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    The Creative Arts Major: Music

    In April 2023, Agnes Scott’s faculty voted on the creation of a new major program, the Creative Arts major, to encompass multiple existing and new academic areas. In order to explore these new and refreshed areas of study, over the next few months we will be releasing a series of blog posts guest-written by Agnes Scott professors about their areas of concentration with the Creative Arts. This is part three of the Creative Arts series: the Music Concentration.

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    Welcoming Summer: Tips to be more productive this summer (for a happier you in fall)

    This message goes out to all of the rising high school seniors. Let’s be honest with ourselves: your junior year wasn’t exactly ideal. Nor was the end of your sophomore year. We’ve finally made it to summer, and hopefully you get to take a break and relax. For those of you who read the title of this post and immediately groaned, let me say it now: I get it. The past year has been stressful. You want to relax, hang out with friends, and do things you couldn’t do in the height of the pandemic. What you don’t want is some admission person telling you that you need to work…

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    Welcoming the Agnes Scott Class of 2025

    Learn more about the incoming class and why they chose Agnes Scott College It’s May 1, Agnes Scott College’s decision deadline for new Scotties to let us know if they will be attending. We’re so excited to introduce you to all our new Scotties as they make their way onto campus in the fall. Here’s a little introduction to some of the Class of 2025, in their own words: Jillianne Samiano- Chicago, IL I was drawn to the idea of women supporting women in classes, extracurriculars, and life. The student community is outspoken and administration at Agnes Scott is supportive and always willing to listen to student feedback.  Being from Chicago, the…

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    Why a Women’s College: The Real Reason I Chose a Women’s College

    Why a Women’s College was the Right Choice for Me This week is “Why a Women’s College” Week, and we’re featuring a post a day from different perspectives on the value of an inclusive women’s college education. Today, Director of Enrollment Marketing Kati Burns Mallows explains why she chose a Women’s College. The standing banner was the focal point of the table, towering above the crowd of high school students who kept passing it by without hardly a second glance, but it was the only thing I had eyes for. The banner featured the image of a young woman on horseback, in full Huntseat attire, her horse rearing up and…

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    Why a Women’s College: From the Office of Admission

    A Look at the Numbers and Perspectives from the Office of Admission This week is “Why a Women’s College” Week, and we’re featuring a post a day from different perspectives on the value of an inclusive women’s college education. Today’s post was originally featured in the book College Admission Essentials: A Step-by-Step Guide to Showing Colleges Who You Are and What Matters to You by Ethan Sawyer, but written by Aimee Kahn-Foss ’08, Director of Admission and Rachel West, Associate Director of Admission at Agnes Scott. “As someone who made the decision to attend a women’s college, I didn’t choose my college because it was a women’s college. I chose…

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    Why a Women’s College: From the College Counselor (and alumna) perspective

    Learn about Women’s Colleges from the perspective of someone who advises students This week is “Why a Women’s College” Week, and we’re featuring a post a day from different perspectives on the value of an inclusive women’s college education. Today’s post comes from Nancy Beane, a long-time college counselor and alumna of the Agnes Scott Class of 1968. Choosing to go to a women’s college was one of the smartest decisions I ever made, and I fully credit my experience there with setting me on the path to becoming the person I am today.  When I entered college, I was a shy, linear-thinking young woman who lacked confidence intellectually and…

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    Why a Women’s College: From someone who never attended one

    Why You Should Consider a Women’s College…even if you haven’t before This week is “Why a Women’s College” Week, and we’re featuring a post a day from different perspectives on the value of an inclusive women’s college education. Today’s post explores that value from the perspective of someone who didn’t have the women’s college experience when they were an undergraduate. It might be weird to say, especially as an admission counselor at an inclusive women’s college like Agnes Scott College, but I never really considered attending a women’s college. When I was in high school starting my college search, my focus was on having the “typical” college experience: the kind…

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    Why a Women’s College: By the Numbers

    Learn about a Women’s College with the Statistics This week is a “Why a Women’s College” Week, and we’re featuring a post a day from different perspectives on the value of an inclusive women’s college education. Today’s post is for those of you who want to look at the numbers- facts, figures and statistics about women’s colleges. Students Women’s Colleges as a group are more racially and ethnically diverse than other types of schools; 43% of those attending Women’s Colleges identify as American BIPOC.1 Women’s Colleges have more students that receive Pell Grants than other types of schools.1 Women’s Colleges alumnae are more likely than public university or liberal arts…

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    Why a Women’s College: From the Student Perspective

    Students Talk about Their Experiences at an Inclusive Women’s College This week is “Why a Women’s College” Week, and we’re featuring a post a day from different perspectives on the value of an inclusive women’s college education. Today’s post features numerous current student perspectives on why they chose and value being part of a women’s-centered community. The Women’s College Community– Laura Cain ’22 During the college search and decision process in high school, I was honestly pretty indifferent about women’s colleges. I applied to a few that seemed like they might be a good fit, but I also applied to several co-ed institutions. Eventually I decided on Agnes Scott, primarily…

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    Virtual Workshop: How to Navigate the Common Application and Essay

    Get help on your application and essay! Check out the video of this application and essay workshop presented by Agnes Scott admission counselors to help students before they apply. The Common Application can be daunting, especially the dreaded “college essay.” Join our admission counselors Alexsis Skeen and Rachel West, as well as Laura Cain ’22, a Center for Writing and Speaking tutor, for this session originally presented live on August 5, 2020. We cover: Brainstorming activities and how to avoid “overused” topics How to work with each Common Application essay prompt How to ask for recommendations What to focus on in your activities section Which additional information sections you should…

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