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Because of continuing problems with the newly designed online Common Application, Furman has extended its admission deadlines for Early Decision and Early Action by two weeks. The new deadline for Early Decision is Nov. 15, and the deadline for Early Action has been moved to Nov. 29. “We have extended our deadlines to accommodate prospective students who wish to apply but are experiencing challenges doing so,” said Brad Pochard, associate vice president for admission.
Hundreds of students from local elementary schools participated in Fall Fest Saturday. The annual event, hosted by the Heller Service Corps, provides a Halloween, carnival-like atmosphere for the elementary-school aged children. Activities included games, face-painting and rides. Photographers Jeremy Fleming and Thomas Nantz were there to capture some images of the event.
Only six weeks have passed since Furman families moved their freshmen and returning students to campus. But when family members descend on campus for the annual Family Weekend festivities, they quickly see how Furman becomes a true home away from home. This year was no different. 809 families registered for Family Weekend (October 4-6) […]
Furman faculty play an integral role in student recruiting. They make telephone calls, attend out-of-town receptions and even invite prospective students and parents into their classrooms. This kind of personal attention makes Furman distinctive and helps boost student yield.
Elisa Edmondson spent most of her summer in the classroom.
But here role was dual, as an instructor and student. And she was half a world away.
The Communication Studies major, was in Tokyo teaching and mentoring more than 300 orphaned students for Ashinaga, a non-profit organization that provides educational and emotional support to youth who have lost one or both of their parents.
Furman celebrated the completion of the newly expanded and renovated Trone Student Center with a dedication ceremony Thursday, Sept. 19. More than 100 people attended the ceremony, which took place outside in the Hill Courtyard of the Trone Student Center.
When you think of a college political science class, you might imagine going to class and reading and learning about government, political leaders and current events. But last Friday, the political system came to life for students in Professor Danielle Vinson’s The American Congress course (PSC 301) when three members of Congress paid a unique visit to the classroom. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C. 4th District) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah 3rd District) visited this class of 19 to give students an up-close and personal view of today’s political landscape and government affairs.
Dear Furman Parents, On behalf of the Parents Council, we would like to welcome the parents of the Class of 2017 and new transfer students to Furman! You have become members of a very special family…the Furman family. Furman is a very special place where students, faculty, staff and parents work together to further your […]
Shortly after entering Furman in 2012, J.R. Walker found himself in a losing race. He had come 2,300 miles from his home in Los Angeles, Calif., to be part of the Furman student body and the track-and-field team. But Walker soon began pulling C’s in art and political science classes, “and I wasn’t happy about it.”
So he took his problem to his advisor Barbara Foltz, who was also Furman’s Director of Academic Assistance.
The numbers are in for the class for the class of 2017. And Brad Pochard, associate vice president for admission, is pleased.The acceptance rate dropped to the low 60s, a rate not seen since the Great Recession. The average SAT score is up 36 points to 1286 and the average high school grade-point average remained steady at 3.91 on a weighted scale (a scale that factors in higher reported grades from such courses as Advanced Placement and Honors, among others). The unweighted GPA average is 3.65.