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A Non-Traditional Advising Experience

College adviser Leah Fast serves at two high schools and writes about her experience with Relevant Academy of Eaton County — a non-traditional high school.

Black History Month: Learning History in its 'Fullest Context'

A 2019 article in the New York Times by civics reporter Keith Meatto compiled a list of resources that reveal a harrowing fact about the state of American Education: schooling is still separate and unequal

College Cash Campaign: An Adviser's Perspective

College adviser Stephanie Sustaita writes about the importance of the Michigan College Cash Campaign and her challenges and successes with the initiative while serving in the AdviseMI program at Lakeville Memorial High School.

Top 19 Accomplishments in 2019

MCAN already has ambitious plans for 2020, but first we'd like to pause and reflect on our top 19 college access and attainment successes that happened in the last year.

Reflections From a First-Year Adviser

Being a first-year adviser can be extremely tough and exhausting. This is especially true when there are large shoes to fill. The adviser who preceded me broke many barriers in an effort to increase college access in the local community.

Michigan Coalition for Undocumented Student Success: Network Leadership in Action

My father entered the United States nearly four decades ago as an undocumented immigrant. For many years, he traveled between states to find work so that he was able to provide for his nine siblings and parents back in Mexico.

The MCAT and My College Advising Experience

The advisers are trained to help students navigate the complex college exploration process, retake college admissions tests, apply to colleges that are a good match/fit, complete the FAFSA, secure financial aid, and matriculate to college.

First-generation college student returns home after college to help others

As a first-generation college student, I didn’t know how to prepare or what to expect, and my first year in school was rough. I wasn’t emotionally prepared for the transition of living away from home. I felt lost at times.

Center for Postsecondary Readiness and Success (CPRS) joins MCAN and the Journal of College Access

The CPRS advisory board is comprised of well-respected national scholars, practitioners, and leaders who all promote strategies to increase equitable postsecondary preparation, access, and completion.