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PRE-LAW STUDENTS!  You are cordially invited to attend a FREE online chat which will take place Wednesday, October 9th, from 6:30-7:30pm CT (7:30-8:30 ET).

This is a terrific FREE opportunity for pre-law students to gain valuable insight into the law school admissions process!

Admissions personnel from the following law schools plan to participate:

University of Michigan

University of Illinois

Washburn University

Michigan State University

Capital University

University of St. Thomas

Washington University in St Louis

Pre-Law Advisors from the following schools will also help answer student questions:

The Ohio State University

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

University of Illinois

If you’d like to pre-register (and receive a reminder email next week), please cut and paste the following link:

OR you may join the chat on Wednesday at this link:


The ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change is pleased to announce an opening for a Masters-level Graduate Program Assistant beginning winter quarter, 1/6/2014. Please review the attached job description and let us know if you would like to apply or have any questions about the position. Also, please feel free to distribute the announcement to your departments and acquaintances. In the past we have hired students from a wide scope of experiences and UW departments and programs, including Anthropology, Public Affairs, Social Work, and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

ADVANCE partners with science, technology, math, and engineering departments at UW to increase the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in these fields. Much of our work is focused on professional development in our target departments.  More information about ADVANCE can be found at our webpage:

ADVANCE Graduate Program Assistant Job Description_October 2013



   *  Step 1: Understand the application timeline

  *  Step 2: Register for the LSAT

  *  Step 3: Study for the LSAT

  *  Step 4: Register with the CAS

  *  Step 5: Write your resume

  *  Step 6: Secure letters of recommendation

  *  Step 7: Write your personal statement (and other essays)

  *  Step 8: Apply to a variety of law schools

  *  Step 9: Thank the people who helped you

  *  Step 10: Complete the FAFSA


   *  Each day, you will be sent an email with a link to a new lesson.

  *  Lessons are available 24/7. Pick the time of day or night that works for you.

  *  Each day will take no more than one hour of your time.

  *  At the end of each day of class, you get a chance to post questions, which will be answered later by me, Peg Cheng.

  *  This class is yours to keep forever. That’s right—forever!

 This class normally costs $30 but for a limited time, I’m offering this 10-day online class for FREE.

For more info and how to register, visit:





Description of the award

The Presidential Scholarship is intended to support students who have clearly demonstrated scholastic achievement, an interest in research, and graduate degree goals. The award has historically ranged from $3,500-$4,500 for the academic year, which is contingent upon continued availability of funds. Upon receipt of the award, students will be expected to submit a formal research proposal, conduct three consecutive quarters of research, meet regularly with the EIP staff, present their year’s work at the joint Early Identification/McNair Program Annual Spring Research Conference in conjunction with the Undergraduate Research Symposium, and comply with the other requirements of Presidential Scholars. Awards are contingent upon the continued availability of funds.

Applicant Eligibility

An applicant should be either an Early Identification Program or a McNair Program student who:

  • is interested in pursuing a research project with the supervision of a faculty member for the three consecutive quarters of the 2013-2014 academic year;
  • plans to attend graduate school; and
  • has a minimum of 125 credits.

We give priority to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and who regularly use the services of our programs.

What:  July 2013 Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW)

When:  July 29-31, 2013

Where:  Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA

Sponsors:  AAIP and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Who Should Attend:  American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a career in the allied health or medicine fields.

About the PAW:  This Pre-Admission Workshop is being held through AAIP’s partnership with the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.  The PAW is an event held to bring together AAIP member physicians, AI/AN college students, traditional healers, public health professionals, and other interested individuals with the goal of networking, learning and discussing the current state of Native health and health education.

Workshop Topics Include:
- Selecting a professional school
- Admissions tests (MCAT)
- Personal statements
- AMCAS application process
- Financial aid and scholarship resources
- Interview process including a mock interview
- Physician & medical student panel presentations

The Pre-Admission Workshop is a 2-day workshop aimed at addressing common challenges encountered by students in the health professional application process.  The curriculum focuses on skills necessary for successful application and admittance to health professional school.  AAIP has scholarships available to college students to cover the cost of airfare, hotel accommodations, conference registration and materials and most meals.  

Scholarships:  Scholarships for the July 2013 PAW are available and awarded on a one-time basis.  These scholarships will cover airfare, lodging and meals.

Deadline for submission application and all requested materials is Friday, June 7, 2013.

To apply for the July 2013 PAW, please click on the link below to access the application. 

July 2013 Pre-Admission Workshop Application

For more information, please contact AAIP at 405-946-7072 or email Gary Lankford at

Wednesday, May 29th from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in Seattle in the Union Bay Plaza Building located near University Village at 4530 Union Bay Place NE, Suite 209. Click on the link to see a map of the location.  We are on the top floor in the north east corner of the building.

