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<ul><li><p>A New Way to get Better College Deals </p><p> 315-656-7973 </p><p>College Assistance Plus has a strategic focus to extract the most out of the process - New York Times </p><p>At your college of choice. Independent of income. Get a degreenot debt! </p><p>1308</p><p>9</p></li><li><p>College2 -May 2011 </p><p>1 </p><p>Engage the future. Change the world.</p><p>New programs:Electrical &amp; Computer EngineeringNetwork &amp; Computer SecurityInterdisciplinary StudiesBiology </p><p>New buildings:Student Center Spring 2011Field House Summer 2011Oriskany Residence Hall Fall 2011Technology Complex 2013</p><p>1 </p><p>Engage the future. Change the world.</p><p>New programs:Electrical &amp; Computer EngineeringNetwork &amp; Computer SecurityInterdisciplinary StudiesBiology </p><p>New buildings:Student Center Spring 2011Field House Summer 2011Oriskany Residence Hall Fall 2011Technology Complex 2013</p><p>1 </p><p>Engage the future. Change the world.</p><p>New programs:Electrical &amp; Computer EngineeringNetwork &amp; Computer SecurityInterdisciplinary StudiesBiology </p><p>New buildings:Student Center Spring 2011Field House Summer 2011Oriskany Residence Hall Fall 2011Technology Complex 2013</p><p>1326</p><p>7</p><p>1 </p><p>Engage the future. Change the world.</p><p>New programs:Electrical &amp; Computer EngineeringNetwork &amp; Computer SecurityInterdisciplinary StudiesBiology </p><p>New buildings:Student Center Spring 2011Field House Summer 2011Oriskany Residence Hall Fall 2011Technology Complex 2013</p><p>1 </p><p>Engage the future. Change the world.</p><p>New programs:Electrical &amp; Computer EngineeringNetwork &amp; Computer SecurityInterdisciplinary StudiesBiology </p><p>New buildings:Student Center Spring 2011Field House Summer 2011Oriskany Residence Hall Fall 2011Technology Complex 2013</p></li><li><p>College May 2011- 3</p><p>By Abraham M. Lackman</p><p>ollege graduates are more likely to volunteer, to donate blood, to be tolerant of diverse opinions </p><p>and to make decisions that lead to better health. So says a report from The College Board that examined the myriad benefits that individuals and society as a whole derive from postsecondary education.</p><p>The findings in Education Pays: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society echo what I have regularly witnessed from my vantage point at the Albany-based Commission on Independent Col-leges and Universities (cIcu). </p><p>I can readily see that a multitude of benefits flow </p><p>from New Yorks institutions of higher education into nearly every aspect of life in our state from improved health care and public safety to environmental aware-ness and greater civic engagement. College graduates vote more often, and participate more in community and civic organizations and activities.</p><p>Campus Compact, a national organization committed to community involvement, estimates that the value of student service is $4.45 billion </p><p>Higher education pays dividends for all of us</p><p>Learn the college acceptance optionsBy Maria Badami</p><p>Spring is finally here and so are the college notification letters.</p><p>It used to be that a fat letter suggested a student was ac-cepted to a college. A thin envelope implied rejection. This is no longer true. Colleges and universities are hedging their bets by employing new enrollment management options, including extensive use of wait lists, deferred admissions and guaranteed transfer options.</p><p>In order to fully appreciate these options one must first understand that colleges have been overwhelmed with thou-sands, if not tens of thousands, of applications. This is largely the result of a growing number of institutions (460 colleges and universities) accepting the common application, and stu-dents submitting many more applications in hopes of getting accepted somewhere.</p><p>Colleges are challenged with accurate projections of the number of accepted applicants who will ultimately enroll. To hedge their bets, colleges over accept applicants expecting a certain number to select other institutions. Colleges also offer candidates who did not make the first cut placement on wait lists. Generally these offers are accompanied with a letter of intent. Students who do not reply to the letter of intent will automatically be removed from the wait list.</p><p>I strongly encourage students who have been placed on a wait list at a preferred institution to do more than submit the wait list form. This is their last opportunity to demonstrate in-terest in an institution. They should write a letter or email, ad-dressed to the person who signed their wait list letter, inform-ing them of their strong interest in the college and updating them on any new information. The tone of the letter should be positive and mature. A letter of support from a school counselor or teacher is appropriate, but students should not overwhelm the admissions office with too much informa-</p><p>tion. They should not call daily or visit the admissions office unan-nounced. They should not attend the accepted students event. This is a sure way to get crossed off a wait list.