Six Easy Ways to Earn MVP on Turkey Day

Six Easy Ways to Earn MVP on Turkey Day Bartley Sides, Associate Director of College Counseling, Christ Church Episcopal School (SC) In a few days, roughly 46 million turkeys will be consumed when our country pauses for a day of thanks with family and friends. However, one thing will certainly not pause this Thursday: the nagging […]

The Facts and Feelings of Choosing Your College or University: Tips

The Facts and Feelings of Choosing Your College or University: Tips Bryan Rutledge, Director of College Counseling, Woodward Academy, College Park, GA If you are a counselor trying to help students make college decisions this spring (or summer), we hope you will find these tips helpful to share with students! The waiting is finally over, […]

Celebrating HBCU Excellence!

Celebrating HBCU Excellence! Jameia Tennie (pronouns: she/her), Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, North Carolina A&T State University The pursuit of post-secondary education continues to open the door to endless possibilities for students across the globe.  Each year, SACAC professionals are privileged to support students as they make these important collegiate decisions.  Choosing to attend a […]

The Potential of a Promise

The Potential of a Promise Andrew Colson, Admissions Counselor & Program Manager of the UAB Birmingham Promise, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) What is the Birmingham Promise and why does it matter? When the Birmingham Promise Scholarship was first announced by the city of Birmingham, Alabama, in the fall of 2019, I was […]

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

You’ve Got a Friend in Me Shannon Grimsley (left), Outreach Program Director, Get2College/Woodward Hines Education Foundation Brandi Lyndall (right), Director of GEAR UP Outreach, Get2College/Woodward Hines Education Foundation When students across Mississippi were sent home from high schools and colleges due to COVID-19 in March 2020, our world, and theirs, changed. Get2College responded professionally in […]

Supporting Transgender & Transitioning Students in the College Application Process

Supporting Transgender & Transitioning Students in the College Application Process Melissa Kotacka, MA NCC CT, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment *Views and opinions expressed herein are the author’s own and not the institution’s This year marks my thirteenth year in the admissions profession, and thirteen years of working with and supporting LGBTQIA+ students through […]

Celebrating National Transfer Student Week

Celebrating National Transfer Student Week           SACAC is excited to celebrate National Transfer Student Week this week! We contacted some SACAC post-secondary members who work directly in transfer admission for a virtual interview about this field of college admissions. Here are some selected responses: What are the biggest changes you’ve seen […]

October AR State of the Month Post: Little Rock Mini Camp College Recap

Little Rock Mini Camp College Recap By: Emily Coffey, College Counselor, Mount St. Mary Academy Whitney Calliott-Smotherman, of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and I hosted our second Mini Camp College in Little Rock on Saturday, September 21. Mini Camp College is a SACAC program designed to help local high school students and […]