Counselor’s Corner

Guidance Counselor: Deana Horras
Phone: 319-664-3662

Even though our physical offices are not currently open, ICAN is still meeting with students and families virtually to continue our services and mission of helping families throughout the state of Iowa. Learn More When planning for college and beyond, it can be hard for students and families to find trustworthy resources on the internet. This page contains resources offered by Iowa College Aid and our partners which students can trust when planning the next phase of their life. 

ICAN Q&A on Facebook Live

An ICAN team member will go live at 2 pm Monday through Thursday on the ICAN Facebook page to discuss important planning topics and answer questions from students, parents, and school counselors. Simply visit our page and click videos to see the live broadcast.
Next weeks' topics include:
  • Monday: Registered Apprenticeships/Career Growth in Iowa
  • Tuesday: Decision Day
  • Wednesday: First Things First: Time Management Thoughts
  • Thursday: College Orientation for Class of 2020 - Special Guest Panelists from Mount Mercy University, the University of Northern Iowa, and Kirkwood Community College.
  • Follow our Facebook page: and click Videos at 2 pm each day.
And join our online conversations. This is a great way to keep students engaged with short spurts of information. We hope to see you there!
The ICAN Team

Start Here, Go Places
This student site is packed with information about what it takes to be a CPA and what students can do now to start on their path to becoming one.  There are articles, games, interviews with real CPA's, videos -- even a magazine.

The Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) is a helpful resource for parents and students.  ICAN addresses everything from college and career planning to preparing the FAFSA.  Please, take a look at the Countdown Calendars for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.  Additional information is on display on the bulletin board outside my office.  For a more detailed look at the information as services provided by ICAN, please visit their website:
Follow ICAN:
Follow FAFSA Ready Iowa:
  • Twitter - @fafsareadyia
Iowa College Access YouTube Channel


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