October 2021

Fall visit options at our colleges
Our members institutions are offering a variety of in-person and virtual visit options this fall.

Counselors’ events to be held virtually in November
Admissions representatives from our colleges will share updates on what is going on at their institutions, answer questions and discuss college admissions with high school counselors in November. The events are free and open to all high school counselors and others who work with students on college planning. The fall virtual event will be divided into two, hour-long sessions on Nov. 16 and Nov. 18.

Order copies of the new College Guide
With a one-page profile for each college, our 2021-22 College Guide can be ordered from the Council’s website. Also available is a PDF handout of our programs offered grid.

New issue of parent newsletter available
The fall issue of The Bridge: Parent News is now available online. Please share this useful resource with parents of middle or high school students — or sign up yourself.

Making the case for doubling Pell
Learn more about the facts and research behind the effort to double the need-based Pell Grant, which would help increase access and affordability while also lower student low debt—and increase the likelihood of college completion.

Macalester president and Gustavus Dean of Financial Aid featured on podcast
President Suzanne Rivera and Dean of Financial Aid Jesus Hernandez Mejia were recently featured in separate episodes of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education's podcast, Life After Now.