YouTubers Tackle the Admission Process

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If you don’t know how to change a tire or curl your hair or even make a soufflé, you can YouTube it.

So, it stands to reason, if you don’t know how to apply for college, you would turn to the video-sharing website for the answers you seek.

What started as a trend of college-bound teens sharing their college decision letters has grown into a way for teens to broadcast their experiences and advice throughout the process.

Teen Vogue recently interviewed several of these YouTube vloggers about their growing channels.

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Department of Education Releases Template for New College Financing Plan

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The US Department of Education recently released its 2020-21 College Financing Plan template, formerly known as the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet. The College Financing Plan is a standardized form used by participating institutions to notify students about their financial aid package. The department relied on input from financial aid administrators, students, parents, and other stakeholders to develop the new template.

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Facebook Live: Learn More about the CSIET Model Standards

The Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) advisory board recently unveiled model standards for international student recruitment agencies working with US secondary schools.

Chris Page, executive director of CSIET, joined NACAC’s Director of Global Engagement Lindsay Addington on Wednesday to talk about the standards, international F-1 student recruitment, and more.

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New From NACAC: College Admission Ethics in Action

A new e-learning course is now available from NACAC.

College Admission Ethics in Action provides critical information on ethical behavior in the student recruitment process. The 35-minute course highlights basic legal and ethical boundaries and is aimed at the wide range of people who are involved in student recruitment, including athletic coaches, alumni volunteers, student tour guides, faculty, development officers, entry-level admission officers, and others.

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Track Your School’s FAFSA Completion Rate

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It’s FAFSA season!

Looking for a better way to chart submission rates for the students you serve? Check out the US Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid Completion Tool.

The searchable database provides weekly updates for every high school where five or more students have filed a FAFSA.

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ACT to Offer Individual Section Retesting

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Starting next fall, students will be able to retake single sections of the ACT.

The testing company announced the change earlier this week as part of a slate of new options for test-takers.

“For the first time in the 60-year history of the ACT test, students who have already taken the test will be allowed to retake individual ACT section tests (English, math, reading, science and/or writing), rather than having to take the entire ACT test again,” officials announced in a press release.

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ICYMI: NACAC Applauds Court Decision on Harvard Admission Practices

NACAC issued a statement last week applauding the US District Court decision regarding Harvard University’s admission practices.

The court found that the university’s method for limited consideration of race and ethnicity did not reflect discriminatory intent or create a discriminatory effect in the administration of its undergraduate admission process.

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Facebook Live Q&A: Setting the Standard for International Secondary Student Recruitment

The Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) advisory board recently completed its year-long effort to establish model standards for international student recruitment agencies working with US secondary schools.

Chris Page, executive director of CSIET, will join NACAC for a Facebook Live broadcast on Wednesday, Oct. 16 to discuss the new standards in greater detail.

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#NACAC19: NACAC Honors Video Essay Contest Winners

NACAC and its Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee (IAS) recently recognized the winners of its 2019 Video Essay Contest.

The contest, held annually in the city that hosts the association’s national conference, was sponsored this year by ZeeMee—an online platform that helps students apply to colleges and decide where to go. Snippets of the winning videos were shared last week during the opening session of NACAC’s 75th National Conference in Louisville.

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