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December 2019

So far this fall, our team of recruiters has made more than 1,000 high school visits, been to 400 college fairs, held 200 financial aid programs, hosted 130 FAFSA completion programs, and admitted more than 23,000 students for the fall 2020 semester to date!

Whew! What a year.

We know you’ve been busy too, and we could not be more grateful. I want to thank you for the work you do to help your students set goals, stay on track and achieve their college dreams. I hope that you can take a moment to relax over winter break.

Important dates

Early December – Beginning of financial aid packaging
Jan. 15 – Regular application date
Jan. 15 – FAFSA priority date
Jan. 15 – Obama Scholars deadline
Jan. 15Barrett regular decision deadline

Jan. 15 – Next Generation Service Corps priority application deadline.
April 18RMACAC Spring College Fair at the Gregory School in Tucson
April 19RMACAC Spring College Fair at Arizona State University’s Tempe Campus

May 1 – Future Sun Devil Day/College Signing Day


Obama Scholars program

To be considered for the Obama Scholars Program (Arizona resident), students must submit a completed application for admission, including application fee or waiver, official transcripts and test scores, as well as the FAFSA, by Jan. 15. I will reach out to let you know which students from your school need to submit a current transcript and in-progress coursework throughout December and early January.


New housing on the Polytechnic campus

We are excited to announce that beginning this fall, students at ASU’s Polytechnic campus have a new residential community to call home. Lantana, the nation’s newest living-learning community, opens in fall 2020 for students in Barrett, The Honors College, the W. P. Carey School of Business, and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. Designed with scholars in mind, Lantana combines suites and lounges with computer labs, classrooms, offices and study spaces.


What do ASU classrooms look like?

College classrooms come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are designed for discussions and peer presentations. A lot of them simulate professional environments to help students prepare for their careers, and nearly every classroom incorporates technology. This means students in China can Skype into an Arizona classroom, and students in science labs can closely examine the human body with Anatomage Tables. And at ASU@Lake Havasu, students spend classes at the lake collecting samples.

While students do learn in traditional lecture halls, only six percent of ASU classes have more than 100 students in them. Once students get past their introductory courses, they’ll find that the majority of their classes have fewer than 40 students. Want to see inside ASU classrooms? Watch this.


University of Mary at ASU

If you have students interested in taking Catholic studies courses, Mary College at ASU might be a good fit for them. Through a partnership with University of Mary, ASU students can attend events and incorporate classes taught by University of Mary faculty into their curriculum. Learn more.

New programs

Check out the new computing programs available through the W. P. Carey School of Business and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Thank you again for all you do.