College Decision Day Michigan

Decision Day

College Decision Day is inspired by the NCAA's National Signing Day to reinforce that excellence in the classroom should be given as much pomp and circumstance as excellence as an athlete. NCAA's National Signing Day is when high school seniors sign a letter of intent to play sports at a specific college. Traditionally players participate in press conferences to announce their intentions. Our goal is to mimic this excitement for ALL students going to college. College Decision Day is Michigan's adoption of National College Signing Day, a program of Former First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative which now sits with Better Make Room at The Common Application.

College Decision Day at its core is a celebration of students' success and their commitment to continuing their education after high school and is designed to help foster and promote a college-going culture within the school building.

Expectations of Host Sites:

  • Recognize the importance of an education after high school
  • Engage underclassmen in thinking about the steps to college before their senior year
  • Create a sense of accountability in seniors through public commitment to help fight summer melt
  • Show students other seniors who are attending the same institution, helping to build a support network once they get there
  • Celebrate the work of teachers, counselors, and community organizations throughout the school year


All schools participating in the full College Bound Michigan campaign will receive:

  • ‘I decided’ stickers
  • Sunglasses for each Senior



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