High school seniors across the state can get help from knowledgeable volunteers to submit college admission applications during Oklahoma College Application Week, Sept. 25-29.

Oklahoma’s College App Week is affiliated with the National College Application Campaign, through which college access organizations across America host college application events in all 50 states.

The primary goal of College App Week is to encourage more high school seniors, especially those who haven’t considered attending college and those from first generation college-going families, to apply and establish relationships with colleges and universities that will hopefully lead to enrollment. During College App Week, schools select a convenient time for seniors to sit down in front of a computer and apply to the college(s) of their choice. Volunteers from the community, local businesses, colleges and universities, and other supportive organizations are available to assist students with any questions during the process.

“Last year, 132 high schools, colleges and universities, career technology centers, tribal organizations, and libraries across the state hosted College App Week events to help high school seniors complete college applications and prepare for the next steps in the enrollment process,” said Chancellor Allison D. Garrett. “Data show that citizens with a college degree have higher incomes – earning 75% more with a bachelor’s degree and 25% more with an associate degree – than those with only a high school diploma, and Oklahoma’s public higher education system is one of the most affordable in the nation. Our goal is to equip students with the necessary tools and guidance to pursue higher education and unlock their full potential.”

Prior to College App Week, high school seniors and their families receive materials that help them research college options and prepare for application questions. In support of local events, schools often encourage students in all grade levels to think about education after high school through special events and activities.

For more information about College App Week, visit okcollegeappweek.org or call 800.858.1840.