Counselor Newsletter: Fall 2018
The Schreyer Honors College was recently rated one of the best honors colleges in the nation, attracting talented and highly motivated students from high schools throughout the country and abroad.We look forward to working with you in the upcoming year.
We are in the midst of a busy application season and we look forward to working with you to welcome the next class of outstanding students to the Schreyer Honors College in August 2019.
As you may know, there have been significant changes to the admissions deadlines for Penn State and the Schreyer Honors College that we want to call to your attention as you start to work with students. The date changes as well as information about changes in the recommendation submission process and application platforms can be found on our Admissions Timeline page.
Schreyer Honors College Essay Questions Are Online
All students — but especially students planning to use the Common Application, can start working on their responses before they begin the application.
Schreyer Honors College Events — Designed Just for You!
To better support you and your students in the college selection process, we are planning two 'call-in events' just for counselors. The dates for these call-in counselor events are Wednesday, November 7 and Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Mark your calendar for our counselor campus visit and luncheon which will be offered in conjunction with our Spring Scholars Day on April 12, 2019. Space is limited so we encourage you to hold the date on your calendar if you plan to attend. More information, including registration information, is forthcoming.
Application Changes and Issues
In one word, Naviance and Common App! Okay, that's technically 4 words.
In our effort to make the Letter of Recommendation submission process easier for everyone, we worked with our campus partners to collect letters of recommendation using the Naviance platform. Although this process was working well at the beginning of the recruitment cycle, some changes on the Naviance and Common App side have created some unexpected issues.
We are happy to report that — moving forward, the Penn State settings in Naviance have changed and teachers are now able to submit up to 2 recommendations through this platform to Penn State. Please let us know if you have any trouble uploading your recommendation letters.
Finally, we want you to know that we are here to support you in serving your students in their college selection process.
We Need Your Help!
As part of our application review process, we review applicants within the context of their high school. We would greatly appreciate you sending us a copy or link to your high school profile. Please feel free to send along any other information that you feel will help us gain a full picture of the opportunities available to your students.