Posted by Abbey Carr on November 20, 2013
Worried about your test scores? Interested in earning more scholarship money? Higher SAT or ACT scores could help you out!
There is a SAT testing on Saturday, December 7th, and an ACT testing on Saturday, December 14th. You have TWO days to register! The late registration deadline for both of these tests is Friday, November 25th. Chat with your parents or counselor to see if they think you should take the test again before the new year starts.
- Click here to register for the SAT (http://sat NULL.collegeboard NULL.org/register/sat-us-dates)
- Click here to register for the ACT (http://www NULL.actstudent NULL.org/regist/dates NULL.html)
We know that there probably isn’t anyone who would admit that they enjoy taking the SAT or ACT, but this could be a relatively easy way for you to earn more scholarship money just by taking a test! Philadelphia University wishes you all the luck!
Posted by Abbey Carr on November 13, 2013
Busy with college applications? Stop and take a deep breath. This is the easy part! The tough part comes when you have to make a decision about which school you are going to attend! Philadelphia University’s Rambassadors and your Admissions Counselors want to help you along the way. We can answer even the toughest questions!
Is PhilaU the right school for you? We hope so! But you need to visit to be sure. Over the next few months, here are our upcoming visit opportunities (more will be added soon!)…
- November 16, 2013 – Fall Open House
- November 23, 2013 – Saturday Information Session
- December 7, 2013 - Saturday Information Session
- April 14, 2014 – Spring Open House
We also offer Daily Visits and Campus Tours Monday through Friday every week. To schedule your visit, click here (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/undergrad/PlanYourVisit/index NULL.html) to see all of the options.
Can’t make it to campus? Connect with Admissions Counselors and current student on a chat! Click here (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/undergrad/Contact/chat NULL.html) to register for one of the following upcoming chats…
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013 – Accepted Students Chat (7-9 pm)
- Friday, December 13, 2013 – Parent Lunch Chat (12-1 pm)
- Thursday, January 23, 2014 – All Students Chat (7-9 pm)
- Friday, January 24, 2014 – Parent Lunch Chat (12-1 pm)
Still have questions about your application, visit options, academic majors, what the food is like? Give us a call or send us an email! Please email Admissions@PhilaU.edu (Admissions null@null PhilaU NULL.edu?subject=Online%20Chat), or you can call 215-951-2800.
Posted by Abbey Carr on October 16, 2013
Philadelphia University invites all prospective students to join us on Thursday, November 7th for the Discover Fashion Day with fashion industry star and honorary alumnus, Carson Kressley! Please RSVP to save your spot by visiting our website: www.philau.edu/DiscoverFashionDay (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/DiscoverFashionDay)
If you have any questions about the event, please email or call Admissions at 215-951-2700 or Admissions@philau.edu. We hope to see you on November 7th!
Posted by Abbey Carr on October 2, 2013
Today we have a guest blog from Dan Dicinno about his study abroad experience. Check out what Dan has to say about his time in Copenhagen, Denmark…
When I came to PhilaU as a freshman, I never thought I would study abroad. My Rambassador had mentioned it on tour, but I didn’t seriously consider it, not at first. But then, around my sophomore year I noticed several of my friends taking advantage of this opportunity and returning with all kinds of stories. As it turns out, it was hard to avoid these stories as many PhilaU students decide to study abroad.
I had heard enough stories and decided I wanted to have a few of my own! So I walked into the study abroad office out of the blue and talked to someone. They said with my major, Law and Society, my options were wide open. I could travel anywhere in the world.
I decided to go with a PhilaU program that focuses on justice and human rights at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen, Denmark. In the spring of 2013, I left to study human rights abuse and the laws of war. My teachers were a couple of Danish military advisors who had served in the Balkan Wars of the 1990s and Iraq and Afghanistan. As part of our class, we traveled to Bosnia and Herzegovina for a week to study nation-building. We spoke with politicians, local leaders, survivors from the war, and activists trying to rebuild their community. Our instructors even had local students for us to hang out with every night and show us around. I made friends all over Europe, and I learned so much more than I would have if I stayed in the U.S.
Although I was abroad for the whole semester, the time flew by, and before I knew it I was back home at PhilaU with plenty of stories of my own. And although I had no idea at the time, going abroad sparked my interest in the Balkans. Right now I am applying for scholarships to give me a chance to return to the area and continue to study the rebuilding effort.
Law and Society ‘14
Posted by Abbey Carr on September 23, 2013
Interested in pursuing a degree in Interior Design? You are invited to attend the Open House and Reception for the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design Exhibition that will feature PhilaU student work. For more information about PhilaU’s Interior Design program, please click here (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/interiordesign/index NULL.html).
Monday, October 7, 2013
5-7pm in Philadelphia University’s Ravenhill Chapel
Posted by Abbey Carr on August 15, 2013
There are many reasons why 96% of Philadelphia University’s class of 2012 (http://bit NULL.ly/17VyRUS) is working in their field of study or accepted to the graduate school of their choice. One of the reasons is that PhilaU is focused on educating students in fields that are important to society right now. This morning, I found an article about 10 occupations that are currently in high demand (http://on-msn NULL.com/15JjMyJ), and it reaffirmed for me that Philadelphia University is on the right track.
