5 Must-Read Posts from 2016


Enjoying winter break?

So are we. NACAC offices are closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2.

Check back for a new post on Jan. 3. Until then, enjoy these top stories from 2016.

Report: Counselors Positively Impact College Access
Students who meet one-on-one with a school counselor are significantly more likely to attend college and apply for federal financial aid, according to a new NACAC study.

Member View: Counseling While White
To not acknowledge our differences — to stand in a “colorblind” place as a college admission professional — is to erase or ignore lived experience.

Report: Number of International Students in US Surpasses 1 Million
The milestone — captured in the most recent Open Doors report — represents a 7 percent increase over the previous year, with international students now accounting for 5 percent of the total student population on American college campuses.

College Coaches Use Social Media to Vet Recruits
Hoping to play sports in college? Make sure your social media accounts send the right message to recruiters.

6 Ways Colleges and Universities Award Financial Aid
Help the families you serve by familiarizing yourself with the most common methods used by colleges to award financial aid.

Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at mstegmeir@nacacnet.org.

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