College Application Month (CAM)

In Detroit, we celebrate college application season by celebrating #WhyApply Day on Friday, September 21st 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 one application by the conclusion of College Application Month at host high schools.

How did #WhyApply & CAM

start?

The American College Application Campaign, launched by the American Council on Education (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.

When does #WhyApply take place?

This year, the American College Application Campaign will kick off the national efforts with a #WhyApply Day on Friday, September 21, 2018.

The campaign is conducted state by state and is typically held in October. 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. In Michigan, this campaign is led and organized by the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) and held in October.

When does CAM take place?

Click Here to see this year's list of Detroit schools that participate in College Application Month.

Resources

College Navigator

 

College Navigator is an interactive website that provides detailed information about different institutions, including programs and majors, admissions considerations and more.

College Scorecard

 

The College Scorecard makes it easier for students and families to search for a college that provides a good value. It includes essential information about a particular college’s cost, its graduation rates and the average amount its students borrow, all in an easy-to-read format. It is designed to help you compare colleges and choose one that is well-suited to your individual needs.

Big Future

 

Choosing a college is a big and exciting decision. Explore your interests and take the time to find a college that will put you on a path to a bright future.

College Raptor

 

College Raptor is the best way for high school families to find college matches, discover colleges that may offer them the best financial aid and simplify the college search process—all for FREE!