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  • Understanding Neuropsychological Testing

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 12/10/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar is designed to help independent educational consultants understand and digest the components and findings of neuropsycholological and psychoeducational evaluation and provide a platform for understanding the sometimes dense and detailed reports. This complex issue will be broken down into real-world, accessible language using actual case examples. Emphasis will be given to describing what the various tests are assessing and how the data can be used to inform educational decisions.

    This webinar is designed to help independent educational consultants understand and digest the components and findings of neuropsycholological and psychoeducational evaluation and provide a platform for understanding the sometimes dense and detailed reports. This complex issue will be broken down into real-world, accessible language using actual case examples. Emphasis will be given to describing what the various tests are assessing and how the data can be used to inform educational decisions.

    Lorrie Ness, Ph.D

    Ness Psychological Services, Silver Spring, MD

    Lorrie Ness is a licensed psychologist and owner of Ness Psychological Services in Silver Spring, Maryland. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Ness specializes in providing testing, as well as outpatient therapy, to students and adults. Her practice specializes in helping individuals achieve their full potential through comprehensive testing and she works from a collaborative standpoint that seeks to provide students and families with empowerment and confidence. 

    A special note of appreciation to our Sponsor, who have made possible the development of our webinar series through their generous support:

    Applerouth Tutoring


    Applerouth Tutoring Services
    Since 2001 has helped thousands of students attain the scores they needed to secure spots at their top-choice schools. With our cutting edge methods and best-in-class tutors, we have helped our students attain consistently outstanding score improvements.

  • Helping Students with LDs Optimize Outcomes on Admissions and Testing

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/12/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    When it comes to college admissions and admissions testing, some students will face challenges stemming from individual learning differences. These students can benefit from specific interventions to help them optimize performance on admissions tasks and tests such as the SAT and ACT. Students with ADHD may need to shift their approach, working to self-regulate their attention using a variety of techniques. Students with executive function issues or dyslexia may also benefit from strategic adjustments. Let’s examine the most common learning differences you may come across in your practice and discuss how to coach your students to reach their peak performance.

    When it comes to college admissions and admissions testing, some students will face challenges stemming from individual learning differences. These students can benefit from specific interventions to help them optimize performance on admissions tasks and tests such as the SAT and ACT. Students with ADHD may need to shift their approach, working to self-regulate their attention using a variety of techniques. Students with executive function issues or dyslexia may also benefit from strategic adjustments. Let’s examine the most common learning differences you may come across in your practice and discuss how to coach your students to reach their peak performance.

    Jed Applerouth

    Founder and President, Applerouth Tutoring Services

    Jed Applerouth is a teacher and an educational innovator. A nationally certified counselor with a PhD in educational psychology, Jed has researched student cognition, memory, motivation, and learning strategies to enhance the pedagogical strategies of Applerouth Tutoring Services. Jed is also a trained artist. He has found a way to merge his counseling and educational insights, visual talents, and whimsical sense of humor into a highly effective and original method for teaching academic subjects and preparing students for college and grad-school admissions tests. Jed continually seeks new ways to improve the methods and materials of ATS, researching the most innovative pedagogical strategies to keep his tutors on the cutting edge of the education industry. No stranger to assessments, Jed scored a perfect 2400 on the SAT and a super-scored 36 on the ACT.

    A special note of appreciation to our Sponsor, who have made possible the development of our webinar series through their generous support:

    Applerouth Tutoring


    Applerouth Tutoring Services
    Since 2001 has helped thousands of students attain the scores they needed to secure spots at their top-choice schools. With our cutting edge methods and best-in-class tutors, we have helped our students attain consistently outstanding score improvements.

  • A Brief Overview of the SAO Common Application and the Gateway Portal

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/08/2019

    This webinar will offer a brief overview of the SAO common and the Gateway portal applications. The mere existence of these two independent school application portals creates confusion for the end user and independent educational consultants (IECs). This webinar will help inform IECs of the similarities and differences between these two application options and provide constructive advice to their clients about when and how to use these tools. The presentation will also offer instruction about how to fully utilize both portals’ Advisor Workstations.

