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Supporting Postsecondary Transitions During COVID-19

Thursday, May 14, 2020
3:00–4:00 p.m. EDT

School closures due to the COVID-19 crisis present a hurdle for students who are preparing to transition from high school to postsecondary education and training. In this virtual chat, REL Appalachia and our partners discussed logistical and nonacademic supports for keeping students on the path to postsecondary, such as supporting families in completing and making updates to FAFSA applications and understanding financial award letters and comparing costs, as well as addressing summer melt and providing students with social-emotional supports. Following a brief presentation, a panel answered questions from participants and discussed resources to address current concerns.




Ashley Campbell, REL Appalachia, SRI International
Jill Marcus, REL Appalachia, Education Development Center
Sara Woodruff, Director of Research, College Transition Collaborative
Bill DeBaun, Director of Data and Evaluation, National College Attainment Network
MorraLee Keller, Director of Technical Assistance, National College Attainment Network
Joy Pugh, Director, Virginia College Advising Corps




  Supporting Postsecondary Transitions During COVID-19