Common App at NACAC National Conference

Sep 16, 2015

Common App at NACAC National Conference


The Virtual Counselor: Share Your Expertise
The Virtual Counselor will serve as an online content library filled with college-related advice for everything from high school course selection, to financial aid and everything in between. This is your chance to share your expertise with students and parents outside of your school and community. Visit the Virtual Counselor Corner at booth 617 to record a few words of encouragement or a short video response to the most common student questions.
 
Pre-Conference Workshop: Common App 101 
This free comprehensive pre-conference workshop is specifically designed for secondary school counselors who are new to using the Common Application Recommender system. Participants will learn about creating a recommender account and completing a profile, managing student records, and understanding the student view of the application. The facilitators will provide hands-on training, expert information as well as resources to guide participants through the recommendation management process.  

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 
10:00 a.m. to noon
Hilton Bayfront
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Education Session: The Common Application 
During this session, Common Application staff discuss specific changes in the system, including enhancements and improvements to the Application and Recommendation System. They will also share aggregate application data along with insights on how counselors and colleges can effectively use the Common Application to support students in the college admission process.  
 
Thursday, October 1, 2015
1:45 p.m. -  3:00 p.m.
 
Education Session: Making the Senior Year Fun Again
This session provides participants a model structure for a week-long camp, including free resources such as those provided by the Common Application, to assist students and counselors in navigating the college admission process. Learn about the importance of collaborating with local colleges on essay review, and examine survey data showing how the camps help students better understand the process. 
 
Friday, October 2, 2015
10:15 a.m. -  11:30 a.m.
 
Common Application Reception
Join friends, colleagues, and special guests for a relaxing evening.

Friday, October 2, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Westin Gaslamp Quarter
Rooftop Garden Terrace
 
Booth 617 in the Exhibit Hall