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It’s College Application Month in Mississippi

Mississippi Governor Phi Bryant issued a proclamation recognizing October as College Application Month. In the proclamation , Gov. Bryant recognizes the importance of completing college applications as a step towards pursuing a postsecondary degree or credential. He also recognizes that a postsecondary degree or credential has been linked to higher income and better health. In the proclamation, Gov. Bryant encourages all public high schools to participate by having activities designed to... Read More
at Monday, October 8, 2018

Get2College Launches First U-HAFTA FAFSA® Challenge in Mississippi

NCAN member Woodward Hines Education Foundation's Get2College program knows that moving the needle on FAFSA completion isn't easy. It takes creativity, partnerships, and a belief that "First U-HAFTA FAFSA®" if you want to pursue postsecondary education. Over the past several years, Get2College has worked to increase FAFSA completion in Mississippi, one of the nation's poorest states. Get2College offers free one-on-one FAFSA support for students and families in each... Read More
at Thursday, September 13, 2018

The ABCs of the ACT

For many college-bound high school students and adults, the ACT is a rite of passage required by most community and four-year colleges and universities to measure a student’s overall college readiness and to determine merit-based scholarship eligibility. The standardized test is offered seven 7 times per year and covers subject areas including math, science, reading and English—with an optional section focused on writing. The ACT covers 215 questions in less than three hours. Each... Read More
at Friday, July 27, 2018

Ready for College?

Are you thinking about attending a two or four-year college/university next year? If not, you should be! Unfortunately, many high school students believe college is not for them. As a higher education administrator with over 14 years of experience, I am saddened when talking to high school students who believe they would not do well in college. Almost all high school graduates can succeed in post-secondary education if they are committed and willing to work hard to achieve their degree. I am... Read More
at Wednesday, June 13, 2018

6 Do’s and Don’ts for Planning a Successful College Fair

Planning a successful college fair takes more than just scheduling the gym and getting on the recruiters’ calendars. Picture this: A high school freshman comes to the college fair in the school gym and sets off on a scavenger hunt arranged by her counselor. Equipped with a map and a plastic bag, she makes the rounds to each college recruiter’s table to ask about their majors and school size and collect their informational brochures, as well as a few college-branded items. She... Read More
Posted by Lauren McKee at Thursday, April 19, 2018