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The listing below is in order from newest to oldest webinar presentations.

Get to Know Northwood University

Recorded:Jan. 10

Presenters: Heidi Schall, field director of admissions, Northwood University

Learn about Northwood University's current admissions and financial aid practices to support students who are interested in attending this fall and into the future.

SCECH: This webinar has been submitted for one SCECH in college preparation and selection.



AmeriCorps Service Opportunities at MCAN — Applicant Information Session

Date: Jan. 10

Presenters: MCAN staff

It's a new year with new opportunities! Are you looking for the next steps in your career? Are you interested in serving your community? Would you like to work with students and promote college access? We invite you to a virtual information session where you can learn more about our AmeriCorps service opportunities at Michigan College Access Network. Service through AmeriCorps is a great way to gain skills, build a network, and earn money for continued education. In this virtual session, staff from MCAN's AdviseMI, College Completion Corps, and MI ECHO programs will share program details, benefits of AmeriCorps service, and current opportunities to serve.

Recording - TBD

Gap Financing Options

Recorded: Jan. 10

Presenters: Jenny Chandler, director and relationship manager, Sallie Mae

Many students and their families will consider financing a portion of college education. This session with MCAN and Sallie Mae will focus on encouraging responsible borrowing and what students and families can do to find the right solution for their borrowing needs.

SCECH: This webinar has been submitted for one SCECH in college preparation and selection.



FAFSA Made Easier with Going Merry

Recorded: Dec. 13

Presenters: Charlie Maynard, Going Merry

Going Merry, a financial aid platform used by students and counselors, has built a tool to simplify the FAFSA. It uses simple questions with helpful tips and offers students and parents live customer service for additional support. It also offers a counselor dashboard with real-time stats on students’ progress. Learn how to: 1) Help students complete the FAFSA in a remote learning environment; 2) Track students’ FAFSA progress in real time and question-by-question; and 3) Increase your school's FAFSA completion rate.

SCECH: This webinar is eligible for one SCECH in college preparation and selection.



K-12 and Postsecondary Data in Support of Michigan's Sixty by 30 Initiative

Recorded:Dec. 9

Presenter: LeeAnn Connelly, CEPI

In support of the Sixty by 30 initiative, the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) has created the Postsecondary: Progress Toward Sixty by 30 report on This presentation will highlight ways the report combines data from Lumina Foundation, National Student Clearinghouse, and CEPI to explore postsecondary enrollment, persistence, and completion of Michigan students and track progress toward this goal.

SCECH: This webinar is eligible for one SCECH in college preparation and selection.



State of Michigan Financial Aid Overview with MI Student Aid

Recorded: Dec. 6 and Dec. 7

Presenter: Emily Hurtado-Arboleda Michigan Student Scholarships & Grants (MiSSG)

MCAN and MI Student Aid are partnering to offer a statewide training for high school counselors. The training will focus on the following topics:

  • State financial aid program overview
  • Live demonstration of MiSSG High School Counselor Portal
  • MI Student Aid Outreach services and support

SCECH: This webinar is approved for 1.5 SCECHs in college preparation and selection.



Pathfinder — Demo and Date of Michigan's Career Exploration Tool

Recorded: Nov. 30

Presenters: Jennifer Spaulding and Elyse Walter, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

Webinar attendees will learn about the latest version of Pathfinder, Michigan’s free, online, career exploration tool, how it works, and the data used to support it. Discover how Pathfinder can support your work with students and career explorers.

SCECH: This webinar is approved for one SCECH in career exploration.



How America Pays for College

Recorded: Nov. 18

Presenter: Jenny Chandler, director and relationship manager, Sallie Mae

Each year, families make decisions about how to pay for their child(ren) to attend college. In this second of four webinars highlighting the partnership between MCAN and Sallie Mae, we’ll share results from Sallie Mae’s 13th Annual “How America Pays for College” national research study. Research conducted with Ipsos shines a light on how families make paying for college decisions and the funding sources they use.

