College Application Week is a national initiative with the goal to provide every graduating high school senior the opportunity to apply to college. 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. College Application Week can open the door for students by encouraging them to take a significant step toward college in their senior year.
Why one week dedicated to completing college applications? The application process can be daunting, even for students surrounded by a support system of caring adults, and often students cannot afford the application fee. Schools hosting College Application Week will spend the weeks leading up to CAW helping students identify the right institutional fit, drafting essays, and securing all information needed to complete their applications. Schools help break down the application process for students and the week provides dedicated time to ensure all students successfully submit at least one application.
This year, many colleges are waiving applications fees during this special week. Please consult this list and get going!