Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling
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Region 2 - Northwest District

  • March 18, 2011
  • 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb


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Round Robin: Transfer Edition
It’s discussion time! In our profession, sometimes the best way to learn is from feedback and discussion with colleagues. We invite you to join our open forum, roundtable discussion which aims to address multiple topics that counselors handle on a daily basis. This year’s Round Robin will focus on issues pertaining to the transfer process. With a growing number of students choosing to attend community colleges before enrolling at 4-year universities, this session will address all the hot-button issues that have arisen from this growing trend. This session will feature a high school counselor, community college advisor, and 4-year university admissions counselor to provide their perspective and expertise on the transfer process and their roles in it. Please join us to ask questions, voice your concerns, and share your perspective!

Students with Disabilities: Smoothing the Transition from High School to College
As an increasing number of students with special needs are attending college, counselors need to know how to guide these students through the transition and understanding differences they may face as they enter college. Specialists will be featured to address topics such as Section 504, ADA, legal issues, documentation, and the range of services available on college campuses and how they differentiate from those found in high schools. Additionally, this session will discuss the transition to college for students with disabilities, including the perspective from a student who had an IEP in high school and made a successful transition into college by utilizing their campus resources.

Filling the Gap: Scholarships
In today’s economy, the cost of enrolling in college is a major factor in college decision-making. With a growing number of students applying for financial aid and less state and federal dollars being awarded, some students aren’t receiving enough aid to cover their first-choice school. With limited aid available, scholarships are a fantastic way for students to fill the gap that financial aid may not cover in order to finance their education. Outside of institutional scholarships, there are millions of dollars in free scholarships available to our students. Representatives from will discuss the breadth of scholarship opportunities available and how to easily navigate the process and find extra money to finance college!

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2011

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