</p><p>The practice of guaranteed transfer or deferral is becom-ing increasingly popular. Tak-ing into account that a certain </p><p>Maria Badami is a college admissions consultant with Col-lege Directions of CNY. 7030 East Genesee St., Fayetteville, 243-6658.</p><p>Abraham M. Lackman is presi-dent of the Commission on Inde-pendent Colleges and Universities (cIcu). cIcu is a statewide associa-tion representing more than 100 independent colleges and univer-sities in New York State. For more information, visit</p><p>C</p><p>See Dividends on page 17</p><p>See Options on page 5</p><p>Editor: Jennifer Wing - Cover design: Rachel Gillette - Ad Manager: Colleen Farley</p><p>College Guide is published by Eagle Newspapers, Spotlight Newspapers and Denton Publications: - -</p><p>CollegeSpring 2011</p></li><li><p>College4 -May 2011 </p><p>SUNYIT: growing college for technology, professional studiesNew programs approved, new buildings under construction</p><p>With new buildings and academic programs, SUNYIT is an institution on the moveand an increasingly popular choice for students.</p><p>Construction activity is a familiar site on the SUNYIT cam-pus, with three buildings to be completed this year: a $13.6 mil-lion student center, a $20 million field house, and a $23.5 million residence hall for future freshmen. New academic programs in electrical and computer engineering, and network and computer security were launched in fall 2010; freshmen will be admitted into a new biology program starting this fall. </p><p>SUNYIT President Wolf Yeigh and other officials recently an-nounced the completion of an agreement that paves the way for development of the Marcy NanoCenter at SUNYIT, a 300-acre campus site intended for high-tech manufacturing. In addition, a wide-ranging nanotechnology partnership with the University at Albanys College of Nanoscale Science &amp; Engineering has generated a lot of excitement and interest in SUNYIT.</p><p>SUNYIT, the State University of New York Institute of Technol-ogy at Utica/Rome, is New Yorks public institute of technology. More than 2,800 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in technology and professional stud-ies on the SUNYIT campus, a high-tech learning environment on hundreds of acres in Marcy, N.Y., minutes from Thruway Exit 31, Utica. SUNYIT students come from all over New York, many other states and more than 20 other nations; a growing number of students are enrolled in online courses and degree programs.</p><p>SUNYITs undergraduate degree majors/programs include: ac-counting, applied computing, applied mathematics, business, civil engineering technology, communication &amp; information design, computer engineering technology, computer &amp; information sci-</p><p>ence, computer information systems, criminal justice, electrical and computer engineering, electrical engineering technology, finance, general studies, health information management, industrial engi-neering technology, mechanical engineering technology, network </p><p>See SUNYIT on page 6</p><p>SUNYIT, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, is New Yorks public institute of technology.</p><p>Want Better College Deals?hen buying items like cars and homes, consumers shop </p><p>and bargain to get the best price. College also is one of the greatest expenses a family will ever face. Yet, when it comes to this major purchase, students and parents avoid shopping and bargaining or tapping experts like they do when purchasing a home or </p><p>auto. They may select a college because </p><p>its close to home or because one or two of the students friends are going there, but often take on unnecessary debt. </p><p>College costs rise 7 percent every year and increasingly young families start with a huge debt load or parents retirement assets are depleted. </p><p>Planning is important. 90 percent of college graduates dont work in their degree field and 60 percent graduate in </p><p>six years or more. There seems to be little help espe-</p><p>cially for families who dont qualify for need-based aid. </p><p>Consider taking a different ap-proach. Determine your debt thresh-old and realistic earning expectations upon graduating, then shop for a col-lege that will get you into that career without excessive debt. Its possible to bargain effectively with colleges, but to </p><p>WApproach process like buying a house or car</p><p>See College Assistance Plus on page 6</p></li><li><p>College May 2011- 5</p><p>number of students will drop out after their first semester, transfer to another institution, study abroad or graduate mid year, colleges are making great efforts to keep every dorm room full by offering students spots at their college at a later semes-ter. Last year, SUNY Geneseo offered 500 students the option of starting in the spring. SUNY Binghamton just offered 600 applicants spots in its freshman dorms, but those students have to enroll in Broome County Community College, becoming eligible for admission to Binghamton in a year or two. Cornell </p><p>offers some high school seniors the option to transfer with the caveat that they attend another accredited institution and earn at least a 3.3 GPA.