    This webinar will offer a brief overview of the SAO common and the Gateway portal applications. The mere existence of these two independent school application portals creates confusion for the end user and independent educational consultants (IECs). This webinar will help inform IECs of the similarities and differences between these two application options and provide constructive advice to their clients about when and how to use these tools. The presentation will also offer instruction about how to fully utilize both portals’ Advisor Workstations.

    Holly McGlennon Treat (Moderator)

    IECA Member

    Holly’s experience with secondary school admission and relationships with admission directors throughout New England provides an abundance of information to guide the school search process.

    Before becoming an independent educational consultant in 2003, Holly served as the director of admission and dean of students at The Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Connecticut; the associate director of admission at both Miss Porter’s School and Miss Hall’s School; and the director of admission at the Salisbury Summer School. As the secondary school advisor at the Indian Mountain School, a junior boarding school in Lakeville, Connecticut, Holly thoroughly enjoyed helping ninth-grade graduates with their secondary school searches. This experience led her to pursue the role full time as an independent educational consultant.

    Holly has a master’s degree in Education from Harvard University and is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Middlesex School, a secondary boarding school in Massachusetts. Holly was the recipient of the IECA Foundation Irv Katz Award in 2010 for her volunteer service to children.

    Kate Auger-Campbell

    Director of Product Strategy at The Enrollment Management Association

    Kate is director of product strategy at The Enrollment Management Association. She has a wide-ranging experience at private schools and colleges across the country and around the world. She uses this experience to create and promote products that assist schools in their admission and enrollment efforts.

    Before joining The Enrollment Management Association in 2012, Kate served as the director of admission and financial aid at Berwick Academy (Maine). Prior to that, she held positions in admission, financial aid, and summer programs at the Leelanau School (Michigan), Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Massachusetts), Phillips Exeter Academy (New Hampshire), Saint Anselm College, and Notre Dame College. She has also worked with the Council on International Education Exchange to design and implement USA High School+, an exchange program that partners independent schools with international students from around the globe. Kate holds a BA in English language & literature from Southern New Hampshire University and a Certificate in Leadership in Enrollment Management from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.

    Scott Bohan

    Dean of Admission, St. Paul’s School

    Scott is dean of admission at St. Paul’s School, where he previously served as senior associate director and director of financial aid, and in the development office, where he worked on the annual fund and leadership gifts. He began his professional career in the admission office at Cushing Academy. He also serves at as the vice president on the Board of Gateway to Prep Schools. 

    Scott Bohan graduated from St. Paul's School in 1994; attended Colgate University, where he played four years of varsity lacrosse, and graduated with honors in education; and  earned his master’s degree from Dartmouth College. Mr. Bohan lives on campus with his wife, Lori, the dean of studies at SPS, and their two children. 

    A special note of appreciation to our Sponsor, who have made possible the development of our webinar series through their generous support:

    Applerouth Tutoring


    Applerouth Tutoring Services
    Since 2001 has helped thousands of students attain the scores they needed to secure spots at their top-choice schools. With our cutting edge methods and best-in-class tutors, we have helped our students attain consistently outstanding score improvements.

  • Less Stress, More Happiness: How-tos for IECs and Their Clients

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/10/2019

    Competition, selectivity, unpredictability, and soaring tuition costs. Unfortunately, these stressors in college admissions are increasingly impacting the way that students, their families, and we—the helping professionals—experience the process. Elevated stressors can diminish the joy in our work. While we can't change the "big picture" stressors overnight, there is much that we professionals can do to balance some of the stress with a healthy sense of hopefulness and excitement. Leveraging our combined experience as professional independent educational consultants, educators, and parents, let's discuss how we can achieve this, examining family dynamics, stress management, boundary-setting, mindfulness and related ideas.

