Tackling Summer Melt in the Fall

While it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, it’s never too early to think about summer melt. It’s estimated that every year between 10-40% of college-intending students fail to enroll in college the fall after high school graduation.

Supporting Transfer Students Can Help Counteract Enrollment Declines

Kate Grove, MCAN's resource and engagement VISTA, discusses how transfer students factor into recent enrollment declines and reflects on the supports that helped her successfully transfer from a community college to a 4-year institution.

Lifting Up "Invisible" Communities Through Higher Education

Sept. 15-Oct. 15 is recognized as Hispanic Heritage Month. MCAN invited Anita I. Martinez, executive director of the Michigan Hispanic Collaborative, to reflect on her college experience and how it ties into her current work.

FAFSA Season Is Open – Here’s What You Need To Know

With October comes all the exciting autumnal things — trees changing colors, Halloween, and of course, the opening of FAFSA season.

Reflections From Three 2020-22 School Counselor Fellows

We asked three fellows from our 2020-22 cohort of School Counselor Fellows to reflect on their experiences.

Sacrifice and Success

Felipe Lopez Sustaita, associate dean of the Center for Student Support at Lansing Community College, reflects on his college-going journey.

A Small College Was the Perfect Fit for Me

Sept. 19-25, 2022, is Independent Colleges and Universities Week in Michigan. We asked Kylar Gibbs, an AdviseMI college adviser serving at Advanced Technology Academy, to reflect on her experiences at Baker College.

Start Off the School Year Right with a Plan for Postsecondary Preparation

There are just 10 months to prepare seniors for graduation and what comes after it, and NCAN is here to help everyone involved in college and career readiness to prepare for potential hurdles.

Key Questions to Ask Before the School Year Starts

August is a time for rest and relaxation, but also readiness. In that spirit, here are four questions that district and school leaders and staff, school counselors, and anyone else in students’ orbit should ponder and prepare for.

Lessons Learned Through Resilience

Kyle Kelly, a College Completion Corps coach serving at Bay College, offered to share how his experience navigating the college experience as a disabled person is helping him assist others.