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Greetings and well wishes from the Office of International Admissions at California College of the Arts (CCA). We hope this email finds you well and that you and your students have adjusted to this year’s unusual challenges. We understand that many schools are still immersed in virtual learning, while some have resumed in-person classes. Whatever the case, we’d like to share some helpful information and provide a few opportunities and informational tools for your students interested in pursuing arts, design, writing and architecture. Please feel free to share with your teachers, students and their families!
Students oftentimes have questions about the art school portfolio. While every school is different, CCA has put together a helpful guide designed to give general tips on how to create an art portfolio. We recommend the guide to students who are preparing their college applications, as well as students just starting to explore the arts.
Another resource that’s valuable for counselors/teachers, students, and their parents is the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). AICAD is a consortium of 36 leading, non-profit art schools. The AICAD website is an excellent place to research college options, learn about pre-college programs, find out about career prospects, and even request an online portfolio review from a member institution.
We’d also like to invite you and your students to learn more about California College of the Arts! Aside from our virtual tour, we offer a variety of opportunities like monthly portfolio workshops and information sessions, and weekly student-led virtual tours. Students can find the calendar of events and register here.
Finally, if you’re interested in scheduling a virtual college visit/workshop, you can select a time using our online booking system. If the times aren’t convenient, we’ve prepared digital content that students can view on their own time. These recordings include a 15-minute Information Session, as well as several short 5-minutes videos on a few of our most popular programs (Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, and Architecture). Alternatively, if your school only accepts group visits, we’ve partnered with three other AICAD art schools to provide workshops. You can learn more about that option here.
We hope this information is helpful to you and your students. As always, please know that we are here to answer your questions!
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I hope you had a great start to the new academic year in spite of ongoing challenges. Here at Trinity, our students are just starting their academic year with orientation week just over now.
Below are some more updates from us in a text format – for a interactive newsletter, please follow this link. As always, don’t hesitate to contact me at Dominique.Luthringer@tcd.ie if you have any questions.
This year, our online application system will open on 1st November for non-EU residents and on 5th November for EU residents. Please note that the applications to our Dual BA in partnership with Columbia University are open.
Just as a quick reminder, non-EU students apply directly on our website while EU residents apply via the Central Applications Office or CAO.
If you want to learn more about studying in Ireland, EU and non-EU status, and how to apply to universities in Ireland, we will be running a dedication information session for counsellors on 21st October at 9 am Dublin time. Details can be found here.
- 11 course options on the Trinity Columbia Dual BA
Following the addition of Neuroscience and Geosciences as programme options for 2020 entry, we are pleased to announce that two new courses have now been added for 2021 entry:
To find out more about all the study options via the Dual BA, please visit this page.
- Trinity launches a new Joint Honours Degree in Computer Science and Geography
The new Honours Bachelor’s Joint Degree in Computer Science and Geography offers an interactive, varied and exciting course structure that combines theory, field studies and laboratory-based studies. This programme is delivered through the expertise of the School of Computer Science and Statistics and the Department of Geography. Graduates with the skills obtained from this new programme will be at the heart of the design of future smart and sustainable cities and societies.
Click here for more information.
- Trinity launches new integrated degree in Environmental Science & Engineering
Environmental Science and Engineering is a new integrated undergraduate (4 years) with postgraduate (+1 year) degree course. It aims to train the next generation of graduates to have the competencies, knowledge and experience necessary to design and deploy solutions that protect and improve our environment and human wellbeing. Students complete an integrated five-year course consisting of a four year B.Sc., plus an additional optional year of study leading to either a Master in Engineering (Studies) M.A.I. (St.) or a Master in Applied Environmental Science MAES.
This course provides students with a fundamental grounding in natural sciences and engineering, and in the applied skills required to develop sustainable solutions for major societal and environmental challenges.
Click here for more information.
- Orientation and student support in time of Covid-19
You may be interested in learning what starting studies at Trinity this year has been like for y(our) students, from a 2-week restriction of movement to online orientation. Take a look at our Journey Checklist and our Undergraduate orientation page for more details!
Tired of listening to webinars? No worries, we are happy to connect with yourself and your students for informal chats. Just use this platform to schedule a one on one chat. Alternatively, grab a nice cuppa and enjoy our virtual campus tour!
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I am writing to give you an update for students interested in applying to Medicine and Dentistry programmes in Ireland through the Irish Universities and Medical Schools Consortium www.iumcireland.com
2021 Intake – Important details for school counsellors
- Application deadline: January 15th (late applications accepted on a case by case basis)
- Apply to multiple medical and dental schools with 1 IUMC application
- IUMC tuition fee discount of 6-14,000 EUR per year
- World-Class medical education
- Full programmes delivered in Ireland
- Medical internships available in Ireland
- Entry requirements (see attached)
- No extra admission examination such as HPAT required for students who apply for non-EU places
- Interviews in February 2021
- The IUMC office assist with application, interview preparation, accommodation, immigrarton advice and pre-departure information
We have started virtual presentations with international schools in the region and would be delighted to arrange with you and your students if possible.
Thanks for your assistance with informing students of the IUMC offering. We really appreciate it.
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ACT to Cancel International ACT Test Administrations for December 2020, February 2021 due to COVID-19
ACT has just announced that it will be cancelling all international administrations of the December 2020 and February 2021 ACT exams. ACT cited new COVID-19 testing procedures and safety precautions for this decision, anticipating complications and school closures “due to the flu season and potential COVID-19 resurgence.” Students enrolled for these test dates will be contacted by ACT to be placed in an alternate testing date in the 2020-2021 year at no charge. At this time, September and October 2020 exam dates will not be affected and will move forward.
Please click here for ACT’s full statement. We will continue to keep you apprised as additional information is made available.