More Idaho schools join College Application Week activities

Eighty-eight high schools across Idaho are participating in College Application Week by encouraging seniors to continue their education after graduation.

This is the sixth year that Idaho has participated in College Application Week, with the goal of providing every high school senior the opportunity to apply to at least one college or university.

From Aberdeen to Wilder, events are taking place during the school day throughout the week.  Whether it’s a visit from college admissions personnel or an opportunity to work with school counselors to fill out an application, many of the events are geared toward seniors who may not otherwise apply to college.

This year, 14 new Idaho schools are participating in college application week activities.

“The program has grown pretty steadily and we are excited to have more first-time schools participating this year,” Dana Kelly, the State Board of Education’s student affairs program manager, said in a written statement.

Activities vary from school to school, but one widely used, free resource featured at many schools is the State Board of Education’s Apply Idaho website. Students can use Apply Idaho as a one-stop resource to apply to up to 10 Idaho colleges or universities for free, with one application.

In 2013, Idaho launched its College Application Week with 21 schools. Last year, participation had increased to 81 schools, which resulted in 10,503 completing a combined total of 15,412 college applications, according to the State Board of Education.

More information about college application week is available online.

To apply to Idaho colleges and universities for free, visit the Apply Idaho website.


Clark Corbin

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