Counselor Message Board
The Counselor Message Board is updated each week.
NEW Register for the 2023 PaCE Symposium
Registration is now open for the second annual Illinois Postsecondary and Career Expectations (PaCE) Symposium
, which will take place at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, April 20, 2023. The registration fee for the symposium is $25, which includes breakfast, lunch, and conference materials. Further details – including access to online registration and information about a discounted hotel rate – are provided in a March 21 e-Message
NEW National Library Week - April 23-29
Sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), National Library Week 2023
is from April 23 - 29, 2023. The ALA
website provides tools and promotional resources that can be used by schools and public libraries.
NEW Remind college-bound students to beware of financial aid scams
Remind your college-bound students and their families who are seeking ways to pay for college to beware of financial aid scams. Information is available at the Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams
page of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Consumer Information
website and through a U.S. Department of Education “Don’t Get Scammed on Your Way to College!
NEW Join Parchment Preview webinar on March 30 to learn about ISAC Transcript Exchange
If your school has been considering making the switch from paper to electronic transcripts, be sure to register for the Parchment Preview webinar that will take place at 10 a.m. (CT) on Thursday, March 30, 2023. Further details – including a high-level description of the ISAC Transcript Exchange
and access to online registration for the webinar – are provided in a March 14 e-Message
Financial Literacy: Money Smart Week® virtual webinars – April 15 thru 21
Check out Money Smart Week® (MSW)
virtual webinars that will take place from April 15 thru 21, 2023. Make sure your college-bound students (and their families) don’t miss out on the various sessions designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
Register for IACAC annual conference – April 26-28
The 2023 Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) annual conference will be held April 26-28, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL. Details, including session titles and registration information, are available at the Conference
area of the IACAC
website. Be sure to register by the April 1 deadline in order to avoid paying a late fee.
2022-23 Displaced Energy Worker Dependent Transition Scholarship Program applications due June 15
June 15, 2023 is the priority application
consideration date for the 2022-23 Displaced Energy Worker Dependent Transition Scholarship Program
, which is designed to provide scholarship assistance to children of eligible displaced energy workers. Details about this program, including specifics on how to apply, are provided at the Displaced Energy Worker Dependent Transition Scholarship Program page of this website.
Illinois PaCE Framework: monthly webinars offered through May
Learn how schools and districts across the state are implementing the Illinois Postsecondary and Career Expectations (PaCE) Framework
by joining monthly webinars being offered by ISAC from February through May. More details, including access to the webinar schedule and registration information
, are provided in a January 24 e-Message
2023-24 MTI Scholarship Program applications due March 31
March 31, 2023 is the priority application
consideration date for the 2023-24 Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program. Details about this program are provided for applicants at the MTI Scholarship Program
page, located within the Students & Parents
area of this website.
The links below have information on topics that were previously listed on the Message Board.FAFSA Completion InitiativeOutreach Calendar/EventsFAFSA Completion Information
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