×
×

college application week

Scheduling your CAW week

One of the things I love most about College Application Week is that it's intended to be customizable to each school, site, or community. No two CAW events look exactly the same because no two schools, sites, or communities are exactly the same. But that doesn't mean folks can't learn from each other, swap ideas, and implement successful elements of other sites' good work.

A few days ago, I posted Taft's schedule of events for their CAW week. Today, I'd like to share what Parkrose High School will be doing.


Governor proclaims November Oregon College Application Month, with 2nd Annual College Application Week starting November 4

The Oregon University System (OUS) announced today that Governor Kitzhaber has proclaimed that November is Oregon College Application Month. High school seniors and GED candidates at thirty-two high schools and community based organizations throughout the state will actively heed the Governor’s call to apply to college by participating in Oregon’s College Application Week, November 4-8 and November 11-15.


Tips for getting started

This time of year, there aren't many people busier than those who work in schools. We know that - and we know that most of our site coordinators are also full-time faculty or staff members in schools and community based organizations. Our goal is to make the planning of your College Application Week event as streamlined as possible so you have the time and energy to commit to the students you serve on a daily basis.


Why Apply? In five words or less...

 

Not a senior.
Not a site coordinator.
Not a faculty or staff member at an official College Application Week site.
But wanting to help inspire students to participate in CAW and achieve their postsecondary dreams.

Does that sound like you? Have you been looking for a way to get involved?

We've got the perfect opportunity for you!


What's the value of CAW?

When we piloted Oregon College Application Week last year, we started small. With just 7 sites, most of which were very small (serving fewer than 50 seniors), I was cautiously optimistic about what "success" would look like. I knew we wouldn't see the kinds of big numbers that move the needle, as they had in Minnesota. In their first year, they nearly tripled the number of applications entering the Minnesota State University system's institutions during the designated week!


Pages