UCLA Pre-College Director

About Yesenia J. Moreno| Educator, Photographer, and Life-long Learner

Students joining Blueprint’s Pre-College Summer Program @ UCLA already have something to look forward to …. the coolest director on the planet!

Yesenia graduated with her Masters in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2008, and immediately put her degree to work as a Bilingual Elementary Teacher at a New York Public School in Harlem.  Since graduating she remains dedicated to her studies by continuing to take courses at her Alma Mater in pedagogy and sociology.  Just this Spring of 2013, she enrolled in a course titled the Sociology of Urban Education, which sums up her professional passion.

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For more information on Yessenia’s program and other Summer Programs for High School Students, visit: http://www.bpsummerprograms.com//ucla Read more

College Admissions: Acceptance V. Yield

So there’s this number out there that pretty much everyone in college admissions obsesses over. Their Acceptance rate. The acceptance rate is the percentage of students who apply to a school who are then accepted. Pretty simple? Not so fast.

Check out The Choice’s breakdown of college acceptance rates. Did you know 51% of the students who apply to the University of Wisconsin in Madison are accepted? I didn’t.

On the other side of the coin you have the Yield of a college. The Yield is the percentage of accepted students who then choose to enroll. Read more

Practice the SAT @ Blueprint

We’re very excited to announce we have struck up a partnership with The Princeton Review that will give Blueprint students enrolling in the one or two week programs at George Washington University or Stonehill College the opportunity to practice the SAT during week one of their program!

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Blueprint @ GW, meet your RA!

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Laura just finished her 2nd year at the University of Connecticut as psychology major where she is one of the recipients of the university’s leadership scholarship. She hopes to pursue a career in clinical psychology and as a research assistant for an early autism detection study, she is getting a hands-on experience in her studies. Read more

Pre-College Creative Writing

About Hebatullah Issa – All round superstar and Creative Writing Extraordinaire!

Hebatullah earned a Bachelors degree in Journalism from The Pennsylvania State University, where she worked on the university’s newspaper, radio and TV staff as a reporter.  She began pursuing her love for writing during her semester studying abroad, in 2008, at the University of Jordan, where she took an Arab Women Writers course. She was assigned to write a short story in the voice of an Arab woman; it was then she stumbled upon inspiration and found her voice as a writer.

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For more information on Heba’s program: http://www.bpsummerprograms.com//stonehill Read more

UCLA Students, Meet the Fantastic Ms. Brit, Your RA this Summer!

Editor’s Note: UCLA students are in for a real treat this summer with Brit. Coming back for her 3rd summer with Blueprint, Brit is, simply put, the best!

Hi my name is Britney and I am really bad at writing these things, so first off let me just break it down and tell you what I love…

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I love the arts, I love children, I love how music always changes my mood, I love exploring, I love impulse decisions, I love not needing a reason to dance, I love music festivals, I love meeting new people, I love making people laugh and most importantly, I LOVE life. Read more