534 apply for college

In early November, a total of 534 college applications were submitted to both community colleges and four-year universities across the country by high school seniors from Beaverton, Clare, Coleman, and Farwell as part of the third annual College Application Week.

The Clare-Gladwin Career Center, Mid Michigan Community College, and Educational Talent Search joined nearly 200 high schools around the state during Nov. 4-8 in assisting their local graduating seniors in completing and submitting at least one application to community colleges, independent colleges and universities, and state universities in which they were interested.

“We feel our first attempt at hosting College Application Week was a success,” said Clare-Gladwin Career Center Counselor Margie Dill. “The goal of the program was to give students the tools and guidance they needed to successfully apply to college. We hope this process has given kids additional confidence and drive to continue to submit applications
- in turn providing them with more options for their futures.”

Established in 2005, College Application Week is a national campaign committed to the common goal of increasing the percentage of first-generation and low-income students to pursue a post-secondary education. Last year, 73 Michigan high schools participated, helping seniors complete more than 8,500 applications. Michigan College Application Week is sponsored by the Michigan College Access Network.

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