College Application Week is growing!
In 2012, Oregon joined a targeted national effort to increase the number of low-income students who apply to college.
Seven pilot sites participated in Oregon's first-ever College Application Week, December 3-14. Students and site coordinators reported great successes!
Through a series of special events and dedicated opportunities to work on their admissions applications,
394 seniors and GED candidates submitted
583 applications to
111 colleges and universities in
Oregon institutions received more than four times the number of applications as institutions in other states (no surprise there - the vast majority of college students attend schools less than 100 miles from home!).
Now, we're eagerly preparing for our second year. With 30 sites from around the state already signed up, we'll increase the number of students participating in the initiative more than seven-fold! We can't wait to see how many applications are submitted in 2013!