School Counselors’ Blog

NWU Now Offers Test-optional Scholarships

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Nebraska Wesleyan University launched its test-optional admission option a few years ago. We started it because research shows us a GPA earned over years of coursework is more predictive of students’ academic success than a single test score.

This year, as many students were unable to take the ACT or SAT, several colleges and universities responded with similar admission policies. That’s good news—both for those students who couldn’t take the test, and for those whose scores may not reflect their true ability.

Students Can Start Their College Search Strong with a Scholarship for Early Applicants

This generation of students will take the lead on issues that matter to everyone. That’s why Nebraska Wesleyan University invests in students who show leadership by applying early to NWU.

NWU’s new Lead the Way Scholarship is worth $4,000 over four years. And seniors at your high school can earn it today by applying to Nebraska Wesleyan through Early Action by October 15 and completing a one-page essay.

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Connect Your Students to Live Virtual Scholarship Events

Nebraska Wesleyan University is offering a series of live virtual scholarship events based on a variety of academic interests. When your students tune in to the event matching their academic interest, they will receive a single scholarship worth $4,000 over four years.

The live experience will engage your students with successful Nebraska Wesleyan alumni, committed professors and current NWU Prairie Wolves.

Connect your students to these four upcoming scholarship opportunities.

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Superscoring widens access, equity and inclusion gap

Rule changes to the ACT will give your students some new options for retesting starting in September. While these new rules provide benefits to some students, there is reason for concern about the changes’ overall impact.

Bill Motzer, Nebraska Wesleyan University’s vice president for enrollment management, wrote the following op-ed in the Omaha World-Herald on January 11:

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How do you measure a school’s impact?

Every college search boils down to questions of fit and value.

Students should ask themselves, “Of the schools that fit my needs, which one provides the greatest value for my investment? Which school will give me the greatest impact?”

And when it comes to gauging a school’s impact, the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) has some great advice. They identified 11 high-impact practices associated with graduates’ career success.

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Wesleyan Honors Festival: An excellent opportunity for music students

High school band, choral and orchestra students who auditioned and earned a spot will participate in the Wesleyan Honors Festival at NWU February 13-15.

This NWU Music tradition is a wonderful opportunity for high school music students. They’ll be immersed in the college-level study and performance of band, choral and orchestral music. They’ll meet NWU Music faculty and work with talented guest artists.

This year’s honored clinicians include Diane Koutsulis (band), Jake Runestad (choir) and Richard Meyer (orchestra).

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