October is College Knowledge Month

October is “College Knowledge Month,” a statewide effort to provide every graduating high school senior, especially underrepresented students, with the opportunity to apply to college.

“Our colleges and universities are committed to making sure every Minnesotan has access to an extraordinary education,” said Steven Rosenstone, MnSCU chancellor. “College Knowledge Month is a wonderful opportunity for us to encourage more high school seniors to apply for college. It gives our colleges and universities an opportunity to show students who might otherwise think college is beyond their reach that resources are available to help them pay for higher education and complete their degree.” (9/26 Press Release by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities).

Are You Ready Concept

Are you ready? Many Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are waiving their application fees for the week of October 27-31. Learn more about colleges and universities waiving application fees, find free resources for high schools to use and more on College Knowledge Month at our support page.

Contributed by: Nicole Seifert | Sr. Online Advisor

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Make a list and check it twice

I am a wanna-be list-maker.  When I force myself to sit down and organize my day’s or week’s goals, things run a lot more smoothly.  For those of you who are looking to get back to school, spring semester is only three months away.  There are so many things that you can do to prepare!

Quick start:

Once you decide your direction:

  • Apply for admission
  • Send official transcripts
  • Take placement tests (if required)
  • Attend orientation
  • Register for classes

If you are a Veteran or servicemember:

Depending on your time and type of service, residency and other factors, you may be eligible for a variety of benefits.  Check with the High Education Veterans Programs Regional Coordinator for a one-on-one benefit consultation.

Good luck as you transform your random energy into focused direction.  The future you will be great-ful (pun intended)!

Submitted by: Kristi Karels | Online Technologist

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