Culturally Competent College Admissions Counseling

Thursday, September 14, 2017

08:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Traditional timelines in the college search and admission process vary for a number of reasons. Socioeconomic level, moving from one community to another, immigration status, and issues related to family, culture, and gender play a role in college admission engagement. School, college, and community-based organization professionals best serve students when they build a path to college access and college-going culture that allows for flexibility and variability in student interest, timeliness, decision-making, and commitment. The proposed approach includes incorporating an inclusive, circular model of the search and application process that builds a sense of shared mission among the students. Strategies include building a positive college-going expectation among students, goal-setting, incorporating family engagement, increasing student social capital, the integration of college readiness in academics, and student self-awareness and self-discovery in the process.

This seminar requires an additional fee and can be purchased during the registration process.