On Track Counselor Summit 2022 - Kick-Off to Career & College Readiness
To ensure a smooth transition into the new academic year ICAN and Iowa College Aid present “On Track,” a series of interactive, virtual events, online resources and e-alerts to provide all high school students, particularly the Class of 2023, with a clear picture of both the tasks and timelines ahead of them. For counselors the "On Track" campaign will focus on providing the most up-to-date college planning tools, resources, and information to aid in your work with students.
In partnership with Iowa College aid, events will take place both during the school day and in the evening to help student navigate important topics for planning for life after high school.
School Day Events
Iowa College Aid is hosting Zoom events during the school day. You can register for these sessions at www.iowacollegeaid.gov/backontrack
- Monday, September 20
- Registered Apprenticeships: Earn While You Learn
- Iowa National Guard
- Military & Army University
- Keys to Being Successful in College
- Tuesday, September 21
- Common App Demo & Review
- College Pricing with TuitionFit
- Understanding the ACT
- Admissions Panel
- Wednesday, September 22
- TuitionFit Demo
- Financial Aid Negotiation
- Iowa Tuition Grant
- Last Dollar Scholarship
- Thursday, September 23
- Navigating College as a First-Gen Student
- College-Going Process
- Being a Student Athlete
- Student Employment: On and Off Campus
Evening Panel Discussions for Students & Parents
ICAN hosted Zoom panel discussions by grade level. Panels included ICAN experts, college representatives, school counselors and current college students. Learn more about the student events here.
- Monday, September 20 - Class of 2025 Night - Click here to view recording
- Tuesday, September 21 - Class of 2024 Night - Click here to view recording
- Wednesday, September 22 - Class of 2023 Night - Click here to view recording
- Thursday, September 23 - Class of 2022 Night - Click here to view recording
Click here to view the promotional toolkit for the evening events.
School Counselor Virtual Summit
Join us for a virtual summit and get all the college info you need to help your students plan for the future this academic year. The summit will feature hot button and top of mind sessions and interactive panel discussions involving Iowa colleges.
- Opening Session – Career & College Readiness in 2022-2023
- Admission Criteria (ACT/SAT, RAI Score and more)
- Career & Technical Education
- Transferring in Iowa
- College Credit in High School – the college perspective
- FAFSA Ready Iowa – Strategies in FAFSA Completion
- Closing Panel Q&A Discussion with Colleges
All sessions were interactive with a panel of presenters.
The Virtual Summit is free for Iowa school counselors to attend and will be held twice with recordings available after the second session. Pick the session that works best for you below.
New School Counselor Bootcamp – This free add-on event to the school counselor summit will provide a step-by-step guide to those counselors brand new to the profession, outlining the role school counselors have in the career and college readiness process for high school students. This event is jointly presented between ICAN and the Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA) and will feature a panel discussion enabling colleges and counselors to discuss and build relationships that highlight this important role.
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- Student Event Poster
- Student Event Flier
- Email Template - Freshman Event
- Email Template - Sophomore Event
- Email Template - Junior Event
- Email Template - Senior Event
- Social Media Posts
- Website Graphic
- Newsletter Article
- Website Announcement
- School Announcement
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Here are resources to guide and enhance your career and college readiness work with students.
- ICAN/ISCA School Counselor Career and College Readiness Guide
- ISCA/ICAN Webinar Series
- ICAN Financial Aid Certification Series
- ICAN Counselor Alerts
Resources to use with students
- ICAN Videos
- ICAN Materials Library
- ICAN Senior Alerts/E-Alerts/Tip of the Week
- ISCA Resources - http://iaschoolcounselor.org/Career
- Iowa College Aid - www.iowacollegeaid.gov
- College Board
Participating Colleges & Universities