This page is dedicated to outside opportunities that have been made available to our girls through the Counseling Department.
Mount Aloysius College
Open House Schedule
Sunday, September 29th
Sunday October 27th
Saturday November 23rd
University of Pennsylvania
Experience Penn – A Panel with Recent Graduates
Location: NACAC National College Fair at the Pennsylvania Convention Center
When: Sunday October 20th at 11:00AM
Kutztown University College of Business Open House
October 11, 2019 from 9:00am- 1:00pm
Students will have the opportunity to meet professors and current students, learn about programs in Business Administration and Sport Management, discuss internships, clubs, and optional minor programs, and tour the campus.
Register online: www.kutztown.edu/visit
VCUarts Open House
Saturday, October 5th (also National Portfolio Day)
Saturday, October 26th
During Open Houses, students can receive portfolio reviews, meet VCUarts faculty, tour arts studios, and much more! During National Portfolio Day, students receive portfolio reviews from art school representatives from around the nation.
Boston University Information Session
Boston University will host a reception in Philadelphia for high school juniors and seniors and their families. This is a wonderful opportunity for your students to learn more about BU and the college application process. The presentation will take place at William Penn Charter School on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM, but families should arrive approximately 30 minutes before check-in. All students who plan to attend should RSVP on http://www.bu.edu/admissions/visit-us/bu-in-your-area/
Sunday, September 22, 2019
William Penn Charter School
Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts
3000 West School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Penn State Days
September 21st- October 19th
Visit Penn State’s Campuses to learn more about their powerful network across the state of Pennsylvania. These campus wide open houses will include meetings with admissions representatives, campus tours, and more.
- Saturday, September 21st : Abington, Beaver, Berks, DuBois, Greater Alleghney, Harrisburg, Mont Alto, Shenango
- Sunday, September 22nd : Scranton
- Tuesday, September 24th : Fayette
- Saturday, September 28th : Altoona, Behrend, Brandywine, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, New Kensignton
- Sunday, September 29th : Wilkes-Barre
- Saturday, October 5th : Schuylkill
- Saturday, October 19th : York
Register online: www.openhouse.psu.edu
Lock Haven University Open House
During Open Houses, receive information about Lock Haven University, meet admission counselors, tour the campus, and much more!
Pick your Open House: October 14th (Seniors Only), October 26th, November 9th, and April 25th For more information and to register please visit www.lockhaven.edu/visit
Carnegie Mellon Fall Information Sessions
Carnegie Mellon is hitting the road this fall! We'll be offering an Information Session in your area, and we look forward to meeting your students.
Our Information Sessions offer an experiential look at the university through student and faculty stories. During the hour-long session, prospective students will learn more about our colleges and programs, admission and financial aid, and life as a student in Pittsburgh.
For a full list of our off-campus Information Sessions, please visit Carnegie Mellon's website. If you would like to attend, register here.
Schreyer Honors College; Fall Scholars Day
The Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University will host its Fall Scholars Day Open House on Friday, September 27. This is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn more about the Schreyer Honors College and Penn State through current student panels and presentations by deans and the Admissions staff. The event also includes information sessions with the University's academic colleges.
The day on campus will include: An information session, a presentation from a panel of current Scholars, Lunch and a Q&A session with our dean and other Schreyer staff, and Tours of campus and Honors housing
For more information and to register please visit: Fall Scholars Day
Prologue to Ursinus: Diversity Overnight Program
Ursinus College invites seniors who represent the many dimensions of diversity to apply for Prologue to Ursinus: Diversity Overnight Program. While all are welcome to apply, our selection process will prioritize students from ethnically diverse backgrounds or students of color, first-generation college students, or those from families with limited financial resources.
For more details and a schedule of the program, please visit: www.ursinus.edu/prologue
The University of Scranton Open House
During Open Houses, receive information about The University of Scranton, meet admission counselors, tour the campus, and much more!
Pick your Open House: October 20th or November 3rd
For more information and to register please visit www.scranton.edu/openhouse
NACAC National College Fairs
National College Fairs allow students to interact one-on-one with college admission representatives from a wide range of postsecondary institutions. - Philadelphia, Sunday October 20th.
NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs
NACAC hosts 26 Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs nationwide each fall. These FREE events offer a unique opportunity for the growing number of students pursuing a college degree in music, theater, art, dance, and other related disciplines. - Philadelphia, Monday November 4th.
NACAC STEM College and Career Fairs
Meet face-to-face with hundreds of college representatives and industry professionals at an upcoming STEM Fair. Get your questions answered about majors, careers, internships, scholarships, and more! - New Jersey, Saturday October 12th.
