The MEFA Institute: Supporting Your Students in Making an Informed College Decision

This lesson for school counselors and college access professionals provides a detailed overview of how to support students and their families in making informed college decisions using free web-based tools. The presenters, Richard Lapan of University of Massachusetts Amherst and Tim Poynton of University of Massachusetts Boston, discuss what their research and experience have revealed to be critically important to making truly informed decisions. They also review common myths and misconceptions, and describe seven key questions that can guide the college choice process. Download the webinar slides to follow along.