Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., CST.
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 learning more at training
about how to implement the College and Career Readiness Course in 2020-2021.
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
Please direct additional questions concerning the College and Career Readiness Course to Heather Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and open for
registration August 10, 2020.
September 8, 2020; 9:00 - 12:00
September 9, 2020; 9:00 - 12:00
September 10, 2020; 9:00 - 12:00
October 20, 2020; 9:00 - 12:00
October 21, 2020; 9:00 - 12:00
October 22, 2020; 9:00 - 12:00
High school counselors 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.
All webinars will be 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Registration is now open and will close the Friday before the webinar.
Topics Tuesday Webinar Series
August 11: Building A College
August 18: Honors Colleges
September 8: College
September 15: MS Office of
Student Financial Aid Updates
October 6: (Part 1) Scholarship
Procedures at IHL Universities
October 13: (Part 2) Scholarship
Procedures at IHL Universities
October 20: Counseling Cultural
November 10: Selective College
November 17: Financial Aid
December 8: Counselor
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 (email@example.com).
Registration will open August 3 and close the Monday the week of training.
Virtual FAFSA Training
September 3, 2020; 9:00 - 11:00 AM
September 17, 2020; 1:00 - 3:00 PM
September 22, 2020; 9:00 - 11:00 AM
September 23, 2020; 1:00 - 3:00 PM
September 24, 2020; 1:00 -3:00 PM
FAFSA & MAAPP 21-22 Updates
September 29, 2020, 10:00 -
September 30, 2020, 1:00 -
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.
The Admissions Counselor Summit will take place virtually August 4, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Registration will open July 15, 2020.
August 4, 2020 Registration