Dr. Elizabeth Stone was interviewed by the New York Times regarding her work assisting high school seniors impacted and displaced by the fire in Paradise, CA.
There are many reasons students choose to transfer to a new college. Whether it is a community college transfer or a lateral transfer, great opportunities lie ahead! Preparing for a transfer major is a bit different than applying as a freshman. Colleges have different rules on how many units are transferable. They want to know if you are prepared to commit to a major and have the prerequisites for a smooth transition. Your old SAT or ACT scores may be required - or maybe not! Residential housing may have dorms specifically for mature transfer students, and other campuses may not guarantee housing. If you are wishing to explore a transfer, be sure to speak with a transfer expert who can guide you through this process.
For information on transfer into the University of California system, take a look at their admissions data by major. Then give Campanile a call to review your academic profile and guide you through the application process.
Stone emphasized the importance of families thoroughly researching potential counseling services, referencing the IECA as the only group within an unregulated industry that vets its membership. She also touted the association’s efforts to address economic inequalities among those college bound.
“The IECA membership is committed to taking on as many pro-bono clients as they can,” said Stone. “They also offer free workshops in the community, and work with community groups, as well as take on individual pro bono clients. We’ve partnered with nonprofits and worked with the San Mateo Boys & Girls Club, for example.”
Dr. Stone has once again been invited as a guest speaker at the EdRev Conference held at AT&T Park in San Francisco on April 22, 2017. This annual conference brings parents, students, and educators together for a day of learning on educational access for students with special learning needs. Dr. Stone will be presenting work from her book, The Better College Essay: Fitting In and Standing Out with a focus on how students who have had academic challenges can use their college essays to explain growth and change as preparation for college.
Campanile's Writing Associate, Meredith Charlson, is a contributing writer to a newly published text book (Charles C Thomas, 2016): HELPING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES DEVELOP SOCIAL SKILLS, ACADEMIC LANGUAGE AND LITERACY THROUGH LITERATURE STORIES, VIGNETTES, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES: A Secondary and Post-Secondary Emphasis. Congratulations, Meredith, on this significant accomplishment.