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Bryant University ranks among the top 15 colleges and universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad programs, coming in 14th in its Carnegie classification. In 2010, more than 46 percent of Bryant’s graduating seniors took part in a study abroad program.

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  • RONALD K. MACHTLEY PRESIDENT September 2014 Dear AAC Member, Please accept my sincere gratitude for your commitment to Bryant as a member of the Alumni-Admission

    Connection.

    The message you are uniquely qualified to deliver can be invaluable to students and their families as they

    conduct their college search. You are the embodiment of the Bryant experience and can make a positive

    difference in the lives of young people by sharing how Bryants academic rigor, practical application of

    theory, service learning and global focus have impacted you. As you attend an admission event, cover a

    college fair, or simply go through your daily living, you have the opportunity to demonstrate Bryants role

    in realizing success in life and business.

    Please use this manual and the AAC newsletter to keep abreast of the progress we are making here at

    Bryant. Then continue to spread the word.

    On behalf of the entire Bryant community, many thanks for your support and participation!

    Sincerely,

    Ronald K. Machtley President OFFICEOFTHEPRESIDENTBryantUniversity1150DouglasPikeSmithfield,RI029171285(401)2326100(800)6227001Fax(4012326741Email:[email protected]

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    University Mission Statement ..................................................................... 1 Program Overview ....................................................................................... 3 Guidelines to Follow .................................................................................... 6 Recruiting Tips ............................................................................................. 8 Refer a Prospective Student ...................................................................... 10 College Fairs ............................................................................................... 12 AAC Interviews .......................................................................................... 17 Telephone Recruiting ................................................................................ 20 Office of Admission Important Information and Numbers .................. 21 Office of Admission Staff .......................................................................... 22 Admission Counselor Recruitment Areas ............................................... 23 General Information .................................................................................. 25 Undergraduate Admission for First-Year Students ............................... 27 Transfer Admission ................................................................................... 30 Financial Aid Information ........................................................................ 32 Frequently Asked Questions ..................................................................... 33 Academic Programs and Concentrations ................................................ 42 Student Services ......................................................................................... 45 Appendix A Bryant University Tuition and Fees ................................ 47 Appendix B College Fair Evaluation Form .......................................... 49 Appendix C AAC Member Prospective Student Interview ................ 51 Appendix D Lenovo Laptop Program .................................................. 53 Appendix E Application Fee Waiver .................................................... 55

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    UNIVERSITY MISSION STATEMENT

    To create a Bryant experience that is student-centered, promotes academic excellence

    and cultivates the leadership skills, qualities of character, and diverse global perspectives

    required to succeed in an age of unlimited global opportunity.

    We live our mission every day in many ways informed by a set of guiding themes:

    Continued innovation in the way we prepare the institution and its

    students for success. Globalization of our campus and initiatives around the world.

    Differentiation in the way we develop and deliver 21st century education. Bryants Mission Statement is a product of the institutions community-wide strategic planning effort, which is an ongoing process; thus the mission will be subject to periodic review and revision as needed.

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    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    PURPOSE AND GOAL The Alumni-Admission Connection (AAC) was established to involve a worldwide group of alumni volunteers to assist the Office of Admission in identifying, recruiting, and enrolling well qualified students at Bryant.

    In support of this goal, AAC volunteers assist in activities which:

    Increase the number of qualified students considering Bryant in their college search process,

    Encourage prospective students to apply to Bryant University, Encourage admitted students to attend Bryant University.

    THE ADMISSION CYCLE AND OPPORTUNITIES TO BECOME INVOLVED Throughout the year, AAC members may elect to participate in various phases of the admission process. Participation in any phase or event is always on a volunteer basis. We understand you may be more comfortable with some activities than with others and we honor the importance of your personal priorities.

    Office of Admission staff members may call or email you at different times throughout the year to request your help with various activities. Or, if you have some interest and some time to devote, you may call or email Rebecca Eriksen (401-232-6957 or [email protected]) to request information packets, refer names, etc. Our toll-free number is 800-622-7001.

    Following is a timeline of service opportunities throughout the year:

    JUNE TO AUGUST In the summer newsletter mailing, you will be asked whether or not you wish to renew your commitment to AAC and to update your contact information. Even if you are unable to renew, please return your Renewal Form in a timely manner.

    In preparation for fall, you may receive requests from Admission staff members to represent Bryant at fall college fairs in your local area that do

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    not fit their travel schedules. Its just not possible for them to be in two places at once. Host or attend Summer Send-Off events for students slated to begin their Bryant careers in the fall. APRIL TO DECEMBER The first phase of recruitment generates inquiries by identifying potential Bryant students through college fairs, high school visits, and through local business and social contacts. We encourage AAC members to provide referrals of high school students and transfer students who are likely candidates to be added to our mailing list. Send us names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and other information about any student you believe would be interested in Bryant. SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER This is the travel season for the admission staff; they are on the road nearly continuously during these months visiting high schools, attending college fairs and meeting prospective students. If you agreed to attend a college fair, you will receive a package of literature and helpful information about one week prior to the fairs date. Use this to bring your Bryant knowledge up to date. Then attend the fair and enjoy meeting many young people. Each year, AAC members bring several hundred new inquiries to the University from these fairs. Back on campus, we are also busy welcoming prospective students and their families to on-campus recruiting events including Bryant 101 information sessions and Fall Open House. Some alumni attend or host special recruiting events in their areas with the support of the Office of Admission. AAC members often participate in these events. If you have volunteered to conduct admission interviews and have been trained by one of our staff members, you may meet with prospective students and their parents in your area to learn about the student, answer any questions, share your Bryant experiences, and positively promote all that Bryant has to offer.

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    JANUARY TO FEBRUARY During this period, the Admission Committee reads complete applications. Students are notified of our decisions according to the table on page 27. AAC members may also host or attend local receptions to meet admitted students who applied under Early Decision or Early Action, and encourage prospective students to apply by the regular decision deadline. These are referred to as January Receptions and are supported by the Office of Admission. MARCH TO MAY Students who submitted a Regular Decision application will be notified of our decision by mid-March. The next step of the admission process is to convert accepted applicants into students who have made a deposit toward fall enrollment. In the January newsletter mailing, AAC members are invited to participate in our Phone Calling Campaign. If you choose to do this, you will call students from a list we provide, congratulating them and answering their questions, all in order to encourage them to accept Bryants offers of admission. Our biggest on-campus event is Admitted Student Open House for accepted students and their families. AAC members are always welcome to attend and mingle with the guests. At this time, we also begin recruitment for future years classes and we may ask you to represent Bryant at spring college fairs targeting high school sophomores and juniors. MAY TO SEPTEMBER The final phase is to sustain the deposited students enthusiasm so that they will enroll in the fall as planned. This can be achieved through Summer Send-off events which can be picnics, receptions, information luncheons, or other formats and typically take place at the end of July or the beginning of August.

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    GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW

    We are very appreciat