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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 or 617-224-4838.

MayFriday, May 7th10:00 am
Tuesday, May 11th10:00 am
Thursday, May 13th1:00 pm
Monday, May 17th12:00 pm
Wednesday, May 19th1:00 pm
Friday, May 21st10:00 am
Tuesday, May 25th10:00 am
Thursday, May 27th 1:00 pm
JuneWednesday, June 2nd12:00 pm
Friday, June 4th1:00 pm
Tuesday, June 8th10:00 am
Thursday, June 10th 1:00 pm
Monday, June 14th10:00 am
Wednesday, June 16th1:00 pm
Friday, June 18th2:00 pm
Tuesday, June 22nd10:00 am
Thursday, June 24th1:00 pm
Monday, June 28th 12:00 pm
Wednesday, June 30th1:00 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 or contact Martha Walsh, Director, YourPlanForCollege at 617.224.4855 or should you have any additional questions.

Last Updated: May 11, 2010
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