Congratulations on a great school year (and a teary goodbye to our graduates)!

As the 2021-2022 school year closes and we move into summer, I wanted to reach out one last time. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you as your CAP counselor this year – I hope that you found the information I provided throughout the year helpful.

Some fun facts: students from the Class of 2022 were accepted into 328 different colleges/universities. They are choosing to matriculate at over 95 different institutions and have earned close to 30 million in scholarship dollars

I want to wish our Graduates the best of luck as they move on to the next chapter of their lives. I know they will do great things!

As you can see, it is so important that you begin to research and learn about all the amazing opportunities that are available to you as early as you can (it’s never too early to start – I’m looking at you 9th grade!).


I hope you found the information presented at your meeting this week helpful. We will be meeting again as soon as you return in the fall. Of utmost importance is activating your SCOIR account (as of this morning, there were still 202 seniors that have not activated their accounts). Yesterday. you received personalized emails letting you know the status of your account.  Remember – if you haven’t set up your account yet, the invitation is only active for approximately 5 days.  I will not be available during summer to resend your invitations – do it now! 

Fly-In Programs (for the class of 2023 only)

Olin College of Engineering

Olin College of Engineering’s in-person diversity Mix & Mingle Fly-In program will be held October 16-17, 2022 at their campus in Needham, MA. The Fly-In program is specifically designed for students whose identities have been historically underrepresented in engineering. Do you have a strong potential for Olin’s collaborative, project-based engineering curriculum? If so, you may be perfect for Olin.  For those who would not otherwise have the financial resources to visit our campus, Olin will be covering all costs for their visit. 

If you would like to be nominated for this program – Please let me know by Friday June 10


Swarthmore’s Discover Swarthmore (DS) fly-in program is an all-expenses-paid visit to one of the best liberal arts and engineering colleges in the country. Prospective students get a taste of the college experience by meeting current students and professors, eating in our dining hall, and spending a few nights in our residence halls with student hosts. They also gain valuable information about college admissions and financial aid from our staff of experts. Here is a 2-minute video about Discover Swarthmore.

Priority is given to underrepresented students, first generation students, low-income students and undocumented or DACA students.

If you would like to be nominated for this program – Please let me know by Friday June 10


Bowdoin’s annual Explore Bowdoin fly-in programs will be returning to in-person programming this fall.
Explore Bowdoin is an all-expenses paid college visit program for low-income and/or first-generation high school seniors.

Students in our Explore Bowdoin program will meet with current students, gain support and confidence in the college admissions process, and experience the coast of Maine. Attendees will also have an admissions interview and meet individually with our student aid counselors while on campus.
Bowdoin handles all of the logistics and covers the cost of the program, including transportation to/from campus, lodging, and meals for the duration of the student’s trip. 

If you would like to be nominated for this program – Please let me know by Friday June 10

Williams College

The 2022 Windows on Williams (WOW) application is now available. The WOW fly-in program provides more than 200 high-achieving seniors an all-expenses-paid opportunity to visit campus and experience the Williams community. WOW is a selective program open to rising seniors in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; preference is given to high-achieving students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit Williams.
WOW participants stay in dorms with current students, attend classes, meet with professors, and learn about our admission process and our extraordinary financial aid program. Currently, WOW participants will be required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination and booster, if eligible, in order to visit campus.

Students can apply using this link by either of their two deadlines: July 1 or August 1, and feel free to contact them with any questions.

Summer Programs – Open to most grade levels

Rensselaer Architecture Career Discovery Program

Dates: July 11 – July 22

Fore more information:

This two-week class, taught entirely online, is designed to expose students to the experience of enrolling in a high-quality undergraduate architecture program. High school students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade in the fall, who are interested in future careers in architecture or design-related fields and have a curiosity about the world, are encouraged to apply


Aerospace Career Education

For more information:

Students 13-18 years old will learn the history and fundamentals of flight, tour military bases, airport operations, and aviation museums, and experience hands-on flight in this life-changing summer academy.

This is a camp organized by American Airlines and the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals to mentor students into the field at Opa Locka airport from June 20-25.

Peace Ambassador Leadership Summit at Florida International University

For more information:

The Peace Ambassador Leadership Summit (PALS) supports the development of critical life and interpersonal skills that are imperative for success in all postsecondary and career pathways that a student may be considering. Students will attend workshops that support their ability to advocate for themselves and others in areas they are passionate about – a skill that previous attendees have found valuable in all fields, from arts, STEM, and political science.

Students will have the opportunity to speak with college admission officers, academic advisors, and financial aid specialists. This is a rare opportunity to access college scholarships and career preparation information.

Parent Corner

Understanding Your College Options: the basics

You may be feeling a little overwhelmed by the college application process already. It might feel like there is so much to know, and so many things to consider. It’s a lot! Here’s a guide with manageable parts so you can take what you need as you research different types of colleges and look for your fit!

As always, I encourage you to follow our Instagram page @cudacap

I hope you have an amazing summer break – I’ll see you in August!