Counselor Coffee Chats

Get2College is excited to announce Counselor Coffee Chats. Grab a Cup of Joe and join us for a VIRTUAL meet up. During our first chat, we want to hear from you—the experts—about the pressing issues that you encounter every day.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 9:00 am - A representative from the National Board for Counselor Certification will be on hand to discuss changes to certification and answer any questions counselors may have.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 9:00 am - Updates from ACT along with ideas for Signing Day.


College & Career Readiness Training

As a part of the Mississippi Diploma endorsement options, the College and Career Readiness course will be a required course for the class of 2021-2022. Registration is now open for high schools wishing to learn more at a virtual training about how to implement the College and Career Readiness Course in the 2021-2022 school year. 

The course does not require a specific teacher endorsement; however, high schools are encouraged to send at least one teacher and one counselor to a training.

A draft copy of the College and Career Readiness curriculum is located on the MDE Secondary Education webpage, online at

Please direct additional questions concerning the College and Career Readiness Course to Heather Morrison at

All College & Career Readiness Training sessions will take place virtually, and the same material is covered at each training.

Monday, June 14, 2021, 9 am-12 pm 

Thursday, June 17, 2021,  9 am-12 pm 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021,  9 am-12 pm 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021,  9 am-12 pm 


Training Educators for the ACT

Are you ready to prepare your students for ACT success? Register for training to teach your students basic fundamentals like time management, how to eliminate answers, and all of the best tips and strategies for all subjects. This session will allow educators to share top resources and study material with your students to ensure they are equipped to score their best.

All ACT Training sessions will take place virtually from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

*Optional CEU opportunities available.

Check back this summer for the upcoming 2021 dates


College Access-Educator Training

High school educators wear many hats with college counseling being an important role for your students. Learn how to help your students as they engage with the college search process. Learn about the college timeline starting in the 9th grade and ways to support your seniors with Application Days, FAFSA Days, and Signing Days. Get updates on federal and state financial aid. Learn how to use federal and state data to 1) identify students early who may qualify for scholarships and grants such as the HELP grant and 2) to assure all your students are meeting federal and state deadlines. Other topics might include NCAA Clearinghouse Information, finding the right college fit, undermatching or selective college admissions. 

.5 to 1.0 CEUs will be available for this virtual PD series depending on the number of events attended. A minimum of 5 event attendance required for CEUs.


Topics Tuesday Webinar Series

All webinars will be 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Registration is now open and will close the Friday before the webinar.

Click here to watch recordings of the fall Topic Tuesday series.

January 12: How to Interact with ACT 

January 19: The History of WHEF &  Attainment Goal for MS 

February 2: CC Presentations (Distinctive Strengths and Programs)-NWCC, NEMCC, ICC, EMCC, Coahoma

February 9: CC Presentations (Distinctive Strengths and Programs)-MDCC, Holmes, Hinds, ECCC, MCC

February 16: CC Presentations (Distinctive Strengths and Programs)-CoLin, SWCC, PRCC, Jones, MGCCC 

March 9: Resources for Personal Finance 

March 23: Best Practices for Working with Homeless Youth 

April 13: Colorblindness & Microaggressions by the William Winter Institute *This event is in meeting format* 

April 20: Lesson Learned on Implementing a College & Career Readiness Class

May 4: Student Success Offices- How They Support Students 


FAFSA Trainings

To become a FAFSA volunteer or to assist your students, this workshop is designed to provide training for one-on-one FAFSA completion. Learn how to avoid common errors on the FAFSA such as understanding dependency status, household size, and whose income to use. 

If you would like to request on-site FAFSA training on your campus, for your district or school staff, or community contact Kierstan Dufour (

Virtual FAFSA Training

Check back this summer for the upcoming 2021 dates


Admissions Counselor Summit

This event is designed to provide college admissions staff information on issues of college access: entry, financial aid, and college planning. Participants will attend presentations, mock-situation settings and work within small-group settings. Summit faculty include seasoned college access and counseling professionals with backgrounds in admissions from a variety of post-secondary institutions.

Please check back later for a 2021 update on the Admissions Counselor Summit.


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