College & Postsecondary Education

University of New Hampshire

Happy New Year from the University of New Hampshire! As the Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at UNH, I wanted to personally reach out with a message of encouragement for your students interested in a future at their state’s flagship research university: there’s still time to apply. Our February 1st application deadline is fast approaching, and we understand that many promising New Hampshire students may still be putting the finishing touches on their college applications or trying to find a college that will best position them to achieve their personal and academic goals. This is a pivotal window of opportunity, and we encourage prospective students to make the most of it.

As you may know, the admissions office continually reviews our application process to best meet students where they are. It may be helpful to share the following important reminders with your students:

  • UNH uses the Common Application for the most streamlined admissions process.

  • UNH awards merit scholarships automatically based on GPA – no additional applications or essays required. In fact, your students and their families can preview this helpful chart to anticipate the size of their award based on their high school performance.

  • Pell-Eligible students may be able to attend UNH tuition-free through our Granite Guarantee program.

  • UNH is test-optional with a holistic application review.

  • We have pulled together a robust FAQs page on the ways we are taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on students throughout the admissions process.

Both in my role at UNH and as a parent to four kids, I have, like many of you, experienced just how demanding this fall has been for students of all ages adapting to familiar and not-so-familiar routines. If you have students who are still finishing their applications, adding schools to their list, or deciding they’d like the opportunity to stay closer to home, please let them know they are not alone. We offer both an early action and regular decision deadline out of recognition that not all students are on the same timeline, and both pathways set students up for rewarding futures at UNH.

I am proud of the hub of curiosity, connection and opportunity UNH offers its incredible New Hampshire students – and of the myriad talents New Hampshire students bring to our global community. There is so much right here, from top-ranked programs to world-changing research, all with the marked commitment to affordability that recently earned UNH recognition in U.S. News and World Report as the best value public university in New England.

The University would love to meet your students and see them succeed at UNH. Please reach out to me directly or contact your school’s dedicated UNH admissions counselor if we can be of assistance. Thank you for everything you do to help students stay on track for their college futures, particularly during this challenging time.

You can find application checklists and program-specific requirements here.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy year ahead!

Kimberly DeRego

Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

Attention Juniors & Seniors

MCC Offers Many Opportunities to Get a Jump Start on College

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STEM flyer.pdf

Manchester Community College ~ Open House

Happy New Year, West Seniors & Parents!

Please see the information below on MCC's upcoming Open House now being virtual.

This email is just to let you know that MCC’s January 6th Open House has been moved to a virtual format due to the rise in COVID numbers across the state. Students can attend this Thursday between 4-6 pm.

The link to the page that will take you to the Open House is here:

All of or programs and support offices will be available to talk with via Zoom during the Open House and the college will be back open for visits the week of the 10th (next week).

Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have.

Mark McGrath

College Counselor, Admissions

(603) 206-8104 |

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Franklin Pierce University

Free Opportunity to Attend!

Franklin Pierce University is pleased to announce the return of our exciting new program, Pierce Promise New Hampshire (PPNH). We even have a great, short video if that's easier to share which nicely outlines the program - .

Simply put, PPNH is an affordable option for college - it's free tuition and fees annually for students who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a first-time, full-time, incoming student for the fall 2022 semester.

  • Be a resident of New Hampshire and plan to be a residential student at Franklin Pierce’s Rindge Campus. Students who choose to commute will be eligible for a prorated discount.

  • Earn a 3.0 or higher high school cumulative GPA.

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and demonstrate a household gross income of under $100,000.

Average annual costs for students who qualify are about $15,000 which can be paid through Federal Direct loans and outside scholarships (plus the usual gap funding options). No additional paperwork is needed to receive the PPNH; it will be awarded automatically to eligible students.

As always, we are pleased to welcome student and families to our campus during the week and on weekends for individual campus tours, led by our student ambassadors. Our admissions counselors are also on-hand to meet with families after a campus tour. Families can register here.

LNA Health Careers is a Trade School Located in Manchester

They are offering courses in:

  • Licensed Nursing Assistant

  • Licensed Medication Nursing Assistant

  • Phlebotomy Technician

  • CPR (BLS) and First Aid Training

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

  • IV Therapy Certificate

We know students have a lot to consider when it comes to choosing a career. LNA Health Careers offers whole host of affordable, quick, and entry-level ready programs available for them to choose from that serves as a great springboard to launch a career into the healthcare field.

I’ve attached a few program flyers here as well for you to check out and here is a link to our website:

We would love to be able to invite students and parents to come to our school at 22 Concord St, 3rd Floor, Manchester, NH 03101 to showcase some of the programs that we have to offer.

