For the fifth year in a row, Oregon seniors are focused on applying for college and financial aid during the month of November. Oregon College Application Week and College Cash Campaign events will be held at 112 schools and organizations across the state, with the potential to reach more than 20,000 students. The goal: to support seniors in completing applications for postsecondary education or training and financial aid with the support of caring adults during the school day.
An "Oregon Goes To College Welcome Kit" is coming to a school, library and community-based organization near you!
Our series of three events, College Application Week, College Cash Campaign and Decision Day, help high schools and community-based organizations support 12th grade students on the path to postsecondary education. Use our Planning Calendar for 12th Grade College Activities to schedule your events.
College Application Week continues to grow and in its fourth year saw its biggest participation yet with more sites across the state hosting dedicated events to support seniors in applying to postsecondary education throughout the month of November. But don't take our word for it - see the data and what educators and students have to say.
"College Application Week made it really easy to apply." Student, Philomath High School, Philomath
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Contact: Adrienne Enriquez, College Application Week State Coordinator, 503-926-6073, firstname.lastname@example.org
President Obama and Governor Brown Proclaim November is College Application Month
The White House and Oregon GEAR UP unveil new resources to help students access higher education
Oregon Goes To College and our It's A Plan checklists were featured on Prisma Comm. TV, a local Spanish-language television station on September 23. Araceli Cruz, assistant director of Financial Aid at Lewis & Clark College, served as the translator for the family checklists and shared the resources available for Spanish-speakers including weekly text messages for parents of seniors in high school. Thank you, Araceli!
The Oregon Goes To College site received a big upgrade this summer with new resources for students, parents and educators as well as the addition of two new events for high school seniors in 2016.
Five high schools in Eastern Oregon hosted College Application Week events this year: Pendleton, Umatilla, Echo, Stanfield, and Hermiston. The Hermiston Herald visited some of these events and discovered why education after high school is so important:
[Hermiston High School counselor, Melody Bustillos] said by 2030, 90 percent of jobs will require at least some sort of training simply because of advancements in technology. She said that’s why introducing students to their options early on in their senior years is particularly helpful for students.