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On Track Counselor Virtual Summit - Kick-Off to Career & College Readiness

ICAN Presents Back on Track Fall 2021 Kick-Off

To ensure a smooth transition into the new academic year ICAN and the Bureau of Iowa College Aid present “On Track,” a series of interactive, virtual events, online resources and e-alerts to provide all high school students 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.

Counselor Events   Campaign Toolkit   Counselor Resources


School Counselor Professional Development

School Counselor Virtual Summit – Join ICAN, the Bureau of Iowa College Aid, and a panel of colleges and universities to learn the latest developments in career and college readiness and ask questions about the planning process for your students. Both sessions are interactive with a panel of presenters.

  • Monday, August 12 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm - Register
  • Wednesday, September 4 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm - Register 

Topics include:

  • TBD
  • Panel Discussion with Colleges & Universities 
  • Q&A with Attendees

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.

  • Tuesday, August 13 | 2:30-4:30 - Register
  • Thursday, September 5 | 2:30-4:30 - Register

Student/Parent Events

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

The Bureau of Iowa College Aid is hosting Zoom events to help with the setup of the FSA ID, as well as lunch hour events for parents. You can learn about those sessions at

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 16 - Class of 2025 Night - Register
  • Tuesday, September 17 - Class of 2026 Night  - Register
  • Wednesday, September 18 - Class of 2027 Night - Register
  • Thursday, September 19 - Class of 2028 Night - Register
  • Click here to view the promotional toolkit for the evening events.

Counselor Toolkit

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Counselor Resources

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Here are resources to guide and enhance your career and college readiness work with students.

Professional Development

Resources to use with students

General Resources

Participating Colleges & Universities


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


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