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On Track Fall Kick-Off to College Planning

ICAN Presents On Track Fall Kick-Off


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

ICAN, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education's Bureau of Iowa College Aid and the Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA) is kicking off the 2024-25 academic year with College Planning Week - a series of events to help every Iowa high school student get started 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 16-22, 2024

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 2025 – Monday, September 16 | 5:30 pm

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


Juniors - Class of 2026 – Tuesday, September 17 | 5:30 pm

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


Sophomores - Class of 2027 – Wednesday, September 18 | 5:30 pm

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


Freshman - Class of 2028 - Thursday, September 19 | 5:30 pm

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


All Students – Sunday, September 22 – 1-3 pm

Golden Circle College & Career Fair

The largest college and career fair in Iowa is scheduled for Sunday, September 22 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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