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Instant Decision Days

Eight institutions of higher education participated in CHS Counseling Department’s Instant Decision Day in the past week. Neumann, Lincoln, Delaware State, Cheney, East Stroudsburg, La Salle, Gwynedd Mercy and Kutztown made 36 admission offers to 19 students in that time. 

  • Neumann, a private, Franciscan university in Delaware County, offered Ryan Allen, Meilana Deputy and Jaquan Paige admission with scholarship offers averaging 16,000.
  • The nation's first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Lincoln admitted Tajae Robb, Jaquan Paige, Meilana Deputy, Crae Wise, Ryan Allen, Laila Bennett, Sabria Lilley, Martin Latimer and Trinity Burroughs
  • Another HBCU, Delaware State, one of the country’s first land-grant educational institutions, admitted Ryan Allen, Kayla Banks, Leila Bennett, Shamir Harris, Jaquan Paige and Jaimie Sanders.
  • Cheyney, the nation’s first and oldest HBCU, offered admission to Nisaa Robinson (with some scholarship funding), Sabria Lilley (with full undergraduate and graduate scholarships, along with admittance to the Keystone Honors College), Kingsley Boateng and Tajae Robb.
  • East Stroudsburg, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, accepted Laila Bennett, Kennedi Dawson and Meilana Deputy.
  • La Salle University, a Christian Brothers school located in North Philadelphia, accepted Sabria Lilley, Arianna Risdorfer, Sojourna Ali-Orlena, Ryan Allen and Meilana Deputy with partial scholarships.
  • Gwynedd Mercy University, one of 17 Sisters of Mercy colleges and universities in the United States, offered acceptance and scholarship funding to Crae Wise and Sojourna Ali-Orlena.
  • Another member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Kutztown, admitted Seth Bernstein, Laila Bennett, Sabria Lilley, Jaquan Paige and Amani Ezell.


Instant decision days give CHS students who meet the criteria and deadlines the opportunities to interview with admission counselors from participating institutions of higher education. Students must register to participate. Click through for more information about upcoming visits from Arcadia University (11/16), Rider University (11/17) and Fairleigh Dickenson (11/17).

During the interview, students provide college-related information and answer questions. At the conclusion of the interview, the admission counselor will either offer admission to their institution or provide the student with tips on how they can increase their chances in the regular decision application process. Offers of admission are non-binding, though some schools will be awarding scholarships during their Instant Decision Day appointments.