Variety of Helpful Resources
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
ACT is offering digital learning and workforce resources to assist students, teachers, schools and workers impacted by COVID-19.
We’re committed to serving community needs during this challenging time. The resources below are adaptable for use in home, through online learning and in workforce settings. Bookmark this page to stay on top of the ever-changing landscape as new resources and announcements are added. To see a full list of updates and resources visit the link below:
SAT / THE COLLEGE BOARD UPDATES
Below you will find a summary updates relating to at-home digital AP exam and the AP Classroom supports. The full details of the update can be found on the AP Central Coronavirus Updates page.
At-Home Digital Exams:
MCAN Executive Director Role Description
The Montana College Attainment Network is a diverse set of nonprofit, state government, higher and K12 education- based partners who work to support postsecondary attainment for all Montanans. The Executive Director is the primary contractor for this dynamic network and is responsible for advancing the mission of the network, strengthening industry partnerships and communicating the importance of meeting Montana’s workforce demands for credentialed, and degree holding citizens. This role has several primary responsibilities related to achieving the mission of the organization and advancing its goals. This document is not the exhaustive list of all possible duties, but is a broad overview of the work. This role will be part of a core team of MCAN employees and board leadership, including an AmeriCorps VISTA, a network manager, an accountant and board chair who will collectively work to move MCAN to its exciting next phase.
A unique role
*Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Amy Verlanic, MCAN Board President (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, April 10th, 2020.
For more information visit: http://mtcollegeaccess.org/ or call 406-496-4289
NACAC Update: Coronavirus Outbreak
MORE INFORMATION @ https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/newsroom/press-releases/nacac-update-coronavirus/
(Updated March 17, 2020) -- NACAC is closely monitoring the evolving news about the coronavirus (COVID-19). This webpage provides updates on how the virus impacts NACAC members and other college counseling and admission professionals as well as students and families.
NACAC Programs, Events, and Conferences
Participant safety is a priority at all NACAC programs, events, and conferences, and we are closely watching news regarding the coronavirus outbreak. Updates will be posted here and also communicated to NACAC members and key audiences.
This is a dynamic situation and we are sensitive to concerns about travel and large gatherings. We are working diligently to learn and share with you as much as possible to ensure smooth and safe planning and programming.
College Admission Process
As a service to students and families, NACAC has created an online tool that is a central resource on changes to the college admission process due to the coronavirus outbreak. The tool includes information from colleges and universities nationwide on campus closures, deposit deadlines, and other admission-related changes.
The tool updates automatically in realtime as we receive input from postsecondary institutions. Please share the link widely: nacacnet.org/college-admission-status-coronavirus
In general, NACAC encourages flexibility with deposit deadlines and other admission-related issues that may be impacted by the outbreak. Open communication between counselors and admission officers about disruptions and possible accommodations is encouraged. For example:
Study Abroad Programs
The Centers for Disease Control issued recommendations that institutions of higher education cancel or postpone foreign exchange or study abroad programs. See this list of study abroad programs canceled or altered for Spring 2020.
The IBO, which administers the International Baccalaureate program, provides updates on its website regarding the cancellation of planned events, school closures, and extensions for coursework deadlines.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates
Thank you for all your team efforts & stay healthy from the MPSEOC Team
2020 Board of Director Meetings