In Detroit, we celebrate college application season by kicking off with #WhyApply in September and hosting Michigan College Month in October.
The purpose of Michigan College Month is to ensure all graduating seniors have the opportunity to apply to college. Michigan College Month can open the door for students by encouraging them to take the most significant steps toward pursuing
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 that meet match, reach and safety qualifications.
Michigan College Month | October
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.
The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has adopted this national campaign, and DCAN supports Detroit high schools and community-based organizations with participating each October.
In 2022-2023 we had 1,086 Detroit seniors participate and complete a total of 3,445 college applications, an average of about 3.17 applications per student.
Special shoutout to the 2023-2024 participating schools and organizations:
Cass Technical High School
Central High School
Chandler Park Academy High School
Covenant Schools Detroit
Covenant Schools Detroit-Central
Crockett Midtown High
Detroit Community High School
Detroit Cristo Rey High School
Detroit Edison Early College of Excellence
Detroit Leadership Academy High School
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
Detroit School of Arts
East English Village Preparatory Academy
Frontier International Academy
Hope of Detroit Academy High School
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy
Lincoln-King High School
Loyola High School
Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit
Mumford High School
Northwestern High School
Old Redford High School
Osborn High School
Pershing High School
Renaissance High School
Southeaster High School
The Etiquette Series
The School at Marygrove
Trio Upward Bound Wayne State
University of Detroit Jesuit High School
University Prep Academy High School
University Prep Art & Design High School
Urban Neighborhood Initiatives
Voyageur College Prep
Western International High School