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Post-secondary Advising College, Career, and Military Readiness

August 2022

Key Questions to Ask Before the School Year Starts

August is a time for rest and relaxation, but also readiness. Learn from Bill DeBaun, Senior Director of Data and Strategic Initiatives at the National College Attainment Network, as he shares four questions to ponder and prepare as you turn toward the start of the 2022-23 academic year and some key resources to help answer those questions.

Post-secondary Advising Engagement Strategies

July 2022

A New Way to Look at First Generation Students

We tend to assume that all first-generation students fit the same mold, but in a study conducted by the National Science Foundation we have found that is not always the case. This post will showcase how the National Science Foundation defines the varying levels of first-generationness and how the differentiation can be used to enhance college advising practices. Read to learn how you can intentionally plan out your college access activities this year to support all levels of first-generation students.

Post-secondary Advising

July 2022

Use Fit and Match to Increase Students’ Success

Learn from Bill DeBaun, Senior Director of Data and Strategic Initiatives at the National College Attainment Network as he shares how you can dive into the concepts of “fit” and “match” and share resources for districts, schools, and community organizations who want to increase or improve how they put these concepts to work for students.

Summer Melt

May 2022

Summer Transitions

Even after acceptance letters have been received and college decisions have been made, there is plenty left to do before the first day of classes in the Fall. To shed more light on this transition, Future Focused TX invited guest speaker Ann Marano to share more about summer transitions and ways college access professionals can keep students engaged.

Post-secondary Advising Early Awareness

May 2022

Advising Students: Aspiring College Athletes

Working with students who aspire to be college student-athletes can be uncharted territory for many college access professionals. Outlined below is a list of need-to-know information along with resources to help you best serve your students.

Financial Aid Post-secondary Advising

March 2022

College Scorecards

Learn about The College Scorecard and Texas CREWS, both free scorecard tools that easily allow college access professionals, students, and families to look up and compare institutions.

College, Career, and Military Readiness

March 2022

Digital SAT Launching Spring 2024

Starting in the Spring of 2024, the SAT will be delivered digitally. Check out what you need to know and how you can prepare students for this transition.

Post-secondary Advising

February 2022

Celebrating Texas’ HBCUs

In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting Texas’ Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their rich history in providing affordable access to higher education to Texas students. Read to learn more about the nine HBCUs in Texas, and access resources to help make HBCUs another option in a student’s postsecondary plan.

Post-secondary Advising Early Awareness

January 2022

Serving and Supporting Undocumented Youth

Guest speaker Ann Marano joined Future Focused TX to discuss ways to serve and support undocumented youth in Texas. Read and obtain key takeaways from her presentation and access resources to support undocumented students in their postsecondary journey.

Post-secondary Advising Early Awareness

January 2022

Resource Roadmap to Senior Year

Conversations and planning done during Junior year can have a huge impact on a student’s postsecondary plans and lay the foundation for a great Senior year. Learn about resources available to counselors and advisors that can facilitate these conversations.

Engagement Strategies Persistence

January 2022

Getting Interactive with Financial Literacy

Drawing upon the Trellis Student Financial Wellness Survey Results, learn why it is so important to engage with financial literacy to prepare students for access and persistence in postsecondary education.

December 2021

Practicing Self-Care

Learn about the eight aspects of wellness and the role a self-care action plan can have in the lives of college access professionals.

Post-secondary Advising

December 2021

Expanding Bachelor’s Degrees at Community Colleges

Learn about House Bill 3348 and how it will expand the number of bachelor’s degrees offered at community colleges across Texas.

College, Career, and Military Readiness

November 2021

What You Need To Know: TSIA2 Updates & Resources

Learn about the changes made to the TSIA2 and important resources to help students succeed

Post-secondary Advising

September 2021

Reimagining the Road to Education: A New Project

Learn about the interactive project by Bellwether Education, which aims to illuminate how young people must sometimes navigate college access alone.

Post-secondary Advising

September 2021

Meeting the Needs of Texas’ Youth Impacted by Covid-19

Learn about databases that counselors can use as tools to address the basic needs of students affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.