    Competition, selectivity, unpredictability, and soaring tuition costs. Unfortunately, these stressors in college admissions are increasingly impacting the way that students, their families, and we—the helping professionals—experience the process. Elevated stressors can diminish the joy in our work. While we can't change the "big picture" stressors overnight, there is much that we professionals can do to balance some of the stress with a healthy sense of hopefulness and excitement. Leveraging our combined experience as professional independent educational consultants, educators, and parents, let's discuss how we can achieve this, examining family dynamics, stress management, boundary-setting, mindfulness and related ideas.

    Learning Objective 1: 

    Understand key trends/stressors in the current college admissions landscape and how they are impacting students, families, and the professional work of independent educational consultants.

    Learning Objective 2: 

    Explore various tools and concrete strategies—pulling from insights in psychology, counseling, and family dynamics—that independent educational consultants can build into their practices to help themselves and their clients manage the stressors. 

    Ethan Sawyer

    IECA Presenter

    Ethan Sawyer, IECA Associate (CA): a nationally recognized college essay expert and sought-after speaker, Sawyer helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, articles, products, and books, and works privately with a small number of students. He is a certified Myers-Briggs® specialist.

    Jed Applerouth

    Founder and President, Applerouth Tutoring Services

    Jed Applerouth is a teacher and an educational innovator, and a nationally certified counselor with a PhD in Educational Psychology. He has researched student cognition, memory, motivation, and learning strategies to enhance the pedagogical strategies of Applerouth Tutoring Services. Jed continually seeks new ways to improve the methods and materials of ATS, researching the most innovative pedagogical strategies to keep his tutors on the cutting edge of the education industry. 

    Diana Cohen

    Director, Applerouth Tutoring Services

    Diana became Applerouth’s Director of Brand and Content in 2019 after serving as the company’s lead liaison to the IEC community for over four years. In her new role, she focuses on developing Applerouth’s expert resources for parents, students, and educators. Even when not at work, she is immersed in the educational space, serving on the board of a local girls’ high school and volunteering at her children’s schools. She brings a strategy consulting and legal background to her work, holding a BA in Public Policy from Duke and and JD from Yale Law School.

    Ginger Fay

    Director of IEC Engagement, Applerouth Tutoring Resources

    Ginger Fay joined Applerouth as Director of IEC Engagement in 2019 after 25 years in college admissions and counseling. She has worked in undergraduate admissions at Duke and Emory, college counseling at Phillips Academy in Andover and The New School in Atlanta, and as alumni director at Sidwell Friends School. A "Double Dukie," with degrees in Psychology and Liberal Studies, Ginger was an Independent Educational Consultant for 13 years with offices in Washington, DC and Atlanta.

    Jennie Kent

    IECA Presenter

    Due to a scheduling conflict, Jennie Kent won’t be able to present at this webinar but she contributed to the development of its content. 

    Fluent in both English and Spanish, is an internationally acclaimed author of over 30 books for children, teens, and young adults, and is the co-creator of the Children’s Division at Villegas Editores. Her innovative books and family products have a strong educational base and are recipients of numerous international awards. Several of her books have been adapted for television, short film or used in national campaigns in Colombia.

    A special note of appreciation to our Sponsor, who have made possible the development of our webinar series through their generous support:

    Applerouth Tutoring


    Applerouth Tutoring Services
    Since 2001 has helped thousands of students attain the scores they needed to secure spots at their top-choice schools. With our cutting edge methods and best-in-class tutors, we have helped our students attain consistently outstanding score improvements.

  • Finding Work-Life Balance: Fact or Fiction?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/13/2019

    Time management and work-life balance for independent educational consultants is a topic not frequently covered in sessions. This webinar will feature insights gathered from an industry wide survey on the topic of creating and maintaining a work-life balance. The goal is to identify time management tips, how to avoid common pitfalls, and to provide practical tools to participants to support their goal of creating work-life balance.

    Time management and work-life balance for independent educational consultants is a topic not frequently covered in sessions. This webinar will feature insights gathered from an industry wide survey on the topic of creating and maintaining a work-life balance. The goal is to identify time management tips, how to avoid common pitfalls, and to provide practical tools to participants to support their goal of creating work-life balance.

