Resources for Secondary/Postsecondary Counselors, Parents and Students

Iowa College/University Test and Visit Policies Status

Test and Visit Policy Status (as of 9/23/2020)

Due to COVID and the myriad of information and changes, we have contacted member organizations to complete a brief survey to address test-options and on-campus visit status. This spreadsheet will be updated nightly with additional surveys received. We encourage you to contact a school directly, if you don't see them on this list. School counselors, students, and families are encouraged to use this free, downloadable, resource to assist in your college research.

High School Visit Policies for Admission Professionals

Iowa High School Visit Policies - Our colleagues at the Iowa School Counselor Association are surveying school counselors regarding their high school visit policies. This is a living document (added to this page on 9/14/2020) and "view only" for college admission professionals. Continue to check the link for additions and changes.


Institutional Admission Policy Updates due to COVID

NACAC College Admission Status Update

As a service to students and families, we are providing this online tool as a central resource for information and updates on college admission events, deposit dates, and more. Visit www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/newsroom/college-admission-status-coronavirus/


Anti-Racism Resources

An Antiracist Reading List:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/books/review/antiracist-reading-list-ibram-x-kendi.html

Here Wee Read: diverse and inclusive books that are kid-friendly:
www.hereweeread.com

Anti-Racism Resources: intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work.
http://bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES


DACA Resources

Protect Dreamers Higher Education Coalition
DACA Fact Sheet 
DACA Talking Points


ACT

College Board

Iowa College Access Network

Iowa College Aid

Iowa School Counselor Association

Iowa Department of Education - School Counseling

Sallie Mae College Planning

Colleges to Counselors (C2C) - free Iowa ACAC programming for school counselors.


 

Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship The Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship is awarded to five Iowa high school seniors, whose high schools and chosen colleges are members of Iowa ACAC. Freddy Miranda was someone who was giving of his time, cared for others, and had a desire to improve the world. It is our hope to honor Freddy’s memory by choosing scholarship recipients that embody similar qualities and characteristics. 

Freddy Miranda worked in higher education in Iowa for more than a decade. He impacted the lives of hundreds of students, while working in Admissions for Central College, Pella, IA, University of Northern Iowa (UNI), Cedar Falls, IA, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, and Indian Hills Community College (IHCC), Ottumwa, IA. He was on a recruitment trip in Honduras, as the Director of International Affairs for IHCC, when he was killed in an automobile accident on March 8, 2016.


Scenes Blog

The Scenes Blog comes out monthly via members' email. You can see those blog articles, plus blog bonus articles, on the Blog page.