Summer is the Time for K-12 and Higher Ed to Be Friends

When we talk about the “silos” between the K-12 and higher education sectors, what that looks like in practice is that districts and institutions don’t have consistent, meaningful, or productive contact that could benefit students.

High School Graduation Checklist

Does your organization have plans to support graduating seniors throughout the summer? This blog from our partners at NCAN offers a few ideas to help get these students to campus in the fall.

Closing Thoughts on Black History Month

As we conclude Black History Month 2021, Jahshua Smith, metro Detroit region program supervisor for AdviseMI, asked MCAN AmeriCorps VISTA Delesiya Davis and four of our AdviseMI college advisers about what the month means to them.

Expanding the Postsecondary Conversation and Addressing Low College-Going Rates

Everyone imagines their last year of high school as being the time of their life. ... However, the 2020-21 school year hasn’t lived up to what most seniors were hoping for when they began their high school journey four years ago.

FAFSA Verification Remains a Hurdle for Students; Here’s What We Know

Guest author Bill DeBaun, NCAN Director of Data and Evaluation, looks at some of the barriers that prevent students from completing the FAFSA.

Helping Students Find College Cash: Challenges and Successes

First-year AdviseMI adviser Janay Johnson talks about her successes and challenges implementing the College Cash Campaign in her high school.

Making FAFSA a Priority at Central Academy

Central Academy school counselor Mahassin Harp describes how her school won the Governor's FAFSA Challenge by making it a high priority.

Arthur Hill High School named Michigan's 2019 School of Excellence

The American College Application Campaign and the Michigan College Access Network selected Arthur Hill High School as the 2019 School of Excellence Award winner for Michigan serving as an exemplary model for their state’s application campaign.

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.

Hometown Advantage: An Adviser’s Reflection

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.