SCECH: This webinar is approved for one SCECH in college preparation and selection.



Admissions Updates, Fall 2021 Webinar Series

Recorded: Oct. 15—Nov. 11

This series features admissions representatives from four-year colleges across the state. Presenters will share their institutions' current admissions policies and practices, including testing requirements, scholarship eligibility, application deadlines, and more.

Webinar series recordings and SCECH quizzes

SCECH: Each webinar is eligible for one SCECH in career exploration.

What's the Real Cost of College? How to Plan Now

Recorded: Nov. 4

Presenter: Jenny Chandler, director and relationship manager, Sallie Mae

In the first of four webinars highlighting a partnership between MCAN and Sallie Mae, professionals who support students in the college planning process will learn about the real cost of college. In addition, participants will learn about financial aid offers, scholarships and grants, loan options, and free tools and resources available to support students.

SCECH: This webinar is approved for one SCECH in college preparation and selection.



Roadmap to Opportunity Webinar Series — Stackable Pathways

Recorded: September

Presenters: Community college representatives and admissions experts

This webinar series will highlight stackable academic programs that lead to careers in high-demand fields. Several community colleges will feature their stackable programs, while also describing their admissions processes and certificate programs.

Webinar series recordings

Transition to College Mathematics

Recorded: Sept. 23

Presenter: Josh Recio, course program specialist, K-12 education strategy, policy, and service, The Charles A. Dana Center

The requirement to earn a college-ready distinction through traditional placement measures has resulted in far too many students placed in developmental math in higher education. As a result, states are implementing transition courses that provide high school seniors an additional opportunity to demonstrate college readiness. The Dana Center’s Transition to College Mathematics course is designed to help students show college readiness through multiple math pathways while also addressing social, emotional, and academic development.

SCECH: This webinar recording is no longer eligible for SCECHs.


Test Prep for All with CollegeSpring

Recorded: Sept. 15

Presenter: Cailin Papszycki, head of partnerships at CollegeSpring

CollegeSpring is a national nonprofit organization that has served more than 40,000 students since 2008 across districts, charter networks, and nonprofit partners. They are a "train the teacher" model, and their program includes a fully developed SAT curriculum, testing and data analysis, and teacher coaching and support for schools to provide SAT prep to your 11th graders as part of their school day. CollegeSpring partners with schools and their teachers to make high-quality test prep a reality for every student — not a privilege for a select few. CollegeSpring equips schools and their teachers with a test prep and college knowledge curriculum to prepare students to succeed on the exam and achieve higher scores.

SCECH: This webinar recording is not eligible for SCECHs.


Roadmap to Opportunity Webinar Series — Spring 2021

Recorded: May

Presenters: Various experts from the field

This four-part webinar series will inform participants about stackable credentials, the importance of high school and community college partnerships, discuss ways to support students to and through stackable credential programs, and empower professionals to map out credential pathways within their own communities.

Webinar series recordings

SCECH: These webinars are no longer eligible for SCECHs.

Scholarships — Finding Free Money for College with Sallie Mae

Recorded: May 11

Presenter: Jenny Chandler, director of business development, Sallie Mae

This webinar will focus on the importance and ease of use of scholarship search engines. Learn about Sallie Mae’s Free Scholarship Search and Paying for College Resource tools.


SCECH: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs.

Need to Know College Success Workshop

Recorded: April 22

Lisa McNeilley, PhD, owner and facilitator, Writer's Alley

While academic skills play a role in how well students adapt to college, they are not the only determinants of student success. Students need to understand the expectations and behaviors that underlie academic life, as well as gaining the soft skills that are vital to success. This webinar provides an overview of the knowledge, skills, and experiences students need to prepare for college, as well as a program for educators to help students gain those vital skills.


SCECH: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs.

