Nurturing student success takes many different forms.
During our next #NACACreads Twitter chat, we’ll explore how willpower, coping skills, self-care strategies, and more can help students cultivate authentic happiness and make the most out of their journey to and through college.
The US Department of Education recently released its 2020-21 College Financing Plan template, formerly known as the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet. The College Financing Plan is a standardized form used by participating institutions to notify students about their financial aid package. The department relied on input from financial aid administrators, students, parents, and other stakeholders to develop the new template.
A new e-learning course is now available from NACAC.
College Admission Ethics in Action provides critical information on ethical behavior in the student recruitment process. The 35-minute course highlights basic legal and ethical boundaries and is aimed at the wide range of people who are involved in student recruitment, including athletic coaches, alumni volunteers, student tour guides, faculty, development officers, entry-level admission officers, and others.
Starting next fall, students will be able to retake single sections of the ACT.
The testing company announced the change earlier this week as part of a slate of new options for test-takers.
“For the first time in the 60-year history of the ACT test, students who have already taken the test will be allowed to retake individual ACT section tests (English, math, reading, science and/or writing), rather than having to take the entire ACT test again,” officials announced in a press release.
NACAC issued a statement last week applauding the US District Court decision regarding Harvard University’s admission practices.
The court found that the university’s method for limited consideration of race and ethnicity did not reflect discriminatory intent or create a discriminatory effect in the administration of its undergraduate admission process.