    Cyndy McDonald

    IECA Presenter

    Cyndy has over thirty years’ experience as a counselor. She worked with the AVID program (an outreach program for first generation, under-represented youth) in Central California as a trainer of counselors and teachers on career and college preparation. She also founded McDonald & Associates, a private college counseling service in central California, where a majority of her students are first generation students. This has made college counseling enriching, especially since she is a first-generation college student herself.

    Cyndy McDonald is a graduate of Westminster College (UT) with a degree in Behavioral Science, and a master’s in Education from Fresno Pacific University (CA). She also is a credential school counselor in the state of California, with a PPS credential. Cyndy is also a female entrepreneur—she is the founder of GuidedPath (a college counseling software) which is used by organizations across the world.

    Cyndy has presented on college counseling and financial aid topics at the local, state, regional, and national level. As a recognized expert in this field. Cyndy continues to be an active member of multiple professional organizations: AICEP, NCAG, WACAC, NACAC.

    A special note of appreciation to our Sponsor, who have made possible the development of our webinar series through their generous support:

    Applerouth Tutoring


    Applerouth Tutoring Services
    Since 2001 has helped thousands of students attain the scores they needed to secure spots at their top-choice schools. With our cutting edge methods and best-in-class tutors, we have helped our students attain consistently outstanding score improvements.

  • Hate Speech in the Milieu: Defending Safe Space

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/09/2019

    Educators from across the country are reporting a disturbing trend in US schools: A dramatic increase in hate speech, and in hate crimes emerging from it. Programs have noted this, as well as an accompanying unapologetic and defensive posture taken by students and, in some cases, their parents. How do programs cultivate a sense of emotional and physical safety in the face of this shift? In this webinar, we will explore the phenomenal increase in racist, homophobic, and misogynistic rhetoric among students in milieus across levels of care. We propose solutions to mitigate the hate.

    Educators from across the country are reporting a disturbing trend in US schools: A dramatic increase in hate speech, and in hate crimes emerging from it. Programs have noted this, as well as an accompanying unapologetic and defensive posture taken by students and, in some cases, their parents.

    How do programs cultivate a sense of emotional and physical safety in the face of this shift? In this webinar, we will explore the phenomenal increase in racist, homophobic, and misogynistic rhetoric among students in milieus across levels of care. We propose solutions to mitigate the hate. 

    OBJECTIVES
    • Define “hate speech” as it presents in milieu and in relationship to other forms of bullying
    • Understand four detrimental effects of hate speech in programs
    • Learn anecdotal reports of incidence of hate speech in NATSAP programs.
    • Name four interventions that programs have proven effective in mitigating hate speech in programs.

    Daniel Fishburn, LCSW, LCAS, MAC

    CEO, SUWS of the Carolinas

    Daniel Fishburn has been helping young people “find their way” in a variety of settings for 30 years, including close to 20 years as a licensed clinician. He received his BA in psychology at The Catholic University of America and his MSW from the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work. From the war zones of El Salvador to the streets of Dallas and Houston, Daniel has served families through numerous organizations such as Child Protective Services, public health agencies, community mental health, adolescent and adult substance abuse treatment, young adult transitional programs, and most recently at a therapeutic boarding school. From the frontline staff to leadership, Daniel is highly experienced in working at the organizational level to create powerful, positive change. He is committed to mindfulness practices, nature adventure, and volunteer service in the Asheville community. Daniel serves on the Board of Directors of Refuge Recovery International and turns to his personal experience of recovery to inspire others in their own.

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    Daniel Fishburn, LCSW, LCAS 
    daniel.fishburn@suwscarolinas.com
    (828)-808-9560

    A special note of appreciation to our Sponsor, who have made possible the development of our webinar series through their generous support:

    Applerouth Tutoring


    Applerouth Tutoring Services
    Since 2001 has helped thousands of students attain the scores they needed to secure spots at their top-choice schools. With our cutting edge methods and best-in-class tutors, we have helped our students attain consistently outstanding score improvements.

