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College Application Week 2015: The Biggest Year Yet

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  • Jan 21, 2016
More sites! More students! More applications!

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


Oregon Goes To College Featured on Spanish Language TV

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  • Sep 29, 2015

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!


In the News: College application week spurs local students to get a head start on their future

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.


In the News: Helping students during Oregon College Application Week

Oregon State University president, Ed Ray, is a supporter of College Application Week, as evidenced in his guest column last week inThe Oregonian.

President Ray shared that while we might think he's biased toward higher education because of his job, he's got personal reasons for believing in the value of college. He closed with a gentle reminder:


In the News: HHS Gears Up for College Application Week

We're keeping an eye out for all the news media about Oregon College Application Week. If you see something we miss, be sure to send it our way!

Joining the movement in Oregon recognizing November as College Application Month, Hermiston School District, along with the city of Hermiston, proclaimed the first week in November to be College Application Week.


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