July has kept us busy as we motivate students to maximize their summer to work on their applications! Our biggest push has been towards finalizing college lists and fine tuning it with a balanced spread to craft a stronger application. This is hard work. It means helping students and their families break out of a mindset of known names and comfortable spaces. It means being open to new and untried options and requires us to be flexible, empathetic and knowledgable in the process.
This goal fuels our professional growth with campus visits and webinars. Anu visited several campuses in Texas that included both public and private institutions - Baylor University in Waco, UT Dallas, UT Arlington, Midwestern State University, University of North Texas, Austin College, Texas Christian University, and Southern Methodist University. The notes from these visits are in the software and available to ICC clients.
The big news for WA students was the announcement of UW Seattle joining the Common App for freshmen applicants for fall quarter 2023. An interesting read we came across: College Financial Aid,