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2015-2016 Counselor Webinar Series

With the help of expert educational professionals, we are hosting a series of webinars that provide counselors with timely and pertinent information on how to support students’ college readiness and future aspirations.

This series also is a prime source to get updates and information on the SAT Suite of Assessments and the Official SAT Practice.

Earn Continuation Education Credit (CEU) as you Increase Your Skills

The College Board has been approved as an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), and will offer IACET CEUs for its online professional webinars. To receive CEU credit each webinar participant must complete the webinar registration, attend the entire event for which they registered and show mastery of the online session’s learning outcomes.

All online workshop times are EDT/EST.



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College Board Updates
Hear about critical updates on College Board programs (such as PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT®, AP®, etc) for the 2015–2016 school year. Each of the updates is identical in content.

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College Board Updates (Experienced Counselors)

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College Board Updates (Newer Counselors: Two years or less)

Counselors and the Redesigned Assessments
Ensure that your students’ assessment experience connects to their college and career readiness by learning about the College Board Readiness and Success System, the SAT Suite of Assessments, and Official SAT Practice.

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Counselors and the Redesigned Assessments: Welcome Back!  Navigating the SAT and the PSAT/NMSQT Summer Mailings

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Counselors and the Redesigned Assessments: New Official SAT Practice Tools on

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Counselors and the Redesigned Assessments: Advising the Class of 2017

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Counselors and the Redesigned Assessments – PSAT/NMSQT Score Report Preview

Dec 3
1 p.m.

Counselors and the Redesigned Assessments:  Helping Counselors Get the Most from the Khan Academy SAT Practice Program

Now that students have taken the PSAT/NMSQT, join the experts to learn about dynamic, interactive tools and resources that support and reinforce great classroom instruction. This session may also be helpful for counselors whose students have taken PSAT 8/9.

Jan 6
1 p.m.

Counselors and the Redesigned Assessments: Connecting the PSAT/NMSQT to College Planning and Practice Resources

New and innovative elements of the student reporting portal are outlined. Learn how students will receive their results from PSAT 8/9, PSAT™ 10 and PSAT/NMSQT and SAT, as well as connect to practice and college and career planning resources.  

Feb 3
1 p.m.

Counselors and the Redesigned Assessments: SAT Registration, Fee Waivers and Best Practices for the Counselor Registration Report

The first administration of the redesigned SAT is around the corner. Counselors have important questions about the upcoming changes from students, families, and colleagues. Learn about registration guidelines, fee waivers, and the SAT registration report to support your efforts for all students.

Academic Success
Develop insights on programs that provide and promote students’ academic success that ensure access to a variety of college and career options.

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Nov 17
12 p.m.

Navigating the NCAA Eligibility Center’s High School Portal.

Gain an in-depth knowledge of the tools and resources in the high school portal in order to help you assist your students and parents on their journey to NCAA initial eligibility.

Jan 28
12 p.m.

Using AP Potential™ to Assist in Academic Planning and Student Course Selection

As the season approaches for students to select courses for next year, see how AP Potential can help students, counselors, and teachers in course planning.

Feb 10
1 p.m.

Planning for Your Students with Disabilities: Five Things to do for Spring

This webinar will provide a review of the important steps to take now for your students with disabilities in grades 8–12. Planning for the SAT® and AP® Exam spring administrations, as well at fall 2016 assessments, will ensure a smooth process for everyone. The presentation will cover highlights of the appropriate documentation and important deadlines. 

Apr 5
2 p.m.

Integrating AP Courses into CTE Programs of Study

Research undertaken by National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium and the College Board suggests Career and Technical Information (CTE) students benefit from AP course work. In this session, learn to develop strategies for matching existing AP courses with CTE program offerings, draft a set of guidelines for enrolling CTE students in relevant AP courses, and evaluate the availability of CLEP® assessments.

Jun 9
1 p.m.

Creating a Middle to High School Transition Program

Without the proper preparation, the transition from middle to high school could be a difficult experience for students. Join us to learn how to create a transition program that will provide middle school students with ongoing exposure to experiences that will promote college and career readiness at the high school level. By applying specific strategies and using these tools and resources, you will be able to enhance your own academic planning to meet specific college and career goals of your students, encourage students to maximize their high school experience through involvement in extracurricular and enrichment activities, and nurture the aspirations of your students to apply to college.

College Exploration
Discover early and ongoing strategies to help students make informed decisions when selecting a college and major.

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The College Board and Roadtrip Nation Presents, Why Not Us?

Jan 21
2 p.m.

College Readiness: Exploring Minority-Serving Institutions

There are many HBCU’s, HSI’s, AANAPISI’s, and tribal colleges and universities throughout the United States. Hear from about the benefits and opportunities that these schools can provide both academically and socially. Gain useful information to assist your students in finding the best college that fits their needs. Be in the know about minority-serving institutions as a viable college option for your students.

