On The Road Again!

It is just about that time again for the Admission team to start our travel season again! Our counselors have been hard at work planning out different visits throughout the country in hopes of meeting as many people as possible. If a representative from Roger Williams is at your school this season, we hope that you will stop by and visit us! The entire team is eager to meet our admitted and prospective students, so do not be afraid to say hello.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon,


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What’s Happening in Admissions?

Hello everyone,

For those of you that applied Early Action 1, the wait is almost over! This week, we will begin rolling out decisions for applicants that completed their admission requirements by November 1, 2014. So exciting! The admissions staff has really enjoyed reading the applications thus far and look forward to welcoming the next class of RWU Hawks!

As for my friends that applied Early Action 2, we started reading your applications and look forward to learning more about your interests in RWU.

Below, please find a few friendly reminders:

  • The Regular Decision deadline is February 1, 2015
  • The CSS Profile is due on January 1st, 2015
  • FAFSA is due on February 1st, 2015

If you are interested in the Honors Program, the deadline for your application is February 1st, 2015. I highly encourage all of our applicants to apply for the Honors Program as it truly is a great experience! For information on the program and how to apply, please follow this link: http://www.rwu.edu/academics/honors-program


Happy holidays everyone,


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Decisions Decisions

After several weeks of travel visiting high schools and attending college fairs the Admission staff is now busy reviewing our Early Action 1 student applications, reading essays, pouring over credentials and reading letters of recommendations. Members of our faculty have joined us to review portfolios for Architecture, Visual Arts, Graphic Design and Creative Writing, while a number of our Dance students have come to campus to audition. There are two additional admission deadlines for Fall 2015: Early Action 11 (December 1) and Regular Decision (February 1). Please visit our website for details: admission.rwu.edu/apply

Winter Preview

You are welcome to visit RWU anytime, register for a tour, met with our students and staff but better yet we are offering an OPEN HOUSE on December 7th. Meet with faculty, staff and current students, take a tour of our water-front campus, speak with coaches and student athletes, learn about our overseas programs, internships and learn more about our 80+ clubs and organizations.

So..at this time… The Admission staff wishes to extend to you and your family a wonderful holiday season. Stay safe and enjoy.

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A Look Back on the 2014 Travel Season

This has been my first travel season as an Admission Counselor for Roger Williams. I loved my time as a student. Having the opportunity to speak first hand about my experiences and explain to high schoolers why they should come to RWU for their higher education was an opportunity I was really looking forward to when I was hired back in August. After seven weeks of travel and meeting hundreds of prospective students, parents, and counselors I can say the experience definitely exceeded my expectations. I met so many wonderful prospective students at individual visits across visits in Rhodes Island and Connecticut. I met fantastic families at college fairs across the aforementioned states and Long Island. I also met some phenomenal, dedicated counselors in both the high school and college level. I had so many great conversations with so many special people that is hard to remember them all. All I can think of is I expected to have the same conversation over and over again during my travels talking to people about RWU. But that didn’t happen, sure I said similar things, used the same jokes, but each experience was different based on the audience I shared it with. I wasn’t expecting that, and meeting so many great people talking about a place I love in RWU was a truly spectacular experience.

Some of my favorite moments were running into students at visits or fairs who were dressed in RWU apparell, it provided a rush of an internal “WOOOOOOOO YOURE CLEARLY INTERESTED IN ROGER!!!!!!!”.  Huge visits with thirty to fifty people were awesome. I got to basically perform and attempt to be funny (which if you know me then you i succeeded) and getting the group to respond to me.  But, I loved having small, intimate visits with a couple of students more. Being able to answer their specific questions and getting to know them and what they want in a school was wonderful.

My first travel season was everything I could have hoped for and more, now lets hope reading the applications of the prospective students I met on the road measures up.

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