The Varsity Letter - October 2015
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October 2015

New Educational Pathway Now Available in NH!
High school students are encouraged to consider the new Dual Admission program, which allows enrollment at one of the seven NH Community Colleges and earn admission into one of the four NH University System colleges at the same time. You pay only one application fee and there are many majors from which to choose. While you work on your associate's degree you can enjoy cultural, athletic and social events at the University campus too. Chat online with DualNH staff, or call 1.844.309.3855 to speak directly to a representative.
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Brag, Brag, and Brag Some More!

Brag (verb): to say in a boastful manner. Seniors, get out your megaphones because now is the time to let those admissions professionals know all of the great things you have done over the last four years. College applications are not the place to be shy about your accomplishments. If you are not good at bragging about yourself, let others do it for you!

Ask your school counselor and at least one teacher to write letters of recommendation on your behalf. Keep in mind that many high schools have their own processes for requesting letters. For example, a school may ask you to put your request in writing or to submit an electronic form. Find out the process at your school and be sure to check out our page on asking for letters of recommendation and resume tips. Providing your references with an updated college resume is a great place to start.

It's Time to Write Your College Essay!
Have you started your college essay yet? Seniors, how many times have you heard that in the last month? Don't let that simple question raise your stress level. The college essay should be a reflection of who you are and what you will bring to the college campus. Think about what you would like the admissions office to know about you that does not appear anywhere else in your application. Click below for more tips about writing a great college essay.
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Get a Jump on College Admissions
Check out our schedule of library workshops offered in our Concord office to come learn about writing your college essay, understanding the Common Application, and more. Register for our upcoming workshops by clicking below. You can also access The NHHEAF Network Organization's Center for College Planning webinars and videos on our YouTube Channel.
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Just For Juniors!

Mark your calendars to join us now at the 17th Annual Destination College event, to be held Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Southern New Hampshire University. This free college planning event helps high school juniors from across the state and their parents to learn "all things college" in one day. Registration will open in early February at

Are you graduating from high school in 2016? If so, we encourage you to submit a 3-5 minute speech for our DC Speech Contest! By submitting a 3-5 minute speech about your path to college and navigating the college admissions process, you can win a $1,000 scholarship along with the opportunity to give our keynote address and share the stage with VIPs like New Hampshire's governor, the SNHU president, and even the CEO of NHHEAF!

Applications due Friday, February 26, 2016.

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Scholarship of the Month
The EDvestinU Monthly Scholarship Giveaway awards three (3) $1,000 scholarships to randomly selected high school seniors headed to college next fall and current college students each month. That's right - no essays or extra work! Just remember to enter each month for your chance to win. No obligation. No purchase or credit application necessary.
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SAT + ACT = Standardized Test for College Admission
Seniors, be sure to register to take the SAT (test dates in November and December) and/or the ACT (dates in October and December) if you have not already done so. Those college application deadlines are approaching and schools requiring standardized testing will need your scores available in order to make an admission decision. For more information regarding standardized testing, click here.

Not a great test taker? There are more than 800 four-year colleges and universities that do not use standardized test scores to admit the majority of their applicants. Click below for a full list of those schools.
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I Am College Bound Promo of the Month

HS Students: Participate each month in our I Am College Bound promotion! Just read a college planning article, answer a question about the article correctly, and you will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card in a random drawing from correct entries.

I Am College Bound's goal is to provide New Hampshire students with the inspiration, information and planning support to pursue higher education goals - share the link with your friends!