Colleges to Counselors (C2C) 

C2C brings school counselors a free opportunity to learn first-hand from several member colleges and organizations at one time. Representatives will be given the opportunity to do a quick, 2-5 minute presentation on any institutional updates to high school counselors. Plus, a college fair, just for school counselors, will allow counselors to collect promotional materials and get answers to specific questions and concerns. School counselors and representatives learning and networking.

Lunch is provided by the host, along with an an optional tour of the host campus. School counselors will also receive a booklet of quick facts on each participating college or university to take notes, follow along, and take away specific information on each institution.

Costs - $75 for colleges to register and FREE for school counselors! 


 

Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship - The Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship is awarded to four Iowa high school seniors, whose high schools and chosen colleges are members of Iowa ACAC as of April 1, 2019. Students may be nominated by a school counselor, teacher, administrator or school board member. Special consideration will be given to those from under-represented populations, first generation, or demonstrate financial need. Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship recipients should embody some of the qualities that he possessed. Please consider whether the student is:  someone giving of their time, caring for others, with a desire to improve the world.

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.

Are you interested in making a contribution to the Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship Fund? Contact [email protected] for more information.

Nomination form - Deadline to nominate is April 1. Remember, nominated students must be attending a high school that is a member of Iowa ACAC (as of April 1), and their chosen college must be an Iowa ACAC member. Not sure if your high school or postsecondary choice is a member? Check the links below or email [email protected]


 

 

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Web Sites and Other Resources for Secondary/Postsecondary Counselors, Parents and Students

(*Just added) College Affordability Handouts - Designed by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) to highlight the value of a college degree, showcase the true cost of college, and break down borrowing options.

DACA Resources

College Visit Checklist - Schedule a visit through the Admissions Office at any college in which you might be interested, then use this checklist for planning!

Counselor Toolkit - An ACT newsletter for K-12 school counselors with information about test prep, financial aid and more!

Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

SPGP - Statement of Principles of Good Practice - Code of Ethics and Professional Practices

ACT

College Board

Iowa College Access Network

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Iowa School Counselor Association

Iowa Department of Education - School Counseling

Sallie Mae College Planning