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Making the move from high school to first-year college student is an exciting transition for both students and parents alike. However, successful college matriculation is contingent on students completing a number of tasks. This webinar will provide counselors with an overview of the college admissions process, possible academic, financial, psychological and family issues that may arise, and strategies counselors can use to support students and parents during this transition.

4/19/2017
When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
2:00-3:00 PM EDT
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Webinar Coordinator

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College Counseling: Supporting the Transition from High School to First-Year College Student

Dr. Nancy Carlson, Assistant Professor, The University of the District of Columbia
Dr. Laura Owen, Research Professor, American University

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Registration for the live webinar is now closed.  If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar for an NBCC-approved clock hour as well; it will be posted on the Recorded Webinars page within 72 hours after the live event.

Making the move from high school to first-year college student is an exciting transition for both students and parents alike. However, successful college matriculation is contingent on students completing a number of tasks. Several of these tasks relate to students’ ability to finance their education; others relate to their ability to digest and respond to a considerable volume of college correspondence. Many of these tasks may be particularly challenging for low-income students who may not be familiar with support resources at their intended college, and whose families may lack college experience. At each step of the process, including identifying possible colleges, completing applications, waiting for decisions, committing to college, navigating the summer after graduation, and being a first-year college student, there may be bumps along the way. This webinar will provide counselors with an overview of the college admissions process, possible academic, financial, psychological and family issues that may arise, and strategies counselors can use to support students and parents during this transition.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will understand the key steps necessary for successful and on time college matriculation.
2. Participants will be able to identify possible academic, financial, psychological and family issues that may arise when students transition from high school to first-year college student.
3. Attendees will understand current trends, research and strategies being used to support students transitioning to college.
4. Participants will learn how to design a college transition support program, including how to utilize technology to communicate timely information to students and connect them to further support.


Dr. Nancy Carlson is an assistant professor in Graduate Counseling at the University of the District of Columbia, and coordinates the School Counseling concentration. She holds doctorates in both Counselor Education and Secondary Education from the University of Maryland. She is both a certified K-12 school counselor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She spent over 20 years as a secondary counselor, and later worked as the K-12 Counselor Specialist. She currently serves as the President-Elect of the Maryland School Counselor Association, and is the DC state team leader for the White House/Reach Higher Convenings. Passionate about college and career readiness, she has published and presented on such topics as partnerships between K-12 school districts and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 


Dr. Laura Owen, a research professor at American University, focuses on evaluating the impact of interventions and initiatives designed to address the persistent equity and access issues that so many students across the country face. Previously, Dr. Owen was an assistant professor and director of the school counseling program at San Diego State University (SDSU) and held an appointment as assistant professor in counseling at Johns Hopkins University. A prior urban school counselor and district counseling supervisor, she is a passionate advocate for closing college opportunity gaps. Dr. Owen has worked collaboratively with leaders from across the country to address systems issues impacting student postsecondary outcomes. Dr. Owen was a panelist at the Harvard White House Convening where she discussed research-based approaches to address financial aid issues and college affordability, the college enrollment process, and the summer transition between high school and college. She co-led the San Diego White House Convening which mobilized state teams from across the country to find collaborative approaches to improve equitable access to postsecondary opportunities. Dr. Owen believes that all children, regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic status, or disability, have the right to receive the highest quality education available.

CSI Webinars are free to active members and $39 for guests.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar for an NBCC-approved clock hour as well; it will be posted on the Recorded Webinars page within 72 hours after the live event.

Views expressed by presenters and participants during the webinars and in webinar PowerPoints and other handouts do not necessarily represent the views of Chi Sigma Iota International.

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