  • Advising Gifted Yet Struggling Students (and Parents!): What Is Twice-Exceptionality and How Does It Impact Independent Educational Consulting?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/11/2019

    This webinar will review the surprising characteristics of this complex profile and how to best serve them in our practices. The session will explore the intake process, how to determine what type of school or program has the ability to support this student, working with parents, and case studies.

    Bright students who struggle can pose a conundrum for IECs of all specializations. You’ve heard the comments: “I don’t get it. She’s got all C’s and D’s on her report cards. She’s got A’s on the tests but F’s on her homework! If she’s so smart, why can’t she get it done?” “There is no reason for me to go to school. I’ve been in special ed classes since I can remember, and they are a joke. I’m smarter than the teacher.” “He can remember every detail of that video game and score a 790 on the math SAT but can’t tell me what the meaning was of a simple paragraph? He’s lazy.” “I know I got into college but now that I’m here I can’t keep up. I never had to do homework in high school to get an A. I’m an imposter and now I’m being found out.” “You’re in law school! Haven’t you learned how to write yet?”

    This webinar will review the surprising characteristics of this complex profile and how to best serve them in our practices. The session will explore the intake process, how to determine what type of school or program has the ability to support this student, working with parents, and case studies. 

    Heidi Molbak

    IECA Presenter

    For over twenty years Heidi Molbak has passionately studied schools and created educational opportunities for gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) students. Since 2006 she has been an independent educational consultant advising families on educational placements for their gifted and 2e children including those in day, boarding, homeschool and therapeutic settings. In 2016 Heidi co-founded FlexSchool Inc. a school network for gifted and 2e students. She has been a professional member of IECA since 2012, serving as vice-chair and chair of the Schools Committee as well as serving on the Strategic Planning Committee. She has served as a Director for SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted), and as an advisor for numerous gifted and 2e projects around the country. She is a frequent presenter at national conferences on the education, social-emotional and treatment needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Heidi is a Certified Educational Planner (CEP) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She is the recipient of the Regina Matthews Oehmig Award for Excellence in Counseling. She holds an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola New Orleans and an AB in English from Stanford University. 

    A special note of appreciation to our Sponsor, who have made possible the development of our webinar series through their generous support:

    Applerouth Tutoring


    Applerouth Tutoring Services
    Since 2001 has helped thousands of students attain the scores they needed to secure spots at their top-choice schools. With our cutting edge methods and best-in-class tutors, we have helped our students attain consistently outstanding score improvements.

  • Limiting Your Digital Footprint For College Admissions Success

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/14/2019

    This webinar will demonstrate why college applicants must limit their digital footprint to maximize success in the college application process.

    This webinar will demonstrate why college applicants must limit their digital footprint to maximize success in the college application process. Colleges are utilizing social media likes, retweets, memes, gifs, emojis, and whom applicants follow online to reject candidates and revoke offers. Data brokers and Orwellian surveillance software is also being deployed by colleges to collect non-application data such as social media account information and Internet search history. When applicants minimize their digital footprint, it requires colleges to evaluate them based upon their submitted application materials such as their grades, test scores, essays, extracurricular activities, etc. No college applicant has ever been rejected or had an offer revoked because they didn't have an easily searchable social media life. However, many applicants are rejected and have offers and scholarships revoked because of their digital foot print, web surfing history, and other non-application digital data.

     Learning Objectives:

    1. Teach IECA members why students should minimize their digital footprint during the college application process. 
    2. Teach IECA members how colleges are obtaining non-application data such as religion, political orientation, social media data, Internet search history, etc.
    3. Teach IECA members how to minimize the likelihood that colleges use non-application digital data against students during the college application process


    Brad Shear

    CEO & Founder of Digital Armour

    Brad Shear is CEO and Founder of Digital Armour, which protects and enhances the digital lives of students, and college and job applicants. He advises clients across the country how to minimize their digital footprint to maximize their collegiate and professional opportunities. Brad has successfully defended high school students along with college and graduate school applicants who have been accused of inappropriate or illegal social media and digital behavior by academic institutions and others. 

