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 […]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day by Rachel Fried, Director, Public School Initiative Basic cultural comprehension goes a long way. Often, schools and individuals are unsure where to even begin with Native recruitment and retention. The reality is, simple transformations can have great significance. As college access practitioners, a first step can be to look inward at institutional […]

January LA State of the Month Post: A Closer Look at the New Orleans College Case Study

A Closer Look at the New Orleans College Case Study Sheena Reed, Metairie Park Country Day School, Metairie, LA I made the transition from college admissions to college counseling because I wanted to increase college knowledge, especially among Black students who were first in their families to attend college. I saw too few applications from […]

January LA State of the Month Post: Expanding the Network: Louisiana Public School Counselor Outreach Initiative

Expanding the Network: Louisiana Public School Counselor Outreach Initiative: Feedback from The LCA Annual Conference Caitlin Neal-Jones, Ascension Episcopal School (pictured right), and Kerri Caruso, Mount Carmel Academy (pictured left) Last April during Louisiana’s annual Legislative Day, we were approached with the idea of participating in the Louisiana Counseling Association’s annual conference. With the help […]

November AL State of the Month Post: District College Counseling … This is How We Do It

District College Counseling. . . This is How We Do It By: Nancy Wolfe (pictured left) & Sheri Crigger (pictured right) Now that you have the 1995 hit by Montell Jordan stuck in your head, let’s talk about how a high school college counselor for a public school system with a large caseload does it […]