The National Association for College Admissions Counseling | NACAC is closely monitoring the evolving news about the coronavirus (COVID-19). See below for:
▶ Coronavirus and College Admission
▶ Updates on NACAC College Fairs and Conferences
▶ Information from Related Organizations
▶ Factors Affecting the College Admission Process
▶ Other Impacts
▶ Additional Resources
In accordance with the CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the MSCA Spring Conference has been cancelled. MSCA will issue full refunds to registrants starting this week. Refunds will be issued in the form of registration payment (i.e. credit cards will be credited, checks returned).
MSCA knows how important professional development is for our members, therefore we will be working on duplicating the content of the conference in a “Virtual” Conference. Further communication about this opportunity will be heading your way in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, for school counselors working to transition their programs online, check out the MSCA Resources and see here for help and resources from ASCA
Virtual School Counseling Resources
Planning for Virtual/Distance School Counseling During an Emergency Shutdown Download the PDF.
Webinar on Demand: School Counseling in a Virtual Setting
Watch the webinar. Open to members and nonmembers.
Position Statement: The School Counselor and Virtual School CounselingRead the full position statement
Magazine Article: It’s a Virtual World
Read the article.
Additional COVID-19 ResourcesHere are some suggestions and resources to consider as you provide support to your students regarding COVID-19. as well as links to other education-related organizations with valuable information to share.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Web CenterThis web center has been created to keep NASFAA members and the financial aid community updated on pertinent news related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This web center is updated daily with new items marked as *NEW*.
NASFAA Articles & Statements
NASFAA "Off The Cuff" Podcast Episodes
We are planning a VIRTUAL College Signing Day for Wednesday, May 6!
The Montana University System and Reach Higher Montana are partnering to celebrate all Montana High School Seniors who plan to commit to their post-secondary plans. Please encourage every high school senior you know to visit ReachHigherMontana.org/classof2020 to learn more. All resources for student participation can be found at this website. We want to make sure all Montana high school students can participate. Here are two quick, easy ways for your students to join the fun. Email the following to: Classof2020@ReachHigherMontana.org
All materials are due no later than midnight on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Materials may also be mailed to: Reach Higher Montana, 40 West 6th Avenue, Helena, MT 59601. All submissions received by Friday, April 10th, will be eligible for early bird drawings! Winners will be posted on ReachHigherMontana.org and will be shared on social media. Students who send in a video or email will be entered into a random drawing for prizes including a $500 scholarship, a laptop and more!
We know there is great uncertainty in these times. We also know that students may not have the technology resources to participate. As such, we hope you will assist them as much as possible. Please help us spread the word about this great opportunity by sharing this information with your students and their families via email and social media.
How your schools can participate:
College Access Manager
Educational Talent Search
Montana University System