College Application Month – Educators

Preparation for the 2019 College Application Month (CAM) campaign has begun!

If you are an educator within a Nevada high school and would like your campus to serve as an official CAM site, please contact gotocollegenevada@nshe.nevada.edu .

If your school is already signed up, the Site Coordinator will be contacted regularly with information to make this event a success.

If you are from a Clark County School District high school, there will be a new opportunity this year for seniors. CCSD/Apply NSHE events will be scheduled throughout October. These are larger, one-stop shops for seniors and their parents to attend and complete college applications and FAFSAs. Please see the website: apply.nevada.edu for event dates, times, locations, and host high schools. Registration for these events will be through the Strive Scan app.

Not ready yet? Click here to learn more about what it means to be a CAM site: CAM Interest letter

Are you an Educator in a middle school? Are you looking for a resource/curriculum to work with students and their families? Check out the ACT/American College Application Campaign (ACAC) resource for middle school: 2019 ACAC-ACT-Pre-College and Career Readiness Curriculum for Students and their Families_FINAL . This resource is also applicable for high school students as well but ACT/ACAC found that those that implemented it felt it would be good for middle school students.

Resources available for High School Site Coordinators:

Manuals/Training: 

Site Coordinator Manual Part 1 – Pre-Event Planning and Student Preparation: HS_SiteCoordinator-2019-1-PreEventManual

Cover of Manual 1

 

Site Coordinator Manual Part 2 – During and After Your Event – HS_SIteCoordinator-2019-2-DuringEventManual

Cover of Manual 2

 

Question and Answer/Training Sessions via video for Site Coordinators:

A series of video Q&A/Training sessions via Bluejeans will be available beginning the end of August. The dates and links for 2019 are:

Wednesday, August 28, 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. https://bluejeans.com/797085133

Thursday, September 5th, 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. https://bluejeans.com/513684007

Tuesday, September 10th, 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. https://bluejeans.com/243654350

Wednesday, September 18th, 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. https://bluejeans.com/703724331

Tuesday, September 24th, 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. https://bluejeans.com/300043795

Tools/Forms:

Event Recommended Timeline: Site-Coordinator-Timeline-2019

Event Checklist: Site Coordinator Checklist (rev June 2018)

Letter/Communication Templates: 2019 Templates

NSHE Admissions and Financial Aid Information for College Application Month 2019: NSHEAdm-FA-CAMinfo-2019

Data Collection:

We have sign-in sheets for students to use as they enter application events. When the event is over these sheets will be used to compile the information we need to send to the American College Application Campaign.

Please follow your school district’s FERPA rules on uploading this information. If you are able to upload the actual sign in sheet, our office will compile the information for you. It is fine if you need to black out some of the students on the list but please keep a running total of those students so we can still use them in the overall count. If you are not able to upload the sheets, the compiling will have to happen at the high school and you can send the compiled numbers to the State Coordinator via email at jstake@nshe.nevada.edu. The information we need is:

1) How many seniors participated in your application events and
2) How many applications were submitted during your events.

Student Sign-in Sheet: We have sign-in sheets that can be used to track student participation and applications. The sign-in sheets should be used whether the high school coordinator or a college representative is hosting the event. If you already have something similar that you use, please continue to use what works for you. As long as the same information can be tracked and reported, a different system is fine. Sign in sheets and/or final counts are due by December 2, 2019. CAM-Sign-in-HS-CollegeRep

Tracking/Compiling Spreadsheet: Using this spreadsheet it optional. If you are compiling the information yourself, you may find it helpful but it is not required. Feel free to modify the sheet to your needs. CAM-Compile-Results

Data Submission Upload Link: Please upload sign-in sheets no later than Monday, December 2, 2019. Use this link to upload the sign in sheets to the secure Drop Box: https://www.dropbox.com/request/fhthg3XVxoItrb1jBx9V?oref=e

For the Clark County School District/NSHE College Application and FAFSA Nights, we will be using the Strive Scan app for registration and tracking/collecting the needed information. See the website, apply.nevada.edu for more information.

Since the FAFSA is now released on October 1st, many financial aid workshops are run at the same time as application events. For a quick rundown of the FAFSA basics, read this document: NCAN-FAFSA-101.

Forms for Student Preparation:

College Research Worksheet for Students: College Research Worksheet editable_updated 4-10-19

College Application Worksheet for Students: College Application Worksheet editable_June2019 (1)

Student Instructions for Day of Event: Students Instructions-10 Steps for Applying_2019

What’s Next Form: Next steps for students after applying (revised April 2019)

Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters: Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters