#GivingTuesday is Nov. 28. Support your college admission colleagues by donating to the Imagine Fund on this global day of giving.
A NACAC past president is one of six educators selected for the US Department of Education’s School Ambassador Fellowship program.
Patrick O’Connor, associate dean of college counseling at Cranbrook Schools (MI), will lend his expertise to conversations about national education policy as part of the program.
Other fellows selected for the 2017-18 cohort include educators from Colorado, Wyoming, California, and Washington, DC. This year marks the first time in the program’s 10-year history that a school counselor has been selected for the fellowship.
In 2001, Julissa Arce was one of those students.
“I graduated in the top 5 percent of my class,” she wrote in her memoir, My (Underground) American Dream. “I was all smiles. My whole family was proud of me. And all of us were worried.”
Join us Jan. 9 for a #NACACreads discussion of Arce’s book and the challenges undocumented students face as they make their way to and through higher education. Arce will participate in the hour-long Twitter chat, which kicks off at 9 p.m. ET.
Want to learn more about the findings included in NACAC’s latest State of College Admission?
Melissa Clinedinst, NACAC’s associate director of research, will present report highlights Thursday during a free webinar.
The presentation kicks off at 2 p.m. ET. Tune in to learn about factors in the admission decision, the college acceptance rate, and student-to-counselor ratios.
The finding — included in the 14th annual edition of NACAC’s State of College Admission report — confirms that more colleges and universities are relying on transfer students to help fill their classes. National data show that more than one-third of all students switch schools sometime during their college career.
College-bound kids from across the globe are increasingly internalizing the same harmful message: Only excellence will do when it comes to grades, test scores, extracurricular activities, and college admission.
But expecting across-the-board greatness is a “set-up,” clinical psychologist David Gleason told counselors and admission professionals on Tuesday.
“Trying to conform to these expectations, kids become depleted, feeling scared about their futures, and disillusioned by their inability to do it all,” Gleason tweeted during a #NACACreads discussion of his book, At What Cost? Defending Adolescent Development in Fiercely Competitive Schools.
Have your students been impacted by recent natural disasters?
Since NACAC began surveying colleges and universities in October, more than 140 institutions have provided campus contacts and a direct link to information on their websites for students affected by the devastation.
How much pressure is too much for college-bound students?
Join us Tuesday for a #NACACreads discussion of At What Cost? Defending Adolescent Development in Fiercely Competitive Schools.
The hour-long Twitter chat, featuring author David L. Gleason, will kick off at 9 p.m. ET.
“Pressure to succeed, in and of itself, is not necessarily unhealthy,” Gleason notes in his book. “However, too much pressure — for anyone — but especially for still-developing children and adolescents — can be dangerous.”
Is your college or university offering flexibility to students impacted by recent natural disasters? Let us know!
NACAC is creating a digital resource to assist counselors working with US students affected by hurricanes and wildfires, as well as international students impacted by earthquakes and floods. Colleges and universities are asked to add their information to the database by completing a short survey.
Good information can go a long way when helping students make the right college choice.
Financial Aid Basics: What Students & Families Need to Know provides an overview of how to estimate college costs and apply for aid.