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Collegiate Courier:
The College Issue

Dear students, parents and colleagues,

Hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Welcome to 2015!

As a kick-off to the new year, this issue is chock full of articles to help you all navigate college - from deciding on a major, to choosing accredited programs, to staying safe on campus.  

SENIORS: Congratulations on completing your applications, and on all your exciting acceptances!  Read our blog about how to proceed in the admissions process.

FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS: Make the most of every day. Engage in your academics and activities. Identify your interests and follow your passions.

And as always, keep in touch!
Best regards, 
Julie Raynor Gross, Founder & President
Collegiate Gateway LLC

Early Admissions Decisions - What To Do Next

Decisions are in and, depending on your admissions outcome, there are a variety of steps you can – and should – take. READ MORE.

Choosing the Right College for Your Intended Major

Let’s say you have an idea of a few majors you would like to explore in college.  How do you go about evaluating the academic programs that different colleges offer? READ MORE.

Evaluating Psychology Majors

From a new focus on neuroscience and other interdisciplinary trends, to deciding between a BA and a BS degree, we run through what future psyche majors should consider when choosing a college. READ MORE.

Why Specialized Accreditation Matters to You

Graduating with a degree from an accredited academic program is important for a student’s future prospects in graduate school and career. But even top colleges don't always offer accredited programs in every area. READ MORE.

Campus Safety Tips

Surrounded by your best friends at a beautiful campus can lead any student to feel they are living in a secure home away from home. Yet there are several safety precautions that any college student should practice. READ MORE.

2015 Standardized Testing Dates:

SAT Test Dates: 
See for registration dates and score reporting policy.  
1/24/15, 3/14/15 (SAT only), 5/2/15, 6/6/15 
ACT Test Dates: 
See for registration dates and score reporting policy.
2/7/15 (not in NY), 4/18/15, 6/13/15
2015 AP Exams:  
See for registration dates and score reporting policy. 
Week 1: May 4-8, 2015; Week 2: May 11-15, 2015
2015 New York State Regents Exam Schedule: 
See NYS Education Department Schedule.
January 26-29, 2015; June 2, 16-24, 2015


Collegiate Gateway LLC is a boutique educational consulting practice founded by Julie Raynor Gross in 2004.
The company offers customized educational counseling to families of high school and college students to facilitate personal growth and maximize opportunities for college, graduate school and career. 

Ms. Gross serves as the Chair of the College Committee of IECA, and has received the Graduate School specialty designation.  She continually visits colleges and graduate programs around the country and meets with admissions deans, students and faculty in order to keep current about admissions approaches, academic programs and school culture.   READ MORE.

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