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Thursday, September 24

Join us online for breakout sessions offered below. 

All sessions are available to registered attendees for free on demand until October 31.

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  • A Chat About Social Media

  • Advising NCAA Prospective Student-Athletes

    New to the NCAA Eligibility Center process? Get the facts about NCAA academic initial-eligibility requirements, the core-course review process, recruiting basics, and the National Letter of Intent.

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  • Breaking the Binary: Implementing Gender Equity and Access in Admissions

    Hear an overview of gender identity, gender expression, and their significance in education. Learn introductory strategies and discover resources for integrating preferred names and gender pronouns into daily practice. Take away an accountability process for moving through mistakes regarding names and pronouns.

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  • Gap Year Research: Reported Outcomes from Students and Higher Ed

    Two new initiatives to study the impacts having a gap year between high school and college can have on the undergraduate experience have taken place over the past year. Following the creation of the Gap Year Research Consortium at Colorado College and the second administration of the National Alumni Survey of former gap year participants by the Gap Year Association, exploresome of the early data that has been collected by both groups, and discuss future topics for research.

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  • Reimagining the Application Review Process

    COVID-19 has forced college admission offices to rethink how they will evaluate applications this fall. Many students’ transcripts will look different with pass/fail grades in lieu of the traditional alpha numeric system, little to no extracurricular activities, and no standardized test scores. The presenters share creative strategies their offices will use this admission cycle to evaluate applicants. In addition, the presenters share how they retrained their staffs to adjust to a new review system.

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  • Standardized Admission Testing in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond

    NACAC's report on standardized testing is a much-needed call on colleges and universities to examine their ACT and SAT policies and practices. Learn about the findings of NACAC’s Task Force on Standardized Admission Testing for International and US Students, which debated the values and costs of standardized testing in a global landscape. In this presentation, members of the task force share key considerations and recommendations that can help bring about needed change to the admission process.

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  • Technology and Equity in the COVID Era

    Virtual learning has become mainstream due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but unfortunately, vulnerable student populations may not have access to the resources and technology needed to be successful in the online classroom. Join our presenters – a seasoned CBO/college access professional and a rural-student advocate – as they discuss the challenges these students face. The presenters also share tips on how to best support these students.

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  • The “New Normal:” College Counseling in the age of COVID

    As many schools have started the schoolyear online, students, teachers, and parents are figuring out how to operate in an online environment. This session focuses on how counselors are navigating the virtual space to provide college counseling to their students. The presenters share best practices and advice on how to engage students in virtual college counseling.

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