For more information and to register please visit https://www.nacacfairs.org/
College Essay Essentials with Kaplan
Start with finding a topic. Finish with a full essay. Admissions experts from Story2 teach you how to write powerful college essays using proven storytelling methods.
Saturday, 9/21 at 2 PM
For more information and to register please visit: https://www.kaptest.com/class/AKKV192024?utm_source=pc-advisor&utm_medium=offline&utm_term=34576727&utm_content=email&utm_campaign=college-essay-essentials
Kaplan’s PSAT Prep Live
Free live lessons start October 12. Start studying with free quizzes and a practice test. Then stream must-know math, reading, and writing strategies with teachers, Boris and Stephanie.
For more information and to register please visit: https://www.kaptest.com/psat/free/psat-prep-live?utm_source=pc-advisor&utm_medium=offline&utm_term=34576727&utm_content=email&utm_campaign=psat-prep-live
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Information Session
During the information session, admission officers will discuss academics, student life, financial aid, and how to apply. There will also be a Q&A with both admissions officers and local alumni/ae.
Philadelphia Area Information Session: Sunday September 15th at Germantown Academy
For more information and to register please visit: www.mitadmissions.org/rsvp
Tyler School of Art and Architecture 2019-2020 Pre-College and Adult Weekend Workshops
Fall 2019 Session: October 5th to November 23rd
Spring 2020 Session: February 1st to March 21st
Program offerings include a variety of subjects such as drawing, ceramics, painting, digital design, and character design.
Visit this site for more information: https://tyler.temple.edu/registration-and-information
University of Dayton Open Houses
Dates: September 29th, October 20th, November 10th
Address: 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469
Philadelphia Architecture and Design College Fair
Date: October 19th
Temple University- Tyler School of Art & Architecture
2001 N 13th Street
Philadelphia PA, 19122
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Miranda Westrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-204-9135.
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Open House
During Open Houses, receive information about Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, meet faulty, tour facilities, and learn about the majors!
Open House: Saturday, October 19th from 9:30-1:00
Le Moyne College Open House
Pick your Open House: Sunday October 20th or Sunday November 10th
During Open Houses, receive information about the college, meet faculty and students, and tour the campus.
For more information: www.lemoyne.edu/openhouse
Seton Hall University Open House
Pick your Open House: October 27th 2019, November 24th 2019, February 16th 2020, or April 19th 2020
During Open Houses, receive information about the college, meet faculty and students, and tour the campus.
For more information and to register please visit: www.shu.edu/visiting
Villanova University Information Session
- Hear from current Villanova students from Philadelphia, as well as representatives from undergraduate admission and financial assistance, at this special event. You’ll learn what it’s like to be a Philly Wildcat!
- Thursday, October 10th, 2019
For more information and to register please visit: www.villanova.edu/philly
Address: 1200 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Senior Select Days: 9/23, 10/9, 11/7
College for a Day: 10/14
Open House: 11/9
Nursing Twilight Hours: 9/25, 10/16, 11/13
Please refer to moravian.edu/visit or call 610-861-1320 to schedule a visit!
Edinboro University Open Houses
Dates: Saturday October 19, 2019 and Saturday November 9, 2019
*Application fee will be waived for students who attend an open house*
Register at https://edinboro.edu/visit/
Sweet Briar College
Explore Engineering Weekend
Dates: October 25-26, 2019
March 27-28, 2020
Summer Explore Engineering Design Course
Dates: July 19-24, 2020
These immersive engineering courses are open to high school sophomore, junior, or senior girls. The course is in the summer offers students the opportunity to earn college credit. For more information: https://sbc.edu/stem/explore-engineering-for-high-school-girls/
November 16, 2019
April 18, 2020
June 27, 2020
October 19, 2019
January 25, 2020
February 17, 2020
Christmas Meet & Greet
December 11, 2019
December 7, 2019
February 8, 2020
May 9, 2020
Follow this link for more information: https://www.immaculata.edu/visit/
New Jersey Institute of Technology Open Houses
October 13, 2019
November 17, 2019
Follow this link for more information: https://events.njit-admissions.org/
Bridgewater College Open Houses
October 12, 2019
November 16, 2019
February 1, 2020
March 14, 2020
Follow this link for more information: https://www.bridgewater.edu/about-bc/visit-bridgewater/
Date: October 19, 2019
Dates: October 26, 2019
November 9, 2019
November 11, 2019
Marywood University Open Houses
Dates: October 19, 2019, November 16, 2019, April 25, 2020
Click here for more information: http://www.marywood.edu/admissions/visit-campus/index.html?audience=precollegiate
Tufts University Beyond the Numbers Information Session
Date: October 15, 2019
Location: Friends Central School, 1101 City Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096-3418
- Academics and life at Tufts University
- College application components and how this information is evaluated by admissions counselors
- Successful essay writing
- Role of recommendations and interviews in the application process
Click here to register: https://ugrad.admissions.tufts.edu/portal/in_your_area?id=3a9e087b-ad65-488a-8425-c0bb75fa038b
UMass Lowell Open House
Date: October 27, 2019
Register here: https://www.uml.edu/admissions/visit/open-house/
U.S. Naval Academy Information Sessions
Where:The Franklin Institute - Franklin Theater
222 N 20th St , Philadelphia, PA 19103
The United States Naval Academy is a four-year, tuition-free university that graduates & commissions students as officers in the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps.
