YourPlanForCollege - Get Ready for Life after High School Update
|To:||Superintendents, High School Principals, Guidance Directors, and Directors of Charter Schools, Approved Private Special Education Schools, Institutional Schools, and Educational Collaboratives|
|From:||Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D.|
Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
|Date:||May 11, 2010|
This spring, the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) will be offering webinars on YourPlanForCollege - "Get Ready for Life after High School." Each webinar should take no more than an hour and will navigate you through the entire site. The portal is free and is being developed through a partnership among MEFA, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Department of Higher Education, and the Executive Office of Education.
There are many new and exciting features that have been added recently as YourPlanForCollege nears completion. You can register for one of the webinars by contacting Anne Lucas at email@example.com or 617-224-4838.
|May||Friday, May 7th||10:00 am|
|Tuesday, May 11th||10:00 am|
|Thursday, May 13th||1:00 pm|
|Monday, May 17th||12:00 pm|
|Wednesday, May 19th||1:00 pm|
|Friday, May 21st||10:00 am|
|Tuesday, May 25th||10:00 am|
|Thursday, May 27th ||1:00 pm|
|June||Wednesday, June 2nd||12:00 pm|
|Friday, June 4th||1:00 pm|
|Tuesday, June 8th||10:00 am|
|Thursday, June 10th ||1:00 pm|
|Monday, June 14th||10:00 am|
|Wednesday, June 16th||1:00 pm|
|Friday, June 18th||2:00 pm|
|Tuesday, June 22nd||10:00 am|
|Thursday, June 24th||1:00 pm|
|Monday, June 28th ||12:00 pm|
|Wednesday, June 30th||1:00 pm|
Colleges Participating in the Online Application Feature of YourPlanForCollege
As of May 3, 2010 thirteen colleges have signed an agreement so that the complete college application package including official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and test scores can be submitted online: Assumption College, Bay State College, Fisher College, Fitchburg State College, Framingham State College, Dean College, Eastern Nazarene College, Gordon College, Lasell College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Salem State College, Simmons College, and Regis College. MEFA is recruiting additional in-state colleges and universities to take advantage of this critical portal feature.
Your Plan For College Participation Agreement
You will be soon receiving a packet of YourPlanForCollege materials that includes an informational brochure and a high school Participation Agreement. In addition to the webinars, the informational packet will help to answer a variety of portal-related questions. I encourage you to visit www.YourPlanForCollege.org or contact Martha Walsh, Director, YourPlanForCollege at 617.224.4855 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any additional questions.