A dozen Collegewise counselors attended the SuperACAC conference in Reno two weeks ago and, as usual, they gobbled up as much useful information as they could. Now, they’ve compiled their notes into a 55-page document that counselors can access here: http://tinyurl.com/SuperACAC2015
Please feel free to forward the link, or the document itself, to any of your counseling colleagues who might find it useful.
Here were a few tidbits and sessions that stuck with us:
1. UC Berkeley is taking letters of rec this year.
2. Slice the Page, Open the Conversation was one of the best professional development sessions we’ve been to in years. Several of our counselors commented that they walked away thinking, “I’m a better counselor having attended that.”
3. The session on IB with Kirk Brennan from USC also had some nice tidbits for even the most knowledgeable counselors.
4. The average acceptance rate among the Colleges That Change Lives is 67%.
If you’re a high school counselor who wasn’t able to attend (whether or not this conference is part of your ACAC region), we hope you find it helpful.