The college application process can be intimidating and confusing, especially for students from low-income families and those who will be the first in their family to go to college. By joining the American College Application Campaign, high schools can develop strategies to ensure every senior has a plan and gets the opportunity to apply to college.
Through the support of ACAC, state leaders, school staff, and community members provide students with individualized support and assistance as they prepare for and complete the college application process. Three School of Excellence recipients shared the strategies they deployed during the 2020-21 application season to ensure they reached students who needed support navigating the complex college application and admissions process. Join us to learn more about their efforts and how you can join the American College Application Campaign.
During the ACAC 2020 National Convening – hosted virtually on May 5, 6, and 7 – we invited Laura Owen, PhD., American University, and Kara Leva, PhD., Rowan University, to address how those working directly with students can help students navigate trauma, stress, and grief. We also took at look at how this trauma impacts the college-going process.