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Share your response to #whyichose on your favorite social media platform

The start of the school year means it's time to begin planning College Application Week events. For Oregon CAW "headquarters," it means supporting your efforts. One of the ways we do that is by sponsoring an inspirational social media campaign each year.

This year, the theme is #whyichose. As in, "why did you choose to continue your education beyond high school" or "why did you choose the college you attended?" or "why might a student choose a particular college?"


In the News: 2013 College Application Week Results

The results are in! Oregon’s College Application Week broke previous records of high school students applying to college, with more than 1,250 students participating in the recent statewide event. With the number of sites increasing four-fold and an over 200% increase in seniors participating, students applied to different types of postsecondary educational options, including certificate programs, two-year degree programs, and four-year degree programs over the two week event in late 2013.


In the News: Oregon Teens Encouraged To Think Beyond High School College Application Week

La Pine High School will be participating in College Application Week, and their local radio station called CAW staff to learn more:

Over the next two weeks, the state will work with students and parents across Oregon to help young people apply for college.  Adrienne Enriquez, Oregon College Application Week coordinator, told KBNW News this is an ideal time to plan for college, plan for saving and to apply.


In the News: Encouraging First-Generation College Students

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As you know, Oregon College Application Week is part of a national initiative sponsored by the American Council on Education. Started in just one North Carolina high school in 2005, the American College Application Campaign now has a presence in almost every state in the nation. The Pew Charitable Trusts recently wrote about the importance of this national project on their website. And we are honored that Oregon was one of the states selected to be highlighted in the article. Here's just a bit from the opening paragraphs:


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