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.
Co-hosted by ACAC and Reach Higher Location: webinar
Date: April 7, 2020 Reach Higher and the American College Application Campaign hosted a webinar about how to host and support a College Signing Day in your school or community. This webinar reviewed templates and examples available to support individuals planning their events. We also heard from school counselors who shared their experiences and lessons learned hosting a College Signing Day event.
Watch Recording: https://pages2.act.org/college-signing-day-webinar.html
This webinar is intended for host site coordinators to learn the ins and outs of hosting a college application completion event at your school or community-based organization.
Social media is a great tool to use for interacting and connecting with students and their families. ACAC discussed #WhyApply content ideas and reviewed campaign materials available to enhance your state and local social media efforts.
This webinar will introduce the American College Application Campaign, what it means to be a host site, and why schools should consider hosting a campaign event.
Co-hosted by ACT's Center for Equity in Learning and American Indian College Fund
Do you work with Native American high school students? Join the American Indian College Fund and ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning for a webinar introducing Native Pathways: A College-Going Guidebook, a new, culturally relevant, college-going guidebook developed to empower Native students seeking higher education.
Co-hosted by ACAC and Reach Higher