Seniors at Chadron High School will take a critical step in the college preparation process when they participate in a College Application event Tuesday, November 18 at the school.
The event is part of a pilot program of Nebraska’s College Application Week led by EducationQuest Foundation with help from college and high school representatives from across the state. Six Nebraska high schools were selected to participate in this first year of what will become an annual statewide effort to get all high school seniors to apply to at least one college.
“Through this program, we encourage all seniors to complete a college application – even those who don’t think college is possible,” EducationQuest Assistant Vice President Eric Drumheller said. “By going through the application process, students often realize the possibilities that college can offer and go on to pursue education beyond high school.”
Representatives from Chadron High School, area colleges and EducationQuest will be on hand to help students through the application process.
“Completing a college application can be overwhelming for many students – especially those who don’t get help at home,” Chadron High School Counselor Loni Watson said. “We’re excited to be part of a program that will encourage more students to consider postsecondary education.”
Nebraska’s College Application Week is part of the American College Application Week initiative sponsored by the American Council on Education. All states are now participating in the annual program. States that have participated in previous years are finding that as many as many as 79 percent who students who submit a college application go on to attend college.