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Planning Ahead: The Monitor's 2018 College Guide

The Monitor’s 2018 Guide to Colleges and Universities focuses on suggestions that can help students have positive college experiences.

The section includes stories on the support students can find through participating in campus ministry programs; pointers from high school guidance counselors on choosing the best college; a new savings plan to help make paying for college easier; an interview with the student from the Diocese who was named this year’s Catholic University of America scholarship winner, and how in St. John Vianney High School there will be a number of seniors who will graduate with associate degrees before their high school graduation. Also, check out the information provided on the long list of Catholic university and college options located in the country’s Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

TCA student awarded Catholic University of America scholarship named for Bishop O'Connell
For Trenton Catholic Academy senior Angie Labissiere, attending The Catholic University of America, Washington, and receiving the Most Reverend David M. O’Connell Service Scholarship is a dream come true. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Faithful co-eds seek campus ministries for fellowship, support
Whether it is a shared faith, a sense of fellowship and support, or a refuge from the challenges associated with coursework and potentially negative influences, young men and women attending colleges across the Diocese of Trenton turn to campus ministries to keep the faith during their collegiate pursuits. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Diocese's high school guidance counselors offer tips for choosing the best college
It’s an exciting, frightening and life-changing time in a young person’s life – the moment when students begin to decide what college they will attend after high school. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
St. John Vianney seniors to graduate with associate degrees before high school commencement
Of the more than 1,900 students graduating May 10 from Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, for the first time nine of them will be area Catholic high school seniors. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Health sciences, health professions among new offerings at Georgian Court University

Degrees in health sciences and health profession studies are among the newest offerings available to undergraduate students this fall at Georgian Court University.

The new bachelor of science in health sciences and a bachelor of arts in health profession studies will launch at the university’s Lakewood campus in September. 

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Rosemont partners with Drexel on 4+1 Biology and Nursing Double Degree program
Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pa., has partnered with Drexel University, Philadelphia, on a new 4+1 Biology and Nursing Double Degree program.  More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Puerto Rican students pursue dreams at Catholic University
WASHINGTON – Puerto Rican students who are studying at The Catholic University of America in Washington for the spring semester said the opportunity not only gives them a reprieve from the damage caused by Hurricane Maria, but allows them to pursue their dreams. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Paying for college now easier with 529 savings plan change
Thanks to a change included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act adopted by Congress in December, parents can now save tax-free for their children’s public or private education from kindergarten through college.  More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Catholic universities must prepare students for dialogue, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Catholic universities are “called to be workshops of dialogue and encounter in the service of truth, justice and the defense of human dignity at every level,” Pope Francis told a delegation from Pennsylvania’s Villanova University. More ...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Planning for the Future: The Monitor's 2017 College Guide
Spring is under way, and high-school families with an eye on their child’s future are considering which higher institutions to attend. In its annual Guide to Catholic Colleges and Universities, The Monitor takes a look at what high school seniors are looking for in a Catholic college or university and talks to college seniors preparing for graduation as they reflect on the benefits of having attended a Catholic institution of higher learning. More ...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Catholic faith has a role to play in college, career choice, students say
High school seniors around the Diocese of Trenton are in the final stretch of selecting the college of their choice, and for some, Catholic colleges and universities top the list for continuing their education.

At the same time, college seniors from the Diocese are preparing to graduate from Catholic institutions, reflecting on their college experience and where their futures may lead.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017



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