May 26
2 p.m.

College Awareness for Middle School Counselors

What is the role of the middle school counselor in early college awareness? Learn how to create opportunities to deepen student’s college knowledge and skills necessary for academic planning and goal setting. Discover a variety of ways to integrate strategies, tools and resources that promote academic planning, college exploration, and college financial planning into your middle school program.

Jun 7
1 p.m.

Undergraduate College Career Centers

It is important to provide students with early and ongoing exposure to experiences and information necessary to make informed decisions about selecting a college and career.  Undergraduate college career centers should be part of that college journey. Learn about college career resources that can help a college graduate’s entry into the real world be a smooth one.

College Admission and Transition  
Gain new perspectives of the many facets of the college admission process and proven strategies for successful student transitions to postsecondary education.

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The College Application Process: Quality Over Quantity

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Fee Waiver 101 (PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, College Application)

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Letters of Recommendation: Effective Strategies for Selective College Admissions

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Preparing Students for the College Application Essay

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The Common Application

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Understanding Community College Opportunities and Strategies for Student Transition and Success

Mar 10

Assisting Undocumented/DACA Students

Resources and tools for assisting undocumented/Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students navigate the college application and financial aid process.

May 17
1 p.m.

Avoiding Summer Melt

Avoid summer melt by preparing your recent graduates for a successful transition from high school to college from a district, school, and community partnership approach.

College Financial Planning
Explore information and innovative practices to guide students and families in understanding college costs and the financial aid process.

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The 2016-17 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Nov 18
1 p.m.

Financial Literacy: Concepts and Resources to Help Families Make the Best Financial Decisions

As students tackle the topic of how to pay for college, now is a critical opportunity to increase financial capability for students and their families.

This session on financial literacy will address important financial concepts students should know and resources to help them make better decisions, especially when it comes to financing their education.

Nov 19
1 p.m.

Searching for Scholarships

For most families financial aid is the key component in determining college planning and selection. With state and institutional financial aid often falling short of costs, and scholarship opportunities becoming more competitive, families need as much information and as many opportunities as possible to fund their child’s college education. This webinar will provide counselors with information and available tools to help them assist their students and families in taking advantage of untapped resources. 

Dec 2
1 p.m.

What’s New with FAFSA

Hear about the most important updates to the FAFSA from a representative of the Department of Education. Information and suggestions for working with your students and their parents during the financial aid process will be shared.

Dec 15
1 p.m.

College Goal Sunday and FAFSA Completion Resources

The National College Access Network and USA Funds announced last spring that NCAN will assume leadership of College Goal Sunday, a nationwide program that helps college-bound students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Learn more about the new vision for College Goal Sunday and the trainings, ready to use tools and resources available to ensure that students file a FAFSA each year.  

Jan 12
1 p.m.

The 2016-17 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Please join us as we share important information to help you assist students with everything from completing the application to submitting tax documents as required by their colleges.

Jan 19th
2 p.m.

How to Help Low-Income Students Manage College Costs

This webinar will highlight the difficulties that some low-income families may encounter when applying for aid, and educate counselors on what institutions consider when distributing aid. The goal is to inform counselors with the financial aid information they need to know and can use, but in a way that will enable them to gain understanding and eliminate confusion. Topics will include the real cost of attendance and what a financial aid package includes.

Mar 1
3 p.m.

Financial Aid for Middle-Income Families

Middle income families often find that they have a financial aid gap in their award letters and have difficulty understanding how institutional policies relate to determining aid. This webinar will provide counselors with information they can share with their families and supply tips for guiding families through what can be a confusing process. Topics will include questions on financial aid applications and how the information is used, what the Expected Family Contribution is and what it is not, and factors to consider when borrowing for education.

Counselor Leadership
Enhance your comprehensive school counseling program by effectively using data and other resources to advance student college and career readiness.

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Becoming a Data Expert and Change Agent for Your School

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Reinvigorate Your College Counseling Program

Feb 17
2 p.m.

Building Your Leadership Skills

A panel of American School Counselor Association (ASCA) of the of the Year and RAMP school counselors discuss their leadership style and the spheres of influence that promote student achievement and success. Learn how you can use your leadership skills to influence policies and decisions that impact student outcomes for college readiness at the school and district level.

Apr 28
3 p.m.

Successful Principal-Counselor Teams

Review the research, get some tools, and learn practical examples of how effective collaboration can lead to success for all students from a panel of successful principal–counselor teams.

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Applying to two colleges instead of one makes it 40% more likely that students will enroll in a four-year college. When students apply to more than two, their chances of enrolling will be even better. Encourage your students to apply to at least four or more colleges – one safety, two good fits, and one reach.

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