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Michigan School Counselor Association, Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling and Michigan College Access Network join together to highlight role of school counselors.

Lots of districts and schools want to improve their college and career readiness efforts. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel!

January is here, and as you’re setting your goals and plans for 2023, we at NCAN think it’s a great time to reaffirm your commitment to college and career readiness.

The Journal of College Access had a busy end of 2022. We welcomed seven new members to our editorial board and we published our second issue, adding three more research articles to the college access literature.

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.

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.


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

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.

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

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