Interpreting Financial Aid Awards Webinar Recording:

Your college-bound students have submitted their college applications – now what? This webinar covers some common terms, provides insights on how colleges calculate aid packages, and gives tips for counseling students about student loans. Learn more about how to guide students through the process of comparing aid awards and accepting aid to finance their college education. Recorded on December 7, 2016 - access a copy of the recording here.

Online Courses:

PATH: Preparing Adults for the Transition to Higher Education

The Tennessee College Access and Success Network and Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation at Lipscomb University have partnered to create PATH: Preparing Adults for the Transition to Higher Education. The introductory strand of the online course provides support and resources to professionals around Tennessee who may work with adults who are enrolling in institutions of higher education for the first time or those who are re-enrolling in order to complete their degree.The self-directed online course will run from November 14 - December 23, 2016 and takes approximately 8 hours to complete. Participants will earn a certificate upon completion of the course. 

The cost is $69 per person. Register here. 

CAP: The College Access Project

The Tennessee College Access and Success Network has partnered with the Ayers Institute to produce an innovative professional learning tool for any college access professional. We know college access mentoring requires specific skills and knowledge that are rarely, if ever, formally taught. Our goal is to build a cohort of college access leaders across the state, equipped with the tools to be agents of change in their schools and communities.
Focusing also on the non-academic factors of entering college, this course is a unique approach to training professionals, who work with young people, and high school counselors alike. Each strand is facilitated and discussion based to allow participants to share ideas and gain insights into the various environments in which college access takes place. The course is offered in five learning strands:
Working with Young People - Jan 18, 2016 - March 13, 2016; Registration deadline: January 4, 2016
Ethics of College Access Counseling - March 28, 2016 - May 22, 2016; Registration deadline: March 14, 2016
Creating a College-Going Culture - June 6, 2016 - July 31, 2016; Registration deadline: May 30, 2016
Paying for College- Aug 22, 2016 - Oct 16, 2016; Registration deadline: August 19, 2016
College Admissions Process - Oct 24, 2016 - Dec. 18, 2016; Registration deadline: October 3, 2016
The strands will be begin in January, running in order all year long. The course is $875, or $175 a strand. Districts or organizations, who would like to register 20 or more participants per strand, will receive a discount and should contact the Ayers Institute directly to register. TASL credit is available for all strands. Graduate credit is also available upon the completion of all five strands. Three graduate credit hours from Lipscomb University can be transcripted for $1000. Please contact the Ayers Institute directly to complete this process.


November 9-10, Music City Center

Conference Agenda

Conference Breakout Presentations


College-Going and College Choice: An Occasional Paper on Student Decision-Making


REALIZING POTENTIAL: A White Paper on College Student Undermatching




Navigating Success WHITE PAPER

Conference Breakout Presentations

November 17-18, Music City Center


The 2014 Tennessee College Access & Success Conference, "Navigating Success," will bring college access and success professionals, educators, college admissions officers, business leaders, public service and community leaders from across Tennessee together to learn, share best practices and network.


TCASN Invited to Attend White House Summit


The College Access Project with Lipscomb University

CAP Links

College Cost Estimator


2012-2013 Annual Report


2013 Conference White Paper

White Paper Appendices

Breakout Session Presentations

Conference Agenda


TCASN External Evaluation Executive Summary

External Evaluation Full Report


2013 Dual Enrollment for College Completion: Policy Recommendations for Tennessee - Final

2013 Tennessee Phase I Dual Enrollment Report



2012 Tennessee College Access and Success Conference

2012 Conference White Paper

2012 Conference Breakout Session Presentations

 2012 Conference Agenda

2012 Tennessee Career Center Conference


2012 Webinars

Successful College Access Mentoring Webinar

2012 Policy Recommendations

Statewide Policy Roundtable Recommendations

2011 Tennessee College Access and Success Conference:

Powering Progress White Paper

2011 Conference Agenda

Conference Presentations


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