December 2021 College Counseling Newsletter


  • Undergraduate Honors Programs – Discover what an honors program can do for you! Honors courses are frequently offered in smaller size classes, often taught by top faculty, or they may also offer academic opportunities with visiting scholars. The perks and coursework vary from college to college – learn more here.
  • Majoring in Cybersecurity – According to the U.S. Department of Labor, jobs in the information security field are expected to grow 28% through 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Is a major in cybersecurity right for you?
  • Great Money – and Not So Great Money – Great money is financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Financial aid packages can be confusing – learn to determine which parts of your package are “great money”.
  • What to Do if You’ve Been Deferred -Acceptances and denials are pretty straight-forward.   But then there’s the deferral—a kind of non-decision that gives you a second chance at acceptance.  If you really want to have that second chance, you’ll need to take a proactive approach and do what you still can to influence the final decision.

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