Sandweiss Test Prep will be holding a free law school admissions informational seminar on Wednesday, May 29th at 6:00 PM in Seattle covering all you need to know about the LSAT, the Law School admissions process and how our company can help you prepare for both.

For those considering applying to law school, this event is an excellent chance to talk with Steve Sandweiss - a highly experienced LSAT teacher and admissions expert – about how to effectively navigate the Law School admissions process, preparing an effective application, test preparation time lines, the LSAT exam, and most importantly, how he can help you achieve your goals effectively and economically!

***These events are free and there is no obligation to sign up for any of our services.

To Register:

Please register for this event on our website or by emailing or calling us. It’s free to register and we will not use your details for marketing purposes or pass them on to a third party.

Phone: (206)-417-5050


Our Company

Sandweiss Test Prep is a local, independent company that has been helping students increase their admissionsexam scores since 1998.  We pride ourselves in offering a personal level of service and small class sizes to optimize the development of each student. Additionally, our courses are typically hundreds of dollars less than those of our competitors.

If you would like to know more about us, you can email us at, call us at (206) 417 5050, or have a look at our website.

Sandweiss Test Prep

Website:       Tel. 206-417-5050       Email:

Main Office:  4530 Union Bay Place NE, Suite 209,  Seattle, WA 98105

Bellevue Classroom:  12360 NE 8th Street, Suite 100, Bellevue, WA 98005

Grad Fair Flyer

CALLING ALL PROSPECTIVE GRADUATE STUDENTS! The 2013 EIP/McNair Spring Research Conference would like to cordially invite you to attend a special Graduate Recruitment Fair, sponsored by the UW EIP/McNair Scholar’s Program and GO-MAP, taking place on Friday, May 17th, from 9:00am – 12:00pm in the Unity Ballroom at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), located at 3931 Brooklyn Avenue NE. A variety of UW graduate programs and numerous universities from across the nation will be in attendance. For more information go to

With Peg Cheng, Founder of The Personal Statement School

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
University of Washington, Smith 107

Want the best possible application for law school?

Want to avoid the mistakes that so many law school applicants make?

Come to this workshop to learn 10 crucial tips that will help you create a law school application that shines with excellence, rather than stinks with ineptitude.

This is a FREE workshop and is open to all pre-law students and alumni. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 23, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., EST:
LSAT 101:  an Introduction to the Law School Admission Test

Wednesday, April 24, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., EST:
Road Map for Law School:  Expert Advice for Those Considering Law School

These webinars are offered at no cost and will feature comments from highly experienced prelaw advisors and other content-area experts.

LSAT 101:  an Introduction to the Law School Admission Test
Tuesday, April 23, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., EST
Register now »

This webinar will provide a highly informative overview of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), including:

·         Skills that the LSAT will assess

·         Examples of LSAT question types and strategies for maximizing your score

·         Recommendations for creating an effective LSAT preparation plan

·         Information on how and why law school admission committees rely on the LSAT

The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer segment, during which participants may ask questions of the presenters.

The keynote presenter for this webinar, John Rood, is president and founder of NextStep Test Preparation. Rood and NextStep instructors have taught LSAT preparation methods and strategies to thousands of individuals across the United States.

Road Map to Law School: Expert Advice for Those Considering Law School    Wednesday, April 24, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., EST
Register now »

This webinar will address a wide range of topics for Individuals who are exploring and considering law school, including:

Advice for researching law as a career

·         Courses and skills that can provide a strong foundation for success in law school

·         An overview of legal careers and salary information

·         Factors relied on when law schools review an application for admission

·         A timeline for preparing for and applying to law school

Are you an undergrad planning to apply for grad school this fall? Make the application process less stressful–get a head start on your application materials now. UW’s Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is offering a series of workshops to help you prepare four of the critical pieces of your application process: finding funding, writing a strong curriculum vitae and personal statement, and getting strong letters of recommendation. Please RSVP to attend any or all sessions of interest:

  • Scholarship 201: Searching & Applying for Graduate Funding as an Undergrad
    • Apr. 15, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • Apr. 23, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • May 6, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • RSVP for these sessions
  • CV Writing
    • Apr. 17, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • Apr. 25, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • May 8, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • RSVP for these sessions
  • Personal Statement Writing
    • Apr. 22, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • Apr. 30, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • May 13, 2013, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 171
    • RSVP for these sessions
  • Getting Great Recommendation Letters
    • Apr. 24, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • May 2, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • May 15, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • RSVP for these sessions

For more information, please visit, or contact with questions.

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