College Application Week


November 3 - 7, 2014


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 What is College Application Week?

The American College Application Campaign, launched by the American Council on Education (ACE), is a national effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue a postsecondary education. The purpose is to help high school seniors navigate the college admissions process and ensure that each participating student submits at least one admissions application. Special focus is placed on assisting students who would be the first in their families to attend college and students who may not have otherwise seriously considered applying to college.220x146-acac-logo

The Campaign is conducted state by state and is typically held in early November. However, there may be variations of the scheduled week in order to accommodate the individual needs of a state. While activities may vary from state to state, everyone is striving toward the common goal of providing every graduating seniors an opportunity to apply to college. The American College Application Campaign can open the door for students by encouraging them to take a significant step toward college in their senior year.



Why one week in November? What is the history of the national campaign? What has the effort looked like in Michigan?  We answer all of these questions in the 2013 Michigan College Application Week Final Report. It is available to download as in Word and PDF.

Inspired by the national concept, the purpose of Michigan College Application Week is to target low-income students, first-generation college going students, and those who would have not otherwise considered college. Our goal is to help all graduating high school seniors navigate the complex college admissions process and provide the opportunity to complete at least one application by the conclusion of Michigan College Application Week at host high schools. While some colleges and universities encourage seniors to apply before November 1 each year, the Campaign encourages states to select a week in November to serve as the conclusion and celebration of the college application season.

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2014 Michigan Host Sites:

Host sites are expected to host activities for completing applications during Michigan College Application Week, November 3 - 7, 2014. Their activities will take place during the school days and hours. Each host site creates and sets their own schedule that fits the needs of the school building. Due to summer break, host sites are not expected to start planning until the last week of August.

Application to Participate: 
To sign up as a host site you may complete an online form or download the paper application and submit it by email, mail or fax. Deadline to apply as a 2014 host site was Friday, May 16 but we still have space available. Sign up today!   


Informational Webinar
Want to learn more about hosting Michigan College Application Week activities at your high school? Join Lisa King, MCAN Consultant, as she walks you through the purpose of Michigan College Application Week, expectations as a host site, and how to sign up as a participating high school.
Title: Michigan College Application Week 2014 - An Introduction
Previously Recorded: Thursday, April 3, 2014


2014 Host Site List
The official host site list is now available. Any new schools will be added on a weekly basis. Contact information of the site coordinators and their volunteer needs will not be posted until September.

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Volunteers are critical to a successful Michigan College Application Week event. Statewide and local recruitment of volunteers is needed to provide sufficient staff for each local event. Volunteers may include high school staff, registrars and admissions officers from nearby postsecondary institutions, and representatives from the community. Volunteers can greet and sign-in students, assist students with the completion of online college applications, or distribute information about financial aid opportunities.

Volunteer Sign Up:

Recruitment for volunteers will begin in the Fall after host sites have started the school year and have determined their individual Michigan College Application Week activities and schedules.

Want to learn more about MIchigan College Application Week? Watch this informational webinar. A volunteer training webinar will be available in early October.




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Michigan College Access Portal:

The Michigan College Access Portal is a statewide initiative that provides FREE support for students, parents and site coordinators to simplify the process of transitioning from high school to college and career. It is a comprehensive one-stop-shop for students to plan, apply and pay for college. Sign up today at

mi-capMultiple webinars and training resources are available to help you understand how to utilize specific user roles like Student, Counselor or Parent. You must first create an account at and log in to access the recorded trainings. Once logged in, training resources are available at "Support," then select "Training Center."


Questions regarding Michigan's College Application Week should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 517-316-1713.


The Michigan College Access Network would like to thank this year's Steering Committee for their support in bringing this initiative to Michigan.  A complete list of the Steering Committee can be found at the bottom of this web page.

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