!!!
Barbara Conner, Foxcroft School, Malbec
Carolynn Laurenza, UMass Amherst, tequila.
Tyler Tucky - North Carolina State University - whiskey on the rocks
Rachel Morales, Director of Admissions at the University of Southern Maine -- Bacardi & Coke
Erik DeAngelis, Brown University - very into Ina's Cosmo lately
Brooke, Gould Academy, Bourbon
Brian Jurek from Cushing Academy and sapphire and tonic
Terry Ward Providence Country Day School Beefeater martini up BONE DRY
Jeremy Heidenreich - Director of Enrollment Ops at Plymouth State University - Merlot
Kathy Strand — IEC/College Search U (Portland) — Rum & Pineapple juice!!
Jonathan Gowin, Trinity College. These days it's a Gin and Tonic!
Kathy Sabet Newton South High School, Aperol Spritz
Kate, Cheverus HS, dark & stormy
University of Southern Maine... milk
Bob Bardwell, Director of School Counseling, Monson High School, strawberry daiquiri
Hi! Dayna Bradstreet (she/her), Simmons University, stout beer
Emily Allyn, Mount Holyoke College, wine
Hi, Cicily Shaw from Boston Trinity Academy, Gingerale😊
Cookie Treible, Senior Associate Director. University of Southern Maine. Dark and Stormys
Mitch Bean, University of Southern Maine, Bissel Brothers
Robert Gordon, Springfield College, ginger ale!
Allie Sherlock, Saint Michael's College - tea or Tequila always!
Sherri Geller, Gann Academy, pine colada...or just a diet Coke!
Christopher Fox, Transfer Success Coordinator for USM; 7&7's
Katie Phung, Bryant University (RI). Moscow mule for adult bev.
Feel free to type in questions here!
Hi Kathys house friend :)
Andy Palumbo submitted a great letter to the Washington Post early last week on how to handle all this. It was addressed to high school students.
There's a link to that article he shared on our Facebook page.
A related question - how deep into the summer will colleges be admitting folks off their wait lists?
We don’t have a wait list at my college, but I’d be very surprised if you didn’t see late summer action (August even) - quite honestly. If colleges have spots to fill, they’ll go out - whenever that is
I am worried that with so many June 1st deadlines this year, that the WL activity might be nutty in June when that group of schools sees if they have made their class or not.
University of California schools have gone to the wait list for out of state students much more this year and we're told to expect more activity still. They are concerned about getting East Asian students coming to the U.S. and CA.
For the colleges with a strong international population (students who might need Visas - how long into the summer can you wait to make offers to international students in order for them to be able to secure visas and come to the states...)
Can anyone on the college side comment on how their financial aid offices are handling any influx of appeals? Are they able to accommodate these?
We have seen a lot of appeals, for all reasons. We intend to review each of them and provide whatever kind of support or response we can. We have also been honest about our turn around time. Its about 2-3 weeks to get back to folks.
We're investigating the Drive-In Movie idea - but if you want to use their screens, you need to hold graduation at 9pm in the dark.....!
Oxford Hills Comprehensive HS
We’re hosting an event in Minecraft as part of our graduation from Champlain this weekend...I had to learn how to login in to Minecraft... :)
This is a cool (free!) resource I learned about today that helps students understand the appeals process and provides intuitive appeal letter templates into which students can type their information. https://formswift.com/swift-student#startmyappeal
We've seen a lot more appeal requests than normal-- usually able to turn it around within a few days and give some extra aid, but can't necessarily fill major gaps
Speaking of travel - are high schools going to confirm visits from colleges for the fall? Should we be working to confirm 'virtual' high school visits instead?
Rachel, I hope we're back in session and if we are, we'll welcome school visits. I supposed we'd do virtual visits if we had to. We need to be ready for what we can do.
We are thinking about multiple travel scenarios: no travel, local travel only, visits ok but no fairs, shifting travel to later in the fall, etc.
With fall travel - what we're thinking of is although your school/state might be fine with visitors, institutions may put a ban on travel or say they are not allowed to travel to "hot spots", etc.
For travel, we're also starting to track high schools who may not permit outside visitors. And making contingency plans as necessary.
Maybe we can put the D.I. canard to rest!
As an individual who has family members who are immune compromised, even if travel can happen for me I will need to keep in mind how best to keep myself and my family safe, so I am personally hoping schools and students will be willing to work with me virtually if I have to limit my travel.
We are trying to work on that here at USM too
Allison I am in the same boat. My husband is immune compromised so I am not even sure when I will feel safe going back into the office, let alone traveling.
reach out to HS counselors to speak about needs to serve them and the students. Thanks for sharing your thoughts
Senior athletes are wondering when they may hear whether fall sports will happen at college, will this be a NCAA announcement?
My understanding is that NCAA is granting an extra year of eligibility and scholarship for athletes should seasons not happen.
yes NCAA will announce but athletics are also finding some solutions- Maine has been talking about a league within Maine etc. Nothing official- Atheltics and NCAA will come up with something hopefully. Spring sports have been granted an extra year and eligibility semester (Fall is still being decided)
Amy Baumgartel Singer
There was some confusion about this NCAA issue after their webinar today and some folks walked away thinking that they wouldn't get an extra year of eligibility.
Good night, Friends. Take good care. Namaste, Terry
Agree on the confusing message from NCAA webinar today!!
Thank you everyone. I enjoyed the conversation and the chance to chat in my pjs!! Be well
We used to call it a "speakers bureau" years ago - great idea, Diane!
Email NEACAC your ideas! email@example.com
Thank you everyone! This was great.
Also on a positive note — Angel Perez as CEO of NACAC as of July 15th!
Take care of yourselves, everyone. Let me know how I can help either as an college admission professional or as a Bryant University rep.