University of Pennsylvania GEARS Day
On Monday January 20th, GEARS Day will be held at the University of Pennsylvania. GEARS Day is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE). SWE is a
national non-profit organization that aims to advocate and increase opportunities for women in engineering and technology fields.
GEARS Day is a day-long, no-cost camp intended to educate high school girls about engineering professions. The event is on Penn’s campus. Attendees will participate in hands-on workshops focusing on various engineering disciplines including bioengineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science. They will also get a chance to hear from and speak with engineering professors and college students.
Application link: https://forms.gle/riQD7pA1PmF1cwi77
Application deadline: November 25th
Final decisions given: Mid-December
Pennsylvania CPA Foundation
The Pennsylvania CPA Foundation is offering information sessions at various colleges throughout our area to educate students, parents, and school professionals
about careers in accounting. Please follow this link for more information https://www.picpa.org/future-cpas/high-school-accounting-career-days.
The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC) & AMDA College of the Performing Arts Summer Sessions (LA)
The High School Summer Conservatory at AMDA
Session 1: June 21, 2020 – July 4, 2020 (Los Angeles)
Session 2: July 5, 2020 – July 18, 2020 (Los Angeles & New York City)
Session 3: July 19, 2020 – August 1, 2020 (Los Angeles & New York City)
Session 4: August 2, 2020 – August 15, 2020 (New York City)
Click here for more information: https://www.amda.edu/amda-high-school-summer-conservatory/summer-application
Volunteer Opportunities at Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, PA.
Elmwood Park Zoo hosts events called Harvest Fest, Boo at the Zoo, and Wild Lights starting in September and running through the beginning of January. If you would like to volunteer at one of these events follow this link https://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/volunteer-form/
You will be responsible for helping guests with crafts, educational games, handing out prizes, assisting with photo opportunities, and various other things. The Teen Education Volunteer Program is full for the remainder of 2019, but the application process for 2020 starts in January.
Bloomsburg University Music Major Day
Are you a musician? Ever wonder what it would be like to major in music? What careers are available to you as a musician: engineer, performer, educator? Visit Bloomsburg University and explore the possibilities! Shadow the majors as they attend classes and ensembles! Save a trip and schedule your audition for the same day.
- Two opportunities to visit! Tuesday, October 15th 2019 and Tuesday, March 3rd 2020.
- Call 570-389-4284 or email email@example.com to reserve your space or schedule an audition.
Gannon University HACKATHON
Gannon University welcomes you to participate in our Hackathon series of online to on-site cybersecurity challenges. These events give participants experience in designing a secure a machine, as well as integrating solutions to protect systems from the sort of attacks found in the real world. The competition involves multiple categories of problems, each of which contains a variety of questions of different point values and difficulties.
Registration below is for the virtual Hackathon events. You may only register and participate in one of the two events.
Participation in the virtual events will serve as a gateway for qualifying finishers to be invited to compete in an on-campus Hackathon on February 16. Competitors will have the chance to win prizes* including
Grand prize of one full-tuition scholarship to Gannon University for high school seniors.
$1,500 scholarship increase to existing Admissions Merit Award for high school seniors.
One prize of FREE admission and multiple prizes of discounted admission to a summer camp session featuring iOT, cyber systems and technology for high school juniors.
Who: Competitors must be current juniors and seniors in high school.
First time competing? No problem! This competition is designed for students of all cybersecurity skill levels. Competitors will receive instructions at the start of the Hackathon to guide you through challenges of varying difficulty. Students will be given clues to solve tasks tailored to both first-time gamers and experienced competitors.
