College Application Week
Over the past decade, there has been a growing movement in this country to create a college going culture that encourages students to continue on to college after high school graduation. The American College Application Campaign has gained tremendous momentum in the last ten years. With the goal of increasing the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a post-secondary degree or credential, the ACAC has played a significant role toward that end.
In 2005, the effort began as a one day event in one North Carolina school. It has since expanded nationwide; resulting in the College Application Week initiative. In 2014, programs were held in all fifty sates as well as the District of Columbia. An estimated 4,200 schools participated, with nearly 250,000 students submitting approximately 400,000 college applications.
The College & Career Access Center is proud to be a part of College Application Week and this worthy mission. We strongly believe that it is every student's right to have the access and ability to pursue their college and career goals. Last year, 1,200 Jackson County high school seniors completed college applications during College Application Week. That number represents nearly 82% of all graduating seniors from Jackson County public schools.
In previous years, College Application Week has been held during the first week of November. In response to feedback from counselors and organizers, there will be a new date this year. College Application Week 2015 will be held October 26 - 30. The hope is that an earlier date will align more effectively with scholarship deadlines.