Steps2College: Professional Resources to Support Students through the College-Going Process
Panel Speaker - Melissa Caperton, American College Application Campaign
Thursday, April 19 – 11:00 a.m.
The American College Application Campaign, the Center for Postsecondary Readiness and Success, NCAN, Civic Nation, and ACT are aligning efforts as part of a new collboration known as Steps to College to support and celebrate seniors year-round. The goal of the partnership is to support college-going students on the path to success, elevate individual campaigns, and set an example of collaboration for other national, state, and local partners.
Steps2College focuses on four key milestones in the journey to college:
- September – November: American College Application Campaign. School-day events designed to assist high school seniors as they navigate the college admissions process, ensuring each student submits at least one admissions application.
- October – April: Form Your Future works to help students get money for college, no matter what. Through social media and online toolkits, the campaign shows students their great odds of getting financial aid when they file the FAFSA and supports the professionals who help them do so.
- April – May: College Signing Day. Better Make Room, along with schools, organizations, community leaders, and influencers host College Signing Day, a chance to rally around local students, show them support, and celebrate their choice in making a commitment to higher education.
- June – September: College Transition. Resources are provided to assist students, their families, and the professionals who work with them in identifying and successfully navigating those key transitional activities, supporting students as they journey from secondary to postsecondary education.