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On Track Fall Kick-Off to College Planning

ICAN Presents Back on Track Fall 2021 Kick-Off


It's time to get "On Track" with the kick-off to college planning week.

ICAN and Iowa College Aid are kicking off the new academic year with College Planning Week - a series of events to help every Iowa high school student kick the 2023-24 academic year off on the right foot.

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High School Students/Parents

The "On Track" kick-off series features virtual events by grade level, planning resources, e-alerts, and informational pieces from our collegiate sponsors.

On Track Fall Kick-Off to College Planning - September 18-24, 2023

This week of virtual events, organized by grade level, will help high school students and parents understand their next steps and get success strategies from ICAN advisors, Iowa colleges, school counselors, and current college students.

Seniors - Class of 2024 – Monday, September 18 | 5:30 pm

  • Senior Alerts
  • Timeline
  • Financial Aid Overview – FAFSA events
  • Applications
  • Panel Discussion – School counselors, colleges, college student ambassadors

Recording | Powerpoint

Juniors - Class of 2025 – Tuesday, September 19 | 5:30 pm

  • Campus Visits
  • Career Exploration
  • Education/Training Options
  • Scholarship Prep
  • Panel Discussion – School counselors., colleges, college student ambassadors

Recording | Powerpoint

Sophomores - Class of 2026 – Wednesday, September 20 | 5:30 pm

  • Career Exploration
  • Academics
  • Job Shadows/Internships/Employability
  • Panel Discussion – school counselors, colleges, college student ambassadors

Recording | Powerpoint

Freshman - Class of 2027 - Thursday, September 21 | 5:30 pm

  • Transition Information – Academic Planning
  • Scholarship Prep
  • Panel Discussion – school counselors, colleges, college student ambassadors

Recording | Powerpoint

All Students – Sunday, September 24 – 1-3 pm

Golden Circle College & Career Fair

The largest college and career fair in Iowa is scheduled for Sunday, September 24 at the Meadows Convention Center in Altoona. This event is free to all students and provides a unique opportunity to meet with both career planning experts and college and universities from across the United States. Learn more at

Planning Resources

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Sponsors & Participating Colleges

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University of Iowa Simpson College University of Wisconsin - Platteville University of Northern Iowa
Des Moines University    


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