College Application Month
What is College Application Month?
College Application Month is the first event in the Aspire Higher Maine series. It is coordinated by the Maine College Access Network. In Maine, high schools will conduct a variety of activities during the month of November to help encourage students aspire for education beyond high school and to encourage all seniors to complete at least one college application.
Similar events have been successfully implemented in all 50 states and the District of Columbia since 2014.
What is the goal of College Application Month?
Our goal is to provide every graduating high school senior with the opportunity to apply to college and to aspire for education beyond high school. While much of the focus of Aspire Higher Maine is geared toward first-generation college students, low-income students, and other students who face barriers to applying to college, we encourage all students, including freshman, sophomores, and juniors, as well as seniors who have already applied to college, to participate in events to help them explore and prepare for post secondary education, including certificate programs, two-year degrees, and four-year degrees.
What happens during College Application Month?
Think of College Application Month as a school spirit program, during which everyone works together to build excitement and awareness surrounding the college exploration and application process. Schools have the chance to create an Aspire Higher Maine event during the month of November that works best for your school. Some schools do day-, week-, or month-long events.
Schools that participate in all Aspire Higher Maine events will be provided with support to have a successful campaign customized for each school. Additionally, MaineCAN will help promote events, provide celebratory materials for students, and follow-up FAFSA completion materials for students.
If you are interested in participating, please email Kate Leveille at firstname.lastname@example.org