Live webinars are offered on the second Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon, Eastern. Click on the webinar titles below to register.
Financial Aid at U.S. Boarding Schools: How Does it Work and Who Gets It?Includes a Live Event on 02/12/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)
For many families, the cost of an independent school can be prohibitive. Join, Jennie Kent, independent educational consultant, and Jason Warnick, director of admissions and financial aid at Ross School, to learn more about the basics of financial aid offered at boarding schools—which types of aid exist, what schools are evaluating in financial aid candidates, and how to apply.
How Do Test-Optional Admission Policies Affect Students, Colleges, and Affordability?Includes a Live Event on 03/12/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
This webinar will present the findings of one of the only large-scale, multi-institutional studies of these issues. Steve Syverson, the principal investigator and co-author of “Defining Access” will discuss this report of national data from 28 test-optional colleges and 950,000 students.
College Planning for Students with Disabilities and Autism Spectrum DisorderIncludes a Live Event on 04/09/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
What is "College Readiness" aside from being able to succeed academically? What executive functioning and selfadvocacy skills are necessary for college success? What are the differences between high school and college when it comes to accommodations, services, and support for students with disabilities? What is the parent's role in college? Should a disability be disclosed in applications? These are some of the areas we will explore when we discuss counseling students who are on the autism spectrum or who have learning challenges, disabilities or mental health challenges. We will also discuss how IECs can use research tools to find the best postsecondary option for their students; student privacy, parents’ access to college students’ medical and educational records when they turn 18 or start college; and legal issues surrounding the mental health crisis on college campuses. We will address some basic differences between student and parent rights in high school and college and how those differences can impact student performance, health, and safety if not addressed early enough.
Why Students Must Minimize Their Digital Footprint to Maximize Success for the College Application ProcessIncludes a Live Event on 05/14/2019 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
This webinar will demonstrate why college applicants must limit their digital footprint to maximize success in the college application process.