Posted by PhilaUAdmiss on March 16, 2017
If you have been accepted to PhilaU, let me first of all say, “Congratulations! That’s awesome!” Your hard work has paid off and you should take time to recognize and celebrate that accomplishment. Like I said, that is awesome.
So, now what? Now, the fun begins…well, maybe not all fun, but definitely there is some fun to be had from now until move-in day. We have created a private, social network for just accepted students. If you haven’t joined already, I recommend you do that today. You can start to meet future classmates, join online groups with other people in your major or who share your similar interests…and you get to start the groups. You can keep up-to-date with deadlines, happenings on campus, and upcoming chats/events. You can also meet possible roommates and find answers to questions you have about being a student at PhilaU. Sounds pretty fun, right?
Are you accepted to PhilaU? If so, you should have received an email invite to join the network, so go check that out and register today. If not, send an email to Kathy at Admiss@PhilaU.edu (kissanek null@null PhilaU NULL.edu) and request your invitation.
Posted by PhilaUAdmiss on March 13, 2017
Filing the FAFSA typically isn’t something people look forward to, but it’s not as bad as you may imagine. To add a little bit of incentive for completing the process, we are extending our Early FAFSA $1,000 to this Wednesday (March 15, 2017).
Just make sure you list the federal school codes for both Philadelphia University (013549) and Thomas Jefferson University (013549) on your 2017-18 FAFSA form. It will be the easiest $1,000 you’ve ever earned. Go to http://fafsa.ed.gov/ to complete your FAFSA now.
Posted by PhilaUAdmiss on January 3, 2017
Welcome to 2017!
Doesn’t it feel good to have this new year before us? It’s a great time to renew and make your plans (or goals) for the year ahead. Wherever you are in the process, take some time to make your plan to take you to the next step. Is that to send in your application (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/undergrad/Apply/index NULL.html) or deposit (https://wa NULL.philau NULL.edu/WALIVE?TYPE=M&PID=CORE-WBMAIN&TOKENIDX=9351813457)? Is that to set up your visit?
Whatever your next move is – do it today. If you need some help – give us a call at 800.951.7287 or 215.951.2800. We’d be happy to help you achieve those goals.
Posted by PhilaUAdmiss on December 21, 2016
That long awaited winter break is approaching and with a little planning, you can be going back to school in January more relaxed and feeling productive. With college students home for their breaks too, visiting colleges won’t give you the best glimpse of the school, but there are some things you can do.
1) Finish your paperwork. Whether that be completing applications, getting all your supporting materials together or making your deposit.
2) Think FAFSA. The earlier you file, the better. Start getting all your information together now to make it a smooth process. If you file prior to March 1, you will be eligible for our $1000 Early Filer Award.
3) Set up a semester visit.
4) If you are a junior, register for the spring SATs, register for a spring visit and keep your grades up.
5) Most importantly, take some time to relax and enjoy your winter break!
All of us at Philadelphia University wish you much peace and happiness during the holiday season and in the new year!
Posted by PhilaUAdmiss on November 30, 2016
Sometimes when you are just looking at colleges through printed books or websites, it’s hard to tell one from the other. To really see what a school is like and if you feel comfortable there, it’s best to visit.
Visiting can help you to get a real sense of the campus and its community.
We offer a number of different ways to explore the PhilaU campus…
Campus Tour & Meeting with an Admissions Counselor (Monday – Friday) (http://bit NULL.ly/1xTpMWg)
White Corners is home to the Office of Admissions.
Join a small group of other visiting families and take a two-part tour of campus with one of our student Rambassadors. You will tour one half of campus for 45 minutes, meet with an admissions counselor for about 20 minutes, and then tour the second half of campus for approximately 45 minutes. You may also be able to schedule a meeting with a faculty member or athletic coach.
Saturday Information Session (https://philau NULL.edu NULL.185r NULL.net/Event/page2 NULL.php?e=1)
At the Saturday Information Session, Admissions Counselors and current students will provide you with an overview of the admissions and financial aid processes, academic programs, student life, as well as internship and study abroad opportunities. You’ll also take a tour with one of our student Rambassadors which will last about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
– December 10, 2016
– January 28, 2017
– February 11, 2017
– March 25, 2017
– April 8, 2017
Shadow a current student
(http://bit NULL.ly/1ocGnEx)Our shadowing program provides students who have been accepted to the University with an opportunity to participate in the PhilaU student experience—attend classes, meet professors, eat meals in the dining hall, and spend time with current students. Shadowing appointments run February through April.
Ready to schedule your visit? You can schedule online by clicking here. (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/undergrad/PlanYourVisit/index NULL.html) If you need additional information, please contact our Visit Coordinator, Patricia Coleman, at 215.951.2921 or 1.800.951.7287.
Posted by PhilaUAdmiss on October 26, 2016
Applying to colleges can be an intimidating process – if you let it be. It can also be a perfect time to stop and reflect on how far you have come, where you want to go and if you feel there are adjustments that need to made. Are you doing your best work?
