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WACAC Response to the California Fires

We have all been witnesses to the horrible impacts of the recent fires in the California counties of Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura.  As the number of homes destroyed reaches close to 10,000, I’m sure you want to help the fire victims in any way that you can.

At this time, I want to reach out to the college side of our membership to encourage contacting those directly or indirectly impacted by the fires and offering opportunities for application deadline flexibility where appropriate, application fee waivers where appropriate, or other types of accommodations.  The UC and CSU systems have already posted such offers and support statements on their application websites. It would be wonderful if all campuses – both public and private, let students and counselors  in the impacted communities know that their institutions will work with them as they deal with recovering from these natural disasters in the midst of the stressful college application process.

Marc McGee

President, Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC)
Director of Admission, California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime)

We Stand with you

Like many of you, I woke up Thursday morning to the news of the senseless, deadly shooting at a bar frequented by local college students in Thousand Oaks. The victims likely include students from California Lutheran University, Pepperdine University, Moorpark College, and (perhaps) other campuses. Even a brave first-responder perished.

To those WACAC members, students, and families from the impacted campuses and the Conejo Valley community, I want you to know that WACAC stands behind you and beside you as you struggle through this tragedy. We are here to support you as colleagues and friends. If you know of any way our organization can provide assistance, contact us.

Marc McGee

President, Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC)
Director of Admission, California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime)

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The Western Association for College Admission Counseling supports and advances the work of counseling and enrollment professionals from California and Nevada as they help all students realize their full potential, with emphasis on freshman and transfer transitions to higher education and attention to access and equity for all students.

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