Joyce Ivy Foundation Hosts Thirteenth Annual College Admissions Symposium


ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN — The Joyce Ivy Foundation is pleased to announce that it will hold the thirteenth annual Joyce Ivy College Admissions Symposium (JCAS) on May 11th in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Participation will be free of charge for school counselors, community-based organization leaders, and female high school students and their families due to the support of the Joyce Ivy Foundation and its donors. Advance registration is required.

The program will feature interactive college admissions and financial aid workshops designed for students, and families. Throughout the symposium, attendees can expect a diverse array of workshops, panel discussions, and keynote presentations led by esteemed experts in the college admissions world. Topics will range from application best practices to financial aid options and admission to highly selective colleges 

“As the college admissions landscape is continuously evolving, it presents both challenges and opportunities for prospective students. Each year, we look forward to providing our JCAS attendees with relevant and up to date workshop topics that will provide insight, guidance, and exposure” said Oluwakemi Dauda, JIF ‘16 and Joyce Ivy Director of Programming. “We are excited to provide our attendees with informative  sessions that will hopefully break down barriers in the college application process. We are pleased to be able to offer access to this critical information free of charge and are grateful to our university partners for their participation.”

This year’s symposium workshops will be led by admissions and financial aid officers from a sample of the country’s most selective colleges and universities, including University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth College, Wellesley College and more. 

“The sessions were really well done. My wife, daughter and I all learned a lot. I came away from the day being very impressed with the Joyce Ivy organization, its staff and especially the young women who are Joyce Ivy Scholars. I think the biggest impact that JCAS made on our family is encouraging us to consider highly selective schools as a legitimate possibility for our daughter,” said a 2023 JCAS participant. “Prior to attending JCAS, I regarded my daughter’s interest in attending a highly selective school as a long shot and a dream, but based on the information shared at JCAS, I feel better about her chances of potentially attending a highly selective college or university.”

We extend a warm invitation to students, parents, educators, and college counselors alike to join us at the Annual College Admissions Symposium. Please register on Eventbrite at  Capacity is limited, and early registration is encouraged.