Sponsored by K12, higher education and nonprofit partners, the goal of College Knowledge Month is to provide every graduating high school senior with the preparation, opportunity, and support needed to apply to college.
Applying is only one step of the college application process – the result of thoughtful exploration and planning. With this time frame, students can participate in the process at their own pace — and schools can align this initiative with the many college exploration activities that are already taking place in the fall of the academic year. The objectives of this project are as follows:
- To help schools establish and/or build upon a culture of college-readiness.
- To communicate to all students the importance of preparing for and applying to college.
- To engage and inform underrepresented students (first-generation college students, students of color, and low-income students) about post-secondary opportunities, culminating in the application process.
- To provide a statewide message and excitement about exploring and planning for college.
- To increase the number of Minnesota seniors who complete the college admissions process.
(Minnesota Office of Higher Education. October is College Knowledge Month. Retrieved from: http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=1972)
Visit the College Knowledge Month website for student resources and more information on how to get your community, high school or organization involved.
Contributed by: Nicole Seifert | Sr. Online Advisor