1780 – The Official Blog of Transylvania University

1780 | The Official Blog of Transylvania University

New portal gets prospective parents in on admission process

As the college search process nears a close for families of high school seniors, some still have important questions about what amounts to a huge decision for their students. Universities are bombarding prospective students with information during this time, but often lost in that communication shuffle are parents and guardians, who are just as invested in selecting the perfect college home and often paying for it. That gap is why Transy is launching CampusESP, a dedicated engagement portal for the parents and families of prospective students. The service will allow those families to opt in to receive personalized information about Transy and the admission process at their own pace and with their individual needs in mind. In the coming months, the portal will also be accessible for parents and families of rising juniors and seniors as their college search kicks into high gear. Parents and guardians will receive an email where they can create an account, select what kind of information they would like to know more about and choose whether to receive a newsletter containing that information, and how often. They will be able to ask questions of admissions staff and browse content tailored especially to them.  “Transy is launching this new initiative to engage parents because they are such an integral part of the college decision process,” says Sarah Coen, vice president of strategic initiatives and enrollment management. “We know how important (and stressful) this decision can be

What you need to know about NCAA DIII & scholarships

There are a lot of misconceptions about NCAA Division III and how to pay for college. Do we provide athletic scholarships? Academic scholarships? Can you sign a National Letter of Intent? We have jotted down these common questions from parents and students and provided you with the in-depth answers you need to better understand Division III. “I am the BEST [insert sport here] athlete at my school/county/district/state. How can I earn an athletic scholarship to attend Transylvania University?” That’s awesome! We’re thrilled you’re interested in sporting Crimson as a Transylvania Pioneer. The good news? We have MANY scholarship offerings available, but you earn them in a different way than you might have imagined. According to NCAA Division III Bylaw 15.01.3, “A member institution shall not award financial aid to any student on the basis of athletics leadership, ability, participation or performance.” This means that as a NCAA Division III institution, Transylvania University is not allowed to provide athletic scholarships to students. So, how do you pay for college? Through your performance in the classroom and other avenues, such as financial need. Transylvania provides hundreds of thousands of dollars in merit-based scholarships every year. When combined with financial aid, it can make an education at Transy very affordable. “NCAA DIII schools aren’t allowed to give athletic scholarships, but what if I’m an exceptional athlete. If the coach really wants me they can ‘sweeten the pot’ if they want too.” NCAA Division III bylaws are