     He has advocated for state laws that ban colleges and employers from being able to request access to college and job applicants’ personal social media accounts. Brad started his professional career at the National Football League Players Association in Washington, DC, and he has also worked for JPMorgan Chase and an entertainment start up in New York City. He currently lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife and two children.   

    A special note of appreciation to our Sponsor, who have made possible the development of our webinar series through their generous support:

    Applerouth Tutoring


    Applerouth Tutoring Services
    Since 2001 has helped thousands of students attain the scores they needed to secure spots at their top-choice schools. With our cutting edge methods and best-in-class tutors, we have helped our students attain consistently outstanding score improvements.

  • College Planning for Students with Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/09/2019

    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.

    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. 

    Marci Lerner Miller

    IECA Presenter

    Marci Miller combined her background as a special education attorney and independent educational consultant to create a program specifically designed to prepare students with disabilities and learning differences for the successful transition to post-secondary life. Miller Advocacy Group’s practice areas include special education law and advocacy, post-secondary transition and vocational counseling, and college consulting.

    Marci is a member of the State Bar of California and is a member of NACAC. She is also a Professional member IECA with a Learning Disabilities (LD) designation. Marci is hearing-impaired and is a member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association. She lives in Newport Beach, California with her husband Shawn, two of her four kids (her two older sons are away at college) and three rescue dogs. 

    A special note of appreciation to our Sponsor, who have made possible the development of our webinar series through their generous support:

    Applerouth Tutoring


    Applerouth Tutoring Services
    Since 2001 has helped thousands of students attain the scores they needed to secure spots at their top-choice schools. With our cutting edge methods and best-in-class tutors, we have helped our students attain consistently outstanding score improvements.

  • How Do Test-Optional Admission Policies Affect Students, Colleges, and Affordability?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/12/2019

    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.

    As more colleges adopt test-optional admission policies, it’s critical that IECs understand the impact of this policy on students and colleges so they can better advise their students. IECs may have some sense of how this policy impacts a student applying to a specific college, but there has been little research into the broader effects on students and colleges. Are they positive or negative? What's the impact on financial aid?

    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.

    Syverson will explain the differences in admission and yield rates between submitters and non-submitters of test scores and, most interestingly, the differences in offers of merit and need-based aid to those students. His report is the first public analysis of that question.

    This information will provide important context as IECs advise students applying to college.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. In what ways are students who do not submit scores different from those that do?
    2. Do colleges award financial aid differently to submitters and non-submitters?
    3. How do admission and yield rates differ between submitters and non-submitters? How do academic outcomes (college GPAs and graduation) compare between submitters and non- submitters? 

    Steve Syverson

    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at the University of Washington - Bothell

    Steve Syverson began his admission career with five years at his alma mater, Pomona College, followed by 28 years as the dean of admissions and financial aid at Lawrence University, and is currently the assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management at the University of Washington–Bothell. He served on NACAC’s Board of Directors twice and on NACAC’s Commission on the Use of Standardized Testing in Undergraduate Admissions. He serves on the AICEP Commission, was president of Wisconsin ACAC, and served on the ACT Executive Council of Wisconsin.

    Lora Block

    IECA Presenter

    Lora has been a Professional member of IECA since 1995. Prior to becoming an IEC, she was a college instructor in American and women’s history and a college pre-health professions advisor. She is also a member of NCAG and NACAC, and, as a certified educational planner, serves as a commissioner of AICEP. Her college planning practice has always incorporated financial fit with college fit. She was the founding member of the IECA College Affordability Taskforce, which evolved into the Subcommittee on College Affordability. Lora has served as chair of that subcommittee since 2015, strongly believing in its mission to educate all IECA members about college financial aid and affordability. She has happily lived and worked in Bennington, VT for 40 years and feels like a native Vermonter, though can’t claim to be one.

    A special note of appreciation to our Sponsor, who have made possible the development of our webinar series through their generous support:

    Applerouth Tutoring


    Applerouth Tutoring Services
    Since 2001 has helped thousands of students attain the scores they needed to secure spots at their top-choice schools. With our cutting edge methods and best-in-class tutors, we have helped our students attain consistently outstanding score improvements.