- Saturday, Nov. 9 | 1-3 p.m. EST
- Saturday, Nov. 16 | 1-3 p.m. EST
*Prizes: High school juniors are eligible to win only the prizes toward admission to the Gannon summer camp. To be eligible for scholarship awards from this competition, students must be a senior invited to the on-campus Hackathon who is accepted to Gannon University and expected to enroll in cyber engineering, cybersecurity or a related engineering and computer science field. Only one participant will receive a full-tuition scholarship. All seniors who are invited to the on-campus Hackathon and choose to participate in the competition will have their Admissions Merit award increased by $1,500. Details of the scholarship awards are included with students’ acceptance letters.
PFEW: Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2020
What is it?: A week-long opportunity to develop critical leadership skills, communication skills, and teamwork skills. This is a unique and challenging program that provides a hands-on opportunity to learn about the free enterprise system. It opens doors for high school sophomores and juniors to learn what it takes to succeed in the fast paced world of free enterprise.
Dates: July 5-11, 2020 at Lycoming College
July 12-18, 2020 at Lycoming College
July 26 – August 1, 2020 at Lycoming College
August 2-8, 2020 at Lycoming College or Penn College
How do I apply?: Apply online at www.pfew.org
Cost: $295 non-refundable registration fee. Financial aid and/or payment plans are available.
Deadline to apply: May 1, 2020
Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program
The Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program is jointly funded by the US Congress and German Bundestag to give graduating high school seniors the ability to live in Germany for a year. Students will live with a host family while participating in school or other training programs, and getting a hands-on work experience through internships with German companies.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
Please find the application here: https://www.nacelopendoor.org/exchange-programs/cbyxoutboundprograms.html
Completed applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Walnut Hill College Summer Institute
July 8-10, 2020
July 15-17, 2020
Who Can Attend?: Current Juniors
What is it?: A 3-day immersive experience in which students get a feel for the Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, and Management classes that undergraduate students take. For 3 days students will learn about career options within restaurants and hospitality, participate in fun off-campus events, and meet other high school students.
Fee: $395 registration fee
Follow this link for more information: https://www.walnuthillcollege.edu/programs-classes/for-high-schoolers/
Registration form is available as a pdf through this link if you scroll to the bottom of the page.
Lacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive Program
Learn how to think like an entrepreneur and recognize problems as opportunities. Expand your leadership potential and global network. Join a group of emerging leaders from 15+ countries around the world. Work with diverse team to solve a real problem facing a company or organization.
- June 28th- July 25th at Lehigh University
- Deadline to apply is February 19th 2020
For more information, please visit: https://global.lehigh.edu/iacocca-institute/high-school/lehigh
Maguire Pre-College Program
PAFA is now accepting applications for the Frances M. Maguire Pre-College Program Spring 2020 semester only. Taught by Continuing Education faculty member Roger Chavez, the program offers twelve weeks of oil painting instruction, January 18 – April 25, for the opportunity to earn 1.5 undergraduate credits. The program is comprised of online instruction supplemented by five in-studio sessions on Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., on PAFA’s campus. Tuition is free with all supplies provided.
The program is open to all students enrolled in grades 9 – 12 in eligible Maguire Partner Schools who are interested in honing their fine arts painting skills. Students do not need to be Maguire Scholars to apply. The program requires that students have prior basic drawing experience, and it is strongly recommended that each student work with an advisor/teacher/mentor in their school to assist in their completion the program assignments, as it is a rigorous academic program for which students will receive grades/credits that would appear on official PAFA transcripts.
Applications are due Friday, January 10, 2020. Applications are completed online, including submission of recommendation letters and portfolio images. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.pafa.org/school/academics/pre-college/maguire.
Students who have successfully completed the Fall 2019 drawing portion of the program may continue their studies in the Spring without reapplication. A confirmation form will be sent to eligible Fall students in January to allow them to confirm or decline their Spring enrollment.
Duke University Accelerated STEM Academy Summer Sessions
This program will allow students to learn from top researches in the STEM fields, explore Duke's state-of-the-art laboratories, learn about trailblazing research, and experience the life of a researcher.
Early applications due March 3, 2020.
Final admissions deadline April 15, 2020.
Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply.
Follow this link for more information: https://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/accelerated-stem-academy
SAT Summer Camp
The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA will be hosting SAT summer camps in July and August of this year.
- July 17th - August 13th SAT Prep every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
- August 14th SAT Practice Test from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- August 17th SAT Practice Test Review from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Follow this link for more information: https://www.shipleyschool.org/student-life/camps/sat?