See the detailed flyers below:

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PHL Program Flyer.pdf

MNA Program Flyer.pdf

LPN Program Flyer.pdf

LNA Program Flyer.pdf

IVT Program Flyer.pdf

Ridgewood LNA class flyer.pdf

Ridgewood Center Offering LNA Classes

In this LNA class, the center sponsors the students in completing an LNA class and pay them to take the class. In return we ask for a 12 month/1 year commitment to the center for the cost of the course and test. Once they complete the course, we then have them in orientation as an LNA.

Great Brook Academy


No Time Like the Present to Start a New Career

Take your first step toward a new and exciting career

Fall term courses are enrolling now on-line. Great Brook Academy is a non-profit educational institution that offers full certification courses for EMR, EMT, RN to EMT, OEC to EMT, and EMR to EMT programs.

We offer EMS continuing education at exceptionally affordable prices as well as NCCP on-line refresher programs.

Course tuition is affordable and we offer both payment plans and veteran discounts. With so much flexibility and affordability there are excuses.

Peruse the career you have always wanted.

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Dear West Juniors & Parents,

Now that you have taken the SAT, you can select four colleges you would like your scores sent to for free.

Here are the instructions on how to do that:

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Most colleges require applicants to send them official score reports directly from the College Board—they do not accept copies of online score reports or score report labels on transcripts. You can ask us to send score reports to colleges before or after you get scores.

Sign in to send your scores.


Have an SAT Fee Waiver?

If so, you can send as many score reports as you want—for free. Learn more about fee waivers.

Before Scores Are Released

You can send four free score reports to colleges every time you register for the SAT. This is the fastest way to send scores to colleges and scholarship programs—and there's no fee. You can use your free score reports up to 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time, nine days after the test.

If you're eligible for an SAT fee waiver, you can send as many score reports as you want for free.

After Scores Are Released

If you're sending scores after you get them, there's a fee. But if you're using a fee waiver, your score reports are still free after you get your scores.

Sending Your Scores


Have a Coalition Account?

If so, you can now send SAT and SAT Subject Test scores at the same time you’re sending college applications. Log in to your Coalition account, link your College Board account, and send scores to schools on your college list.

Score Delivery Timeline

The timeframe for score delivery depends on the way a college chooses to receive scores. Once colleges receive your scores, processing could take a week.

Score Sending Options

  • Use Score Choice™ to choose which scores you send to colleges.

  • If you're sending scores before getting them, you can sign in to switch score recipients if you change your mind about where to send score reports. You have until 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time, nine days after test day. You can't cancel score report orders.

  • If you're sending scores by mail, please note that shipping estimates don’t include transit time through the postal system.

I'm Micah Johnson, Marketing Associate for We recently added a resource to help make sure that black students are not burdened with massive debt. We also curated an insightful guide that offers tips for black students to earn scholarships and grants.

You can check it out here: Guide to Scholarships for African Americans -

Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University's admissions team is promoting an exciting new program, Pierce Promise New Hampshire (PPNH).

Simply put, PPNH is an affordable option for college - it's free tuition and fees annually for students who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a first-time, full-time, incoming student for the fall 2021 semester.

  • Be a resident of New Hampshire and plan to be a residential student at Franklin Pierce’s Rindge Campus. Students who choose to commute will be eligible for a prorated discount.

  • Earn a 3.0 or higher high school cumulative GPA.

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and demonstrate a household gross income of under $100,000.

Average annual costs for students who qualify are about $17,000 which can be paid through Federal Direct loans and outside scholarships (plus the usual gap funding options). No additional paperwork is needed to receive the PPNH; it will be awarded automatically to eligible students. tours of campus are still occurring if that's helpful to families as well.

The Occupational Mobility Explorer helps people find jobs that are within their skillset, income, degree and a medley of other information. View more information on the links below:

- NPR (National Public Radio) Interview:

- Occupational Mobility Explorer:

College Board has launched BigFuture Days:

If you have any questions, please contact your student's school counselor.

Want to set up an account with College Board to Access PSAT/SAT Test Scores?

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2020 Tuition Comparison Between Colleges in New Hampshire

Click here for a detailed table

Would you like help with your resume?

My name is Laura Jacobs, I’m a Research Manager here at I wanted to reach out and let you know of our recently published resources and tools that could be helpful.

