Critical Components: Mastering the College Admission Process

Organization: National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Venue: Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront

Location: Portland, Oregon, United States

Event Date/Time: May 28, 2013 / 8:00 am - (PST) End Date/Time: May 31, 2013 / 2:00 pm - (PST)
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Who Should Attend? NACAC's Critical Components: Mastering the College Admission Process is designed for all professionals who assist students with the college search and/or application processes.

When: May 28 – 31, 2013

Where: Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland OR

Why: Critical Components takes a conventional idea and deliberately examines it from alternate angles. For instance, instead of discussing financial aid, it emphasizes the importance of financial literacy. In lieu of looking at the pitfalls of standardized testing, it focuses on the increased role of non-cognitive variables in college admission. Critical Components wrestles with weighty issues long before they seep into mainstream rhetoric—supplying professionals with tangible solutions to make an immediate impact on their school, practice, and/or community.

Keynote Speakers:

This year's Keynote Address will feature Adam and Jaye Fenderson, directors of the award-winning documentary FIRST GENERATION. After Adam and Jaye's remarks, NACAC will host a brief reception and private film screening for Critical Components attendees. Join us for what promises to be an eye-opening and inspirational kickoff to the conference!

Critical Components Educational Session Topics Include: • The Elephant in the Room: Is College Worth It? • More than a Fad: Making Sense of Gap Year Growth • On the Verge: Showcasing the Use of Innovative and Disruptive Technology • Best Practices for Counseling the “C” Student • New and Emerging Ways to Engage Parents in the College Application Process • An Updated Look at the Disclosure of Student Disciplinary Information

Registration Rates $350 Early-bird registration rate (On/Before March 1) $400 Regular registration rate (Between March 1 - April 12) $450 Late registration rate (On/After April 13) *Graduate Student Rates Also Available

Housing Rates $129 single/double plus 12.5% + $2.50 occupancy tax per night.

College Tours Take advantage of your visit by learning more about the local college scene. Participate in college tours scheduled in conjunction with Critical Components.  Participating schools are University of Portland, Lewis & Clark College, Reed College, and Pacific University.

Find us on Twitter: Track the latest Critical Components news by following us on Twitter (NACACedu). Just use the hashtag #Critical13 for the most recent updates!


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