</p><p>No one of these options is easy. Matriculating later often results in students feeling left out, not creating the strong bonds other freshman have established. Similarly, waiting to get off a wait list may have serious consequences. Students may forfeit expensive college deposits, or prevent themselves from falling in love with the college(s) to which they have been admitted.</p><p>from page 3Options</p><p> Your ticket to a successful career D E G R E E P R O G R A M SBachelor of Science</p><p>Architectural Engineering TechnologyBusiness Technology &amp; ManagementComputer Engineering TechnologyComputer Information TechnologyComputer Software EngineeringConstruction ManagementDental HygieneDiversied AgricultureElectrical Engineering TechnologyElectromechanical Engineering TechnologyEquine StudiesSustainable Design &amp; Technology</p><p>Associate of Applied ScienceAgribusiness Management TechnologyArchitectural &amp; Building Engineering TechnologyAutomotive TechnologyBusiness Technology &amp; ManagementConstruction ManagementDairy Farm Management TechnologyDiesel Power TechnologyFire ScienceLandscape Design &amp; Sustainable HorticultureVeterinary Technology</p><p>Associate of ScienceComputer Information TechnologyComputer Software EngineeringDental HygieneNursingRespiratory Therapy</p><p>Associate of EngineeringCivil &amp; Environmental Engineering TechnologyComputer Engineering TechnologyElectrical Engineering TechnologyMechanical Engineering Technology</p><p>CerticatePractical Nursing</p><p>For the fourth year running, Vermont Tech has been ranked among the Best Colleges by U.S.News &amp; World Report.</p><p>Choose Success.</p><p>LEARN MORE | RANDOLPH CENTER: 800.442.8821 | WILLISTON: 802.879.2323 |</p></li><li><p>College6 -May 2011 </p><p>and computer security, nursing, psychology and sociology.Graduate degree programs are: MBA in health services man-</p><p>agement, MBA in technology management; master of science degree programs in accountancy, advanced technology, computer &amp; information science, information design and technology, and telecommunications; and master of science programs in nursing: adult nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, gerontological nurse practitioner, nursing administration, and nursing educa-tion. Accelerated BS/MS options are available in computer science, CID/IDT, nursing, and NCS/telecommunications.</p><p>Through internships and close cooperation with employers, SUNYIT has extraordinarily high placement rates. More than 22,000 alumni pursue successful careers in communication, com-puter science, management, nursing, and many other fields.</p><p>Apart from their excellent academic experience, SUNYIT students enjoy campus life in highly rated residence halls. The campuss two residential complexes Mohawk and Adirondack Halls offer the privacy and convenience of apartments, with students sharing suites in townhouse-style buildings. Starting this fall, freshmen will live in the new Oriskany Residence Hall com-plex. Students themselves have rated their residential experience highly in the last two SUNY student opinion surveys. SUNYITs NCAA Division III athletics and intramurals are complemented by entertainment, activities and community-building experiences that support and sustain a unique campus culture.</p><p>Open house programs are held in spring and fall, and individ-ual campus visits can be scheduled online. For more information, visit</p><p>from page 4SUNYIT</p><p>maximize the result, you will need to understand how the college competes and how much they are willing to deal. </p><p>An Upstate New York company, College Assistance Plus has pioneered this field nationally and holds workshops on strategies to meaningfully reduce tuition for incom-ing freshmen as well as students already in college or grad school. </p><p>They developed a national database covering nearly 3000 colleges to understand the endowments for each and the scholarship histories for the past 7 years, and learned which colleges compete in which ways. </p><p>This process has proven to be extremely successful in cre-</p><p>ating large reductions in tuition bills for students entering universities and those already in college or grad school. </p><p>Between 1976 and 2005, college costs in the U.S. soared 284 percent. However, using inflation adjusted dollars, the annual income of college graduates today is $1,000 less than it was in 1976. Thats why its even more important for students and parents to get the very best deal for their money. </p><p>More information on this topic is available by visiting, or calling 315-656-7973.</p><p>from page 4College Assistance Plus</p><p>Carnegie Foundation recognizes SUNY Oswegos engagement</p><p>Engaging students -- In response to needs identified in the region, Dr. Fehmi Damkaci of SUNY Oswegos chemistry faculty developed the Summer Science Immersion Program for high school students to help close the educational gap in the science and technology fields.</p><p>hen the Carnegie Foundation award-ed SUNY Oswego its prestigious </p><p>Community E...</p></li></ul>