At PhilaU we treat your application as a way to get to know you and to help us to learn what brought you to this moment. What are you proud of? What would you have done differently? Most importantly, what have you learned to make the days ahead better for yourself and others with whom you interact? We aim to welcome students to PhilaU who are eager to better themselves and the world around them.
Take some time to think and then apply to Philadelphia University (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/undergrad/Apply/index NULL.html).
Posted by PhilaUAdmiss on September 19, 2016
Calling all students interested in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising and Management, and Textile Design! From international programs and New York Immersion Week, to pop-up shops and exclusive internships, learn what makes PhilaU a fashion and textile powerhouse. The day’s schedule includes a fashion challenge, as well as information sessions and campus tour.
Also, be one of the first to experience our brand new Fashion and Textiles Future Center. To register, visit: http://bit.ly/DiscoverFashionTextilesDay (http://bit NULL.ly/DiscoverFashionTextilesDay)
Posted by PhilaUAdmiss on September 1, 2016
Calling all students entering in Fall 2017 who are interested in a career in design, engineering, or business! You are invited to visit Philadelphia University on Saturday, September 17, 2016 for our Kanbar College Scholarship Day. You will work on a collaborative group project with fellow prospective students and professors. You also have the opportunity to be considered for a full-tuition scholarship!
To find out more information and to register click here (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/undergrad/PlanYourVisit/KanbarScholarshipDay NULL.html).
Please note that this event is only open to students who are interested in programs within Philadelphia University’s Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce (http://bit NULL.ly/KanbarDEC). If you have any questions, please contact the PhilaU Admissions office at 215-951-2800 or Admiss@PhilaU.edu ( Admissions null@null philau NULL.edu).
Posted by PhilaUAdmiss on August 23, 2016
It’s been a very busy week on campus for new students. Getting moved in, settling in, meeting your fellow classmates, finding your classes, and many other new experiences. It can be a lot.
Hopefully, as you start getting used to your routine, you also begin to feel more at ease. Believe me – this will feel like home very soon.
With anything in life – what you put in, is what you get out. You get to choose. I suggest you pay attention to what you put in. Take that step and you won’t regret it.
Men’s Club Lacrosse
One way – possibly the biggest way – of acclimating to PhilaU, is getting involved. Get involved. In something. In anything. If you attended the Involvement Fair today, you saw there are many, many clubs and organizations you can join.
Do you like to play sports? Check. Do you like to act? Check. Do you like to do community service? Check. If you have an idea for a club – start one. Go see the good folks in Student Activities. (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/studentengagement/)
Posted by PhilaUAdmiss on August 2, 2016
Believe me, we are not trying to rush summer along, but we just wanted to make sure you had a little help with making those decisions about what to bring to PhilaU.
Most of the items on my list below can be purchased at the PhilaU bookstore on campus (http://www NULL.philaucampusstore NULL.com/). On the bookstore’s website, they also offer links to software requirements and art and architecture supply companies. If you can’t find what you need on campus, there are stores nearby and there is always Amazon.
You will most likely NEED…
- Pillows, sheets, blankets, and comforter (Extra-Long mattress size!)
- Towels and washcloths
- Shower flip flops
- Full-length mirror
- Toiletries and shower caddy
- Desk lamp
- Cleaning supplies
- First aid kit with cold medicine, pain relievers, and bandages
- Clothes for all occasions
- Business/business casual attire (You will be surprised how often you will need to be somewhat dressed up for class presentations or events.)
- Rain coat, boots, and umbrella
- School supplies (Pack most of this in your backpack for easy moving)
- Power strip
- Duct tape
- Flash drive
- 3 hole punch, stapler (with staples, obviously), and tape
- Fun-tac for hanging photos and posters
- Simple dishes and utensils (store them all in a giant popcorn bowl)
- Can opener
- Filter water bottle or pitcher
- Pantry basics (peanut butter, popcorn, soup, oatmeal)
- Under-the-bed storage bins
- Pop-up laundry hamper and laundry supplies (Hello, Tide To Go!)
- Plug-in style air freshener
You might want…
- “Soccer mom” chairs (This was my mom’s brilliant idea! You can fold them up and throw them in a closet when your guests leave.)
- Mini toolkit
- Mattress topper
- Bike, helmet, and bike lock
- Athletic equipment (basketball, volleyball, Frisbee, Yoga mat, etc)
- Gym bag/overnight bag
- Reading pillow
You should coordinate with roommate about these things…
- Refrigerator and MicroFridge (These can be rented through the university’s vendor
- Board games and card games
- Iron and ironing board
- Clothes Drying Rack
- Floor lamp
- Area rug (Students may bring their own carpet or purchase one through the University vendor. If a carpet is pre-purchased, the carpet will be delivered to the room prior to move in day.)
- Mini vacuum
Leave at home
- Air conditioners
- Halogen lamps and sunlamps
- Hot plates, heating coils
- Microwave ovens (except in townhouses and apartments)
- Open-flame items (No candles and incense; get a plug-in style air freshener)
- Pets (except for small fish)
- Toaster ovens