As I’m sure you’ve seen, it’s easy for teen students to overlook the potential professional value within their current experience. Oftentimes, they don’t realize the foundational professional skills they are building and showcasing in class projects, extra curricular activities and clubs, volunteer work, and even in entry level minimum wage jobs. Our resources and tools aim to help high schoolers create resumes that can frame their current life experiences in a way that highlights them as well rounded, quality individuals for their next employer and even college applications. You can learn more about it here:

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The Advanced Studies Program

ASP 2021 Viewbook.pdf

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Have you heard about Duet?

(a partnership with SNHU)

Click below to learn more:

Click below for a virtual tour:

Interested in Tufts University?

Greetings from Tufts University! I’m the admissions representative for NH, and while I won’t be traveling to your area in person this fall, I would love to connect with you. We do have quite a few virtual events, including a month-long virtual open house and a regional meeting with me for New Hampshire students, happening over the coming weeks!

Beky Stiles, A’12

High school seniors can apply for our virtual diversity visit program, the Voices of Tufts Diversity Experience, to connect with current students from underrepresented backgrounds. The deadline to apply for Voices is September 18.

Did you know Google offers Career Certificates?

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You can earn an SNHU Bachelor's degree for only $2,600 with Duet & new FULL scholarships are available exclusively for New Hampshire students

Duet is a non-profit organization that has partnered with SNHU to offer the MOST AFFORDABLE college option in New Hampshire. You earn the exact same accredited SNHU Associate or Bachelor's degree with many added benefits:

Four-year SNHU Bachelor's degree for only $2,600 if you qualify for federal financial aid and still the most affordable college option even if you don't qualify for aid.

One-on-one support with enrollment, academics, and employment from personal coaches.

New full scholarships just for New Hampshire students, which means you could earn your degree for free!


Want to learn more? There are lots of ways to get in touch.

1. Fill out an interest form on our website to arrange a call with an enrollment coach.

2. Text us at 617-712-2848 to ask a question or find a time to chat.

3. Email our enrollment team at to connect with an enrollment coach.

Learn more about Duet and our partnership with Southern New Hampshire University in this introductory video.

Why should you consider SNHU & Duet?

It is the MOST affordable college option and the price won’t change during your entire college experience. There are no surprise fees or books to buy and you pay a fixed tuition rate per term of $2,332. There are three terms per year and with the full financial aid, each term only costs $217, which is less than you would pay for books alone at another college. Scholarships are available to help with out-of-pocket costs. And nearly all our Associate Degree grads have finished in less than 2 years (18 months on average!) which means saving time and money.

With Duet, you get a ton of 1:1 support which can happen virtually AND?OR in person. You will work with a team of expert coaches who help with every step of college from applying for financial aid, to completing your course work. Coaches check-in daily in whatever form works best for you: text, email, virtual 1:1 meetings, phone calls, or in-person at our student center in Downtown Manchester.

Note: Our student center in Manchester remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all coaching is currently being provided virtually.

SNHU has created Associate and Bachelor’s degrees intentionally designed for online learning. Each 3-credit class consists of 3 projects that are hands-on and based on real scenarios you will encounter in the workplace. You will get feedback from an instructor on each draft and can revise and resubmit projects as many times as needed to achieve mastery. No Fs and no tests!

Credits are transferable. SNHU credits are widely accepted at other colleges (example: 57 of the 60 credits earned in the Associate Degree in Business Management transfer directly to UMass Boston).

The degrees offered are ones employers are looking for and Duet helps students earn high-quality jobs. With Associate and Bachelor’s degrees in Business Management, Healthcare Management, and Communications our graduates are able to earn jobs in a huge range of industries and receive 1:1 career supports from Duet from the minute they enroll through two years after graduation.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy


Virtual STEM Week!

As a proud member of the College Admissions Collaboration Highlighting Engineering and Technology (CACHET) we are pleased to announce Virtual STEM Week! This collaboration between CACHET members and Strive Scan will highlight several unique presentations about the STEM fields as well as an individual presentation about the Academy. You can register at the following link Please note that these presentations are open to all prospective students, parents, and school counselors so please feel free to share with anyone you think may be interested.

We look forward to seeing you at the STEM Week presentations.

Office of Admission

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Click on the link below for information on NH Career Academy...

NCAA Eligibility Requirements

The NCAA will be instituting this policy as a result of the pandemic for the fall and for the next few years.

See flyer below:

NCAA COVID-19 EC Policies.pdf

STEM-Focused Career Options

Our team at wanted to connect with you at West High School to provide additional resources on STEM careers in computer science while your students may be turning to online learning for the first time.

