WELCOME TO RWU ADMISSION

WELCOME TO RWU ADMISSION

Only a few more days of travel for the Admission staff before we settle in to review your application. It’s been a great travel season. We have traveled to 14 states and 21 countries. Sunday, November 13th will be our last OPEN HOUSE till April 2012 so please come and join us. The OPEN HOUSE is held from 9:00-1:00pm. You can register online or call our office. We are also open Monday –Saturday and our tour times are posted on our webpage as well. Don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions.

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Early Action One or Two???

Early Action One or Two???

Hi everyone!

I am writing to you from the lovely area of Fairfield County, CT where I have been visiting high schools all week. This is one of my absolute favorite places to visit – the students are super nice, the guidance counselors are welcoming and there are about a million Panera’s (much love to Panera Bread for their Asian Chicken Sesame Salad which keeps me from going hungry!)

Anyway, I wanted to let you know the difference between our two Early Action application deadlines. I’ve been getting alot of questions regarding why would we have deadlines two weeks apart. Here’s the situation – if you can apply for Early Action One (by 11/1) we will send your decision by December 15. Alternatively, you can apply for Early Action Two (by 11/15) and we will send your decision by January 15. Now I’ve been working in Admissions at RWU for 5 years and I can promise you that as soon as you hit send on the Common App you are going to want to know your decision. Knowing around December 15 gives you and your family more time to think it over as deposits aren’t due til May 1. Also, it is not binding to apply early action meaning you do not need to commit to RWU.

If you have any questions at all, big or small, we are here for you. Most of us counselors are hitting the road hard visiting high schools around the world but you can email us at admit@rwu.edu or call into the office at 401-254-3500. My email is jwinthrop-oney@rwu.edu if you want to ask me something – I love to help!

Best of luck with your college application process!!! Remember by this time next year you will be happily settled into your new home :) We hope it’s RWU!

Jessica

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Adventures in Asia

Adventures in Asia

Just this past week I returned from a month of travels in Asia, a month spent meeting students and their families that brought me to some truly amazing places and in contact with some truly amazing people. Here are a few of the places and sights that I was able to see and of course I had to take Swoop the Hawk, our mascot with me as well! In Kolkata, India I was able to visit the home and then the orphanage where Mother Teresa spent her life before traveling to the outskirts of the city to see rural fishing villages. In New Delhi, India I was able to take to the streets to explore the shops and restaurants. In Beijing, China a group of daring counselors and myself woke up at 4:30 in the morning to make it to the Great Wall before our afternoon college fair and gazing over the amazing structure as it rolled on in the hills in both directions was worth every second. In Hong Kong the lights at night both from the top of Victoria’s Peak and from the middle of the harbor were truly stunning. Not to mention the whirlwind experience of being interviewed on a television network in Vietnam, speaking with fellow counselors about how to choose a university and how to apply. And that is just a few of the places and images from my travels that will stay with me now that I am home.

But even more than the places and events, what truly stands out as I look back on my trip is the people. There were the fellow counselors from other schools I was given the opportunity to travel with and get to know. There were my interpreters in Korea, China and Vietnam who introduced me to the local cultures and attempted (I say attempted because I might not have been the best student) to teach me to write my name in Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese. And then there were the students (future Hawks) and their families that truly made every day abroad worthwhile. It was unbelievably rewarding to meet new students and students I have had the opportunity to email with in the months leading up to my travel, students interested in an array of majors and organizations and to work with them to help them find the right fit. I even had the opportunity to meet with one family in Hong Kong that I had met with on our campus and was honored when they told me they came out to the college fair that night just because they heard I would be there.

To truly complete the circle, returning home, I have returned to emails and applications from the people I was given the opportunity to meet on the road and each communication is a reminder of all that I have taken with me from my travels. Now I can’t wait to welcome some of the students and families I met during my travels to our campus in the coming semesters!

The Great Wall

The Great Wall

Me and Swoop on the Great Wall

Me and Swoop on the Great Wall

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Hello From The Road!

Hello From The Road!

Hi All!

Just thought I’d send a happy hello your way from the road! I’ve been in Long Island and Connecticut for the past 6 weeks and will be spending the next 2 weeks time mainly traveling Connecticut so keep your eye out for me. As travel winds down I’m thrilled to say I’ve met some great students and can’t wait to see how next year’s fall class will shape up to be a great addition to campus!

For those of you seniors out there that I’ve met or have been looking into applying to RWU, keep in mind that the Early Action application deadline is fast approaching!!! If you submit your application to our office by November 1st, you will hear back from us with your admission decision by the middle of January. Don’t forget, this non-binding application is not reviewed any differently than regular decision applications BUT you will have the major benefit of hearing back by the middle of January rather than the middle of March (this is when regular decision applicants will hear back from us).

If you are going to apply, be sure you have submitted all of the required materials so that we can begin to review your application. You can feel free to call our office at 401-254-3500 at any time for an application status check or help with questions regarding applying or admission into the University.

Another helpful hint for those applying into…

  • Architecture
  • Dance Performance
  • Elementary or Secondary Education
  • Graphic Design Communications
  • Creative Writing, or
  • Visual Arts

Make sure that you review our additional application requirements for these majors.

And just one more thing…COME VISIT US!!! We will have our last Fall Open House on November 14th and we offer tours and information sessions 6 days a week. We’d love to see you on campus :-)

Take care and see you soon!

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Life on the Road

Life on the Road

Hi everyone! It’s been a busy time getting back on the road visiting high schools in Connecticut and Long Island but it’s also been a lot of fun! I’ve already met some great students interested in RWU :-) I’ve spoken with a lot of people who have plans to be on campus this Sunday for our first Open House this fall…if you’re going, please say hello to everyone on the admissions staff for me! I’ll be at the Nassau Counselors’ Association Fall College Expo.

Open House is a great opportunity to talk to faculty members from each of our academic programs, coaches, admissions representatives, and current students. You will also have the option to sit in on sessions about everything from our honors program to disability support services. It’s the perfect time to visit campus if you think you have interest in joining our next freshman class!

One more thing, don’t forget to keep in touch with an admissions representative, we LOVE talking to students with interest in RWU!!! And don’t forget, there are no stupid questions! Keep the emails coming :-) If you are a current senior in high school, now is the time to start filling out applications. You can create your account on the Common Application website and spend 10 or 15 minutes a night filling it out so you don’t overwhelm yourself as deadlines start to approach.

Hope to see you at your high school!

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Why I Love Roger Williams University and more :)


Hey Everyone!

Hello world and welcome to my first blog ever!!! :-) As this is my first blog I’d like to introduce myself to you, my lovely readers. My name is Jessica and I am the Assistant Director of Admission here at Roger Williams University. What does that mean? Well basically I am the one in your high schools, at college fairs, conducting information sessions on campus AND reviewing your application! (I review close to 1,000 every winter). Simply put, my job is to tell you everything I know about this place and help you to decide if this school feels right for you.

I LOVE ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY!!! I have been told I have contagious enthusiasm by parents, students, guidance counselors…lots of people. I love Roger Williams because it truly lives up to the hype. This gorgeous campus is a tight-knit community full of friendly, smart and ambitious students – none exactly alike and there is definitely a place for everyone here.

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