In Detroit, we celebrate college application season by celebrating #WhyApply in September and hosting Michigan College Application Month during the month of October.
#WhyApply day is the annual kick-off celebration of the college application season, and the purpose of College Application Month is to support students with applying to 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 three applications by the conclusion of College Application Month at their high schools.
College Application Month
The American College Application Campaign (ACAC) 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 each participating student submits at least one admission applications. Special focus is placed on assisting students who would be the first in their families to attend college and students who may not have considered applying to college.
MCAN has adopted this national campaign, and DCAN supports Detroit high schools and community-based organizations with participating each October.
In 2018-2019, 1,982 students from 16 high schools participated and completed 4,572 college applications. An average of 2.3 per student. Our goal this year is 3 college applications per student. This year we expect at least 40 high schools and community based organizations to participate. Below is a list of schools:
Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine
Cass Technical High School
Central High School
Cesar Chavez Academy High
Chandler Park Academy High School
Cody High School
Cornerstone Health & Technology High School
Denby High School
Detroit Collegiate Prep @ Northwestern
Detroit Cristo Rey High School
Detroit International Academy for Young Women
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
Detroit School of Arts
East English Village Preparatory Academy
Frederick Douglass Academy
Hamtramck High School
Henry Ford High School
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy
Loyola High School
Martin Luther King Jr Senior High School
Mercy High School
Mumford High School
Oak Park High School
Osborn High School
Pershing High School
Randolph Career and Technical Center
Renaissance high school
SER Metro YouthBuild Academy
Southeastern High School
Turning Point Academy
University Preparatory Academy
University Prep Art & Design
University Prep Science & Math high school
Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan
Urban Neighborhood Initiatives
Voyageur College Preparatory High School
WAY Academy East
West Side Academy of Information Technology & Cyber Security
Western International High School