Students have been increasingly exploring computer programming careers – as a result, they’ll need the most comprehensive, up-to-date information they can get. We have developed guides to meet this need, each focusing on core development areas for degrees, career prospects, job outlook, and financial aid options. Given many educational organizations are now solely functioning in an online capacity I thought the below resources could make an excellent addition to your site. Explore further below:

Computer Programming Career Essentials

Computer Programming Career Guide

Computer Science Scholarships

Heading to UNH this fall?

This job may be right for you...

Summer 2020 Hiring Flyer.pdf

Summer 2020 Application Letter.pdf

Seniors...please review important information in these links due to the Coronavirus situation:

The first link is from NACAC and lists what colleges are doing as far as on campus activities, deposit due dates, etc.

The National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) is maintaining a shared spreadsheet of changes, as published.

These two links are for Financial Aid concerns:

Information on Careers in Nursing

Here is our main career guide:

We cover nursing specialties, salary, education, interview skills, testing information, and more.

Don't hesitate to respond with any questions at all. I look forward to hearing from you either way.


Sally Worthington

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Located in Brentwood, New Hampshire.

Our goal at HCA is to provide your future graduates with the hands-on training, certification and career services assistance to help you into a new career as a heavy equipment operator. I very much look forward to assisting you with information and with helping your students through the admissions process!

During our six-week program, They will spend approximately 170 hours of ?stick time? gaining experience operating 9 of the most common pieces of heavy construction equipment. At HCA, They never share machines so the experience you gain is ?real time?. Our curriculum is based on industry practices and is recognized on a national level for delivering well-trained graduates. We also have over 350 Partner Companies nationwide that have hired our graduates and appreciate our thorough training. They will learn from some of the best!

In our Heavy Equipment programs, you'll learn core skills that include:

  • Basic and Advanced Operational Techniques

  • Safety Precautions and Preventative Maintenance

  • Reading of Blueprints, Site Layout and Survey

  • Excavation Formulas

  • Grade Calculations

  • Introduction to Project Management

You will be certified on the following equipment:

  • Skid-steer (Bobcat)

  • Front end Loader

  • Articulating Dump Truck

  • Backhoe Loader

  • Excavator

  • Bulldozer

  • Motor Grader

  • Vibratory Roller

  • Off Road Telescopic Forklift

Our goal is to provide you the equipment operator skills to confidently walk onto a construction project and be a valued member of the team.

Job Leads and Career Services

The industry of construction is sometimes unique when it comes to the job search. Our Career Services Department assists our students with locating good paying jobs throughout the United States as well as counseled on how to represent themselves to a potential employer. Through our Career Services Department the majority of our students get work in the field either while in school or shortly after graduation.

Our tried and true methods repeatedly prove that our system works. Graduates of HCA leave with the knowledge and ability to become some of the construction industry's most successful, innovative leaders, and upon graduation, HCA graduates are ready to meet the demands and requirements of the construction industry.


While in attendance, the Heavy Construction Academy will provide lodging at the Seabrook Inn, Seabrook NH at no cost to you. Lodging includes a continental breakfast, microwaves and refrigerators in your private room; lunches while in school.


Heavy Construction Academy will also provide round trip airfare to HCA. Transportation from airport to hotel and by bus from hotel to campus and back everyday.


The Finishers’ Program at UNH

A collaboration to improve access to and success in college level STEM education between the University of New Hampshire, the National Science Foundation, Manchester West High School, and Dover High School. • $6,000/year scholarship for four years plus any other financial aid • One-on-one tutoring for two years • Consistent faculty mentors throughout college • Personalized laptops to use for four years • Pre-college faculty advising to smooth the transition to college • Industry visits and help finding internships to improve job placement after graduation • Specialized coursework geared towards what you need • Visits back to Dover and ManWest to share your successes • Participation in a scientific inquiry about what works for student success in higher education • What is the Finishers’ Program? The Finishers’ program is a college success program that provides scholarships, continuous academic support throughout a student’s journey from senior year of high school through college graduation, and job/graduate school placement assistance for students’ interested in science, technology, engineering, or math. By involving university faculty and staff during each student’s high school year, the program eases the transition to college. Faculty mentors follow the students through all four years of their college career providing continuity and long term relationships. Specialized visits and programs prepare students for jobs and help them find employment after college. • What are the benefits? $24,000 total scholarship across 4 years, paid tutors for two years, industry visits and partnerships, a laptop for you to use, and faculty and graduate student mentors for all four years that are invested in your success. • Am I eligible? The program is geared towards students who want to attend college, major in a STEM field, and have significant financial need. Federal regulations require that eligibility is based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. To find out if you’re eligible you simply apply to UNH, fill out a FAFSA, and tell us you’re interested. Then we’ll do the rest and let you know in a few days. If you are Pell eligible, which you may already know, then that’s a strong indication you are eligible for this program. • How do I learn more? The team is made up of numerous UNH and high school faculty and staff. The primary faculty contacts if you have questions right now are: David Mattingly, Physics, Beth Mattingly, Carsey School of Public Policy, Jade Lee, Education, If you have any questions feel free to email any of us at the addresses above or talk to your school guidance counselor. Remember, you must apply to UNH and fill out a FAFSA if you are interested. Application deadline is 2/1, and FAFSA deadline is 3/1. Educational Talent Search staff from UNH are already in your school and ready to assist you with these steps. Ask your guidance counselor for an appointment. We hope you take this opportunity to further your career!





