Idaho College Application Week. Site Coordinator Training Boise, Idaho October 3, 2013

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1 Idaho College Application Week Site Coordinator Training Boise, Idaho October 3, 2013

2 Agenda Introductions Reasons for ACAC Preparing for a College Application event During College Application event After the College Application event Questions

3 Key Reasons for American College Application Campaign Economic Competitiveness Changing Demographics Right Thing to Do

4 60% of Americans will hold high quality degrees and credentials by 2025 ~ Lumina Foundation Lumina Foundation, A Stronger Nation through Higher Education, May 2013

5 60% of Americans will hold high quality degrees and credentials by 2025 ~ Lumina Foundation Lumina Foundation, A Stronger Nation through Higher Education, May 2013

6 60% of Americans will hold high quality degrees and credentials by 2025 ~ Lumina Foundation Lumina Foundation, A Stronger Nation through Higher Education, May 2013

7 60% of Americans will hold high quality degrees and credentials by 2025 ~ Lumina Foundation Lumina Foundation, A Stronger Nation through Higher Education, May 2013

8 Sometimes a student going to college is as simple as someone helping them to apply. (J. Watts, 2010)

9 THE BASICS Focuses on first-generation students Occurs in the fall (October November) Takes place during the school day Requires collaboration (K-12/HE) Utilizes existing networks and infrastructure Promotes College-Going Culture Uses school personnel and volunteers low cost

10 GOALS Share information and build awareness Provide individualized advising Assist with application completion Engage parents and community Make decisions and plan ahead

11 ACAC Structure: State and Local Statewide Steering Committee State Coordinator ACAC ACAC Pilot High School HS Site Coordinator ACAC Pilot High School HS Site Coordinator ACAC Pilot High School HS Site Coordinator Students Apply to College!

12 2005 Alaska Hawaii

13 2008 Alaska Hawaii

14 2009 Alaska Hawaii

15 2010 Alaska Hawaii

16 2011 Alaska Hawaii

17 2012 Alaska Hawaii

18 2013 Alaska Hawaii

19 PREPARING YOUR SCHOOL, STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR THE COLLEGE APPLICATION CAMPAIGN EVENT

20 Site Coordinator Manual

21 Site Coordinator Manual (Initiatives)

22 Site Coordinator Manual

23 Site Coordinator Manual

24 Idaho College Application Week November 11-15, 2013

25 School team makes college-going visible and plan event Students research colleges & identify a match School counselors prepare materials Request additional fee waivers Print off transcripts

26 Building a College-Going Culture Ask Me About My School Banners

27 Building a College-Going Culture School Team Class Assignments

28 Building a College-Going Culture Window Displays Bulletin Boards

29 Building a College-Going Culture T-shirts

30 Building a College-Going Culture Buttons Wrist Bands and Flashdrives

31 Celebrating a College-Going Culture

32 Students Complete College Application Worksheet Essay or Personal Statement

33 Students Complete College Application Worksheet

34 Students Complete College Application Worksheet Residency Status Questions

35

36 Students: Research Options NCES College Navigator

37 Students: Research Options College Results Online

38 Students: Research Options College Board s Big Future

39 Students: Research Options Center for Student Opportunity

40 Students: Research Options College Board s You Can Go

41 Students: Research Options Idaho Dept of Labor

42 Students Identify at least one school School University of Idaho (Moscow) Lewis-Clark State College (Lewiston) Boise State University (Boise) Idaho State University (Pocatello) Eastern Idaho Tech College (Idaho Falls) College of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls) Distance from Home (Mountain Home, Idaho) Academic Program 343 miles Conservation Science Cost per academic year 15, ,910 Living on campus 342 miles Natural Science 13, ,880 Living on campus 42 miles Civil Engineering 15, ,168 Living on campus 194 miles Ecology/ Cons. Bio; Civil Engineering 238 miles Energy Systems Technicians 85 miles Civil Engineering/ Environmental Technology 12,741 + personal Living on campus 6, ,136 Living OFF campus 7, ,448 Living on campus Graduation Rate 6 yr. 56% 6 yr. 22% 6 yr. 27% 6 yr. 34% 3 yr. 37% 3 yr. 18%

43 Recruiting and Preparing Volunteers Who? College admissions reps, financial aid officers, college advising corps members, college access professionals, retired teachers, local business, political leaders, and parents

44 Recruiting and Preparing Volunteers What? Greet students, answer questions, review applications, manage sign-in sheets, fill printer with paper, hand out Next Steps sheet, serve as motivational role models

45 Recruiting and Preparing Volunteers Why? Engages community in the schools for a positive reason, highlights adult mentors, reinforces the importance of continuing education, brings additional resources to the task not only for the College Application Campaign but for other school efforts as well

46 Recruiting and Preparing Volunteers How? Newsletters, Presentations at meetings of local nonprofits, PSAs, Letters from the Principal and/or School Counselor, Personal contacts

47 Recruiting and Preparing Volunteers Volunteer Orientation Meeting Inform volunteers of tasks, gather contact information, review background check requirements, remind them to check school loyalties at the door, answer questions, and thank them!

48 THE DAY OF THE EVENT

49 College Application Day Hold the event Keep records: who and how many students applied how many applications were submitted how many students registered for a FAFSA pin Keep a record of who volunteered and contact info Hand out the What Next sheet

50 What s next?

51 AFTER THE COLLEGE APPLICATION CAMPAIGN EVENT

52 After College Application Day Hold a debriefing session with volunteers and school personnel conference call or meeting Send thank you notes to volunteers Prepare a newspaper article about the success of the event Collect data requested at state level Present at conferences on your experiences

53 QUESTIONS? Idaho College Application Campaign State Coordinator Dana Kelly (208) American College Application Campaign Melissa Caperton (919) Bobby Kanoy (919) Joni Petschauer (252) Joe Watts (336)

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