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Whether they're working with Stephen Colbert, Stella McCartney or the Department of Defense, Elon students use internships to get major experience.
We know you're in high school; consider this your sneak peek into the future. The Student Professional Development Center helps students with all of their career questions - whether they have a job in mind or have no clue what to do post-Elon.
Elon’s president, Dr. Leo Lambert, traveled to India earlier this year to catch up with Elon students studying abroad. Check out his Twitter feed to learn about his adventures.
Elon is seeking smart students, with good hearts. This might seem like a fairly vague statement, and you may be thinking, “Who is that person, and what do they look like?” To be honest, I am thinking the same thing when reviewing applications. The smart student aspect I can assess from your transcript and test scores. But how can I get a feel of what that good heart is all about? Who are you beyond these few sheets of paper? If you’re honest with yourself and our staff, making your good heart stand out should be pretty simple.
If you saw the recent movie “Admissions” starring Tina Fey, you likely remember the application reading scenes. These were my favorite pieces of the movie, because it’s exactly what happens when I read a file. The more information I have and the more contact I’ve had with an applicant, the more I can imagine them sitting in front of me and telling their story.
I encourage you to let yourself come to life in the pages of your application and as you stay in touch with your admissions counselor. Of course you should tell us about the activities, clubs and volunteer activities you’re involved in. But more importantly, paint a picture of who you are so we can visualize you and your character right in front of us. Do you play two sports? Which do you enjoy best; what jersey should I imagine you wearing? What is your favorite class; where do your eyes light up over the latest project? Where can I find you after school; how do you spend your time? Applying to colleges is a time-consuming and overwhelming process; what are you excited or concerned about? All of these questions, while not explicitly asked on our application, are the extra tidbits of your life that I collect over time, getting to know you through the email contact, high school meetings and phone conversations. If you’re looking for a surefire way to stand out in the admissions process, it is this candor and honesty that can make all the difference.
The next time I sit down with a file (…this afternoon, in fact), I hope to open it and suddenly find the applicant sitting in front of me. I hope it feels like a comfortable conversation with a friend, one who I can cheer on the Phoenix with at our home games or sit next to at Convocation. I hope that through their openness and sincerity, I can imagine them walking to class, grabbing breakfast at College Coffee, and stopping by my office to say hello. That is what I’m hoping for in an application, and I am most certainly hoping it comes from you.
|Nov. 1||Early Decision|
|Nov. 10||Early Action|
|Nov. 16||Fall Open House|
|Nov. 28-29||Admissions closed for Thanksgiving break|
|Dec. 1||Early Decision notification date|
|Dec. 20||Early Action notification date|
|Dec. 23-27||Admissions closed for holiday break|
|Jan. 1||Admissions closed for New Year's holiday|
|Jan. 10||Regular Decision application deadline and scholarship deadline|
|Feb. 10||Watson and Odyssey Program Scholarship deadline|
|Feb. 21||Phoenix Friday*|
|March 7-8||Fellows and Scholarship Weekend|
|March 14-15||Rising Phoenix Weekend (for those accepted under Early Decision and Early Action)|
|March 15||Regular Decision notification date|
|April 4-5||Phoenix Fusion|
|April 5||Open House for juniors|
|April 11||Phoenix Friday*|
|April 25-26||Rising Phoenix Weekend (for those accepted under Final Decision plan)|
*Phoenix Fridays are opportunities for accepted seniors to spend a day on campus and learn more about life at Elon.
**Invitations for Open House are mailed four to six weeks in advance. For more information, please call the Admissions office at 800.334.8448.
Visit our website, elon.edu/admissions, to find out more about application deadlines and notification dates.