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Early College Initiative

The New Hampshire Community College System has established an Early College initiative that will allow our high school students to take credit-bearing courses on their campus. These credits may be applied towards a degree at MCC or possibly transferred to another college or university.

They have drastically reduced the cost of each course to $250 per course for this program, which is a quarter of the actual cost for regular tuition. If your student is interested in getting an affordable jump start on college, contact one of the counselors.




We are currently registering students for the following programs for Summer and Fall sessions:

· Licensed Practical Nursing

· Licensed Nursing Assistant

· Patient Care Technician

· Professional Medical Assistant

· Dental Assisting

· Health Claims Specialist

· Massage Therapy

Our students benefit from personalized assistance with the Admissions and Financial Aid process as they explore school selection. As a student they are provided with Career Services and Academic Support throughout their student experience.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions for me. Thank you in advance for your time, I look forward to the opportunity to work with your students.


Michelle Eusebio |Director of Admissions



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As you share information with students and families about their college and financial aid options, we encourage you to provide information on NEBHE's Tuition Break, the Regional Student Program (RSP).

Through NEBHE's Tuition Break, students are eligible to pay significantly less than the regular out-of-state tuition, when they enroll in eligible programs at out-of-state public colleges and universities within New England. Eligibility varies by college and state.

View 2019-20 Tuition Break information online!

New this year -- Eligibility options expanded!

More than 900 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs are offered through Tuition Break. Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered under three types ofeligibility categories:

  • Flexible eligibility – new for 2019-20! Colleges may choose to offer degree and certificate programs under a new Flexible policy. These programs are eligible for residents of all other New England states (eligibility is not based on the program being unavailable in a student’s home state). Flexible programs are identified in the brochures, catalog and online program lists, in addition to the specialized degree programs.

  • Specialized degree programs Colleges may choose to offer certain specialized degree programs, and allow eligibility only for students whose home-state public colleges do not offer the program. Specialized programs are listed in the brochures, catalog and online program lists.

Resources for Administrators

NEBHE has mailed 10 state-specific brochures to every high school guidance office and public library throughout New England!

Visit us online to view digital publications and resources:

Click to order additional complimentary brochures and postcards online!

State specific brochures




New Hampshire

Rhode Island



Undergraduate Catalog

Graduate Catalog

New Programs

New in 2019-20!

List of new programs-associate, bachelor's, graduate

Information Sessions or

College Fairs coming up?

Tuition Break representatives participate in college fairs throughout New England. Are you planning a local college fair or college/financial aid information session? Reach out to us for resources, including PowerPoint slides, or to invite us to your event!

Click to invite us to your event!

Contact us

Wendy Lindsay, Senior Director, Regional Student Program

Emily Decatur, Assistant Director, Regional Student Program & Transfer Initiatives

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Use the Common Application to apply to most 4 year colleges. Check out "Understanding the Common Application" here.


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We are a post-secondary career school focused on providing short term courses in the areas of Office Productivity, IT, Medical Administration as well as LNA training through our affiliate The American Red Cross. While our classes are primarily taught in a live classroom setting we also offer RemoteLive training where students can actively participate in a live class from the comfort of their home. To learn more about us please click on the link below!

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Are you planning on playing a sport for a Division I or II school? Make sure you register here at the NCAA Eligibility Center

Do you want schools and coaches to find you? Consider this social networking site!

Some wonderful video resources from our friends at NHHEAF:

Part I: NCAA Eligibility Center & Compliance

Best Recruiting Advice for Athletes

Also check out the Planning Guide for Student Athletes (also available in print form in Guidance!)


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