Celebrating Michigan College Signing Day

Recorded: March 30

Presenter: Josh Nudelman, public engagement and community outreach manager

Webinar participants will learn how to celebrate College Signing Day with students and families. They will get a better sense of why college completion is important and what tools and resources exist for supporting students through the college decision process. Michigan College Access Network will also offer resources and support specific to Michigan schools.


Your College Access Toolkit: Resources & Support from MCAN's Partners

Recorded: March 25

Presenters: MCAN's High School Innovation department

Join MCAN and our partners to learn about resources and tools that are available as you work to increase college access and build a college-going culture in your schools and communities. MCAN’s High School Innovation team will highlight the MiSSG Portal, MiTransferNetwork, and MiSchool Data.


SCECH: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs.

The Pandemic's College Enrollment Crisis

Recorded: March 24

Presenters: MCAN Executive Director Ryan Fewins-Bliss and MCAN Deputy Director Jamie Jacobs

In Michigan, college enrollment is down 9.2% from pre-pandemic levels. College application and FAFSA numbers for the class of 2021 point to a continued enrollment decline. At the same time, a majority of Michigan’s "Hot 50" jobs require some education post high school. This session will provide participants with an understanding of Michigan’s enrollment crisis, the need for degrees and certificates in Michigan, and the important role school counselors play in supporting students as they plan for postsecondary education.


Note: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs.

Your College Access Toolkit: Resources & Support from MCAN

Recorded: March 23

Presenters: MCAN's High School Innovation department

This webinar highlights MCAN-specific resources, tools, and supports that are available as you work to increase college access and build a college-going culture in your schools and communities. MCAN’s High School Innovation team will share information about the Impact Map, Roadmap to Opportunity, College Bound Michigan resource site, and more.


Note: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs.

Opportunities in Business: Resources for Student Success

Recorded: March 18

Presenters: Terence Brown, Michigan State University Office of Admissions; Anne Crain and LaKeysha Locke, Michigan State University Broad College of Business

Hear from representatives of Michigan State University's Office of Admissions and the Broad College of Business, who want to support stakeholders' efforts in helping students make effective college-going decisions. In this webinar, they will inform guidance counselors, college advisers, and other partners in students’ higher education journeys, about the opportunities and resources available to students at the MSU Eli Broad College of Business. Learn how they create a partnership to inform students' decision making about their academic choices. There are wonderful and exciting educational and career opportunities in business.


Note: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs.

How to Help Youth Find Purpose and Impact with SparkPath

Recorded: Feb. 16

Presenter: JP Michel, founder of SparkPath

To prepare for the future of work, we need to move students away from job titles and shift their attention to challenges that exist in the world. This simple shift will unlock new opportunities, a fresh perspective, and a powerful approach to preparing for success. Attendees will engage in challenge mindset activities they can use immediately in their work.


SCECH: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs.

College Readiness Curriculum with FranklinCovey Education

Recorded: Feb. 2

Presenters: Evett Barham, Leader in Me coach, member of FranklinCovey Education High School Development team; Kara Jacoboni, FranklinCovey education representative; and Steve Yauch, FranklinCovey Education Representative

This webinar will discuss key skills and characteristics business leaders and universities expect of today's young adults. The FranklinCovey Education and Leader in Me curriculum is available to close the skill gap and assist students in becoming high achievers after high school. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens," by Sean Covey.


SCECH: This webinar is no longer eligible for SCECHs.

Get Schooled: Supporting Every Student's Postsecondary Goals

Recorded: Jan. 19

Presenters: Danielle Gunder, senior program manager — college access and persistence, Get Schooled and Jackie Ivy, senior program manager — jobs & careers, Get Schooled

Get Schooled is America’s only free, all-digital, college and first-jobs counseling platform. This webinar will provide information about Get Schooled digital college and job resource packages that are designed to support counselors and students during these difficult times. Get Schooled offers compelling, research-based content to high school and college-age youth, with a focus on supporting BIPOC, immigrant, first-generation, and low-income youth.

Recording (download mp4 file)