Encourage them to participate in NACAC’s video essay contest hosted by the association’s and Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee. The deadline is March 2.
Character counts when it comes to college admission, according to new data from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Character Collaborative.
In a recent national survey, 70 percent of admission officers said a student’s character attributes were either “considerably” or “moderately” important in the selection process at their respective institutions.
National School Counseling Week kicks off today!
The annual five-day event, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the many ways counselors help students succeed in the classroom and beyond.
NACAC is one of several education organizations encouraging their members to be mindful of the impacts of the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak on students, families, staff, and colleagues.
In a statement issued yesterday, the association urged flexibility for students, families, and counselors in the affected areas and encouraged its members to take action where necessary.
Undocumented students and some transgender students previously shut out of Illinois’ state financial aid system have been granted access.
New legislation that went into effect earlier this month allows affected students to secure money for college through the new Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid.
Several dozen people have already taken advantage of the option, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
“Demystifying the College Transfer Process: What Students and Families Need to Know” offers tips to potential transfer students and explores ways to make the transfer process between community colleges and four-year schools more seamless.
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Join NACAC’s Latino/Hispanic Special Interest Group tomorrow — Jan. 22 — for a book discussion of Music to My Years: A Mixtape-Memoir of Growing Up and Standing Up.
Author and comedian Cristela Alonzo will join the virtual chat, scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET.
In her memoir, Alonzo — who created and starred in the ABC sitcom Cristela — shares personal stories about growing up as a first-generation Mexican American in Texas. She also writes about the challenges she’s faced professionally as a woman of color.
Start the year off right!
NACAC has plenty of resources to help you — and your students — make the most of 2020.
Recent changes could limit the ability of some college students to access Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, according to a recent report by National Public Radio.
A rule approved last month by the Trump administration will make it harder for states to waive the requirement that SNAP recipients work at least 20 hours a week. According to policy experts interviewed by NPR, the shift “will limit benefits for college students enrolled less than half the time.”