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By Gabrielle Dorsey

In 2012, President Obama created a program known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which promised to change the game for undocumented students. While there are several qualifications and restrictions for the program, generally speaking, it …

By Tony Losongco

Now that WACAC has welcomed the nation’s college counselors to San Diego to celebrate the current state of the profession, I want to celebrate the future of the profession. As a counseling graduate student at a diverse …

I was seventeen years old when I first stepped onto a college campus. This was a very special day because my oldest sister, the first-born daughter in the U.S., was graduating from UCLA. It was a glorious and celebratory day …

It’s okay to not have it all figured out.

As an admission counselor I get to interact with hundreds and hundreds of high school students. It can be really fun and refreshing to get to talk to so many kids …

Welcome Nevada

Hello Nevada!

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This month we have a contribution from fellow Nevadan, Erica Mosca, whose non-profit is making a difference in east Las Vegas.  It is programs like those highlighted below that will change the profile of Nevada!

According to Complete College America, …

IDEA Institute

I have an IDEA…

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Each year WACAC offers several pre-conferences for admission professionals to address specific topics in more depth during the annual conference.  Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA), is one of the pre-conferences.  IDEA is designed to create a safe space that …

The recipe for a college tour chaperone, apparently, is equal parts cat-herder, Realtor, and grief counselor. Last month, I was one of five chaperones for the Ivy League Project, a Central Valley group that took 32 students on an East …

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I turned eighteen on March 1, which for me marks another challenge I’m trying to face with as much courage as possible: a statement of intent. May 1 is the deadline for many high school seniors across the nation to …

Inclusion

Why Are You Going to College?

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1,332. This is the number of college essays I have read to date this season. I’m getting to the point where I need to blink every few minutes to prevent my eyes from drying out. Amidst the daunting process that …

Finding the Fit Logo

The research of different colleges has felt like an ongoing process throughout high school. Narrowing down and focusing the schools I ultimately want to go forward in pursuing applications for has challenged me, though. I often feel so tempted to …