College Application Week
Save the Dates - November 3 - 7, 2014
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The American College Application Campaign, launched by the American Council on Educatio (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.
The Campaign is conducted state by state and is typically held in early November. However, there may be variations ot the scheduled week in order to accomodate 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? 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.
- 2013 MI College Application Week Final Report (PDF)
- 2013 MI College Application Week Final Report (Word)
- 2013 Host Site List (Excel)
2012 CAW Final Report (PDF)
2014 Michigan Host Sites:
Information on how to sign up as a host site in 2014 will be available after March 1, 2014. Selected 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.
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.
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.
Thank you to this year's volunteers. We value your time and feedback. Please consider completing this short survey. Start Survey
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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 www.michigancap.org.
Multiple 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 www.michigancap.org and log in to access the recorded trainings. Once logged in, training resources are available at "Support," the select "Training Center."
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.