Though being a counselor can often be a thankless job, there is at least one person publicly singing your praises.
Jessica Lander, a teacher and author in the Boston area, recently wrote
an op-ed for pleading with Boston and the state of Massachusetts to understand the value of school counselors. The Boston Globe
Continue reading ‘Simply Put, Counselors Matter’
An academic in Australia has one major piece of advice for students before they head to university: Take a gap year.
“School might have prepared students intellectually for a tertiary education, but there is lots school can’t prepare you for — and that’s how to deal with real people in the real world,” Jenna Price, who works at the University of Technology in Sydney,
wrote in The Sydney Morning-Herald.
Though a gap year alone won’t turn a C-student into an A-student, she said there is a significant difference in the overall performance of students who’ve taken a break from formal education.
Continue reading Op-Ed: Taking a Gap Year Builds Resilience
Pledging to apply to college now comes with a bigger perk than simply reaching your higher education goals.
November is National College Application Month and
Better Make Room wants students to pledge to get those applications turned in.
In exchange, they’ve arranged for a wide range of celebrities to do laundry for those who pledge.
Continue reading Students: Take the Pledge to Apply to College
International Education Week ( #IEW2018), a joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education worldwide.
At NACAC, we are celebrating this week (Nov. 12-16) by featuring stories from our members about the impact of international education, why they chose to work in international education, and what international education means to them.
View videos from our members and follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts to celebrate with us this week.
Ashley Dobson is NACAC’s communications manager for content and social media. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
College-bound high school seniors often have a lot of questions about their college essays.
Continue reading Working on Your College Essay? Don’t Forget to Edit.
Though movies and television make it seem like a full-ride scholarship will be readily available for nearly every student, reality is starkly different.
Continue reading By the Numbers: Student Scholarship Chances
College visits can play a big role in determining a student’s best fit school.
But if college-bound students want to get the most out of these campus experiences, there are a few things they need to consider.
offers some tips to help students prepare. Teen Vogue
Continue reading Campus Tour Tips for College-Bound Students
The 2018 National Conference last week left an impression on many attendees, and most importantly, it left an impression on our new NACAC President Stefanie Niles.
Niles chatted with
Platform Q Education’s Gil Rogers in a livestream Thursday afternoon about her takeaways for the conference and her goals for her presidential year and the years ahead.
“There’s a lot to do,” she said. “A lot in higher education that we are going to have to do to continue to make this experience most accessible to students.”
Continue reading Video: NACAC President Stefanie Niles Talks About Conference Takeaways and Her Goals for the Year
Missing the 2018 National Conference already? We’ve got you covered.
Join PlatformQ Education and NACAC on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET for an exclusive conversation and #nacac18 round-up with new NACAC President Stefanie Niles.
We’ll be discussing goals for Niles’ presidential term, key takeaways from the conference, and ways college admission professionals can take what they learned and use it back home.
Continue reading Tune In: Join Us for a #nacac18 Recap with NACAC’s President
The 74th Annual National Conference in Salt Lake City came to a close Saturday, complete with more amazing sessions, a spirited Membership Meeting and a rocking social.
Thanks to all of our attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, and staff that made this incredible conference possible.
Continue reading #NACAC18: Day 3 on Social Media