MONROE, La (KNOE) - The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance has collaborated with key education partners in the State of Louisiana to develop and implement Louisiana College Application and Access Month for high school seniors in October 2015 as part of the American College Application Campaign.
The American College Application Campaign (ACAC), an effort of the American Council on Education (ACE), is a national initiative to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students to pursue a post-secondary education. The purpose is to help high school seniors navigate the college admissions process and to ensure that each participating student submits at least one admissions application.
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In 2013, the Louisiana GEAR UP program, in conjunction with the Lafayette GEAR UP program, launched its Louisiana College Application Week pilot program in 25 high schools. In 2014, more high schools participated in LCAAM with a total of 54 high schools hosting college application events. Due to the success of the Louisiana College Application Week pilot, LOSFA expanded this initiative from one week to the entire month of October and is inviting all interested Louisiana high schools to participate.
We have exciting things planned for West Monroe High School, but my desire is really to encourage every senior in our viewing area to apply to college sooner than later.
Many students miss out on scholarship opportunities by procrastinating on this one task.
Even college ready students avoid the process simply due to unknown.
I want to help students understand that they can go. If I did it, so can they.
More than anything, I want students to take advantage of resources available to them and one of the most important resources is their school guidance counselor.