Take a look at the list compiled in the article above, then compare PhilaU’s list of programs. Maybe one of these majors will be exactly what you are looking for…
- Computer specialists
- Industrial and Systems Engineering (http://bit NULL.ly/15JVZ1F)
- Marketing managers
- Marketing, Management, Finance, Accounting, International Business (http://bit NULL.ly/1bA3MF4)
- Network and computer systems administrators
- Industrial and Systems Engineering (http://bit NULL.ly/15JVZ1F)
- Medical and health services managers
- Health Sciences (http://bit NULL.ly/142DREn) and Health Services Management (Online) (http://bit NULL.ly/16Se3eR)
- Industrial engineers
- Industrial Design (http://bit NULL.ly/13nNVJF) and Industrial Engineering (http://bit NULL.ly/15JVZ1F)
- Occupational therapists
- BS/MS combined program for Occupational Therapy (http://bit NULL.ly/18xTFyI)
- Merchandise displayers and window trimmers
- Fashion Merchandising and Management (http://bit NULL.ly/1eMPzEp) and Fashion Design (http://bit NULL.ly/1a8TDkI)
- Medical scientists, except epidemiologists
- Health Sciences (http://bit NULL.ly/142DREn), PreMedical Studies (http://bit NULL.ly/13nPyac), Biology (http://bit NULL.ly/1daP2OL), Biochemistry (http://bit NULL.ly/14gNZpu), and Chemistry (http://bit NULL.ly/19kTxDX)
- Occupational therapist assistants
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (http://bit NULL.ly/1daPLzj)
Posted by Abbey Carr on August 6, 2013
Philadelphia University’s President Spinelli is starting a week-long vacation with some of his friends. He will be posting pictures of his travels, asking trivia questions, and giving away prizes! Prizes will be awarded for correct answers and to new Twitter followers and Facebook likes–especially from incoming students! Head over to Facebook and Twitter to follow along and win!
President Spinelli’s Facebook (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/stephen NULL.spinelli NULL.3)
President Spinelli’s Twitter (https://twitter NULL.com/SpinelliS)
Philadelphia University Facebook (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/PhiladelphiaU)
Philadelphia University Twitter (https://twitter NULL.com/PhiladelphiaU)
Posted by Abbey Carr on July 22, 2013
Good morning! I started my morning by reading an excellent article about Jay McCarroll–a former Philadelphia University student, a current fashion professor, and the winner of Project Runway’s first season! Check out all of the creative things he has been up to in Philadelphia in this article from the Philadelphia Inquirer: http://bit.ly/1bFLO6L
Are you interested in learning more about some noteworthy PhilaU Fashion Alums? It all starts here: http://www.philau.edu/fashiondesign/alumni.html (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/fashiondesign/alumni NULL.html)
Posted by Abbey Carr on July 2, 2013
50 days until first-year students move-in!? Wow! I can’t believe this summer is flying by so quickly. With the countdown getting smaller and smaller, I thought I’d write a quick blog with my recommendations about what to buy, pack, and leave at home.
First of all, remember that you are coming to Philadelphia University with about 700 other new students. If you forget to bring something, this will be the perfect opportunity to meet your neighbor: “Hey, do you have a can opener?” 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’s always Target nearby (http://www NULL.target NULL.com/store-locator/search-results?address=19144&x=-374&y=-462&mapWidth=520&mapHeight=430). You can even rent a car (http://wordpress NULL.philau NULL.edu/today/2008/01/25/philadelphia-university-launches-car-share-program-this-month/) for the day to get where you need.
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
- Trashcan (not a mesh one, a solid plastic trashcan that can hold liquids if necessary)
- 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)
- Alarm clock—your phone won’t cut it in college
- Under-the-bed storage bins
- Pop-up laundry hamper and laundry supplies (Hello, Tide To Go!)
- Plug-in style air freshener (One of my friends had a roommate who was VERY into Dance, Dance Revolution. I’m a supporter of pursuing your own hobbies, but this was a very sweaty and smelly hobby.)
You might want…
- Dry erase board (so friends can leave you old fashioned text messages)
- Telephone (Believe it or not, you will have your own landline in your room!)
- Envelopes and stamps
- Seat cushion (You will be studying a lot!)
- “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 (memory foam is an amazing thing, but make sure you buy that alarm clock too!)
- 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 (Only one kid on my floor had a drying rack when I was a freshman. That kid quickly became very popular, and he even earned the nickname Drying Rack John.)
- 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
Assistant Director of Admissions
Posted by Abbey Carr on July 1, 2013
Each summer, Student Development hosts the START sessions to help students get to know Philadelphia University, receive their fall semester class schedule, and start making new friends. You will receive mail and emails about your specific START session, but Admissions has put together some Frequently Asked Questions that might help you out. We will add to this list as new questions and answers come up. Feel free to email or call Student Development if you have specific questions – StudentDevelopment@philau.edu or 215-951-2634.
- Are commuter students required to stay overnight?
- Yes! All students are required to stay overnight.
- I need to register, but the July sessions are not available as options anymore. Do I have to come in August?
- Yes! All of the July sessions are full. The only option remaining is August 20th.
- What do I need to bring to START?
- Students will sleep on campus in a residence hall. Please remember to bring sheets or a sleeping bag, a pillow, shower supplies, a towel, and warm weather clothes.
- My parent wants to come, but didn’t register OR my parent didn’t register, but now wants to attend. What should I do?
- Students should be able to update their registration on WebAdvisor to add or subtract a guest registration. If they run into issues, they should contact Student Development at 215-951-2634 or just mention it during check-in.